|02-19-2014 12:02 AM|
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|02-18-2014 09:20 PM|
[QUOTE=Angelina03;5008530]I'm so so sorry for your loss. Such a sudden loss is so devastating. I can't even imagine how to begin to cope. Our GSD is our child too (my hubby and I don't have children together), so I take your sorrow to heart. You need to grieve and let yourself feel sad. Always remember though that you saved him in more than one way. You gave him a home and you gave him love. He was happy because of you and lived a good life.
..funny thing is, He saved me. I suffer from major depression and anxiety and having him around made all the difference when i wanted to give up. i remember going outside the patio with my guitar .. he would always lay down in front of me and i would put my feet on him as though he is my "foot rest table" when i'm done.. he would lay his head on my knees...when i come home from working night shift and could not sleep because of the fear that someone would come in the house.. he would lay down and sleep underneath my feet or he would park himself against the door.... He saved me. .. He did more for me than i have for him. He taught us loyalty and unconditional love, friendship ...gratitude. and courage.
as the vet was injecting the medicine, i was in front of him and looking at him and holding his head.. my husband said " don't look because you won't be able to sleep without seeing this".. i told him... i don't care, i want him to know that we are here with him... i want him to know that we love him and i want him to see how much he has saved us and that he is loved.
|02-18-2014 08:46 PM|
|02-18-2014 08:45 PM|
|02-18-2014 08:32 PM|
My boy Doogle
1 week today and my heart is still broken. Thank you all for the kind and comforting words. I too am sorry for ya'lls loss. Amazing how much they can touch our lives and live a lasting memory of what unconditional love is all about.
|02-13-2014 06:22 PM|
|Tattersail||So sorry to hear about the loss of Doogle... We lost our Shepherd cross 2 weeks ago to this as well at 10 years. It wasn't easy, and was so sudden, but I found researching and reading up on the disease helped easy my mind, knowing I had made the right choice and there was almost nothing that could have been done to save him. It will hurt for some time, just make sure you allow yourself to feel that grief as you move through the motions.|
|02-13-2014 06:15 PM|
Here is a link for an article that is rather heavy reading, but it helped me to understand the cancer better than I did before I read it. It also discusses the progress being made to find a way for early diagnosis.
The National Canine Cancer Foundation - Canine Hemangiosarcoma - The Road from Despair to Hope
|02-13-2014 06:01 PM|
I am reading all these posts with tears stinging my eyes... SO sorry for you loss of your beautiful Doogle... I have lost two, the first was one of my wolf shepherds (I know I wasn't going to mention them anymore--), my Shadow, who was my heart dog. I discovered the tumor before it ruptured, I could feel it as I ran my hand across his side. The vet removed it, offered chemo, but I couldn't afford it. I was sure he'd be okay, naive that I was back then. He healed so fast, and at 7 was acting like a puppy again... Six months to the day of his surgery we had to put him down. I kept thinking, if only we had done chemo...
The second was in December, my beautiful Cesar, my rescue boy brought all the way up to us from Texas and HW positive, nearly 3 years ago, he had such joie de vivre...and he died in my arms as they were preparing to draw the blood off his abdomen and transfuse it, to buy some time for surgery. My heart goes out to everyone who posted here, it is such a sudden, terrible, heartbreaking disease.
I long for the time when such things will never happen again.
|02-13-2014 05:14 PM|
|Saphire||I too am so very sorry. It isn't fair and takes our pups so very quickly.|
|02-13-2014 03:02 PM|
|RebelGSD||I am very sorry for your loss. I lost two (maybe three) of mine to this disease. It is hard because the dog can appear completely healthy and the disease strikes suddenly.|
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