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#5980 - 04/01/03 12:58 PM Rhett Passed Over to the Rainbow Bridge
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I lost Rhett last week. I have waited to post because I wanted to get a necropsy done on him to determine the cause of death. My son found Rhett sitting on top of his pouch. He was cold and weak. 10 minutes later he died on in my hands. My kids were sitting at the table trying to encourage him to fight. They sat and watched him take his last breaths. I picked him up and took him to Scarlett so that she could pay her respects. They have been cage mates for 4 years. I feel that it is important for them to say goodbye so they are not searching for them. It is interesting how they just know. I was holding up pretty good however until I woke Scarlett up. Wasn't sure how she would respond. Her response sent me into tears. She gentle crawled Out of her pouch. brushed against him like she was trying to wake him up. She kissed him and it was if she sighed and bowed her head and went back into her pouch to snuggle with their daughter. It just broke my heart. Critterville Rescue will not be the same without him. He will be missed.

Necropsy report showed Rhett had an enlarged Gall Bladder. Fecal taken the day before he died was negative for parasites. The vet said he also had a blocked Bile Duct.
Liver, Heart, Lungs looked good.

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#5981 - 04/01/03 01:12 PM Re: Rhett Passed Over to the Rainbow Bridge [Re: ]
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Registered: 03/13/01
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I know that there are no words that I can say that will make you feel better. I am so sorry about Rhett. I do find it comforting that you and your your kids were there for his last minutes. It is so very touching what Scarlett did. thanks so much for sharing that precious moment with us. Animals never cease to amaze me. I hope that Rhett's personality will shine through in his offspring.

My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family, and Rhett's family,
Dorothy <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crying.gif" alt="" />, Bandit <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/littleglider.gif" alt="" />, and Gypsy <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/littleglider.gif" alt="" />
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#5982 - 04/01/03 01:17 PM Re: Rhett Passed Over to the Rainbow Bridge [Re: ]
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My thoughts, hugs and prayers are with you.

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#5983 - 04/01/03 01:18 PM Re: Rhett Passed Over to the Rainbow Bridge [Re: ]
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<img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crying.gif" alt="" />
I sure do know about the mate seeming to be upset, as i experienced that with Sky, when his mate Willow died. He acted so upset and shocked.

I'm glad you at least were able to be there when he died. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/heartpump.gif" alt="" />

Tanja

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#5984 - 04/01/03 02:24 PM Re: Rhett Passed Over to the Rainbow Bridge [Re: ]
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im so sorry Peg. My thoughts are with you <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/heartpump.gif" alt="" />

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#5985 - 04/01/03 02:32 PM Re: Rhett Passed Over to the Rainbow Bridge [Re: ]
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[:"brown"]I am so sorry to hear about Rhett having passed over to the other side.

The necropsy report...almost sounds like he was having problems with his diet.

Sending prayers of comfort for all. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumb.gif" alt="" />[/]
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#5986 - 04/01/03 03:11 PM Re: Rhett Passed Over to the Rainbow Bridge [Re: ]
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I'm so sorry for the pain you are all feeling. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/heartpump.gif" alt="" /> Scarlet is doing okay?? Rhett is happy and healthy now over the Bridge - try to think of him that way. May your pain pass quickly.... <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/gliderangel.gif" alt="" />

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#5987 - 04/01/03 05:33 PM Re: Rhett Passed Over to the Rainbow Bridge [Re: ]
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Registered: 06/10/01
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How heart breaking, I'm so glad you let her say good bye. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/heartpump.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/littleglider.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/littleglider.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/littleglider.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/littleglider.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/heartpump.gif" alt="" />

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#5988 - 04/01/03 08:09 PM Re: Rhett Passed Over to the Rainbow Bridge [Re: ]
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I'm really sorry to hear this, Peg. I'm so glad you got the necropsy, though. It sounds like there was nothing you could have done, and I hope you take some comfort in the fact that you did all you could, and that Rhett could end up helping other gliders. I am so sorry.
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#5989 - 04/01/03 08:53 PM Re: Rhett Passed Over to the Rainbow Bridge [Re: ]
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I cry with you Peg...luv ya girl.

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#5990 - 04/01/03 09:17 PM Re: Rhett Passed Over to the Rainbow Bridge [Re: ]
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Just wanted to say Thanks to all for you support. He was such a kind and gentle soul and his offspring had his temperment he was a wonderful daddy very loving.

Judie, Curiously what kind of problems do you think he might have been having? I have had Rhett 2 and half years and the previous owner 2 years before me...We both fed the BML diet. To my knowledge he has been on BML the last 4 years. What kind of diet problems would have triggered an enlarged gall ballader. I have no clue nor did my vet. This might help us both to learn something new so any insight to anyone that has had a glider with an enlarged gall bladder or a blockage in the bile duct I would love to learn more and to be able to explain it to my vet.

Thanks for being there to help ease the pain. He was a rescue but I considered him part of the family. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/heartpump.gif" alt="" />

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#5991 - 04/02/03 12:15 AM Re: Rhett Passed Over to the Rainbow Bridge [Re: ]
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Peggie, I'm so sorry. It hurts so much to lose one, and then special one on top of it, makes it doubly difficult!
My thoughts and prayers are with you and sending glider hugs to you, your kids and to Scarlett! It is interesting that he had an enlarged gall bladder, and blocked bile duct, I would think they would be like anyone else tho, and something was wrong, that in a larger animal that didn't hide their illness so well, you might have found it out, and been able to treat it. These guys, hide their illnesses so well, it's almost to late most of the time by the time you realize they are even sick. We do the best we can and you do more than the average person with all your rescues. You can rest assured that Rhett will be there to meet you when your turn comes to cross the rainbow bridge along with all the other little souls you have saved from who knows what! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frostyangel.gif" alt="" />
Chey

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#5992 - 04/02/03 12:16 AM Re: Rhett Passed Over to the Rainbow Bridge [Re: ]
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Please go to People Talk and Read my Post Had to Share my April Fools Day Surprise! This makes for a Happy Ending. Thanks again for all your support!

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#5993 - 04/07/03 02:38 PM Re: Rhett Passed Over to the Rainbow Bridge [Re: ]
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Oh, Peg! Reading about Rhett just broke my heart and cried with you! It really got to me! I am so glad you had him with you when he passed over to the other side. He sounded like he was a sweetie. Keep Scarlett well loved for us. Give her a kiss for me.

Jennifer

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