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#632996 - 09/10/08 09:19 PM Fawkes

Fawkes went to the Bridge today at about 6:30pm.

Dr. Kate said that he did not rip himself open - the tumors were dying & basically rotting inside him, they needed to drain, but had no where to go, so it created its own path.

She said we could probably remove the tumors and ease his breathing difficulty, but she had no idea of whether the cancer would be aggravated by the surgery to do so. She also didn't know if his wound would heal, given that he is on immunosuppressants.

I just felt like I would be putting him through more pain just because I didn't want to say goodbye.

We visited before he went, then he just went to sleep in my hand.

Dr. Kate did a necropsy this evening & is sending samples out to a national lab that deals with exotics more than the local labs.

She has agreed to post Fawkes' treatment, and the results of his necropsy on VIN.

Fawkes will be cremated, I still don't know what I'm going to do with his ashes.

Thank you everyone for being here with me through all this, this is so hard...

#633005 - 09/10/08 09:27 PM Re: Fawkes [Re: ]

hug2 I'm so sorry... cry

#633016 - 09/10/08 09:35 PM Re: Fawkes [Re: ]

I'm so sorry. At least he won't be in pain...It sounded liek a tough decision..But he had already gone through so much, I know you made the right choice for him. hug2 hug2 hug2 Sometimes theres just nothing more we can do without causeing more pain. You should be happy knowing that he isn't in pain anymore, I know I would be. I think now you need to concentrate on yourself, I know how stressful it can be. Thank you for helping him all that you did, your a great mommy! heart

#633021 - 09/10/08 09:38 PM Re: Fawkes [Re: ]
scraptilldawn Offline
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Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 803
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Gina I am So sorry, cry cry cry hug2 hug2 hug2

#633028 - 09/10/08 09:41 PM Re: Fawkes [Re: scraptilldawn]
BeckiT Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 09/29/06
Posts: 16083
Loc: Manitowoc, WI
I'm so sorry Gina hug2
~Becki & Crew~
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#633030 - 09/10/08 09:41 PM Re: Fawkes [Re: ]

hug2 hug2 hug2

Im so sorry Gina! Know that you have tons of people here who care about you and even though we arent near, we are here for you!

#633031 - 09/10/08 09:41 PM Re: Fawkes [Re: scraptilldawn]

hug2 hug2 hug2 hug2

#633039 - 09/10/08 09:47 PM Re: Fawkes [Re: ]

Gina, I know that everyone of us here on GC is crying with you tonight. It was like Fawkes belonged to all of us. We're all here for you.

I have to tell you that I think you're alot braver than I could ever be and you have earned my respect.

We love you Gina.

#633043 - 09/10/08 09:49 PM Re: Fawkes [Re: ]
Srlb Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 10/30/03
Posts: 16758
Loc: St. Johns, Florida
hug2 cry
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If you want to know what a person is like, watch how he treats others.

You'll never know what the outcome is if you don't step up and try.

#633091 - 09/10/08 10:23 PM Re: Fawkes [Re: Srlb]

My heart goes out to you, Gina! I am so very sorry. You have done everything in your power to help your precious Fawkes and you take pride in that!


#633098 - 09/10/08 10:25 PM Re: Fawkes [Re: Srlb]
Cora Offline
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Registered: 04/16/05
Posts: 6576
Loc: Kilgore, Texas
hug2 hug2 hug2 hug2

RIP sweet gangel
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#633108 - 09/10/08 10:34 PM Re: Fawkes [Re: Cora]
sugarlope Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 03/28/02
Posts: 19735
Loc: in my happy place
cry I'm so sorry. hug2
Maia & Squish
If we never loved, then maybe we would never feel pain. Love anyway. It's worth it.

#633115 - 09/10/08 10:38 PM Re: Fawkes [Re: sugarlope]
reeny Offline
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Registered: 03/23/07
Posts: 1945
Loc: Miami, Fl
hug2 hug2 hug2 hug2
I'm sorry Gina!

Edited by reeny (09/10/08 10:39 PM)
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#633122 - 09/10/08 10:41 PM Re: Fawkes [Re: reeny]
Dancing Offline
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Registered: 09/10/04
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Loc: 80 acres of paradise in KS
cry hug2 hug2 hug2

Sweet sleep dear little Fawkes.
Judge not until you have walked in their shoes and lived their lives. What you see online is only part of the story.

I could have missed the pain
But I'd of had to miss the dance

The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears.

#633133 - 09/10/08 10:47 PM Re: Fawkes [Re: Dancing]
hipbchik Offline
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Registered: 02/16/04
Posts: 2470
Loc: Tucson, AZ
Gina...this was the first thread I came to, just walking in the door, I was so hoping for some miracle...I'm so sorry heart breaks for you truly...I'll light a candle, right now, and hope it brings you some peace. hug2 hug2

"Your mind is the birthplace of ingenuity and then you need your heart as the Mediator..." ~Lil C

#633204 - 09/11/08 01:02 AM Re: Fawkes [Re: hipbchik]
BCChins Offline
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Registered: 11/16/05
Posts: 3089
Loc: Central Connecticut
Have a Good Day
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#633205 - 09/11/08 01:03 AM Re: Fawkes [Re: hipbchik]
Xfilefan Offline
Serious Glideritis

Registered: 02/22/03
Posts: 8899
Loc: Jacksonville, FL
Gina, I'm so very sorry. Tears cry for you and Fawkes, but I KNOW he's waiting for you now, too hug2 hug2 hug2 hug2
Jen/Colin :bb: Commander Riker 12 16 02-10 04 12 you will be FOREVER missed :wfb: Sinbad, :wfb: Gabby, :grey: Baby, and :grey: Alley

#633235 - 09/11/08 03:02 AM Re: Fawkes [Re: Xfilefan]
SweetGliders Offline
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Registered: 10/17/01
Posts: 2400
Loc: Tulsa, OK, USA
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Sending healing huggs & prayers your way. hug2 hug2 hug2 hug2 hug2 hug2

Anita heart
Anita heart

Owned by many Gliders & Cats + Wife to a Wonderful & Understanding Husband

#633240 - 09/11/08 03:34 AM Re: Fawkes [Re: SweetGliders]
KattyM Offline
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Registered: 12/24/02
Posts: 9910
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
Gina, I am so sorry for your loss. hug2
Owned by my :grey: "Eight is Enough" colony:

• 2003: Hiroshi (M)
• 2009: Herbie (M)

• 2002-2004: Keiko (F) and baby Tomoki (M)
• 2009: Sammy (F), Charlie (F), Murray (M)
• 2010: BJ (M)
My gallery

#633254 - 09/11/08 05:26 AM Re: Fawkes [Re: KattyM]
sugarglidersuz Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 08/28/04
Posts: 14788
Loc: Cleveland, Ohio
I know that a few typed words can not really express our feelings, but please know that my heart is going out to you right now. I'm so very, very sorry that Fawkes' time with you had to draw to a close for now cry Please remember that he will always be with you in spirit and that someday you will be together again heart Right now, he is gliding - happy and free of the cancer & pain - at the Bridge along with so many others who have gone before him. Tom is enjoying his new buddy to love and protect until you join them there...
hug2 hug2 hug2
Suz Enyedy
:bb: Carina & Coobah
Allira & Gizmo :grey:
:grey: Picasso, Trinity Joy & Luna
:rbridge: DaisyMae; Darwin; Mareki; Mambo; Pika; Cricky; Reggie & Bobo, Pepe & Bittah

Suz' Sugar Gliders

#633255 - 09/11/08 05:30 AM Re: Fawkes [Re: ]
pappy1264 Offline
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Registered: 08/31/06
Posts: 11015
Loc: MA
Gina, I will light a candle to celebrate Fawkes and the love he gave. My heart and prayers go out to you. You gave him the ultimate gift of love, to take away his pain. A pain, I know all too well, you will now carry in your heart. I pray the wonderful memories of your time together will soon help you to smile through your tears.

Soar high, Fawkes, on your new wings of gold. I know you will be surrounded by love at the bridge, just as you were here. We will do our best to take care of your mom. God bless and Godspeed.
Timmy, Gidget(RIP), Bandit, Petey(RIP), Phoebe, Jake (RIP) Piper(RIP), Pru(RIP), Paige, Cole, Molly(RIP), Oliver, Wyatt, Roo(RIP), Romeo, Pennie, Mandy(RIP), Madison, Garth, Kikipoo, Stasia, Bella, Petunia(RIP), Helen, Sydney, Kizzy and Sweet Pea's mom,

#633289 - 09/11/08 07:56 AM Re: Fawkes [Re: pappy1264]
glidrz5 Offline
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Registered: 06/13/01
Posts: 7297
Loc: Quincy, IL
Gina, I'm so very sorry to hear about Fawkes. hug2 hug2 hug2 I know that he will be waiting for you across the bridge and will be healthy and whole the next time you see him.
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

#633293 - 09/11/08 08:04 AM Re: Fawkes [Re: glidrz5]
Feather Offline

Registered: 01/19/08
Posts: 12285
Loc: Wisconsin

I am sorry to hear about Fawkes. You had a terrible decision to make and you made it out of love for him.

May your memories of him comfort you in the days to come.

Fawkes if gliding healthy and free over the Rainbow Bridge.

Sincerest Sympathy,
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:

#633299 - 09/11/08 08:15 AM Re: Fawkes [Re: ]

Fawkes time here was short but he was given an eternity of love by you.
I'm crying with you, remembering Fawkes and your struggles, and remembering my own Dawn and Winken.

#633319 - 09/11/08 08:58 AM Re: Fawkes [Re: ]

Gina, yours is a story of true love and dedication for a pet turned family member!!! Know that you went above and beyond what most humans would do for each other! Much less a pet. As a Nurse, I see people with the same condition that are left to die alone, with no loved ones to comfort and care. You are a truly special person!!!! I am in tears right now, and I don't even know you.

Sleep easy little man... you will be missed...

#633335 - 09/11/08 09:23 AM Re: Fawkes [Re: ]

Thank you everyone - without your support, I don't know if I would have been able to do any of this. (((HUGS)))

Now I worry for his remaining family - Zoe had JUST stopped overgrooming, hopefully she will be okay with Cino & Seti. I also worry about Cino, these last few days, he was always with dad, each time I would go check on them - I think he knew something was wrong.

There was no barking or calling last night, but I also noticed that that cage did not eat all of their mealies last night, which is very weird because they always finish their mealies within 30 minutes of me putting them in there. Of course, I forgot last night when I counted them, not to put Fawkes' portion in there - but I know Fawkes didn't touch mealies for at least a few weeks before he passed, so it shouldn't have made a difference.

I am going to continue putting the Immuny II & Be Happy herbals in their Priscilla's mix. The Immuny II is also supposed to act as a preventative, so that hopefully I won't see this in Fawkes' brother, nephew, or sons.

To John & Bo, Jen, Jaimee, & Michelle - Please be vigilant in checking for lumps on Fawkes' daughters, neices, and nephews.

If, God forbid, lymphoma turns up - I highly recommend the Elspar treatment right off the bat. I think this may have made the difference with Fawkes & would perhaps not have let him get to such a weak state. Dr. Kate believed the treatment was working, I just felt Fawkes was too weakened & having too many problems to continue with it.

#633354 - 09/11/08 09:45 AM Re: Fawkes [Re: ]
Xglider Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 01/18/05
Posts: 11157
Loc: Tampa, FL
Gina, my friend... i am so sorry to find this post... I know how much you love your fur kids, and i know this has been a terrible time for you. You did the right thing, i am aa firm beliver in quality of life. He was such a little fighter for sure. many hugs and love to you!
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#633409 - 09/11/08 11:12 AM Re: Fawkes [Re: hipbchik]
princessmegi Offline
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Registered: 11/21/03
Posts: 6894
Loc: NW Missouri
Oh Gina, I am so sorry. I know that must have been such a hard decision to make. I know Fawkes is waiting for you, fully healed, over the bridge.

"My doctrine is this: that if we see cruelty or wrong that we have the power to stop, and we do nothing, we make ourselves sharers in the guilt." ~ Anna Sewell, English Novelist

#633454 - 09/11/08 12:23 PM Re: Fawkes [Re: princessmegi]
suggiemom1980 Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 03/05/07
Posts: 13746
Loc: Vincennes, IN, USA
Dear Gina, I tried to wait til I stopped sobbing to write this but the tears won't stop. I am so very very sorry to know that sweet little Fawkes lost his battle. I hoped and prayed so hard. If love and hopes could have saved him, he would be here still, healthy and whole, because everyone here loves and grieves for him. Know that your sharing your experience may one day, save the life of other gliders. That will be Fawkes legacy. He has not died in vain.

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#633461 - 09/11/08 12:31 PM Re: Fawkes [Re: suggiemom1980]
Karin Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 09/06/01
Posts: 11583
Loc: Sycamore Illinois hurts so much...just know I am here in spirit with you in your pain hug2. You did the right thing...someday the pain will ease and one day, you will see Fawkes again so happy and pain free! Godspeed little Fawkes!

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