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My 12 year old Sandy suffered a horrible seizure Thursday night and was dazed couldn’t walk. We took her to our veterinarian Friday morning prepared to say goodbye. He was optimistic some of her responses were good, they kept her for observation & put her on IVs. She started slowly coming around & I picked her up that afternoon, taking her back the next day for a follow up. She had started walking on her own but still seemed disoriented.
Since then, physically she has improved slightly, but is so dazed and confused. Moaning when she’s awake. Needs to be carried downstairs. Urinates on herself. Walks into corners & just stays there. No appetite & I have been forcing fluids.

I laid on the floor next to her last night reading this forum. It’s so hard to say goodbye. She’s such a wonderful girl. I hate to see her like this.

I am waiting for the vet to open. Please remember us in your prayers.
 

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I am so sorry. I know what it is like to go through this painful time with your four legged family member. I will pray for wisdom, courage, and comfort for you and your family.
 

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I’m so sorry it’s never easy when a beloved pet is sick and of course, they can’t tell you what’s going on. I hope and pray that the vet can help her feel better. Please keep us posted.
 

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I'm so sorry about Sandy. It's so difficult to see them very sick. The seizure had to be scary. I hope the vet is able to do something for her and you get more quality time with her.
 

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I am so sorry. I know words do not take away the pain, but know that most, if not all of u s, has been thru this at last once and truly understand and feel for you. We remember our pain all to well. I have been a member of this forum for 14 years and during that time have had to say good bye to 6 much loved dogs--4 goldens, 2 Great Pyrenees. What a blessing it was to have people her that understood how deeply love for a dog can be. Again, Iam so sorry and later on, think about hr being pain free, alet and happy. That willhelp.
 

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Thanks for all your kind words and support. It really does help to know what others have gone through this and can relate to what you’re feeling. I just got home from the veterinarians and said goodbye to my sweet Sandy.

For all the love and companionship our beloved pets bring us, it is just so hard letting them go, even when it’s for the best.

Seeing her peaceful and at rest, after such a horrible weekend, makes it a little easier.

Again, thanks so much for all your support and kind words.
 

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I'm so sorry for your heartbreak. I'm glad she has peace now and is not suffering. I hope a time will come when you will smile as you think of happy memories of Sandy.
 

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My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I know exactly how you feel...it was horrible when it was decided to free our Sophie girl from the pain and suffering she went through during a major illness...but it was a relief to see/know her suffering stopped. I know someday we'll meet again at rainbow bridge May your good memories help you through this very difficult time.
 

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Many of us have lived your loss. I know how inexplicably deep the pain is. Sending my most sincere condolences.
 

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Losing a beloved dog is so hard, even when you know you're doing the right thing for your best friend. I hope you find comfort in your grief remembering how wonderful and loving Sandy was.
 

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I'm so sorry for your loss. It's so hard to say goodbye, and even harder when it's us that has to say "when". I firmly believe that the most loving thing we can do for our furry friends is to be strong enough to let them go when it's their time. Not that it makes it any easier. I hope happy memories of your beautiful girl help heal your heart. {{{hugs}}}
 

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So sorry for your loss. The hardest thing about owning dogs is losing them. I think they are angels that God sent to us to make our lives easier, make us laugh, and remind us not to take life too seriously. We had to put our 15 year old Katie to sleep about 3 years ago. She was suffering from mammary cancer. I held her in my arms and felt her relax as her pain went away. We do have so many happy memories of her. When she was a very young pup, she loved to sit next to my husband on the couch. Inevitably, she would fall asleep sitting there and slowly slip off the couch onto the floor. She slept in her crate with no crying from day 1. She was very easily housebroken. She was a friend to all, dogs and people alike. She easily passed her CGC.
I think that dogs go to heaven. I hope we will get to join her someday.
You will never really replace your girl, but perhaps a new pup will come along to help fill the hole in your heart. My thoughts are with you as I write this while sitting on Katie's couch.
 
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