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#20350 - 04/28/04 08:30 PM Zoe's Gone
glidrz5 Offline
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Registered: 06/13/01
Posts: 7297
Loc: Quincy, IL
Zoe passed over the Rainbow Bridge early Friday morning. She had been into the vet's the week before for a mouth infection and was on Baytril to clear it up. I had seen her at the food and water dishes and she would be up moving around though she wasn't as active as normal.
Then on Thursday after giving her medicine, I noticed that she was limping on one of her back legs. I took her out of the large cage and placed her in a carry case while I called the vet's office. Unfortunately, my vet was out of the office for the day and there was no other vet on duty. So I got an appointment for the first thing in the morning. Since she was a little cold, I placed the carry case on a heating pad and made sure that Zoe had a few grapes to nibble on. A few hours later she was worse off than before and I was afraid that she would not last the night, so I called the vet's emergency number. He met me at his office at 9pm and gave Zoe fluids, pain meds and antibiotics. The only other thing we could do was keep her warm, so he told me to keep her on the heating pad. By 1am she seemed to be doing better, she was more alert and moving around easier. So after giving her some fresh grapes I went on to bed.
Sometime during the night, she crawled out of her pouch and got on top of it so she was away from the heating pad and got cold. When I found her early that morning she was cold to the touch and having siezures. I placed her directly on the heating pad to warm her and fed her some honey. The siezures eased up and she started to look more alert and was actually trying to eat the honey on her own without me placing it in her mouth. I had less than an hour before my vet appointment, and I sat with her and petted her while she lay in her pouch on the heating pad. When it was time to get her ready to go, I realized that she was no longer breathing. She had passed away in my hands without me realizing it. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crying.gif" alt="" />
I had a necropsy done to discover what could have caused her death and to be sure that whatever it was wasn't a danger to Sassy and Nicky (her cagemates). When I got the results on Monday, my vet told me that even though she was only 5, her liver and kidneys showed signs of old age. There was nothing that I had done that caused this or that could have been done to prevent it. He thought it was most likely genetic.
Zoe is now across the Rainbow Bridge with her adopted Mommy Bobbie and her brother Toby. I know they will keep her company and love her until we can be together again.


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#20351 - 04/28/04 08:37 PM Re: Zoe's Gone [Re: ]
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That made me cry...I'm soo sorry for your loss. Just know that she is in a good place right now. I know this must be hard for you. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" />

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#20352 - 04/28/04 09:24 PM Re: Zoe's Gone [Re: ]
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Registered: 10/30/03
Posts: 16743
Loc: St. Johns, Florida
I am soooo sorry for your loss. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> She knew how much you loved her and you know how much she loved you. I pray that brings you peace and lets your heart continue to feel her presence.
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#20353 - 04/28/04 09:31 PM Re: Zoe's Gone [Re: ]
Lucy Offline
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Registered: 02/14/01
Posts: 7354
Loc: Lexington, KY
Chris, I'm so sorry. I've learned so much from Zoe as you shared her medical problems. She put up a valiant effort, and you showed a lot of courage in your efforts to help her and keep us all informed. I'm sad with you, but hope you can get some comfort in knowing there was nothing you could have done. When there's multiple organ failure, it's very difficult to recover. You did all you could. My guess is that she felt it was safe to let go in your hands, and that she knew she was loved.

Thank you for sharing her story all these months.

Hugs,
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#20354 - 04/29/04 12:26 AM Re: Zoe's Gone [Re: ]
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Chris, I'm soooo sorry. I wish there was something I could say or do that would ease your pain. Take comfort in knowing that she knew you loved her and you did all that was possible for her. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" />
chey <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crying.gif" alt="" />

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#20355 - 04/29/04 08:08 AM Re: Zoe's Gone [Re: ]
cyndiekb Offline
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Registered: 10/08/03
Posts: 5916
Loc: Cornersville TN I'M HOME :)
I am si sorry about Zoe. It is hard to lose a baby even when you know it was in gods hands. Hugs to you in this sad time <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" />
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#20356 - 04/29/04 05:02 PM Re: Zoe's Gone [Re: ]
Anonymous
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I am so very sorry for your loss... <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" />

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#20357 - 04/30/04 04:17 PM Re: Zoe's Gone [Re: ]
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<img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> I'm so sorry to hear about your dear Zoe. She is now running and jumping and playing with her brother and mommy at the Rainbow Bridge waiting for your arrival some day. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/heartpump.gif" alt="" />

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#20358 - 05/01/04 01:09 AM Re: Zoe's Gone [Re: ]
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Oh, my, it's just so so sad. My heart goes out to you!! Hugs coming your way!!
<img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" />

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#20359 - 05/01/04 08:57 PM Re: Zoe's Gone [Re: Izzyandrileysmom]
Anonymous
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<img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crying.gif" alt="" />when reading this post i began to cry it touched my heart i send preyers to you and her cagemates that as time passes your heart pain will ease but she be waiting for you at rainbow bridge. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crying.gif" alt="" />

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#20360 - 05/02/04 12:28 PM Re: Zoe's Gone [Re: ]
Anonymous
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Oh dear, I can't believe I missed this post or I would have sent my sympathies along much sooner! I am so very sorry to hear you lost one of your babies! I am glad to hear, however, that it was nothing that could have been passed along to her cagemates. That at least, is hopefully some relief. I also hope that it is a comfort knowing that you did everything you could to save her and that none of it was your fault. I know she is happy and safe now and loves you very much. I hope you will feel better soon and have many lovely memories to comfort you throughout the difficult times. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" />

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