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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-29-2017, 04:57 PM Thread Starter
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I lost my best friend...I need support please

I lost my baby Paco on April 24th 2017
He was 9 yrs old.

Everything was normal that day, we went out to play and walk ...he was inside and started to act strange late at night. I called my boyfriend because I panicked, his stomach was bloating. He suggested we take him to the emergency and we did. They told me he had GDV...and I saw an xray. I could either put him in surgery or put him down. The surgery was high risk because his heart was unhealthy and he may not have survived. I coudlnt afford surgery ...I dont know if what I did was the right thing anymore. I Am very sad.

I dream about him and I miss him every moment.

I love you, love of my life. you are forever in my heart and mind.
You re my baby, my best friend, my old man and my angel. I love you.
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-29-2017, 09:28 PM
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I am so sorry.

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I'm so sorry about Paco. Sometimes we have to make decisions, and it's never easy. We just never have them long enough.

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Sorry for your loss. Second guessing yourself now isn't going to benefit you or Paco in any way. In the moment you made the best informed decision you could for both Paco and you. You loved him, cared for him and gave him the best life you could. In the end you were there for him and made the ultimate sacrifice for him. You freed him of pain and suffering. It's never easy to let them go. Be kind to yourself.

Rest easy Paco

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I am so very sorry for the loss of your best friend. I know the pain is awful. You will see Paco again one day
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post #6 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-30-2017, 01:16 AM
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The great thing about our dogs is that they accept what is. Second guessing will do no good. I am sorry for the loss of your friend but he will live on in your dreams.
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post #7 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-30-2017, 07:16 AM
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Almost 2 years ago, I lost my 10.5 year old wolfhound Zora ---- also to GDV. Got her to the vet 15 minutes after she started crashing and had 5 minutes to make a decision. Like you, I decided to let her go. We'd had over 10 blessed years and, however much I wanted 10 more, I couldn't have done otherwise given what it would have cost her.

There is no 'right' decision here. There is only the best decision and only you can make that. You did and, I suspect, Paco loved you for it. Now, you have to cherish the memories you have and be kind to yourself. I'll share the best advice I've ever received about loss, from my grandfather: "That pain you feel right now is just your heart growing to love some more."

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I am so very sorry for the loss of your beloved Paco.

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again.

The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together.... Author Unknown

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I am so very sorry for your loss. RIP Paco.
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post #10 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-30-2017, 10:36 AM
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I am so sorry. I've had to make similar decisions with dogs and I understand the second-guessing can keep you up all night. Please know you made the best decision you possibly could, and that Paco is not in pain anymore. I hope you can find some peace in that.

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