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|02-18-2005, 09:15 AM||#1|
Join Date: Feb 2005
Bubbles fell asleep yesterday
How I wish I had found this forum a few months ago when I needed to talk to like minded Yorkie lovers about my baby Bubbles.
Bubbles was 6 years old and died yesterday. Before I had him I was terrified of dogs because I was nipped by one as a youngster. But watching him grow, playing with him and nursing him made me fall in love with him and it took away my terror. Now I am such a dog lover - he taught me so much.
Bubbles lost sight in one eye December 2003 and after a number of tests it was found that he had Hepatic MVD. We thought it was the end for him, but thanks to our amazing vet we stabled his condition with the aid of little medication, special food and love.
We never sure whether the MVD had lost him his sight in his right eye, or if he had a brain nodule too. Since there was little to be done for any brain problem we didn't have any scans and instead just lived and enjoyed him.
Occasionally we ran into a few problems - he got bladder stones in October and because of his MVD having anesthetic was never good for him. But he was a strong little thing and bounced back from everything that tried to knock him down.
On Wednesday Bubbles had a siezure, another on Thursday and then by mid day yesterday they were almost permanent. Our vet tried more medication and other sorts of things but it was time to let Bubbles go. We suspect he did have a brain tumour.
We were all able to be with him and I held him in my arms as he fell to sleep. It was peaceful and it was right for us and our baby.
The last year, although he was sick he was so happy, and I was out of work for much of this time we formed an incredible bond as I nursed him. I truly love him and I wish we had him for longer than 6 years, but they were 6 happy years and I am grateful for being blessed with such an amazing little boy. I never knew unconditional love before he came into my life.
I hope to hang around this forum and talk to other Yorkie Mums. Even though my baby is no longer here, I'm still a Mum.
|02-18-2005, 09:23 AM||#2|
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Tontitown Arkansas
Welcome to Yorkie Talk, Donna. I am glad you found us here!!
I found it so heart warming to have read your story of such compassion over your Bubbles. The love you have for him was felt by reading about all the care you gave to him during his time of need.
I am sorry for your loss over Bubbles and I can see that he will forever remain within your heart. Yes, you indeed were blessed to have been loved by him, he was fortunate to have had you all those years.
I hope you find Yorkie Talk a place you enjoy to return to.
~~**~~ Schatzie and Ransom ~~**~~
|02-18-2005, 09:25 AM||#3|
Owned by Gyps and Gizz
Join Date: Jul 2004
Donna!! Of course you are still a MUM!! SO sorry about Bubbles, I really am - take care honey and it'll take time but you'll just remember the good times, the funny times, but it does take a lot of time!! You formed an incredible bond and now you must be so lost.. I'm so sorry. One day you'll be ready to have another and I'm sure Bubbles would not want you alone... take care and there is always someone here for you!! I still grieve over one particular yorkie we lost over 2 yrs ago but we talk about him daily and it is important to do that. Take care, luv, Ana xx
|02-18-2005, 12:20 PM||#4|
Donating YT 7000 Club Member
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Alabama, etc.
Donna, we are so glad you found your way here! I am sorry for your loss ... little Bubbles sounds like a wonderful baby and had a caring, compasionate family. Hold all those precious memories close to your hearts! We care!
|02-18-2005, 01:22 PM||#5|
Donating YT 500 Club Member
Join Date: Dec 2004
welcome to yorkietalk. i am so sorry to hear about your bubbles. your story brought tears to my eyes. me and nala will say a little prayer for you and bubbles before we go to bed.
|02-18-2005, 02:58 PM||#6|
Join Date: Feb 2005
Thank you all for your messages. Just milling around here and reading all the nice stories makes me feel better.
I know it will take time to come to terms with my loss. I think I'm doing ok, just wierd not to wake up and make his dinner or play with him.
When I feel stronger I will participate in your nice memory thread.
|02-18-2005, 03:44 PM||#7|
YT 500 Club Member
Join Date: Feb 2005
Donna - so sorry for your loss. I almost lost my Bengie this past week due to an accident and I have lost two long term dogs that almost killed me. I know what you are going through. Hang in there, sometime soon you will be ready to risk your heart again and there is a lot of good advice and support here.