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Getting Ready to say Goodbye

Counting Down The Days

October 7th 2009 5:16 pm
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We're getting close to having to call the Vet in. (We've decided that we want Abby to cross the Bridge here at home). She's licking her paws a lot more, her right front paw is swollen with a tumor (the original tumor was on her left paw), she's drinking like there's a drought (from the Cushings)and she's limping noticeably. We increased her Zubrin anti-inflammatory to 2 x 200mg tablets to help with the pain.
Yet she can still walk herself out to poop, still has an appetite and still wants to play. The research I've done seems to come down to - Is she having more good days than bad days? Well, - we don't want her to have bad days. We don't want her to suffer. And our biggest fear is that her leg will break and cause her needless pain. The good thing is that she still wants and loves her tummy rubs, still plays with her squeakers and still wants to try and stuff 3 tennis balls into her mouth. (Still can do only 2 !).
Is it crazy that I'm crying and she 's still here?
Isn't the crying supposed to be after she's gone?
I guess I know the time's coming,.....and that's why I'm determined to make sure that she goes just surrounded with oodles of love. The Dogster support is just awesome. It helps so much. We're waiting for her to tell us when.
Just one more day,...... please.


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Barked by: Wendy G

October 7th 2009 at 6:41 pm

Dose big bwown eyes melt Momma's hart...mine, tu.
Barked by: ♪ Geordie ♪ (Dogster Member)

October 7th 2009 at 7:31 pm

That is so nice of you to contact a vet to come to her when the time is right. I am sure she senses your sadness and despite her discomfort still wags to make you happy. As I am sure she loves to see you smile just as much as you love to see her wag. The important thing is that you are going to be there as her first guide across that bridge. Where she will be met by so many well loved pets that have gone on to prepare a place for her. Our prayers are with you in this hardest time. We pray for the strength and comfort you need.

take care!!! hugs!
~Geordie and her mommy...
Barked by: Roxxie (Dogster Member)

October 8th 2009 at 3:14 pm

Dear Abby and Abby's People,

My heart is breaking for you. You have handled Abby's journey toward the Bridge with incredible compassion, sensitivity, grace, and love. You and Abby are indeed blessed to have had each other. For now, just savor each moment, each wag of that tail, each tummy rub. And when the day comes that Abby looks into your eyes in that undeniably pleading will know, and you will give Abby the final gift, release from the body that has betrayed her. Please know that I am praying for you, and I truly believe that Sunnie and so many other beloved friends will be waiting to welcome Abby into God's Loving Kingdom.

Your Dogster friend, Deb...Roxxie and Sunnie's mom

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