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post #1 of 11 Old 11-30-2008, 02:20 PM Thread Starter
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Remembering Maddie

Remembering Maddie

Poor Maddie was diagnosed with Parvo Monday by the local vet as I
presumed after noticed early symptoms of vomiting, refusing to eat, and
drink. My mom is the one who lent me the money in the first place to carry
her to the vet due to my husband still hasn't got paid yet from his new
job. The vet gave me an IV to give her 3 times a day, roughly every eight
hours to keep her hydrated. It is no easy task to take care of a dog
with Parvo, there is vomiting and bloody watery stool, but I cleaned
her up and wiped the vomit from her little mouth. Things I thought were
looking better, but it turned out opposite. She lost alot of weight
and was just so weak and fragile it broke my heart. I remember a few
nights ago, even though in pain she would wobble into my husband and
I's bedroom and want up on the bed with us...just to be with us, the
people that loved her.

Yesterday, my husband and I went to a family get together at his
Grandma's house to celebrate their Thanksgiving and then we
went to see his Dad who has been in ICU in the hospital for 3
months now. When we got home, I discovered I left the bathroom
door open where I had been keeping her and she had left the
bathroom. We found her laying down on her side in the living room
and she wasn't even able to pick her head up and look at us and
was as limp as a dish rag and couldn't stand up. It was a horrible
night of pain for her,she became delirious also barking madly all
night at nothing due to she was suffering. We didn't think she would
survive the night, but she did.

When I got back from church this morning around 12:20 or so,
I discovered her pain and suffering had stopped and she went to
doggy heaven. I feel like my heart is going to burst now.

Maddie made me so extremely happy the time I was able to
spend with her while she was on this earth. I was in her life
from the moment Missy (her Dam) first gave birth to her.
You couldn't ask for a better dog, she LOVED everyone,
even strangers and brought a smile to their face. She
really loved going to the park for walks and chasing the
leaves as they blew and enjoyed bringing pine cones all
the way home in her mouth for Daddy. She was also
so beautiful.

Please pray for my husband and especially I as we grieve
over our baby who we was so attatched to, she was like
a child to us.

I'd like to share some pictures at this time I took of her all
through her life.
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It's been awhile, but I'm back & back in the saddle!
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post #2 of 11 Old 11-30-2008, 03:51 PM
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Aww! *hugs* I'm so sorry to hear that! But just remember, she is no longer suffering..that's the best thing for her. I know how you feel...a year ago today I had to have my dog put down due to cancer...she was my best friend...she was always there when no one else was. She always made me feel better..

It gets easier. Just keep your chin up! Remember the good times.

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post #3 of 11 Old 11-30-2008, 08:06 PM
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I'm so sorry to hear about your Maddie. I too have a toy poodle and I can't imagine life without her. Just remember that you will be reunited with her over the rainbow bridge someday.

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post #4 of 11 Old 11-30-2008, 08:14 PM
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I am crying for you....I'm so sorry to hear about poor maddie, and I know how much you loved her. I have a pom and don't know what ide do without him.

At least she's not in anymore pain and you will see her once again in the future. She was very beautiful and very lucky to have you taking care of her. i'm so sorry :*(
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post #5 of 11 Old 11-30-2008, 08:27 PM
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Oh no! I was so hopeful. I'm so, so sorry to hear this. It's a shame you couldn't get her to a vet to end her suffering sooner. You did your best...(((hugs)))

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(( HUGS)) I know they can't really help but I wish they could. My thoughs are with you.
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post #7 of 11 Old 11-30-2008, 08:35 PM
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Oh no, I am so sorry. :( That is so sad...may Maddie rest in peace.

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post #8 of 11 Old 12-01-2008, 09:34 AM
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poor thing... i'm sorry.

"Be a best friend, tell the truth, and overuse I love you
Go to work, do your best, don't outsmart your common sense
Never let your prayin knees get lazy
And love like crazy"
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post #9 of 11 Old 12-01-2008, 09:37 AM
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poor thing, Parvo is bad stuff, and it only hits good dogs, I don't know why.

A good cowboy always has a better horse at the end of the ride, a poor cowboy will be afoot reguardless of the horse.

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post #10 of 11 Old 12-01-2008, 03:15 PM
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Im so sorry to hear that you lost your little girl... *hugs*

It's not the will to win, but the will to prepare to win that makes the difference.
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