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Re: kennel cough or congestive heart failure? [Re: JakodaCD OA] #89607
10/02/10 10:25 PM
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Lisa,

If love could have kept her here you would surely have had her forever. Instead, love gives them wings and Indy earned hers today.

I am so glad she was with you these last hard days.

Precious Indy, all our love to you on your new journey.

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Lisa, we are here for you and will continue to read anything you feel like posting about your sweet girl. Hugs to you and to Max.


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Re: kennel cough or congestive heart failure? [Re: PositiveDog] #89627
10/02/10 11:10 PM
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Words are hard to find at a time like this. Indy was a very special, one-of-a-kind dog that I don't think any of us will forget. You did everything you could for her and she knows it. I can only imagine how much your heart aches. Hugs to you and Max during this difficult time. Rest in Peace, sweet Indy.


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Re: kennel cough or congestive heart failure? [Re: DancingCavy] #89629
10/02/10 11:18 PM
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I am so sorry for your loss, especially after trying so hard to keep her going. It's good that she was with you until the end and I know that she knows how loved she was with you.


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Re: kennel cough or congestive heart failure? [Re: Woodreb] #89643
10/02/10 11:51 PM
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Lisa, I just saw this thread and read through it now. I am so sorry for your tremendous loss of dear Indy. I hope that your many years of memories will provide you with comfort at this most difficult time. Please take care. hugging hugging hugging


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Re: kennel cough or congestive heart failure? [Re: AgilePaws] #89648
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I am so sorry Lisa. What a heartbreak. You both did everything you could. Please take care.

Re: kennel cough or congestive heart failure? [Re: JeanKBBMMMAAN] #89676
10/03/10 01:07 AM
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Lisa, I have followed this thread from the beginning, wishing I was capable of contributing anything to help with dear Indy.

I am so, so sorry you have lost your brave little heart-girl. But her spirit and memories will last forever. She loved unconditionally and was cherished in return. She will patiently wait for you - free of all pain and suffering.

Run free, sweety Indy. butterfly


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Re: kennel cough or congestive heart failure? [Re: GrandJan] #89704
10/03/10 02:11 AM
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Lisa, I am so very sorry for your loss. Indy was such a special, beautiful girl. My thoughts are with you. hugging


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Re: kennel cough or congestive heart failure? [Re: GrandJan] #89705
10/03/10 02:15 AM
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I know that so many of you have lost treasured friends, and that I will get through this, but this is going to be really really hard. I feel physically ill.

I so appreciate all your words of support, and the wonderful words for Indy herself are so meaningful to me. She and I made such a great team - I feel like I've lost part of my identity.

I brought Max with me when I took Indy to the vet's. After she was loaded in the car, a good neighbor friend came over with her dog to say goodbye. I'm so glad that they said goodbye to my girl.

This is kinda graphic....but about half-way to the vet's, Max, who was in the back seat (Indy in the cargo area), started pacing and whining and trying to get in the front seat. I guess some of Indy's bodily fluids had drained out and he could really smell them, at least that's my best guess once we got to the vet's and I saw them too. She was propped up for her megasophagus, so I guess they didn't drain before.

My plan was to take Max to the park after that, and just find someplace quiet for him and I to spend some time. It didn't quite work out as planned, as he was pretty freaked - lots of panting and stress. We did go to a park, but he couldn't settle. We came home and he would have drank buckets of water if I had not stopped him, which is something he does when stressed. I pulled the water away and gave him a couple of gas-x, just in case.

I must still be in shock or denial to some degree, mostly feeling numb. The other times are just painful. It was not long ago that I was looking to replace her cherished leash. I just came across it; I will retire it now.


MaxaL (aka LisaT)

Jazmine, mini-mix, 10/18/2011
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Max, 5/2001-2/2012, RIP my partner, my Regal Boy
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Re: kennel cough or congestive heart failure? [Re: MaxaLisa] #89707
10/03/10 02:20 AM
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Oh so sorry and I feel so for you now.

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Re: kennel cough or congestive heart failure? [Re: Crooked Creek] #89722
10/03/10 02:52 AM
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Oh Lisa....hugging

That has got to be the hardest trip in the world. frown But how wonderful and special that your neighbor came by to say goodbye to her. Things like that are just so sweet and meaningful in times like these. wub They are the gestures that you remember forever and bring you a little peace in the darkest part of the night. Like I said before, you know you are not alone and we all care a great deal for Indy, but also for YOU. I am off and on the forum almost all the time and always here to talk to if you need me.

Re: kennel cough or congestive heart failure? [Re: Lexi] #89725
10/03/10 03:00 AM
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The first few days are really hard, especially when you have been caring for her night and day. Every little thing is the first time I did this without Indy and waking up in the mornings is especially tough. The best advice I have is to let yourself grieve but don't let yourself go over the edge. Consider thinking about a special ritual you might create in indy's honor and structure in some quality time each day for Max, who is also grieving and no doubt very worried about you. I find that getting myself out for long walks with the surviving dog is very therapeutic. hugging



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Re: kennel cough or congestive heart failure? [Re: BowWowMeow] #89729
10/03/10 03:03 AM
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Lisa, please try your very best to take good care of yourself right now. Drinking enough fluids, eating as well as you are able to. Max will find comfort in rutine. I'm keeping you warmly in my thoughts at this time.


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Re: kennel cough or congestive heart failure? [Re: BowWowMeow] #89733
10/03/10 03:07 AM
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Originally Posted By: BowWowMeow
.... Every little thing is the first time I did this without Indy and waking up in the mornings is especially tough. ....



I'm already starting to notice this. Oh no, mornings will be hard, coming home from work *really* hard.

For 13 years I have had a blanket to cover the landing on the stairs where Indy liked to lay down and watch out the window. It feels as if I will never be able to remove it.

I will do the walking with Max, good for both of us. When I would be upset, Indy would get up and leave the room. Max comes closer. After these latest vet bills are paid off, he will start back with the homeopathy, and that will be good for him in every way.


MaxaL (aka LisaT)

Jazmine, mini-mix, 10/18/2011
Max-n-Indy
Max, 5/2001-2/2012, RIP my partner, my Regal Boy
Indy, 5/1997-10/2010, RIP my friend, my teacher

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Re: kennel cough or congestive heart failure? [Re: MaxaLisa] #89735
10/03/10 03:09 AM
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Thank you Lexi and Patti.

I haven't had a meal in a couple of days, and now the thought of food makes me nauseous. I will work on that. I have been drinking more whey protein shakes and yogurt....just to have something.


MaxaL (aka LisaT)

Jazmine, mini-mix, 10/18/2011
Max-n-Indy
Max, 5/2001-2/2012, RIP my partner, my Regal Boy
Indy, 5/1997-10/2010, RIP my friend, my teacher

Health Index
K9 TBD info and Tick List Links
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Re: kennel cough or congestive heart failure? [Re: MaxaLisa] #89759
10/03/10 03:49 AM
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This "punch to the gut" is horrendous, but would Indy want this to linger? I think not, and I think Max is telling you the same thing - grieve as you must, but always take care of yourself.

You fought so hard for Indy - let her lasting memories bring you a measure of peace and the strength to continue with your invaluable help and knowledge to others. Let this be Indy's legacy. I think Max would agree.


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