Sent Bella to heaven yesterday

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  1. xten

    xten Veteran Member

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    First off, thank you Knuckle Dragger for making us aware of in home euthanasia. We really didn't think we'd need it this soon, but things went bad fast. Bella had severe arthritis, and was getting treated and was responding very well. Thursday was her best day yet. That day we took her for a laser treatment and something must have gone horribly wrong. She wasn't right. She refused to eat or take her pills. Then her stomach swelled and turned red and it looked like burns started to come from the inside. She couldn't walk well, her urine got dark, and her last trip down the steps, she fell. That's when we called the in home service. She was suffering. Had trouble breathing and was throwing up.The vet gave her the shots in her room, on her bed where she was as comfortable as she could have been, gave us an impression of her paw. We both held her till her heart quit and she took her last breath. She's being cremated so they're giving us an urn with her picture on it. I can barely see the keyboard anymore. Rest In Peace Bella. I love You.
     
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    Rich71 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Wow, thats got to be one of the hardest things to do in life. Take care.
     
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    She's running around in Heaven playing with all the other dogs who no longer feel any pain. I'm sorry for your loss. Bella's sounds like she was truly a member of the family and you showed her true compassion.
     
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    Phil so sorry to hear about yours and Karen's loss. Had to be very rough seeing Bella suffering. Our thoughts are with your family .
     
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    Thanks everyone. The thing that kills me is that she was steadily getting better till Thursday evening. My wife's a mess, and my heart is broken, but we'll get another one. The good times greatly outweigh the bad.
    Here is the most recent pic of her. Taken in September

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    it's been about 15 years since we did that to our last dog and it was easier when the vet came to the house. seemed to be more peaceful at the end. sorry for your loss. it will be a tough few days at least.
     
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    I've been there. Sorry for your family's loss.
     
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    Knuckle Dragger Mayor of Simpleton Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Man, I'm sorry your loss. The sorrow is the price we pay for all the good times. I figure we come out ahead over the long run but it still hurts.
     
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    Thanks again everyone. Instead of just throwin her dog beds and blankets in the garbage, we burned them in the fire pit last night. I know it sounds weird but it was Karen's idea. Closure? I just went along with it.
     
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    Sorry for your loss. Only lived it once with our awesome chocolate Lab Nestle. . .it is really tough!
     

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