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Chico's time #347748
05/24/18 02:35 PM
05/24/18 02:35 PM
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north of Dayton, OH
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I haven't posted in a bit, but for the most part Chico has been steady. This past week his appetite changed and he was more tired. Today, before I left for work I noticed he was real restless and didn't eat anything but was drinking a lot of water. Shortly after I got to work, my daughter called saying he threw up water, so I came home. We were able to get into the vet quickly and they performed tests. Long story short, he has kidney failure, internal bleeding and heart arrhythmia. While surgery is an option, he has so many other things going against him (spinal arthritis, hip dysplasia, thyroid issues). Even the vet said it would be a lot to put him through that, so I decided to have him put down tomorrow morning. They gave him medicine to make him comfortable throughout the day, and if needed I can bring him back today.

There might be some things I am forgetting but I just wanted to let everyone know and thank everyone for all the wonderful advice over the years, Chico and I very much appreciated it.

Later on, we will be sharing a dinner of cheeseburgers and ice cream, his favorite.


Leslie
Chico 10/13/2007
Cats
Zeke
Gus
C.C.
Tobi
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Skeezix
Dixie
Re: Chico's time [Re: Leslie&Chico] #347752
05/24/18 06:20 PM
05/24/18 06:20 PM
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Massachusetts
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Leslie, my deepest compassion as you go through this. Chico is so lucky to have such a great person in you. I am sending you my best good thoughts and wishing you strength. Please take extra good care of yourself. hugging hugging hugging


Patti
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Grimm van den Heuvel, "Donnerpratzen"
Smokey The TeddyLion, DLH purrbuddy

Dir gehört mein Herz
Re: Chico's time [Re: Braverhund] #347753
05/24/18 06:32 PM
05/24/18 06:32 PM
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Wisconsin
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Leslie, Spoil Chico today and make it a really good day for both of you.

Sending hugs your way.


Val da Tiger

Fuzzybutt the cat.
Neilla the Big White puppy.

RIP Cheyenne - AKA: Digger, CheyChey Girl, Cheyenne Large and In charge. 2/16/02 - 2/27/16
RIP Raya - AKA: Raz-a, Ray a Sunshine, RayBestos, the little one, Silly Girl. 9/21/05 - 6/27/14
RIP Lakota - AKA: Bubba, Big Boy, BooBoo (the other part of the Binky and BooBoo team). 1/19/03-9/19/2011
RIP DeeDee - AKA: DD Poo, Little Bit, Binky (part of the Binky and Booboo team) 6/23/02-6/20/11
Re: Chico's time [Re: Wisc.Tiger_Val] #347754
05/24/18 06:50 PM
05/24/18 06:50 PM
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Sharon, Ontario, Canada
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Re: Chico's time [Re: Leslie&Chico] #347755
05/24/18 07:30 PM
05/24/18 07:30 PM
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Ohio
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I'm so sorry. Chico has been such wonderful dog and will be so missed.

Do anything today that makes either of you feel better. Tell him all the things he already knows and take a picture or two.

Thank you for sharing his life with us.

hugging


Bonnie

With approval of my friends:

SamCat, 03/2011
Bennie the 12 1/2% GSD 02/2013

Seiko, Solo, Sophie, Skye and Buddy - bridge dogs who taught me so much
Re: Chico's time [Re: PositiveDog] #347756
05/24/18 07:56 PM
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I am so very sorry. I so hope every moment is extra special for the two of you today.


Rosa

Proud Mom to Kody and Sasha
and never to be forgotten, Shiloh, Shoshi and Eli
Every dog deserves to have a human that thinks its the greatest dog that ever lived!
Re: Chico's time [Re: Shilohsmom] #347757
05/24/18 10:34 PM
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Very sorry for you. we went thru it due to DM a couple of years ago and still remember every minute of the day. Vet appointment was at 5pm.

Take as many pictures as you can (they really help later!) and spoil him rotten!

Remember the good times with your boy!

Re: Chico's time [Re: Shilohsmom] #347758
05/24/18 10:38 PM
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My sincere sympathies. hug Thinking of Chico and you, and sending special thoughts. hugging


Sean - 1998/2014
If there ever comes a day when we can't be together, keep me in your heart I'll stay there forever.
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Neely - 2003/2015
Gizmo -2008/2011
Neeko -1991/2005
Re: Chico's time [Re: SeanRescueMom] #347759
05/24/18 11:09 PM
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Live today like all the great days with Chico. You hold him deep in your heart and he does the same.

I truly am sorry that you have to face tomorrow.

take care,
Mary Jane

Re: Chico's time [Re: Mary Jane] #347760
05/24/18 11:14 PM
05/24/18 11:14 PM
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Alexandria, NH
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RIP Aodhán, Rica, Max, Kelly - gone but never forgotten - forever in my heart
Re: Chico's time [Re: Woodreb] #347761
05/24/18 11:19 PM
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Leslie, you and Chico will be in my thoughts and prayers. hugging's


Anita & 11yr old Yukon

R.I.P Amber & Cisco:
"Goodbye may seem forever
Farewell is like the end
But in my heart's a memory
And there you'll always be."
Re: Chico's time [Re: Wolfie] #347763
05/25/18 11:44 PM
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Leslie-with you today.

Mary Jane

Re: Chico's time [Re: Mary Jane] #347764
05/26/18 03:03 AM
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Rosa

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and never to be forgotten, Shiloh, Shoshi and Eli
Every dog deserves to have a human that thinks its the greatest dog that ever lived!
Re: Chico's time [Re: Shilohsmom] #347769
05/28/18 06:23 AM
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I'm sorry. It is so very hard to lose them.


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Mature Adults: Joy, Bear, Hepzibah
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Re: Chico's time [Re: Selzer] #347777
05/28/18 11:48 PM
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north of Dayton, OH
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Thank you everyone! I like to think his last day was nice, junk food, cuddles and pictures. He was my first dog and I am glad it was a GSD. smile


Leslie
Chico 10/13/2007
Cats
Zeke
Gus
C.C.
Tobi
GBNF
Skeezix
Dixie
Re: Chico's time [Re: Leslie&Chico] #347863
06/09/18 01:10 AM
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I am so, so sorry.

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