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Old 02-29-2012, 03:12 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I am sorry you are going thru this. Went thru it last July with our GSD mix, Rock. He was 13 and 137 lbs with a huge fat tumor on his side. His legs were always giving out. He spent 95% of his time lying down. He still talked to us and tried to play and always knew when there was food closeby. But his quality of life was no longer there, only able to take a few steps at a time then had to lay down. It was not easy and not fair to him. Know you are doing the right thing and also know there is a lot of pain and tears ahead. But when you meet again, he will run to you giving you kisses and thanking you for letting him go. Please hang in there.
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Old 02-29-2012, 03:17 PM   #22 (permalink)
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It's been a bit over two months since I had Felony, the pit bull, put to sleep. Even with all that has happened since (Husband's cardiac arrest and month long hospitalization) I still miss her every day. I think that I've cried a bit every day as well. The biggest comfort that I have is how happy her final minutes were. She wagged and greeted the vet, she jumped up on the couch and savored her bully stick and passed without even a flinch. Someone told me "Better a week too soon than a moment too late." I know that things would just get more painful and I promised her, "No more bad days" after her terrible reaction to chemo.

Havoc did not seem terribly upset by any of the dogs' passings. He's a pretty self involved pup. He is very dog reactive and especially interested in pits now. I don't think that he really mourned. Felony would play with him and cuddle with him occasionally and he loved her like a crazed stalker when she was alive. When she died, he tried to take her bully stick. We had it cremated with her.
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Old 02-29-2012, 03:52 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Thank you again everyone. I have sat and thought (and cried) a lot this morning. I just called my husband and told him "I don't want to give the meds 2 weeks and then make a decision because we just keep doing this." I know in my heart and with my medical background, not enough was changed in his meds that could make a noticable difference. I think when I looked in his eyes after he fell on the stairs this morning, I just knew. I also know his pain is too advanced to completely control. I told him to look at dates in March when he would be available to go with me and stay off work for a couple of days. The boys will also be on Spring Break, so I think that may help them have some time off.

I didn't know what he'd say since he has not really said much through all of this, but he said "I love you and you are making the right decision" Bless him, he's known for awhile and didn't want to tell me what to do.
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Old 02-29-2012, 04:27 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Try to savor and enjoy these last days with your friend.
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Old 02-29-2012, 04:34 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I am so sorry you are going through this. My prayers are with you and your family.
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Old 02-29-2012, 05:11 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Old 02-29-2012, 05:34 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Candice thanks for sharing your journey today thru this most difficult decision. I held off on tears until your last post where you decided not to try 2 more weeks of meds. Nobody knows better than you & as difficult as that decision is, it's the right one. Your username has always been one of favorites. mysweetkaos Take care
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Old 02-29-2012, 05:44 PM   #28 (permalink)
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candice may your decision bring you peace, and may Kaos' journey be filled w/light and painless carefree joy. all my thoughts are with you all.

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Old 02-29-2012, 06:11 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Your husband sounds like a good guy- remember to take care of yourself
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Old 02-29-2012, 06:53 PM   #30 (permalink)
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You all are amazing and have made it feel not so lonely here. It is hard when I don't have a lot of "dog people" for friends. I swear they think I'm crazy. Like I told my husband last night, I am a stay at home mom so honestly in the last 10 years I have spent more time with Kaos then with my own husband.

Stosh you are right my husband is a keeper, I am very fortunate. Kaos was actually a gift from him. A gift I picked out and knew about Here are some pics when he was a pup, I know how you all love pup pics and to those of you kind enough to keep up with me on this you deserve it



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