Donna, So sorry you are going thru this right now. We just lost our German Shepherd, (Faith) a month ago. We adopted her when she was 12 weeks old from a local shelter & we had her for 15 wonderful years.
My mom works with a shelter in Southern Illinois & I always here all the sad stories from each special one that she fosters until they find a forever home. Well.....last week she had a Standard Poodle(Nikki) whose owner had died. She had lost weight from missing her mommy & the son had taken her in, but just wasn't a dog person. We went down & got her and it is like she has been with us always. Such a sweety & so much love! She gets along great with our 6 yr. old Yorkie (Ellie).
I know when you are ready, you will find a new family member. I don't think we can ever replace our lost furbabies, but we can bring a new one into our hearts & home that needs our love & attention. There are so many poor animals out there waiting for a family & you will find the perfect one for when it's time.
I will keep Dylan in my prayers. It's so hard when they are sick, but you will know when it is time to say good-bye.
Never regret something that made you smile!
Fibromyalgia*Osteoarthritis*Sleep Apnea*RLS*Menopause* Allergy/Sinus*Spurs on Spine
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DX-Chronic Pain due to two freak car accidents, Pancreatic Divisum,Fibromyalgia, Asthma, Depression w/anxiety, Migraines
Meds- Suboxone 16mg for pain, Cymbalta 60mg, Lyrica 50mg, Imitrex 100mg PRN,Ibprofen 800mg PRN, Ventolin Inhaler PRN, Visteril PRN
Donna, I feel so badly that you are having so many things hit you at the same time. I think you are an amazing woman, dealing w/ all this pain and zapping to get off of this nasty medicine. You are strong, I know you will defeat it, I just hope this lessens for you very soon.
I know how hard it is to see your beloved puppy have these problems. If and when you and your dh decide to get another dog, that is the right time for the two of you. I'm sure the children mean well, but only you two know what feels right for you. You are a good and loving Mommy to your puppies, you did what was right for Vesta and you will continue to care for Dylan. There is a lot going on w/ your health and Dylan's, take care of that first. Everything else will come in time or not.
You are in my thoughts and prayers, dear friend.
God bless. Alice.
I am sending good vibes and gentle hugs to you, my friend. I know how much you love your dogs. I remember well the pain you went through when you had to put Vesta down and now Dylan. I'm so sorry for all that you are going through. I went through a similar experience, having had to put down my cat K.C. last December, and then my dog Cassidy a few months later. It's so painful and yet we do realize it's the right thing to do, the most unselfish thing we can do for our pets that love us so unconditionally. I agree with the others about your kids, only trying to help you with your pain, I am certain of that. And, as the others have said, I think you will make the right decision, when it is right for you. I admire you so much, to have gone through the withdrawal of the Lexapro and now having to confront this horrible pain. I hope we can help, in some small way, to get you through this.
My thoughts and my heart are with you,
Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, scoliosis, back problems, hypothyroidism.
Thank you all so much for your kind words and encouragment. I appreciate your support. I am thinking that a new rescue may be on my Christmas list this year, with complete expectation that Dylan will still be with us. I will have one of my children pick one out as I...
Oh my. I don't seem to be able to walk through the rescue centers without wanting them all. That is how we got Dylan. We went to pick out a dog for my son, Dylan stuck his paw through the cage and latched on to my pant leg. Even though we lived in a small condo at the time and had Vesta, I went home with him. Absolutely no regrets. He was given to us with parvo and we almost lost him the first week we had him...he is a miracle dog as no one expected him to live.
Another dog is in my future. They are the best therapy ever.
Thank you again,
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