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Thursday, July 12, 2007

A dog well-loved: Daisy

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey
I’ve been overwhelmed this past week with worries and sadness and I just couldn’t bring myself to write—about anything. Rick’s Dad has finally turned the corner and is now being moved from ICU. It took him about four days to come around once they removed his “doze” meds. He had a low level pneumonia after the surgery and we were worried as he only has one complete lung. They got him out of bed yesterday for the first time in a week and he’s as weak as a newborn kitten. It’s going to take some time to bounce back, but he’s on his way to recovery finally.

While we were worrying about Vaughn’s heart, it turned out that is was our dog Daisy’s heart that we should have been concerned about without even knowing it. I can’t quite believe it myself, but we lost Daisy on Friday, July 6th. She’s gone from us ... our Daisy-Doo. Just like that. I won’t go into the details here but if you remember I mentioned she was sick. We had thought it was an infection of some kind and she was on antibiotics. They had done x-rays and on Monday her heart looked rounder than normal. Our vet wasn’t overly concerned since her heart sounded fine in all respects and Daisy was back eating and she wasn’t as lethargic as she had been. Then on Friday she took a turn for the worse and was having difficulty breathing. We rushed her to the ER at 10:00 p.m., but her heart just stopped on the exam table as she was being given fluids. We didn’t even get to say good-bye to her. We had no clue when we handed her over to the triage nurse and she led her back to the ER room that we would never see her alive again.

As it turned out she had a tumor in her heart that had started to bleed. The fluid was accumulating around her heart and before they could tap it to drain the fluid, she was gone. It’s just too sad. Even if we had diagnosed it earlier her prognosis would have been grim. At least she didn’t suffer, but we would have liked some closure with her with some advance notice. They assured us that this kind of cancer usually is hidden until it becomes critical. Daisy was only five-and-a-half. We will miss her sweet smiling eyes and silly “Doo-ness.” Rest well, sweet Daisy ... we’ll miss you so ...

Comments:

I’m so-o-o-o sorry!  It’s not fair that you didn’t even get to say good-bye. My thoughts and prayers are with you guys.
Sis Susan

I am so very very sorry to hear of your loss,  you are all are in my thoughts and prayers as you grieve.. You gave Daisy   a wonderful and joyous life.  She was a beautiful girl.

I’m happy to hear Rick’s Dad is doing better.
However, I’m also so very sad to read about your Daisy. Our animal companions enrich our lives in so many ways; they bring such joy and unconditional love during their short time with us. I believe your Daisy knew she was loved…

I know words won’t help so I’ll just say I’m sorry for your loss….

Oh Lynne…

I’m so sorry about the loss of your beloved Daisy.  Big hugs to both of you…I wish I could do more…

OH, honey!! Big hugs. Daisy was well-loved and she knows that you will miss her.

oh no! not daisy. oh, i am sorry lynne. poor thing. oh. no more great big daisy bottoms. oh.

hug and there-there pats

x

Thank you all for your condolences on Daisy. It’s just so hard to believe that she is gone from us.

Your words mean a great dealt to me!
XX to all!

Lynne, I’m so sorry for this loss! My thoughts and love and warmth are with you - you must be in shock still. Dear Daisy, may she rest in peace.

This is such sad news. Take good care!

I am sorry about your Daisy. It is wonderful to hear about your father-in-law’s recovery. This must have been difficult with concerns about his healing and your dog’s death. Take care.

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