You can't save them all...
Posted 28 October 2007 - 01:42 AM
She'd been in lately, under the weather. Strange symptoms, and they'd tentatively diagnosed her with pancreaitis (sp?) I think....either way, she'd been very ill,and all manner of tests were being done to figure out what was the matter. She'd been in and out for a couple weeks, getting fluids, treatments, etc...
Today she was brought in, he abdomen swollen. She was...so weak. The skin was just hanging off her face, she looked like a shadow of herself. She had lots of fluid buildup in her abdomen, and all I know in between training our new kennel person and running dogs to and fro is that she had the fluid drained, blood drawn for more testing, and she was resting...I was holding a rabbit for some one when I see them rush Georgia into the emergency room. I peeked in the door, watching through the room as they tried everything they could to revive her. ...She just crashed. Gone. Just. Like. That.....It was so sad. It broke my heart for my old BCs all over again. I cleaned her up so her family could come see her, sat with the boy awhile because at first he just couldn't do it....We all cried.
I came home and buried my face in my two dog's fur, loved on them, pet them, told them how wonderful they were...I'm going to miss that sweet dog, and I feel for her poor family. I wish there was something more I could do....that poor boy...
2 BCs: Idolon and Rune 1 Pugaranian: Monkey 1 Cat: Turtle 1 Caique: Catbait
Not to mention a variety of slithery serpents.
Posted 28 October 2007 - 09:03 AM
Posted 29 October 2007 - 12:50 AM
Rest in peace little girl
Posted 29 October 2007 - 02:14 AM
Cheyenne-My baby girl, RIP
Holly-She did the best she could, RIP
Sammy-Cat, extraordinaire, RIP
Posted 29 October 2007 - 08:13 AM
. I know from experience with my own kids how hard it is even with preparation, specially my daughter who has already been through it twice once at the age of 4 and then again at 11. Kind thoughts and sympathy to you and the grieving family
Pat and the Pack
Meg AAD - 11.5yr Border Collie (MABCR Alumni)RETIRED
Whim AAD -5.5 Yr Border Collie (MABCR Alumni) (Now Showing!)
Why? 4yr Border Collie couch warmer (MABCR Alumni)
Gunn 1.5yr Aust.Sheherd (MABCR Alumni) in training
<i>Gone but always in our heart</i>:Ashe - Border Collie Best Friend and so much more (06/94 - 11/08)
Rush Border Collie - Beloved Pet, Patient Teacher, Agility Partner (10/93 -10/06)
Riley - Aussie- Class Clown, more to me than words can say (04/99 - 8/10)
Posted 30 October 2007 - 11:49 AM
"If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience."- Woodrow Wilson
Posted 30 October 2007 - 02:10 PM
But, life goes on and the puppy appointments always made me smile. There are cases that made it all worth it like the cat with a bite wound that wouldn't heal. We thought it was going to lose its leg. He was super nasty when he first came in with the bite, his owner could barely touch him. He stayed in the hospital for 3 months for treatments. I had to clean his wounds 3x a days, which meant thick leather gloves and lots of yowling. By the time he went home he would beg me to be brushed and follow me around like a dog. His owners says that getting hurt was the best thing that ever happened to him because he went from being a fighter to a lover.
We also revived a BC who had fallen through the ice into a pond and had not taken a breath in nearly an hour. Once we got him breathing and his heart beating he made a full recovery!
Just be sure to find some way to cope emotionally. Vet techs have a VERY high turnover rate because they burn out.
Dangerous Dreams Farm
Posted 30 October 2007 - 06:17 PM
Posted 31 October 2007 - 02:31 AM
Their dog couldn't be saved, but everyone tried--Georgia mattered.
If the family chooses to get another pet, you will share in their joy with their new selection.
You've done a lot.
Rebecca and Molly the Border Collie, SD
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Posted 08 November 2007 - 07:21 AM
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