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Thread: Farfelle - Cushings and Surgery...sweet Farfalle has crossed The Bridge

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    Default Re: Farfelle - Cushings and Surgery

    Hope Farfelle is doing well today! So sorry that you and he have to go through this - no fun. Big hugs for both of you.

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    Default Re: Farfelle - Cushings and Surgery

    Hi and welcome!

    I have not been checking in regularly since I've had some home computer issues and I missed that another JRT person is here! You sound like me - first had a female JRT and then got a male 2 years later. Mine are Alivia age 13 and Maxwell age 11. Alivia has cushing's, but KNOCK ON WOOD, seems to be in a complete remission, without any medications other than for high blood pressure.

    I checked out your pictures. I am so sorry to hear you lost Bazil in May. She had the beautiful, soulfull, alert look of a JRT in her picture. She was beautiful! Even with the shaved leg! And, it also looks like she had on the same collar my Alivia has.

    So far, I've only glanced over your string...I'll have to read it all later when I have more time. I do hope Farfalle continues to do well from his dental procedure. Poor little man went through a lot!
    Best,

    Mary Beth and Alivia

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    Glad to meet another JRT person! We actually had Farfalle first. Got him as a puppy and then rescued Bazil 2yrs later when she was 3. Now of course there is little Zoey who is a little terror--hah what JRT pup isn't!
    Zoey (JRT) age 1yr:
    healthy as a horse er JRT

    Farfalle (JRT) RIP Aug 2012, age 13yrs:
    diagnosis Oct 2010, Trilostene 30mg/daily; arthritis, severe allergies

    Bazil (JRT) RIP May 2011, age 14yrs:
    diagnosis Oct 2008, Trilostene 20mg/daily, Diabetic, Glaucoma, blind

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    How is Farfelle doing - recovery coming alone fine I hope??? They usually bounce back in a few days -- xoxo
    xoxo Cindy & Penny

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    Default Re: Farfelle - Cushings and Surgery

    He's pretty good. I can tell by looking at him when it's time for his next tramadol dose but that is expected. He is dying for some regular food but I'm making him wait until at least Monday.
    Zoey (JRT) age 1yr:
    healthy as a horse er JRT

    Farfalle (JRT) RIP Aug 2012, age 13yrs:
    diagnosis Oct 2010, Trilostene 30mg/daily; arthritis, severe allergies

    Bazil (JRT) RIP May 2011, age 14yrs:
    diagnosis Oct 2008, Trilostene 20mg/daily, Diabetic, Glaucoma, blind

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    Default Re: Checking in for January 2012

    Farfalle's allergies are getting worse and worse, especially since we brought home Zoey. He is allergic to human dander and cat dander and I am beginning to wonder if he is allergic to dog dander too. It's the only explanation. I also suspect he has developed a beef allergy on top of the poultry allergy. Which is a problem as he is such a picky eater and we have to rotate between Lamb, salmon and beef to get him to eat. He won't eat the same thing two meals in a row. So if I have to drop beef, this could be problematic as lamb is sometimes hard to get (he is on a home cooked diet). He is already taking immunosuppressants so not sure what else we can do seeing as he is 13. His arthritis is finally under control with the Gabapentin.

    Cushings wise his last stim was good. His next one is in early March.
    Zoey (JRT) age 1yr:
    healthy as a horse er JRT

    Farfalle (JRT) RIP Aug 2012, age 13yrs:
    diagnosis Oct 2010, Trilostene 30mg/daily; arthritis, severe allergies

    Bazil (JRT) RIP May 2011, age 14yrs:
    diagnosis Oct 2008, Trilostene 20mg/daily, Diabetic, Glaucoma, blind

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    Default Re: Farfalle - Passed away Aug 13 2012 RIP

    My sweet prince, Farfalle passed away last Monday.

    3 weeks before (July 24th) he had his blood checked and he was fine. Friday Aug 10th he stopped eating. By Sunday he was vomiting everything, including water. We took him to emerge where they did blood work and an ultrasound (his last ultrasound was in June). In 3 weeks he had developed Diabetes, gallstones and something with his pancreas. He was in such severe ketoacidocis that there was no coming back from it. Our vet said we would be torturing ourselves and him to even try.

    We are shattered. We lost our Bazil only a year ago. And now our little man. Our hearts are forever broken.
    Last edited by Polkaroo; 08-23-2012 at 11:39 AM.
    Zoey (JRT) age 1yr:
    healthy as a horse er JRT

    Farfalle (JRT) RIP Aug 2012, age 13yrs:
    diagnosis Oct 2010, Trilostene 30mg/daily; arthritis, severe allergies

    Bazil (JRT) RIP May 2011, age 14yrs:
    diagnosis Oct 2008, Trilostene 20mg/daily, Diabetic, Glaucoma, blind

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    Dear Polka,

    I am just so sorry to hear about sweet Farfalle. You and he worked so hard to make his life the best possible and I know he is so grateful to you for all you did for him. Diabetes can come on very suddenly and get bad quickly....it sounds as it this is what happened to your sweet boy. My heart is broken along with yours.

    Farfalle's name has been added to the In Loving Memory thread for 2012 where he will always be remembered and honored as a member of our family here at K9C. When you are ready, please feel free to post a tribute, or memorial, to Farfalle in In Loving Memory. It would be our honor to help you celebrate his life via your memories.

    Our deepest sympathies,
    Leslie, Squirt, Trinket, Brick, Tasha and our Angels, Ruby and Crystal

    Loveís Final Gift
    By Cheryl Goede

    I know it is hard on you, there are no words that can describe
    the piercing sorrow which does not lessen with time.
    ...
    When you had to bring me with you, on that last car ride to make,
    all the while knowing the course of action you needed to take.

    I know you feel guilty, I feel your sorrow, itís true,
    I could always sense your each and every mood.

    When they called my name I knew that your heart was breaking,
    you carried me to the roomÖgetting closer to my new awakening.

    The friendly doctor I know gave me treats and spoke low,
    he was giving you the time that you needed to let me go.

    All left the room, and you gathered me close,
    as you wondered how you could do this for me when you needed me the most.

    I tried to convey, my last wishes to you,
    I looked into your eyes with all the love you are used to,

    Mom and Dad, this earthly body has served me well,
    but the time has come for us to part, to no longer dwell.

    You understood the signal, and knew it was time for me to go,
    but before I leave there is just one more thing you should know.

    I will look out for you, each day I will guide,
    my spirit in some way will always be nearby.

    Before I make it to the Bridge to stay,
    I will return the love tenfold in hopes for my debts to be paid.

    For when that new pup or dog will enter your world,
    a new love will blossom and slowly unfurl.

    I hope you realize that new dog is Loveís Final Gift,
    sent from me, your baby girl.

    That new dog was chosen by me, to lessen your pain,
    like the gentle warmth of the sunshine after the rain.

    When you hear him bark, itís my bark too,
    when he cuddles you close, itís what I would do.

    So open your heart when the time comes to see,
    that the love he gives comes also from me.

    Take comfort, hug him, and reminisce
    as he gives his love freely in the form of a dear doggy kiss.

    Itís what I would do, if I still could,
    and what you would want that is understood.

    But the time has come to let me go,
    to make that unselfish choice, even though tears will flow.

    Hold me, cherish me, until my last breath,
    but please donít look at this as my death,

    Someday we will be together again, come close for one last kiss,
    I know this it true, as it is my soulís last earthbound wish.

    Now I can feel my spirit floating it is traveling high,
    as though I were a cloud in the endless blue sky.

    Please find peace, you have honored my life with this,
    For I have been reborn through your Loveís Final Gift.

    "May you know that absence is full of tender presence and that nothing is ever lost or forgotten." John O'Donahue, "Eternal Echoes"

    Death is not a changing of worlds as most imagine, as much as the walls of this world infinitely expanding.

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    Default Re: Farfelle - Cushings and Surgery...sweet Farfalle has crossed The Bridge

    (FYI - it is against the law to sell or even give away unused drugs but often a shelter or rescue and even vets will take donations anyway. Here is a thread in Everything Else where this is discussed.

    http://www.k9cushings.com/forum/show...highlight=drug

    It is very kind and thoughtful of you to offer. )
    "May you know that absence is full of tender presence and that nothing is ever lost or forgotten." John O'Donahue, "Eternal Echoes"

    Death is not a changing of worlds as most imagine, as much as the walls of this world infinitely expanding.

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    Default Re: Farfelle - Cushings and Surgery...sweet Farfalle has crossed The Bridge

    I am so sorry to hear about Farfelle. Our sincerest condolences to you and your family.
    Belinda Creel,
    Mom of Angel Bo, My Little Latte and now our newest Toby.

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