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I had to put down my beloved friend today. As some of you know, Birdie recently acquired Megaesophagus disease and was doing OK until she got pneumonia a couple of days ago. Last night she went down hill fast, throwing up, quit eating and would not take her pills. I was up off an on all night and never found her sleeping, just panting heavy. She could not get up either. I carried her out this morning, but could not get her to stand up to even tinkle. I simply could not stand to see her this way. Some might have headed to the nearest vet school and tried to go the extra step.......but I just could not see much upside to her situation. I hope I'm not a bad daddy.

Birdie came a long at a very good time in my life. She was here to help comfort my mom and myself when my dad, brother and aunt died during the the last few years. And my aunt really loved this dog. Life is a bummer sometimes, but I will try to focus on all the good times I had with her. But I will miss her greatly.

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1/31/2001 - 9/24/2009
 

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I am so sorry for your loss of Birdie..I know, it is heartbreaking.
 

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I'm so sorry for your loss.
Don't ever think for a moment that you are a bad daddy.
You did what you could for her and didn't let her suffer.
She knew that you were doing the best you could.
My thoughts are with you at this hard, hard time.
 

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I am so very sorry for your loss. Run free sweet girl!
 

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She was only 9 months old?? Or is that first date wrong?

How sad, so sorry for your loss.. :(
 

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Oh I am so sorry. What a sad day indeed. Godspeed sweet Birdie.
 

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I'm new here, finding this forum about 5 weeks ago after we put our best girl down exactly 1 month before her 13th birthday. I've been following your other thread because we were experiencing some of the same symptoms, but I don't think it was ME, in our case. I know exactly how hard it is to watch a dog that you love so much suffer... What it's like to stay up all night with them and try to comfort them when they are in pain. You made the decision with your heart which makes it the right decision for the right reasons. Godspeed to you and your family. And RIP to Birdie.

My heart goes out to you.
 

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I am very sorry for your loss! it sounds like you did everything you could! Do not doubt your decision. I know it is easier said than done! We will keep you in our thoughts!
 

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Oh, I am so sorry you lost your Birdie. And I second the emotion to not let yourself think for a moment you are a bad dad - I lost my Rowdy to aspiration pneumonia after he fought valiantly for 2 1/2 days; that pneumonia is a killer and once they reach a certain point, I just don't think medical intervention can help. It sounds like Birdie was at that point.

Run softly and freely at the Bridge while you wait, sweet Birdie
 

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I am so sorry for you loss of Birdie. She knew that she was loved and will live on in your heart and memories. Dont doubt your decision on letting her go, sometimes you know by their actions when it is the right time. There was time I thought with Beau but I knew it was my heart talking and not my head. Run Free sweet Birdie you are greatly loved.
 

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I carried her out this morning, but could not get her to stand up to even tinkle. I simply could not stand to see her this way. Some might have headed to the nearest vet school and tried to go the extra step.......but I just could not see much upside to her situation. I hope I'm not a bad daddy.
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I am so very sorry for your loss :(. Please don't think of yourself as a bad daddy. My dog had the same thing (MG and ME) and even though she was at one of the best vet hospitals in New England it still couldn't help her. Once her symptoms presented themselves they told me she would go down hill fast, and she did. She also got the aspiration pneumonia even though she was using a feeding tube. Hugs and prayers to you and your family on this very difficult day.
 

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I'm so so sorry. You did the kindest, most courageous act...... putting your wants aside and doing what was best for her..... setting her free and not letting her suffer. Big hugs to you. Godspeed sweet Birdie. I hope you'll stay around .... many in your shoes find great comfort here.
 
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