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Another Prolapsed cloaca #1415219
03/06/18 03:59 PM
03/06/18 03:59 PM
Joined: Feb 2014
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Fort Myers, Florida
JenK Offline OP
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It is with a heavy heart I have to say Chip has met his furry family at the rainbow bridge. After 2 surgeries and over 3 months of medications 2xís a day, it was time to give Chip quality of life vs quantity. The short version of his story: He was able to spend his last day with his family, and he was spoiled with treats and kisses. I will miss the way he greets me from the pouch, the way he protects his brothers, He loved his brothers to the end. I will miss the crawls up my leg, and the way he sniffs my face, and of course the swats at my eyelashes, and he always put his brothers to bed. Chip and I have had a long journey until now. I pray to see you again my Chip, you brought me so many smiles and laughs; you and your brothers keep me up longer than I should stay up, or wake me in the middle of the night. I wouldnít have it any other way- itís all because you are my family. Until we meet again Chip.
Forever in my heart.


Jen



Oscar & Olly
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Chip :rbridge:
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Re: Another Prolapsed cloaca [Re: JenK] #1415220
03/06/18 05:19 PM
03/06/18 05:19 PM
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Belleville, IL
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I am so sorry to hear this news from you frown

I'm glad that you have such good memories of him. May they fill the hole he left in your heart.


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Re: Another Prolapsed cloaca [Re: Hutch] #1415226
03/06/18 07:57 PM
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I am so very sorry to hear this hug2

Chip's story can be read here.


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Re: Another Prolapsed cloaca [Re: JenK] #1415228
03/06/18 11:01 PM
03/06/18 11:01 PM
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SW Missouri
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Jen,
You did good by Chip. A very touching story. Thank you for sharing his sweetness. It reminds me again how much these fuzzy things can touch your heart.

Glide free Chip! You have definitely earned your wings! angel


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and
Trust your journey....




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Re: Another Prolapsed cloaca [Re: JenK] #1415261
03/07/18 08:24 PM
03/07/18 08:24 PM
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Fort Myers, Florida
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Thank you all for your support- it means so much. I have to add ...
I had to make a hard decision

Chip had a been dealing with a prolapsed cloaca for months and an impacted anal gland. He was under close observation after the first and second surgery, and he self mutilated enough to cause his skin to go necrotic as well as his penis on the second surgery, even under close watch by the vet and technicians.

The 3rd surgery would be to clear the necrotic tissue and remove his penis, leaving his surgical area significantly exposed. He would go through many weeks of bandage changings using a silver salve and injections to help heal the skin.

Please understand, I did the best I could. I do reflect on how I would have done things differently. I feel like I caused him more pain than what he should have gone through. 😭

But I made the best decisions I could.

No glider should be bound to bandages and meds for so long. Chip wouldnít tolerate the the bandages.

I want people to hear his story so we can all learn. He was a rescue as well as his brothers. I know their story, not pretty.

The doctor is doing a partial necropsy to see what was going on inside Chip. I hope to learn more.

Looking forward to his memorial💔💙🌈 😫😭

Thank you all for being there.


Jen



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Re: Another Prolapsed cloaca [Re: Ladymagyver] #1415264
03/07/18 08:28 PM
03/07/18 08:28 PM
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Fort Myers, Florida
JenK Offline OP
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Thank you


Jen



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Re: Another Prolapsed cloaca [Re: JenK] #1415265
03/07/18 08:28 PM
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Wisconsin
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I am so very sorry for your loss. You had such a long battle with his problems.

May you find comfort and peace in your memories of him.

Glide Free Little Chip :rbridge:


Kimberley
Feathers-Sweetie, Sklyar Blue, Mister Peanut, Big Mack & Ibo
Fur-Guinan, Mr. Spock, T'Mir, Micheal, Stevie, Cho & Maharet :bb: T'Pol, Elizabeth & Curzon :wfb: TY, TJ, Khayman & T'Pring :rtmo: O'Ryan :leu:
Forever in my heart, Gizmo, Tucker and the rest of my babies over the :rbridge:

Re: Another Prolapsed cloaca [Re: Feather] #1415266
03/07/18 08:45 PM
03/07/18 08:45 PM
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Fort Myers, Florida
JenK Offline OP
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Thank you- I will. Part of the hardest part is feeling their pouch lighter than normal when carrying them or feeling their pouch. Time heals, thatís what I keep telling myself.

Last edited by JenK; 03/07/18 09:01 PM.

Jen



Oscar & Olly
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Chip :rbridge:
Dale, Adam, & Abel
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Re: Another Prolapsed cloaca [Re: Feather] #1415267
03/07/18 08:55 PM
03/07/18 08:55 PM
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Posts: 5,389
Maryland
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Jen, as I offer you my deepest condolences, I find my eyes welling with tears. You and Chip have been through a remarkably hard journey, one that I believe Chip would have wanted. The chance, you not only gave him another chance, but two other chances. I believe he appreciated those chances, and as well appreciated your decision to let go. For I firmly believe you did right by him,m he knows that, and he wants you to know that. I also believe you will one day be reunited, and he will thank you for the wonderful life you gave him, the two chances to continue a life where he finally had the love and care he deserved, and your understanding of the time to let go. Find peace.


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Re: Another Prolapsed cloaca [Re: Terry] #1415287
03/08/18 07:25 PM
03/08/18 07:25 PM
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Fort Myers, Florida
JenK Offline OP
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Thank you for your kind words, your words make me choke up with sadness and joy.

Love you all,

Last edited by JenK; 03/08/18 07:26 PM.

Jen



Oscar & Olly
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Chip :rbridge:
Dale, Adam, & Abel
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Re: Another Prolapsed cloaca [Re: JenK] #1415305
03/09/18 11:40 PM
03/09/18 11:40 PM
Joined: Apr 2012
Posts: 5,389
Maryland
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Terry Offline
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Originally Posted By: JenK
Thank you- I will. Part of the hardest part is feeling their pouch lighter than normal when carrying them or feeling their pouch. Time heals, thatís what I keep telling myself.


Oh my gosh, this is so true, it still hits me every time I pull their pouch with them inside. I also find it hard when preparing their servings of food, especially at first, cutting back on the amounts really sets the cold hard fact of their absence. As does nail trim day. So many reminders, but time does heal, though they'll always be missed, you do cry a little less over time.


Lives with:
1 God
1 dog, (Willow)
1 Sugie, (Ollie)
R.I.P. Lulu (2/28/12-10/13/17)
R.I.P. Skadoosh (2/28/12-3/26/18)
Re: Another Prolapsed cloaca [Re: Terry] #1415406
03/13/18 06:40 PM
03/13/18 06:40 PM
Joined: Feb 2014
Posts: 207
Fort Myers, Florida
JenK Offline OP
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Fort Myers, Florida
Oh my gosh- that was the realization I had today - so very difficult *tears* every little thing hurts these days. I have to do a nail trim this weekend . Itís bitter sweet to share memories of our little ones . Love

The hardest part is that the doctor did a partial necropsy and it was inconclusive.
I am beating myself up about this whole thing.

Thank you! I appreciate your thoughts and prayers.


Jen



Oscar & Olly
:bb: :grey:
Chip :rbridge:
Dale, Adam, & Abel
:grey: :grey: :bb:
Re: Another Prolapsed cloaca [Re: Terry] #1415407
03/13/18 06:48 PM
03/13/18 06:48 PM
Joined: Feb 2014
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Fort Myers, Florida
JenK Offline OP
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JenK  Offline OP
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Fort Myers, Florida
Thank you


Jen



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Chip :rbridge:
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