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#233960 - 03/13/07 01:08 PM My Pika is with Cricky now...
sugarglidersuz Offline
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Registered: 08/28/04
Posts: 14788
Loc: Cleveland, Ohio

As some of you know, Pika was battling for her life during the past week or so, but yesterday morning we finally had her put to sleep cry Since a week ago, Saturday, Pika's health had rapidly declined. We didn't even think she was going to make it through the day that first day. Somehow, she drew on her deep reserves and made it through that first day of dehydration, vomiting and diarrhea. We immediately started her on antibiotics and oral calcium (just to be safe) and I was force-feeding her BML & Pedialyte. The next few days were really touch and go, but by mid-week she was rallying and really seemed like she might be able to beat it. Sadly, toward the end of the week, she got really weak again and the diarrhea started again on Saturday morning. By Sunday, it was obvious that she was suffering a lot. By that point, she had lost 20 grams in just the one week. She was unable to groom herself any longer and we found her in the morning at the bottom of her cage, right up against her pouch but too weak to climb into it. (Pika's pouch was at the bottom of the cage due to her blindness.)
Throughout the week of her fight to live, little Nara (the companion glider that I got for her after Cricky died last November) was really taking care of her. It was truly amazing to watch this young glider grooming Pika, tucking her into the blankies, bringing her food, etc. mlove This picture shows Nara's love and care for Pika on her last day with us (Sunday)...

We will miss Pika deeply and I have been crying a lot ever since Sunday morning when I realized that it would be selfish to allow her to continue to suffer. cry
As best we can tell, Pika was about 13 years old. I was privileged to have her in my life for the past 4+ years. She struggled with many health issues during her time here on earth and I know that she is now at the Rainbow Bridge with Cricky, her lifelong mate heart I feel honored to have been blessed with her graceful, loving presence for those few years.
I love you, my pretty Pika, and I will always miss you... give Cricky hugs and scritches for me mlove
Suz Enyedy
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#233961 - 03/13/07 01:11 PM Re: My Pika is with Cricky now... [Re: sugarglidersuz]

Oh suz I am soooo sorry lots of hugs!!!! and prayers!!!

#233967 - 03/13/07 01:18 PM Re: My Pika is with Cricky now... [Re: sugarglidersuz]

hug2 hug2 hug2

I'm so sorry, Suz. Sending many hugs your way.

#233968 - 03/13/07 01:18 PM Re: My Pika is with Cricky now... [Re: ]
Mel2mdl Offline
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Registered: 07/20/06
Posts: 4212
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I wish I hadn't read this at work! I'm in tears. You did so much for her and she was so important to you. She is no longer hurting, but I am sooooo sorry to read this. Hugs and prayers being sent your way!
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#233970 - 03/13/07 01:19 PM Re: My Pika is with Cricky now... [Re: sugarglidersuz]

Suz I', so sorry,lots of hug2 hug2 and prayers coming your way.

#233971 - 03/13/07 01:19 PM Re: My Pika is with Cricky now... [Re: ]
BCChins Offline
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Registered: 11/16/05
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Loc: Central Connecticut
Suz I am very sorry Pika has passed. I send you hugs and remember you gave her everything a glider could want and need.
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#233976 - 03/13/07 01:22 PM Re: My Pika is with Cricky now... [Re: sugarglidersuz]

I am so deeply sorry Suz, you are just the best Mom!!

hug2 Hugs and Prayers to you!!


#233981 - 03/13/07 01:26 PM Re: My Pika is with Cricky now... [Re: ]
tbull Offline
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Registered: 10/04/05
Posts: 3884
Loc: Wyoming
Oh Suz, I can't tell you how sorry I am for your loss. but now Pika is able to see, run, and play again with her Cricky.

hug2 hug2 hug2

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you are crunchy and taste good with catsup **

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#233990 - 03/13/07 01:33 PM Re: My Pika is with Cricky now... [Re: BCChins]
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Registered: 03/17/06
Posts: 3295
Loc: Chicago, IL

I have always loved that first picture of Pika upset

Cricky has his girl now and Pika will be watching her little companion Nara now from the other side of the bridge as she did for the her the entire time they were together before she crossed over. frown

Pika had so much love surrounding her and she couldn't have been in better hands than with you and Ed hug2

She will be missed but her memory will live in everyone that she touched cloud9
dance Jenny

Furby -- Kalila -- Deuce -- Gizmo

Furby :grey: Kalila :wfb: Deuce :leu:

Gizmo :rbridge:

#234017 - 03/13/07 02:13 PM Re: My Pika is with Cricky now... [Re: FURBYnGIZMO]
BeckiT Offline
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Registered: 09/29/06
Posts: 16083
Loc: Manitowoc, WI
hug2 s to you and Ed Suz!! I can't imagine how difficult this is for you upset She was the luckiest girl in the world to have such loving caring slaves and her companion Nara too! Give her hugs and extra mealies!

hug2 hug2 hug2 hug2
~Becki & Crew~
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#234023 - 03/13/07 02:24 PM Re: My Pika is with Cricky now... [Re: BeckiT]
glidergrl1513 Offline
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Registered: 12/21/03
Posts: 5725
Loc: Upstate NY
hug2 that's so sad! I can't even imagine what this week has been like for're such an angel to take care of her how you did, like was said before, she couldn't have been in better hands. upset hug2

#234055 - 03/13/07 03:02 PM Re: My Pika is with Cricky now... [Re: glidergrl1513]

Awww Suz I'm sooo sorry hug2 hug2 hug2 hug2 hug2 hug2 hug2 hug2

Pika was truely a great glider and now shes with her favorite glider.

#234057 - 03/13/07 03:04 PM Re: My Pika is with Cricky now... [Re: ]
Gossamer Offline
Glider Slave

Registered: 11/22/06
Posts: 1667
Loc: Long Island, NY

I'm so sorry for your lose.

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#234062 - 03/13/07 03:10 PM Re: My Pika is with Cricky now... [Re: glidergrl1513]
ScootersPet Offline
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Registered: 10/09/05
Posts: 2092
Loc: Baltimore, MD
Suz! I am so sorry. hug2 Pika is healthy again gliding around with her Cricky.

And if you need anything, just ask, we are all here for you!

Lots of hugs and prayers sent your way.

Edited by ScootersPet (03/13/07 03:12 PM)

#234079 - 03/13/07 03:38 PM Re: My Pika is with Cricky now... [Re: ScootersPet]

OMG! I'm soooo sorry Suz! Lots of hugs sent your way!

#234083 - 03/13/07 03:48 PM Re: My Pika is with Cricky now... [Re: ]
snowmanda Offline
Glider Guardian

Registered: 11/06/06
Posts: 839
Loc: South Carolina
I am so sorry Suz!! You seem at peace about this though; I am happy for that. It won't take away your grief, but it will surely help you heal. We all know Pika is with Cricky now. Thank you for taking such good care of them. hug2

Amanda mlove
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#234091 - 03/13/07 03:54 PM Re: My Pika is with Cricky now... [Re: snowmanda]
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Registered: 05/20/06
Posts: 2501
Loc: Parsons, Kansas
I'm so sorry ((hugs))

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#234093 - 03/13/07 03:56 PM Re: My Pika is with Cricky now... [Re: snowmanda]

Oh suz i'm so sry, I sure hope your ok, i know this must be tough. ((hugs)) you are a great person and we all know you did your best.

#234130 - 03/13/07 04:44 PM Re: My Pika is with Cricky now... [Re: ]

hug2 So very sorry for your loss hug2

#234145 - 03/13/07 05:03 PM Re: My Pika is with Cricky now... [Re: ]

Oh Suz! I'm so sorry to hear of your loss! You and your glider family are in my thoughts and prayers! hug2 hug2

#234160 - 03/13/07 05:32 PM Re: My Pika is with Cricky now... [Re: sugarglidersuz]

You tell such a beautiful story and it really makes me...makes us all...miss this little one. Thank you.

My condolences on your loss...but she is free to play without pain now.


#234164 - 03/13/07 05:35 PM Re: My Pika is with Cricky now... [Re: ]
Xglider Offline
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Registered: 01/18/05
Posts: 11157
Loc: Tampa, FL
Suz, I am sorry I have not posted … I just do not know what to say… you know I have kept up....

Pika held on, for you and for Nara… she was so strong,,, know that you did everything you could do and did what you had to do… she is better now, with loved ones, and watching over….
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#234173 - 03/13/07 05:55 PM Re: My Pika is with Cricky now... [Re: Xglider]
KattyM Offline
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Registered: 12/24/02
Posts: 9910
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
Suz, what an incredibly brave and difficult decision you had to make. I've never cared for a special needs glider, but I have had special needs kitties in my life. They seem to know it takes a special heart and soul to love them, and their love in return seems that much deeper. It's hard to be selfless and let go of such a beautiful relationship.

Little Pika is now with her beloved Cricky, and both are still with you in spirit. heart
Forever owned in my heart by my :grey: "Eight is Enough" colony:

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#234183 - 03/13/07 06:14 PM Re: My Pika is with Cricky now... [Re: KattyM]
Kitkatt1216 Offline
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Registered: 10/28/06
Posts: 1763
Loc: Connecticut
I'm so sorry about your loss, it's a touching story that makes me wanna cry even though I never really got to know you or Pika. Just remember she is happy and healthy again with Cricky
Owned by Murphy and Peanut

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#234204 - 03/13/07 07:02 PM Re: My Pika is with Cricky now... [Re: Kitkatt1216]
23Paulette23 Offline
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Registered: 08/03/06
Posts: 450
Loc: Florida
Sorry to hear of your loss. gangel heart
Paulette and Art
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#234225 - 03/13/07 07:28 PM Re: My Pika is with Cricky now... [Re: sugarglidersuz]

I am so sorry Suz! First Cricky and now Pika. hug2

How is Nara doing with her friend Pika gone?

#234231 - 03/13/07 07:34 PM Re: My Pika is with Cricky now... [Re: 23Paulette23]
TracieB Offline
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Registered: 08/07/06
Posts: 4338
Loc: Lenexa, KS
cry I didn't realize any of this was going on and was so shocked when I read the title. I'm so sorry you had to let Pika go. I'm sure it was a great comfort to her to know that you and Nara were there for her, and that you were willing to set her free. That's a very difficult, and selfless decision to make. I feel so badly for you - this is too much, too soon. But as it's already been said, Pika is now whole again and running and playing with Cricky. They were both very lucky to have such a wonderful, loving mommy caring for them. I'd like to say or do something to make this easier for you, but I know that's not possible. But I am sending lots of hug2 hug2 and prayers your way. Again, I'm so sorry.
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1 goofy Yorkie - Dexter
2 naughty kitties - Chloe & Alek

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#234249 - 03/13/07 07:51 PM Re: My Pika is with Cricky now... [Re: TracieB]
minkasmom Offline
Serious Glideritis

Registered: 11/08/04
Posts: 5965
Loc: Northeast Indiana
Suz, I just can't stop cry to think that you've lost 2 of your special loves in such a short period of time!

Yet you're there to give help & support ot all those who need it, without skipping a beat.

You're such a special lady & your babies have such a blessed life to be with you!

Be comforted in knowing that your babies LOVE you as much as you love them & will always be watching over you!

hug2 hug2
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Slave to:
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5 cats,
and ONE husband (can't handle two, lol!)
gangel Remembering all my lost loves cry

#234269 - 03/13/07 08:11 PM Re: My Pika is with Cricky now... [Re: minkasmom]
glidrz5 Offline
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Registered: 06/13/01
Posts: 7297
Loc: Quincy, IL
Suz, you have given Pika many gifts throughout her life with you, starting with taking her into your home & heart & ending with letting her soul fly free to join her beloved Cricky. My heart goes out to you for the painful decision you had to make & the saddness that you are suffering because of it. hug2 hug2 hug2


In loving memory of my angels who have crossed over the rainbow bridge

The rainbow has beckoned
It’s calling you home
To meadows and forest
In which you may roam

My heart it grows heavy
To think you might leave
I’d be all alone then
Alone then to grieve

I know deep inside me
That you cannot stay
The pain that you’re feeling
Grows more night and day

You look at me asking
In your silent way
To let you go home now
“Please let me” you say

You say there’s no pain there
No fear and no hate
Just peace and well being
Once you’re through the gate

You tell me you’ll always
Hold me in your heart
That time and that distance
Can’t keep us apart

And if I should need you
At my side you’ll be
Tho I cannot see you
You’ll be there with me

You promise to wait at
the rainbow for me
To wait `til I join you
Together to be

I just want to hold you
And beg you to stay
To ask please don’t leave me
Alone on this day

Yet deep in my heart know
I must let you go
You must make the journey
now to the rainbow

I bow down my head then
The tears fill my eyes
I give you my blessing
My love now to fly

So fly to the rainbow
And wait there for me
Some day I will join you
Together to be

Chris Hamann
Illusion, Malcom, Isabell, Annabelle, Zach, Isis, Aly & Indy
AND Miss Emmy & Miss Chloe kitties

:rbridge: My Angels: You are always in my heart.

You've flown to the rainbow
and wait there for me
Someday I will join you
together to be

#234314 - 03/13/07 09:24 PM Re: My Pika is with Cricky now... [Re: glidrz5]

Suz, as I said in PM, I've been out of town, so I just came home to find out Pika's rally didn't last. I was so hoping it would. Know that I am here if you ever need to talk.

This reminds me of the way it often is with older couples when one dies, the other isn't far behind. You remember we lost our two horses, Solo and Kelly, who were both 28 last summer. They had rarely been more than a few steps from each other in the pasture for the past 20 something years. So when Kelly died in June, it wasn't too much of a surprise when Solo left us in August. Pika wanted to rally for you and for Nara, but she missed Cricky too, and in the end, she was just too tired. Lets just be happy they are together again.

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