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Please tell me it gets better.....RIP Toto

I know I have posted some pics before of my dogs, I have had them both for 11 years (and now my 3rd for almost 2). Toto was my first dog - the "accidental dog" I called him, as someone left him in an abandoned trailer house when he was about 4 months old. He has been my fur son ever since, never leaving my side unless its to eat a bone I bought them. He has slept with me for the last 11 years, waking me up every morning when I did not want to get up. Rat terriers generally live 15-20 years so I thought I had a long time left..........

He was fine until 2 days ago when he threw up his morning meal, then when I got him from work that day he refused to eat so I rushed him to my Vet knowing something was wrong. My vet stated it was not life threatening and gave him a few shots for nausea and sent us on our way. The next morning he still refused to eat or drink so I took him to the emergency animal hospital a few towns over. Through and X Ray they were able to determine he had a feminine product lodged in his lower intestine - he loved to eat those for some reason - but felt they could get it out after rehydration with IVs. About halfway through the night he did pass it out, so things were looking good. The dr did put antibiotics in his IV due to an extremely high white blood cell count, and told me he had a grade 3 heart murmur. Sunday morning he started deteriorating and that afternoon had a seizure and signs of sepsis. They called me to come and kept him sedated until I got there.

I have never been so devastated in my life, he was more than a dog - he was my kid.

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I'm very sorry for your loss RIP Toto

I wouldn't say it becomes better really, but you learn to live with the pain. Let yourself grieve - cry, scream, whatever it takes to get all of that negative emotions out. Hopefully soon you'll start to remember the funny stories and quirks and you'll start smiling through the tears


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Please tell me it gets better....RIP Toto

Oh gosh. I am sorry for your loss.
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I am so sorry for your loss of your sweet Toto.To lose your beloved companions unexpectantly is so diffcult. I can tell you that it does get better . Take care of yourself. Run free Toto run free

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I'm so sorry to hear you lost your loved one.

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Oh my goodness. That is such a tragic story. I am so very sorry for your loss. Toto was a doll. Time really does heal all wounds, but they do leave scars. Concentrate on all the good memories you have of Toto. HUGS!

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So sorry!

The hurt will dull and eventually you'll smile at the memory of the good times.


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I too am so sorry for your loss. For me the hardest part of losing a dog is other people that just don"t seem to understand how deep the pain is. You came to the right place to help you express your grief.
Does it get easier? Yes and no. Time does help.
Thank you for giving Toto a wonderful loving home.

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