Jemma-taken away much too soon

Picture of Jemma-taken away much too soon, a female Pug/Beagle

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Home:Atlanta, GA  
Sex: Female   Weight: 11-25 lbs

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   Leave a bone for Jemma-taken away much too soon

jemma bean, puggle girl

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:

mommy!!! / belly rubs / romps in the park

when mommy leaves her alone without giving her a treat (she yelps like a hyena) / when her big cousin (Mischu, a yorkie) takes her Greenies or toys

Favorite Toy:
stuffed santa claus / mommy's slippers and shoes

Favorite Food:
yogurt covered cranberries / peanut butter treats / anything Mommy's eating

Favorite Walk:
midtown, atlanta / piedmont park

Best Tricks:
go to sleep / high five / crawl

Arrival Story:
I wasn't going to take Jemma home with me when I first saw her, but the kennel worker insisted I take her for just one night... Jemma put on her best puggle face and showed her sweet cuddle-up personality... I just couldn't resist keeping her! Jemma the puggle is as loving as a pug, and as curious and playful as a beagle. She tilts her head to the side at any weird sound, and will stop whatever she's doing to listen to a siren pass by. She loves her stuffed Santa Claus so much that Mommy has to sew it up everytime she rips through it! She loves to run through the park like a crazy pup... One weird thing about Jemma: she doesn't bark!- she kind of yelps like a hyena or a monkey when left alone or gets too excited... Weird, but still very adorable!

August 2, 2005 I had to put Jemma to sleep Saturday, 7/30, at 3am... I brought her in to be spayed Friday morning. Her doctor called me that afternoon. They completed the surgery without problems, but during the last of her suturing she went into cardiac arrest and stopped breathing... they were able to revive her, but she went without oxygen and couldn't breathe for herself for about 5 minutes... When the anesthesia wore off, Jemma began to go into constant seizures (yelping and paddling). I could hear her in the back as soon as I walked into the clinic to (hopefully) pick her up. When the doctor finally brought her out so that I could see her, I completely lost it... She was constantly yelping and moving her legs, and though the doctor assured me she wasn't in any pain, it was absolutely heartbreaking to see her like that... I talked to her, held her, tried to comfort her, and it seemed like she knew I was there -- quieted down a bit, but she just couldn't stop seizing. The doctor advised me to bring her to the a 24 hour emergency clinic, where she could be monitored overnight, and where they would administer a constant IV drip of a sedative that should have stopped the seizures... Jemma responded to the IV and stopped seizing while on the meds, but when they slowly weaned her off, her seizures just continued. The clinic called me around 2am -- I had to make a decision of whether to keep her on the IV (which was already slowly killing her, as it was a strong sedative), or let her go... I arrived at 3am to give her rest and put Jemma to sleep. I held her, thanked her, and heard and felt her last breath before the doctor told me she was gone... sweet little puggle girl, taken away much too soon...

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