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Old 09-13-2010, 06:53 PM   #1
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Cry RIP to my Trixie Lou <3

We lost our Trixie yesterday (September 12) ..she would have been 10 months old on Sept 17th. She was diagnosed with liver shunt a few months ago. We attempted her surgery in the beginning of August, and she was given too much anesthesia and almost died. She finally had her surgery on Sept 2nd, and it was very successful. The vet said that the thing (can't remember the name of it) that they put to close the shunt, was supposed to close within 12 weeks. If it closed sooner, it would kill her. Her proteins began to get very low this past weekend, and her belly swelled up..and she was in the worst condition I've ever seen. We took her back to the vet's, and he examined her..she was fine. But for some reason on sunday morning, she couldn't seem to move, my aunt couldn't even pick her up without Trixie crying from the pain. Around the time they pulled in and the vet came out, she was gone. The vet did a blood test, and tested the fluid in her abdomen, and he said that it just hit her at once, and there was nothing we (or he) could do to prevent it. My dad is heartbroken, and so am I. He absolutely loved her with all of his heart (and he usually hates dogs).

It's hard not having my little girl around, even though it's only been a few days. Does anyone have any tips on ways to make it easier for me & my family? We had her cremated, but we haven't found a urn to put her in yet, does anyone know where I can get a cute one for her that could be engraved? Please pray for me & my family. We really need it right now. We'll always be missing our Trixie Lou. She was mommy's girl!
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Old 09-13-2010, 06:58 PM   #2
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I'm so sorry to hear about your Trixie. I like to think that her poor little body is now running free. You will have to have some time to grieve the loss of Trixie - just as you would any beloved family member. Time is merciful and your pain will lessen.
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Old 09-13-2010, 07:29 PM   #3
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You have every right to be sad about your Trixie. We always seem to put so much pressure on ourselves to "get over it" - sometimes I think we do our loved ones a disservice by not acknowledging how much grief we feel or giving ourselves time to work out those feelings.

Everybody deals with grief in his or her own way - there is no one right way for everyone to handle this kind of thing. My way is to get very busy - I usually go into a housecleaning frenzy and sleep a lot. My sister goes into hiding. Another goes shopping. It took me a couple of family tragedies to understand that it's their survival mechanism just as cleaning is mine. Goodness knows housework is not one of my "normal" behaviours!

So my best suggestion is to do whatever works for you. Have a memorial service, make a scrapbook about her, clean out that messy closet, go for long walks...
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I am so sorry for your loss.
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Old 09-14-2010, 06:00 AM   #5
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i am so very sorry for your loss! i will keep you in my thoughts and prayers for sure that you and your family make it through this hard time. i just a couple weeks ago lost my beautiful baby girl nika at only 6 years old to pancreatitis / hypoglycemia. it was very tragic and sudden. it is so hard to lose them so young and when they are loved soooo much! i still look for her everywhere. she followed me around and i was so careful never to step on her so i am still looking for her everywhere i go. the hardest part for me is coming home after work without her there and waking up in the morning without her greetings of yip yaps and nose kisses. making a memorial of some kind will help you and think of all the happy times and fond memories you had together will also help. say lots of prayers and try to stay strong! it sounds like you were a great doggie momma who did everything in your power to save that little baby, she is very lucky she had a great momma who loves her! just remember love never dies, and she will live in your heart forever!
we buried little nika at my dad's house next to his beautiful flower garden and fish pond. i have not gotten her a memorial marker yet because they make me sad and i just cant do it yet, but i have been looking at a few on ebay that are engraved and everything so maybe you could check there for an urn?
you and your family, and your little angel will be in my thoughts and prayers!
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I am so sorry for your loss of your little Trixie Lou. I know the pain you and your family are feeling and it can be completely devastating. Your pain will lessen some with time and you can take solace in the fact that she is no longer in any pain. In her short life she knew she was well loved and was happy. She'll see you at the rainbow bridge.
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I'm so, so sorry.
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I am soooo sorry for your loss, you are in my prayers xxxx
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I'm so sorry....RIP Trixie
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So very sorry for your loss. Give it time....each days it will get a little bit better. Someday before you know it, you will have another little buddy to love. You did all you could have done.
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I am very sorry for your loss. I will be keeping you, your family and Trixie in our thoughts and prayers.
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I am so very sorry for your loss of sweet Trixie... RIP Little One...
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I am so sorry for your loss...I can only imagine what you must be going through.
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Thank you all. It's still hard but not as hard as it was those first two days. Trixie was my dad's best friend. He had alot of heart problems in the past few years, and she seemed to make him happy and keep him calm. My mom is already talking about getting another one, and she never would get attached to Trixie. I'm not sure why, but she just wouldnt. She was very upset though when Trix died, so I'm sure she didn't want us to know how attached she really was
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Thank you all. It's still hard but not as hard as it was those first two days. Trixie was my dad's best friend. He had alot of heart problems in the past few years, and she seemed to make him happy and keep him calm. My mom is already talking about getting another one, and she never would get attached to Trixie. I'm not sure why, but she just wouldnt. She was very upset though when Trix died, so I'm sure she didn't want us to know how attached she really was
You will have another one, but always will remember your little Trixie. I remember each fog I had over my lifetime.
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