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#3096 - 03/11/02 06:53 PM Fire's Story
SugarLove Offline
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Registered: 10/04/99
Posts: 4761
Loc: Lincolnton, NC
Last night was a very difficult night for me. One of my beloved gliders crossed that rainbow bridge. Around 6pm last night I went in to feed the gliders, as normal, and noticed Fire laying on the cage floor. At first I thought he was already dead but when i touched him he twitched. I got my hubby to help me get him out as the cage is tall and from the door of the cage I was having a difficult time reaching him. My husband did get him out, and Fire bit him and held on..this was the first time fire had ever bit anyone so it was shocking. He laid their limp in our hands for a couple min as we tried to syringe feed him glideraid and then honey. Then he began having seizures. One every five min or so at first, then progressively closer and closer. This was very difficult to watch him go through. We considered taking him to the nearest emergency vet but decided with the frequency of seizures that even if they were to give him a shot of something there would be little that could be done to save him, as the damage was already done, as even inbetween seizures he was not aware of what was going on, his surroundings and just laided there. We do not know what triggered the seizures...to our knowledge he had never had one before. He passed away from one last seizure at 7:45 pm last night. He was with us the entire time and his mate got to see him and say her goodbyes.
I would like to thank Ellen and Marie who were on the phone and my support through all of this..it means alot that you both helped me through this emotionally. I pray that no one else ever has to witness a glider go through this...
May Fire rest in peace. <img border="0" alt="angel" title="" src="graemlins/frostyangel.gif" />
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*~*~ A Pocket FULL of Sugar ~*~*

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#3097 - 03/11/02 07:15 PM Re: Fire's Story [Re: ]
alice33 Offline
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Registered: 07/18/01
Posts: 1694
Loc: St. Louis and Key West
Virginia-I am so sorry that you and your husband and Fire and his mate had to go through this. It was painful to read your story, so I know that your pain must be so much worse. You are such a support to so many people in this community, myself included. I hope that you will let us share this burden with you and that you will be able to feel the love and support that we are sending to you during this difficult time. Healing prayers coming your way from St. Louis. alice
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#3098 - 03/11/02 07:16 PM Re: Fire's Story [Re: ]
Anonymous
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<img border="0" alt="glider" title="" src="graemlins/littleglider.gif" /> (((((( Hugs)))))) kisses and prayers from Illinois. Seizures are a terrible thing to have to go through.

Judy & <img border="0" alt="glider" title="" src="graemlins/littleglider.gif" /> Crew

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#3099 - 03/11/02 08:20 PM Re: Fire's Story [Re: ]
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Oh! I feel for you and your family! Fire will be missed, and remembered for all thefun and he has brought into everyone's lives. I hope his mate is okay, and of course you too. My deepest sympathy, I feel bad, I can't imagine how you feel. Good luck, and I'll keep you in my prayers. <img src="http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/mecry.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/frown_2.gif" alt="" />

-Mistic and <img border="0" alt="glider" title="" src="graemlins/littleglider.gif" /> Stewie

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#3100 - 03/11/02 09:17 PM Re: Fire's Story [Re: ]
PepPony Offline
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Registered: 11/27/01
Posts: 2088
Virginia--I am truly sorry to hear of Fire's passing. That is one difficult thing to endure. At least you were there in the last moments of Fire's life. I guess there will be one more angel in glider heaven now. Fire must have been needed. Words can not convey my deepest sympathy for you and your family. However, do know this, my prayers and thoughts are with you. Take the time to grieve and remember the good times that you both enjoyed together. I am truly sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you. Thanks for mustering the strength to post and let us all know. Your pain is shared by all of us now and that should help make your burden a tad lighter. May God bless you, your husband, and all the critters still with you or in pet heaven!

John (Rocky & Adrienne)

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#3101 - 03/11/02 09:23 PM Re: Fire's Story [Re: ]
Anonymous
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I am very sorry to hear about Fire. There is nothing to say to really make you feel better right now, just know we all feel the sadness. Fire loked like a sweet little guy. Another sweet <img border="0" alt="angel" title="" src="graemlins/frostyangel.gif" /> up above. You all are in my prayers tonight...

<img border="0" alt="[crying]" title="" src="graemlins/crying.gif" /> Melinda & Micah <img border="0" alt="glider" title="" src="graemlins/littleglider.gif" />

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#3102 - 03/11/02 09:30 PM Re: Fire's Story [Re: ]
Anonymous
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I'm so so sorry for your loss. I know how much each and every one of your gliders mean to you, and I know it must have been hard watching Fire go through that. I know the pain of losing gliders, but it can't compare to what you went through. My prayers are with you , and I hope you will be comforted knowing that Fire is playing in glider heaven right now. Cling tight to the rest of your little ones, and give them lots of kisses for me!!!

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#3103 - 03/11/02 10:07 PM Re: Fire's Story [Re: ]
Ellen Offline
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Registered: 08/05/99
Posts: 7603
Loc: Virginia Beach, VA.
Virginia, you and John were so brave. I know Fire felt the love and heard the sweet comforting words that you said to him, he knew he wasnt alone. And I feel sure that having his beloved cage mate nudging him and being there helped.

Glider kisses and hugs and prayers from the Ross"s Glider Cove. The Rainbow bridge is a wonderful place.

We love you.
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#3104 - 03/11/02 10:59 PM Re: Fire's Story [Re: ]
Anonymous
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OMG! I am so sorry V, to hear about Fire. You are in my prayers and thoughts. Now I know why you never answered your phone, when I tried to call. I am so sorry.

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#3105 - 03/11/02 11:15 PM Re: Fire's Story [Re: ]
Anonymous
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I am so sorry about Fire, sending you lot's of <img border="0" alt="glider" title="" src="graemlins/littleglider.gif" /> ((((((((hugs))))))))) and kisses and prayers thru the tears. As Peppony said, Fire must have been needed, and was so lucky to have you there when his time came. I am sure he was comforted by your presence as well as your husbands and his mates. There is still so much to learn about these precious babies. I know it will take time, but the pain will heal and you will have your good memories of all the fun that Fire was. In the meantime, praying for God to be holding you all in his arms and helping you thru the pain and loss.
Chey
<img border="0" alt="glider" title="" src="graemlins/littleglider.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="angel" title="" src="graemlins/frostyangel.gif" />

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#3106 - 03/12/02 12:19 AM Re: Fire's Story [Re: ]
Critter Creations Offline
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Registered: 11/02/00
Posts: 3398
Loc: Rock Falls, IL, USA
Virginia,

I am so sorry hon. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Frown]" src="images/icons/frown.gif" /> I know how painful it is to go through something like this. Just know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers and you should feel comforted by the fact that you did all you could for him and he knew how loved he was. You provided him with a great life while with you and a great passing over. At least his last hour was not spent with strange vets poking and proding him. You did the right thing. We love ya hon.
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Danielle
owned by 4 dogs and 2 gliders really soon
Formerly known as K & D Exotics


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#3107 - 03/12/02 12:21 AM Re: Fire's Story [Re: ]
Anonymous
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Im so sorry for your loss of Fire. Im sure you gave him a loving, long life. Ill say a prayer for you both tonight.

Danielle and the babies

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#3108 - 03/12/02 09:00 AM Re: Fire's Story [Re: ]
Anonymous
Unregistered


awww <img border="0" alt="[crying]" title="" src="graemlins/crying.gif" /> im so sorry. are you going to have a...what is it called, i just went blank. are you going to have the vet look and see if there was anyhting wrong? i know how sad you must be. im so sorry!
<img border="0" alt="clown" title="" src="graemlins/clown.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="heart" title="" src="graemlins/heartpump.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="glider" title="" src="graemlins/littleglider.gif" />

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#3109 - 03/12/02 09:09 AM Re: Fire's Story [Re: ]
Anonymous
Unregistered


Oh, I am truly sorry that you lost your little boy! I haven't been on the boards much lately and thought I would check in, and when I saw your name, I just had to come here. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you nad your family! Please let me know if there is anything I can do...

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#3110 - 03/12/02 11:57 PM Re: Fire's Story [Re: ]
Anonymous
Unregistered


<img border="0" alt="glider" title="" src="graemlins/littleglider.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="heart" title="" src="graemlins/heartpump.gif" /> , hugs and kisses being sent your way. Let us know if there is anything we can do to help.

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#3111 - 03/12/02 04:46 PM Re: Fire's Story [Re: ]
Merlin Offline
Glider Explorer

Registered: 02/01/02
Posts: 260
Loc: WILLOWSPRINGS MO
virginia
I lost my king arther to a heart attack he past away in my hand holding on to my finger he was 14 years old. and i lost my merlin to liver cancer he also past away holding to finger looking at me he was 3 yd old .it is knowing that you can not do anything for them.my pebles past away at 1/1/2yrs old from a boken heart she lost 2 mates and wood not mate .it is hard to loose the litte guys. dick

<small>[ 03-12-2002, 06:19 PM: Message edited by: Merlin ]</small>

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#3112 - 03/12/02 05:16 PM Re: Fire's Story [Re: ]
SugarLove Offline
Glider Addict

Registered: 10/04/99
Posts: 4761
Loc: Lincolnton, NC
Thank you everyone for your support and comfort though all of this. It means alot to me and my family (gliders and humans).
_________________________
*~*~ A Pocket FULL of Sugar ~*~*

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#3113 - 03/13/02 05:44 PM Re: Fire's Story [Re: ]
Judie Offline
Serious Glideritis

Registered: 10/25/01
Posts: 9173
Loc: Edwardsville, Kansas 66113
So, so, sorry to hear you lost Fire. It is not a pretty site to watch your baby die.

As to seizures........when a person or an animal comes out of one........they are dazed for many minutes depending on the type. When one dies from seizuring it is not the seizure that causes death but lack of oxygen. With one right after another the animal cannot breath due to the resp. system being supressed. Often seizures can be controled or lessened with medication from a vet.

Seizures are usually a secondary problem to another illness.

May your little guy rest in pease. I know he will truly be missed by you and your family as well as his mate. I wish you the best in the future with your gliders.
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Web site: www.MyLittleGremlin.com

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#3114 - 03/13/02 05:53 PM Re: Fire's Story [Re: ]
Anonymous
Unregistered


i'm sorry about your baby and just call if you need to talk. d and the boys <img border="0" alt="[crying]" title="" src="graemlins/crying.gif" /> <img border="0" title="" alt="[Frown]" src="images/icons/frown.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="worried" title="" src="graemlins/worried2.gif" /> i know fire is going to be with the glider angels <img border="0" alt="angel" title="" src="graemlins/frostyangel.gif" />

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#3115 - 03/19/02 09:11 AM Re: Fire's Story [Re: ]
Anonymous
Unregistered


{{{{Virginia}}}} And family..... Im soo sorry for your lose... Call if you need anything..... <img border="0" alt="heart" title="" src="graemlins/heartpump.gif" />

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#3116 - 03/23/02 09:50 AM Re: Fire's Story [Re: ]
Anonymous
Unregistered


hi virginia,

I am so sorry to hear about fire (((((((((((hugs to all the family)))))))))). maybe sometime here soon I will be able to call you again. I am also so sorry it took me so long to come back to the boards. I had a major back surgery feb 25 so it is taking me awhile to get back to my stuff!

Kathy, Bug and Abbott

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