Re: [FH] Snowy rests tonight with the angels....
- So sorry to hear about your loss. I lost one of mine this week also. On Thursday.
Hopefully you can find some comfort in knowing he passed peacefully in the comfort of his home, surrounded by those who loved him. I think that is how he would have wanted it. I took my girl to the ER clinic and she spent the night there and passed at 6:00 am before we got back there to see her. If I had known she would not make it through the night, I would have left her at home with us, where she at least felt safe. Guess we always seem to second guess ourselves, and what we maybe coulda/shoulda done differently at the very end.
From: katkarma <katkarma@...>
Sent: Saturday, February 25, 2012 7:49 PM
Subject: [FH] Snowy rests tonight with the angels....
D#$%@m heart disease! Snowy earned his angel wings this morning at 6am. I got up to check on him at 5:45am and he was all stretched out as long as he could make himself breathing through his mouth. I felt so bad that I couldn't help him, I tried to hold him but that made it worse. I knew I didn't have time to get him any help (we are 30 min from the closest vet and 1.5 hours from an all-night emergency clinic) and I didn't...just 15 long minutes later he took his last breath! He'd been doing so well balancing his hyper-thyroidism, heart disease and kidney disease until Thursday....x-rayed showed quite a bit of fluid buildup again but he had no symptoms of this. We upped his Lasix and he also got a Lasix shot.....just didn't have time to work.... He never had any open mouth breathing until this morning and when I went to bed around 10, his bpm were about 28. I feel so badly that I couldn't help him at the end....this disease stinks!!!
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