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My beautiful baby girl Golden named Champ left me on 10-10-09. She was only 2 years and 10 months old. We are so devastated. She had been panting alot this summer so we had her to the vet several times, but each time we took her she was so happy to be there, they couldn't find anything wrong. They told us to rest her for 2 weeks and gave us rimadyl. She seemed to feel better for a bit, then the same thing. During this time, she would sometimes hit us with her paw while we sat on the couch with her, like she was trying to tell us something. After 3 visits, and lots of tests, they told us to rest her for 4 weeks and gave us more rimadyl. Last Sunday, we noticed her having trouble with one of her hind legs, so we took her back to the vet and they sent us for an MRI. The doctors there told us it was probably a ruptured disc in her back and they could do surgery. After the MRI, they told us it was a tumor on her spine, but they could operate and remove it. We scheduled the surgery for the following week and brought her home. Within 3 days, she couldn't move her back legs at all, so we brought her back and they discovered that the tumor had broken a vertebrae in her back, leaving no options really. She was in alot of pain that night and we had to put her down the next day. We are completely distraught, shocked, immobilized by our sorrow. We thought she would be with us for many years to come. We miss her so much.
 

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What a sad time. I am so sorry for your loss. I wish the vets could have helped you sooner.
 

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My beautiful baby girl Golden named Champ left me on 10-10-09. She was only 2 years and 10 months old. We are so devastated. She had been panting alot this summer so we had her to the vet several times, but each time we took her she was so happy to be there, they couldn't find anything wrong. They told us to rest her for 2 weeks and gave us rimadyl. She seemed to feel better for a bit, then the same thing. During this time, she would sometimes hit us with her paw while we sat on the couch with her, like she was trying to tell us something. After 3 visits, and lots of tests, they told us to rest her for 4 weeks and gave us more rimadyl. Last Sunday, we noticed her having trouble with one of her hind legs, so we took her back to the vet and they sent us for an MRI. The doctors there told us it was probably a ruptured disc in her back and they could do surgery. After the MRI, they told us it was a tumor on her spine, but they could operate and remove it. We scheduled the surgery for the following week and brought her home. Within 3 days, she couldn't move her back legs at all, so we brought her back and they discovered that the tumor had broken a vertebrae in her back, leaving no options really. She was in alot of pain that night and we had to put her down the next day. We are completely distraught, shocked, immobilized by our sorrow. We thought she would be with us for many years to come. We miss her so much.
i am so sorry for your loss of Champ. i cant imagine the sorrow you are feeling to lose her at such a young age. its always hard no matter what age, but 2 years is too soon. again i am so sorry.
 

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I am so sorry for your loss. It is always hard to lose them at any age but when they are youngsters it is even harder. May your memories and the love you shared help to heal some of your pain. My heart goes out to you. Maybe if you were to post some pictures and tell us some stories about her when you feel up to it, it might help. So many of us know your pain.

Run Free Sweet Girl
 

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What heartbreaking news so very sorry your Champ has gone to the rainbow bridge, thinking of you at this time. We would love to see you post a picture of your beloved Golden girl here in memory .Again so very sorry.
 

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Losing a 2 year old must be heart-breaking. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Run softly at the bridge Champ, free of pain, healthy and whole again.
 

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I too am sorry to hear of your loss. You did everything you could have done. You took her to the vets many time and spent money on tests that some other may not have. You loved her and she knew it. She will forever be with you in your heart. After sometime hopefully only the memories of her healthier days will shine bright in your mind as you think of her.
RIP Champ.
 

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So very sorry to hear your sad story. It's not easy to lose them at any age but this must be very hard for you. I am sure her life with you, though short was very happy. RIP Champ.
 

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I am so, so sorry to learn of your sudden loss of Champ. It's devastating to lose our beloved companions at any age, but two is much too young. Always know that you did everything possible for her. Champy's spirit along with the memories will live on in you forever.

Rest In Peace, Sweet Champ. You were much loved.

~Jackie
 

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So sorry for your loss it so hard whatever age but you just don't expect it at that age.
Play pain free at the bridge Champ with all the other lovely goldens to keep you company.
 

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I am so sad to read Champs story...It is very very hard to accept the early losses...My heart is with you, Godspeed Champ you are now able to run free without pain.

I am so sorry
 

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I'm so sorry for your loss.

What a roller coaster ride you have been on. That had to make it much harder.

I hope your grief eases and you can begin to remember the good times with less pain.
Poor little champ. I know how sad you are and probably angry too. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
 

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so very sorry

I am so very sorry about Champy.
You will see her at the Bridge.
Please post when you can-we all can relate to your loss.
 

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I am so sorry about the sudden loss of Champ. I hope you will stay here and share more stories about her with us. So many of us have lost our beautiful Golden's to cancer or other disease and we do understand.

May Champ run pain free at the Bridge.......
 
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