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Getting Ready to say Goodbye

It's All About The Love

October 12th 2009 8:35 am
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Yesterday was freaky. Abby probably got a bite on her nose from either a spider or a wasp, 'cos it swelled up later and she was trying to rub it all the time. I knew something was very wrong by her agitation. She calmed down later in the day. However, we realize that the decision has to be made soon. She has a couple of big tumors near her neck, she has tumors in her front paws, she itches her haunches a lot and she wheezes a bit now. We now the cancer progresses, yet she can walk out side, she has a good appetite still and she still rolls over for her tummy rubs. The tough part is that she really can't tell us just how much pain she is in. We're getting close, but I now understand so much of what I've read in other Diaries. Everyone wants Just One More Day. My task is to realize that loving her is also about letting her go. That's so hard.


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Barked by: Wendy G

October 12th 2009 at 8:45 am

Finkin`bout yu, sweet Abby-gurl (((((hugs)))))
Barked by: Honey 1994-2007 (Dogster Member)

October 12th 2009 at 9:31 am

Smooches to you and your family.
Barked by: Doo - My Sweet Angel (Dogster Member)

October 12th 2009 at 12:23 pm

You're in our thoughts and prayers.
Barked by: Lafayette Little Rascals (Dogster Member)

October 12th 2009 at 6:48 pm

Sending lots of love and prayers to you and your family cuz it is a very hard decision; one our mom had to make today for her spoiled baby Spike.
Barked by: Kirby (Dogster Member)

October 16th 2009 at 8:03 am

We don't know each other, but I saw you in the Diary Pick and thought we would come over and give you some loving.
so here it is
Hugs from New Mexico
Kirby & Tribe
Barked by: Autumn- Our Angel (Dogster Member)

October 16th 2009 at 2:33 pm

Oh Abby,our heart is breaking for you and your family.Mom is crying for you all. It hurts so much to say good-bye. The day I made my transition to TRB ,that morning,my snout and face were also swollen,it was fluid. My illness was different from yours,I had hip dysplasia, among other things and I could not walk.Mom and Dad used a belly harness lift to help lift my back end and make is possible for me to have short walks and potty outside. This might be something for your folks to try, they might be able to keep you from falling and breaking a bone.
For Abby's parents : A dear friend told my Mom that when I lost interest in everything I usually love like,food,toys,walks ect..when the only thing I cared about was taking my next breath,then she would know it was time. Let me say,this is different for everyone.Trust your heart it will not mislead you.You know Abby better than anyone and she knows that you will do what is right for her,no matter how much it hurts you to make the decision.
This diary entry is a few days old so I pray that you are still with your family.Sweet Abby,My Mommy and I are praying for you and your family,praying that God will give you all peace of mind and heart and that He will comfort you with His love.
All our love precious girl,
Autumn & her Mom ( Angie )
Barked by: Augie (Dogster Member)

October 17th 2009 at 10:32 pm

Oh Abby, I'm hoping you're ok. Please remember, Abby's family, that you WILL know when it's time. It will be difficult, but you'll know. Mommy made the call several times to get the vet's schedule, yet just didn't go. Then, one day she knew. A feeling came over her and she knew it was all about Ava. (our precious siamese). She stayed awake all night, maybe slept 2 hours. She knew the next day was it. Ava told her. Somehow a strength came over her and she did what she had to do. The real shock hit about 2-3 days later. Either way, she's glad she listened to her heart. Ava stayed a whole month longer than the vet had advised, and Ava had the best July ever! She spent her days in the sun and with mommy. If mommy had went earlier, she would've always wondered if she went too soon. She knows she did the right thing. I hope your heart gives you the same strength and intuition to know.

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