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Messy Diagnosis & Treatment

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Patty is now at rest next to her grandmother.  I've never lost a dog as young as 6 1/2 years.  It's hard.  But watching slow and painful deterioration would have been worse. 

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stellnme   

It's so hard, Sandgrubber.  I lost my Basil at New year - he was only 7.  Somehow it makes it worse.  Thinking of you and sending sincere sympathy on the loss of your sweet Patty.

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much too young.  :( be free, Patty.

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5 hours ago, Snook said:

I hope you're holding up okay @sandgrubber :kissbetter:

I feel selfish saying so, but it's a relief.  Patty was an excellent bed dog.  Sharing a bed with a seriously ill dog, then worrying through vet appointments, wears you down. 

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Tassie   
36 minutes ago, sandgrubber said:

I feel selfish saying so, but it's a relief.  Patty was an excellent bed dog.  Sharing a bed with a seriously ill dog, then worrying through vet appointments, wears you down. 

I know what you mean, @sandgrubber …..  many of us have been there .. sometimes more than once .. I always like to think that our dogs would not want us to feel guilty.  Our good dogs want the best for us, as we do for them.

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Snook   
1 hour ago, sandgrubber said:

I feel selfish saying so, but it's a relief.  Patty was an excellent bed dog.  Sharing a bed with a seriously ill dog, then worrying through vet appointments, wears you down. 

I get it. I was beyond exhausted after a week of Justice being so sick. It would be unbearable to face the suffering that would mean for both dog and owner long term. I'm really glad you're doing as okay as you can under the circumstances. :heart:

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Boronia   
13 hours ago, sandgrubber said:

I feel selfish saying so, but it's a relief.  Patty was an excellent bed dog.  Sharing a bed with a seriously ill dog, then worrying through vet appointments, wears you down. 

I understand SG,  Wee Saffy was sick with cancer in her bones around her sinus, it's so exhausting and worrying with no good outcome in sight and you don't realise how mentally debilitating it is until you have said goodbye.

 

I am sorry about your dear Patty :flower:

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16 hours ago, sandgrubber said:

Sharing a bed with a seriously ill dog, then worrying through vet appointments, wears you down. 

It does :(
Don't feel at all guilty for the relief - It's a fact , and part of your life . :hug: 

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Follow up.  I was immediately left sad by the absence of a warm body and eyes and wagging tail. As time goes on I'm finding the other dogs fill in the gaps. I don't think they are in mourning.  Quite the opposite.  Bonza, Patty's mother, age 10, has been more playful and Yoli, the youngest, has been less naughty. No point interpreting... only to say that there's more to dog society than I can predict. 

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Snook   
3 hours ago, sandgrubber said:

Follow up.  I was immediately left sad by the absence of a warm body and eyes and wagging tail. As time goes on I'm finding the other dogs fill in the gaps. I don't think they are in mourning.  Quite the opposite.  Bonza, Patty's mother, age 10, has been more playful and Yoli, the youngest, has been less naughty. No point interpreting... only to say that there's more to dog society than I can predict. 

I'm glad that you're all doing okay and that there doesn't seem to have been a negative impact on the other dogs. It's lovely that they can help fill the space in your heart that Patty left. :heart:

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Tassie   
5 hours ago, sandgrubber said:

Follow up.  I was immediately left sad by the absence of a warm body and eyes and wagging tail. As time goes on I'm finding the other dogs fill in the gaps. I don't think they are in mourning.  Quite the opposite.  Bonza, Patty's mother, age 10, has been more playful and Yoli, the youngest, has been less naughty. No point interpreting... only to say that there's more to dog society than I can predict. 

That's a bonus, that the others are doing well.   Yes … just no telling how the animals left behind will deal with the illness and loss of a companion.    But it does make it easier on the human if they're apparently coping fine.

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