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Honey went to the Bridge tonight

I just got home from having my dear, sweet Honey put down.

She was in the end stages in a fight with Cauda Equina. Sunday evening she suddenly couldn't walk or stand up.

I rushed her to the ER where they did x-rays and an ultrasound but didn't find anything unusual. Unfortunately the vet wasn't the brightest bulb in the drawer, he didn't even mention that she had a fever of 104.2, didn't do any blood work or tests. After they manipulated her on the table to take the x-rays she was able to walk out on wobbly legs. He declared she had DM despite the fact she was negative on the DM Flash test and had been diagnosed with Cauda Equina months ago, and sent her home.

I took her to my vet Monday. They did blood work including a tick snap test and put her on IV's with various meds including an antibiotic, a steroid and pain meds (she was taking Pred, tramadol and ursodil daily). When I called this morning she had urniated and eaten breakfast, her temperature was normal. When I talked to the vet about 2 she said she was stable but still needed assistance walking.

I got a call about 6PM that her fever had spiked to 107.something. They didn't know what was wrong but didn't think she'd live thru the night. They were closed but told me I could drive up to be with her. The vet felt she was having some type of autoimmune problem.

When I got there she was on a comfortable bed and quilt, her head was on a pillow. She was so sick she didn't seem to recognize I was there.

I held her, telling her how much I loved her as she made the trip to the Bridge where I'm sure her father, JR, her brother Ringer, and her best friend in the whole wide world, Too, were waiting for her.

Rest in Peace my baby girl.
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I'm sorry for your loss.She knew you were there she just couldn't tell you.Keep her thoughts in your heart and you will forever have her with you.

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Gayle,

I am so sorry about Honey. How heartbreaking to loose another of your pack.

Take good care of yourself.

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Gayle, I'm so sorry for your loss.
Run free and happy at the bridge sweet girl.
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Peacefully run pain free Honey. My sympathies to you, Gayle.

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I'm sorry Gayle. Honey was such a special sweet spirit. I know you will miss her most deeply.

I hope that memories of her, Kelly and Ringer... and thoughts of them together, running free at the Bridge, give you some solace. They were each amazing dogs, privileged to call you their human, and they had happy lives.

I wish you peace tonight.
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Oh Gayle, I'm so sorry for your loss. There is no doubt in my mind that Honey knew you were there, but probably just didn't have the strength to let you know that. I know it's never long enough, but what a wonderful long life she was able to have with you.

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Gayle, I was so sorry to hear about your sweet girl Honey.

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Wow, I'm so sorry Gayle. RIP dear honey.

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Gayle, I am so sorry for your loss of Honey.

RIP Sweet honey gal.


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