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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-28-2015, 04:20 PM Thread Starter
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B'asia (Velma v TeMar)

I haven't been to this board for a while, but I logged on today with the hope of becoming more active.

In March of this year, B'asia (8 year old female in my avatar) came down with what we all thought was a simple bladder infection, so the vet put her on antibiotics.

A week later, she stopped eating and developed a very high fever. We suspected that her body had reacted to the antibiotic in an extremely harsh way. Her blood platelets were destroyed and her kidneys were severely damaged. Toxins build up in her blood. It was as if she had eaten anti-freeze or some other toxic substance. She was hospitalized and we made several attempts over several days to correct the problem, including flushing out her kidneys on an IV, but nothing worked.

On April 1, we made the difficult decision to let her go.

I've lost animals before. But they were elderly and had lived full lives. The loss of B'asia still tears at my heart and though it's gotten easier, I'll never completely get over losing this precious girl. Her departure has left a huge hole in our hearts and our lives.

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B'asia was beautiful. I'm so sorry for your loss.
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post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-28-2015, 04:34 PM
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What a beautiful girl-so sorry for your loss
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I am sorry for your loss of your beautiful girl

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So sorry for the loss of your precious girl.
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post #6 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-28-2015, 05:23 PM
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Very sorry for your loss

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post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-28-2015, 05:39 PM
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I am so, so sorry. I remember her (and you) well, and have wondered how you're doing. RIP B'asia.

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Such a beautiful face your girl had. I'm so sorry for your loss. Her spirit remains with you today. She will stay with you for as long as you need her.


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Thanks, everyone.

Cassidy's Mom, I absolutely remember you! It's great to see you again.
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post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-28-2015, 06:51 PM
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I'm so very sorry for your loss. What a beautiful face!

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