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Old 09-21-2012, 09:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have two GSDs (brothers Duke & Max) that came home with on March 8, 2008. This past Wednesday morning at about 5:00 am Max had what appeared to be an epileptic type seizure. This was the first time that I'm aware of. It lasted about a minute then he started to come around and appeared to stabilize. Within half an hour Max was bugging to throw the ball or stick. Basically wanting to play as normal. I phoned my vet that morning when they opened at 8:00 am to ask for advice. From what I described I was told to keep an eye on him for a while to make certain he was settled down. I stayed with him until noon. Max and Duke both seemed to be OK and were getting on with their day. I called the vet again and set up an appointment for 9:30 this morning to have Max checked out. I went in to my office for a few hours and when I came home they both appeared to be doing OK. All went well Wednesday night and we all got up yesterday morning around 5:00 and started the day as normal. I went to work around 8:30 and everything seemed to be OK. I got home around 5:00 to find Max lying on his side motionless with Duke sitting at his side. I freaked out immediately and went in to the kennel to discover Max was dead. Iím single so itís just me and the boys so there was no one around to observe what happened. Itís now around 5:15 Friday morning. Duke managed to get some sleep but Iíve been up most of the night feeling absolutely awful. I canít describe the pain and grief I feel. I will call my vet at 8:00 and ask what I should do next. Thanks for reading my rant. Again, I feel awful and confused and just needed to vent a little. I canít recall the last time I felt this kind of pain and hurt.
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Old 09-21-2012, 10:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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That's awful, I'm so sorry
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Old 09-21-2012, 10:22 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Oh man. My sincerest condolences. Not sure there would've been anything you could've done differently. Please don't beat yourself up. Just allow yourself to grieve the loss of your companion without guilt.

Again, I'm so sorry.
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Old 09-21-2012, 10:26 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Oh no, I'm so sorry. I know you feel horrible but don't feel guilty, you DID call the vet and follow his/her advice. It's especially hard to loose a young dog so suddenly.
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Old 09-21-2012, 10:31 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I'm so, so sorry. Please don't feel guilty, you followed the advice you were given. Max wasnt alone, he had his brother at his side.
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Old 09-21-2012, 10:37 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Wow, I am so sorry for your loss. It's never easy to let go of one our family members, especially when it's so unexpected.
As Stosh said, please don't beat yourself up over this. You contacted your vet and followed their advice. Sometimes it really is out of our hands.
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Old 09-21-2012, 10:37 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:16 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Im so very sorry you lost your boy. I would have done just as you did. It must have been so sudden and there was most likely nothing you could have done to change it. Give Duke some extra love. I'm so sorry.
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:20 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I'm so sorry for your loss. It's hard to lose something you love so suddenly. It will take time, but I hope your heart heals soon!
Extra hugs for Duke!
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:24 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I am so very sorry for your loss.
As others said, we'd have done the same in your shoes, and it's not your fault.
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