April 6th 2014 1:35 pm
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It's been one week since we lost Mia and it is still every bit as hard now as it was then. Never in a million years did we expect to lose her so suddenly. That second when the attending vet called and told us Mia was dying was a life changing moment. To say we were shocked is an understatement. I hope my precious angel knows how much she meant to us and I pray she knew we were there with her at the end. We will never have another dog like Mia but she will shine within us forever.
Right now most thoughts of her only bring tears and sadness but sometimes they bring a smile to my face. I really am so grateful for the past 18 months that we may not have had. The cardiology department at the U of M gave us time we never imagined possible. Today I sent them a photo card to show my appreciation. I only wish I could say the same for her primary vet. After 9 years of being Mia's veterinarian and then refusing to squeeze her in that Saturday, I felt at least a phone call would have been appropriate. Perhaps grief makes me feel that way, but to me her card meant nothing, a call would have meant so much more under the final circumstances.
Give yourself some time to think things over and then sit down and write the Primary vet a letter stating how hurt his/her refusal to see Mia made you feel. Vets should be available for all stages of life and sometimes that requires shifting of duties in order to assist one, if necessary, to cross over to the Rainbow Bridge. Since the Primary vet had been seeing Mia for nine year, that person surely knew how critical Mia was.
After the letter is written and sent, consider finding a different vet for the rest of the pack.
Hugs and kisses....Coco Rose
it's going to be 3 months for Petey soon, and I still cry everyday, I know how you feel..
I agree with Coco Rose , write to her primary vet and tell how you are feeling , he was at least cruel in my opinion especially because he knew of Mia´s condition and my advice : change vet for the rest of your babies
I know how hard it has been for you and losing a furfriend so close to our hearts it is too distressful and we are here for you through emails and prayers
love and hugs from all of us
Peek a Boo and family
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