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|10-11-2018, 05:51 AM||#1|
Senior Yorkie Talker
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Northern Ireland
Goodbye My Wee Dude
I can't believe I am here to let you know that my sweet wee dude Alfie passed away on 16th July 2018. The reason I joined this forum in the first place even though I am not a regular poster.
It has taken me this long to come on here to say so and it still hurts and it will for a very long time. Alfie was my baby. I have no children so he was more than 'just a dog'. The house is quieter now even though we still have Lola.
It happened suddenly. He developed a cough for about a few weeks so I booked him in to see the vet. The morning of his appointment he woke me in the middle of the night to go to the toilet. This was rare of him to do so when I know Alfie does this he really needs to go. So I let him out and he had the runs. In my head I thought, gosh he is acting the way Penny did the day she died. When he came inside he just sat down and didn't move. I finally got him back to bed but I stayed awake with worry but at some point I must have dosed off but was woken by my husband saying he let Alfie out again and he was acting the way Penny did the day she died. With that I shot out of bed as I though the same.
I got him to the vet and was told he had a grade 4 heart murmur and they kept him in to x-ray his heart. Later that day I got a phone call to say it was worst than what they thought. He had fluid on his lungs and he wasn't strong enough to get the x-ray done. They gave him a diuretic and told me to take him home to a more settling environment. They were trying to do this so that he settles to get the x-ray. I had him home for 30 mins when he vomited blood (a lot) and collapsed. He was gone about 15-20 mins after that.
I just couldn't believe what had happened. What did I miss? Could I have prevented this? Should I have got him to the vet earlier would he still be alive? I just can't believe he was ok one minute and gone the next. He was 11 years old and to me still too young.
Lola Arnie R.I.P Alfie :R.I.P Penny
|10-11-2018, 06:24 AM||#2|
YT 500 Club Member
Join Date: Mar 2018
I'm just so sorry for the loss of your sweet Alfie. Thank you for all the love and care you showed him throughout his life.
May my late sweet Katy greet Alfie across the Rainbow Bridge with warm hello and playful kiss.
I hope you and hubby remember Alfie fondly forever. Please give Lola a hug and belly rub from me. --KatysMom
|10-11-2018, 06:35 AM||#3|
Mama's girl Phoebe
Join Date: Aug 2009
I am so sorry for your loss. Sending hugs your way. I had to say goodbye to my girl June 5th and it is still so hard thinking what more could I have done. She was diagnosed with CHF earlier this year. Please know your baby loved you and cherish those memories forever.
|02-15-2020, 11:13 AM||#4|
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
OMGosh! I am so very sorry. RIP Sweetest Alfie. And sorry for this very late reply, although I know you are still feeling the pain of his loss.
You didn’t do anything wrong. Yorkies and many animals are very good at hiding their illnesses. I seriously doubt earlier medical intervention would have changed anything. Grade IV murmurs are bad. Don’t second guess yourself. You’re a great Yorkie mom.
Hugs and love,
Kat Infinity Chloe ?
|02-15-2020, 11:33 AM||#5|
YT 2000 Club Member
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: santee, california
Blog Entries: 1
I am a firm believer that there is a time for each of us and our pets to be born and also to pass away. There is nothing we could do to change this. It's all in the Lords hands. He calls home who He wants .He knows all and sees all. He loves all. He directs the steps of man and beast. I am comforted knowing no matter what happened I could not prolong life. My little yorkies went back to the arms of Jesus. I cry but am grateful for the gift of their love and presence.
|02-17-2020, 11:03 AM||#6|
Senior Yorkie Talker
Join Date: Sep 2014
....I am so sorry for your loss....Alfie now is in Heaven playing with my beloved Bella....and my beloved Max...
|02-21-2020, 11:44 AM||#7|
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
I'm so sorry. The pain always stays. They leave and take a part of our heart with them.
Last edited by faeryphoebe1; 02-21-2020 at 11:46 AM.