December 16th 2010 5:53 pm
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No matter how much more time we would have had with Quincy, it would have never been enough time.
I started this diary entry with lengthy details between last night and today, but I erased it all and decided to shorten them and spare all of you.
I was off today and it became clear to me that Quincy was really suffering so I called Harvey at work and told him he needed to come home, and so he did. I found out then that Quincy didn't even get up to go for a walk with his Dad this morning before he left for work, which is a really bad sign. However, he was very alert.
We knew we could not wait another day to make the obvious decision, as it would be unfair to Quincy. Harvey made the phone call to the hospital and they said Dr. Kiselow could see us at 2:00pm Pacific Time. It was a little after 1:00pm at the time.
I rode in the back seat with Quincy and, seriously, told him how his Dogster and Catster pals loved him, how his family loved him, how special he was, how I was sorry and that it really sucked that he got the stupid cancer, and that it was all going to be okay.
When we arrived at the hospital, a nurse magically came out to assist us. We met with Dr. Kiselow and Quincy had a peaceful crossing. His ashes will be returned to us in an engraved urn in a couple of weeks.
We have no regrets about having Quincy treated with chemo. In his case we feel he did really well and had 14 more months of mostly happiness.
He started seeing Dr. Stephen Shaw at first until his schedule changed and more recently started seeing Dr. Michael Kiselow, both to whom we are grateful for. We are thankful for their expert care along with the care given by the nurses. I even want to add a link here if you want to see what the doctors look like.
Michael Kiselow and Stephen Shaw
For the first time in 21 years of marriage we are officially dog-less. We will grieve as we have no choice, and we know you all understand.
Thank you all so much for sharing in Quincy's life, and for your rosettes, stars, gifts, comments, and pawmails. After some time passes, we hope Quincy will come back once in awhile to visit all of us.
Janet, Harvey, and Quincy
Janet, my heart is breaking over you losing Quincy. You and Harvey made a good decision having his cancer treated. He got 14 more months to be with his wonderful parents. He was a wonderful, gentle, loving soul.
I wish all of our pets could live forever because they bring us such joy and happiness and because it is the hardest thing we ever do in our lives to help them cross the Rainbow Bridge. Know that we understand completely what you are going through and are always here for you. We will be keeping you in our prayers.
Love from our breaking hearts,
Austin, Doo and Lou Ann
You and Harvey made such a great choice by allowing Quincy 14 more mths to share his love but you knew when it was enough for him and that was all he could give on this earth. Now that he is at the bridge that love will be shared with many and maybe even my dear Bella. We all really do know the pain you feel and the grieving you will be going thru. Pawmail anytime you need anyone, we are here for you. I think you know how much he was loved on here because so many of us are grieving with you.
Much love,Molly, Buddy, Scooter & Mom
Our hearts are broken here at Zaidie's house, as we remember our dear friend, Quincy ♥
My most heartfelt condolences go out to you & your husband. I too am typing in tears cause I know how you feel right now. I had to put Wrinkles to sleep in July & that tore my heart out. So I do know how you must be feeling. Quincy will be in our hearts and thoughts.
Lulu (Mom to Rinky, Ceeley, Ebby & numerous kitties)
Lots of ((((((((hugs))))))))) coming from Texas.... we've been where you are now. We are so sad for you-- Quincy was blessed to have you as his parents, as you were to have his sweet soul in your lives...
I can find no words to truly express what is in my heart...all I know is it aches with sorrow for you & your husband. The love you shared with Quincy is truly so special, a one of a kind love that will last for all eternity. I know you did what was best for your beautiful boy & did it with love. We had one year more with our Kissa after her Cancer diagnosis & treatment & it was a year we treasure with all out hearts. Each & every moment is so precious...
With Heartfelt Sympathy,
Teresa (KJ & Rain's mom)
& our Guardian Angels Kissa, Greta & Banjo
Quincey knew he was very loved. Janet you alway's did the best for him. May he fly free of pain and run in the heavenly sunshine.It's hard to type with the tear's.Hug's to you and Harvey.
Love, Walker & Carol
Mom can't even type right now.. We don't even have the words Janet.
We have become friends through Quincy and for that...we are thankful.
Mom will write more later to you in an e-mail...
Just know, like Cheyanne... Quince told you it was time..It was his choice too
I know he is now with Cosmo and Cheyanne watching down saying (with his Mobster Cigar in his mouth)... "Mom, Dad... What's the fuss... It's beautiful here and I am with so many furends that love me..and hey Mom... I'm gonna see you and Dad again...it's just a matter of time..
We love you guys
A million Hugs
We are so very sorry. We had so hoped that you would have a happy holiday together as a family. Life doesn't give us options sometime though and I know that you made the right choice as to not let that sweet, sweet boy suffer. Thank God that we can do that for our animals--not let them suffer. Quincy, you were a brave boy and we hope your journey to the Bridge was peaceful. We will keep your mom and dad in our thoughts as they will be grieving for a long, long time.
Winnie and mom Annette
aww, Janet I'm soo sorry for your loss I just Know Quincy is up at the Bride playing with Milo and Mercy. they are all pain free now. our thougts are with you now.
Janet and Harvey,
I want you to know how much Quincy meant to me. His bravery, his love for life, his smile.
His photos captured him so beautifully. His diaries magical. His fight was inspiring.
Quincy will always be in my heart. That's the power his has.
My deepest sympathies go out to the two of you. I will celebrate Quincy, because he celebrated life.
Quincy definitely had a beautiful smile. I commented on his main picture that that's how I see him crossing the bridge to see his friends and family. Always smiling.
Dear Janet and Harvey,
You both are so brave and I am so moved by your love for Quincy. You gave Quincy a wonderful, wonderful life and he knew so much love. I am so sorry for your loss.
I lost my beautiful boy Ernie George to lymphoma in September, and I know the hurt you are feeling. I just wanted to let you know that you are in my heart, my thoughts and my prayers.
We lit a candle in your honor last night. Mommy took pictures & posted them on our pages. Rest in peace Quincy.
Dear Quincy and Family, we were so sorry to hear about Quincy. Zeusie was Quincys angel and now they will finally meet and play on the Rainbow Bridge forever. You are in our thoughts and prayers as always.
zeusie and family
Quincy was lucky to have y'all and I know you were lucky to have him. Big hugs.
We know how you are feeling, Quincy was so lucky to have you for his pawrents and we know he loved you & he loved you.
Our deepest sympathy to you Janey and Harvey, you are in our prayers and Quincy will be in our hearts for a long time.
Milo and family