May 31st 2013 8:03 pm
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Where do i begin... Buttercup was called home so fast we still can't believe she is gone . EVERYONE here has been beyond compassionate , caring, and supportive ! We are over whelmed with the love and support from our dogster families ! I couldn't possibly name each one of you .. but you know who you are . All the loving messages, candles, rosettes, , pictures are just so touching . I have cried through each and everyone as i am crying and trying to type this. Through all the tears it is calmly supportive . I THANK YOU ALL from the bottom of my heart ! Buttercup truly is an angel. From the day she came to us this baby never had an accident in the house, never chewed anything , rarely barked, never begged at the table , never jumped on you or anybody else, and rarely even jumped on the furniture even though we encouraged her . ... she was the worlds best kisser, she LOVED her pals at the KAMP , and LOVED her Momma Fran and Momma Mary , as we DO ! WIth out them all through these past 8 and 1/2 years we don't know what we would have done. Through all the sleepless nights and painful belly aches Buttercups tail would always come backup , kiss you and go on like nothing had happened. She was a fighter to the end. I thought for sure her stage five heart murmur that you could just about hear across the room would give out .. we never dreamt that she would have kidney failure. We are BROKEN HEARTED !
Back in Feb. we found out that Buttercup had end stage kidney failure and Dr. T suggested that we try SUBQ fluids, along with stopping several of her medications that had a direct effect on the kidneys. There was no guarantee and it was a risk that she would be thrown into congestive heart failure, but we would do anything to give her more quality time. .. so we started everyday fluids for 4 weeks , than she got fluids 3 times a week for 4 weeks, than 2 times a week for 4 weeks.. she hated going to get the fluids , but the gift was in the past 3 months she did not have one belly ache, her cough went away, she stopped itching and she never chewed her paws.. plus she slept all night every night and we had 3 extra months with a very happy girl ! She was eating and drinking , enjoying her wheelie rides and was so bright eyed! Last Wednesday she started being picky about what she would eat and of course i thought not good .. so Friday we took her back in for blood test and fluids .. Sat. morning Dr. T called and said that the kidneys had gotten much worse so we upped her fluids back to everyday .. trying to get her back on track. She rebounded over the week-end and was eating , drinking and doing very well . She ate well Monday morning , and afternoon .. but would not touch a thing Monday evening .. i tried not to panic and thought well she did eat 2 good meals today , but on Tuesday morning she would have nothing to do with food of any kind. Tuesday night ( after many dishes of different foods) she ate a small amount of hamburger and rice .. but on Wednesday she would not touch a thing, nor would she eat on Thursday .. she was so weak on Thursday , i knew it was her time .. so we helped her pass over the Rainbow Bridge at 5:20p.m. May 30, 2013.
OUR HEARTS ARE BROKEN !! I will write a letter to my dear angel in a day or so .. but i had to let you all know how much we appreciate all the love and support and to let you know what happened. Please continue to pray not for us but for our angel girl !
And to Momma Fran and Momma Mary .. THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts .. Momma Fran THANK YOU for being with us as we sent our girl over the bridge.. after all she was just like one of your own ! We LOVE YOU BOTH !
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Sending lots of love for your family Pat. Buttercup will be forever in our hearts. We truly loved her so much and our hears are broken too. ((( hugs )))
Thanks ! You are such a dear friend !
We love you lil Buttercup...beautiful angel. You will furever be in our hearts. I bet you got the prettiest wings. *hugs*
Love and hugs,
Abby and Lucian and mommy
Just noticed that mommy can't spell.
We're so sorry for your loss. I can't tell you how inspirational Buttercup's battle has been for us. Back in October we never thought Mia could pull through but seeing how strong and courageous Buttercup had been really helped us to help Mia through. I'm crying here, it is such sad news. Rest in peace precious little girl.
We so appreciate your love and support ! Mia ..you keep fighting ..you have the best mommy looking after you ! We are so happy you are doing well. ,!