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The Serenity Prayer #774030
05/02/09 11:57 PM
05/02/09 11:57 PM
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Kansas City, MO
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3 weeks ago I had triplets born to a pair who had rejected their first joeys. I decided after the first two that were rejected that some parents just aren't ready and I would let them try one more time. We landed with 3 beautiful joeys. Faith, Serenity and Trust. Day after the joeys detached I found Faith on the bottom of the cage less than 5 mins later she passed in my hands. The parents were still being very attentive to the other two and triplets have high chances for 1 to be rejected so I left the other two with mom and dad. I fed everyone dinner that night and 20 mins later went back into the room to pull the other two joeys for weights and I found Serenity on the top of the pouch with her mother either trying to push or pull her, I really couldn't tell 100% which. I ran over to check on her and she was cold to the touch my heart fell into my stomach I immediately pushed Serenity into my bra and opened the pouch for Trust.

I looked into the pouch and the fabric on the inside of the pouch was grey and the light was shadowed so I couldn't see straight in. I saw a shape and while I couldn't see clearly I knew what was in there. Trust had been cannibalized. I closed the pouch I didn't need to see anymore and removed the pouch from the cage. I walked into my kitchen with Serenity and proceeded to have a full mental breakdown. I called my friend Teresa told her what happened and I needed help. I was concerned about my ability to take care of Serenity until I calmed myself down, and the pain felt like it would go on for years. I managed to collect myself that night and face this sweet baby, sister to my sweet (lol almost famous now) Brett. I had to snap out of it and attend to Serenity.
Three weeks of caring for her she was gaining weight growing fur everywhere and doing so well. And as fast as it took for her family to be ripped apart she took a turn for the worst. I stayed up with her all night last night pushing fluids.
I went to the vets office this morning did a few quick tests to make sure it wasn't anything bacterial or anything else and I took her home. Quickly after that she started having convulsions to what I would call "ticks". I didn't want to give up on her but I knew what we were facing at that point, and I quickly said a prayer to God that if it was her time to take her quickly and not make her suffer. As she got worse thru the day I could see it. I put her back in my bra despite sweating thru it and I held her to my heart. I told her I loved her, and around 10:30 tonight I felt her take her last bit of air into her lungs and pass.



I haven't shared the fate of any of the three on this board til now. So this is a post not just for Serenity but her brother and sister. Its a post to warn people against jumping into breeding without thinking it out. I've been breeding for 2 years now and never had a rejection or death til this January. I feed a good diet my gliders have the best of everything and this still happened.

My heart is heavy and I feel like a failure.

I love you my three. You were all so special, to precious and beautiful for this world and I didn't deserve you.

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.
Amen.

--Reinhold Niebuhr


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Re: The Serenity Prayer [Re: Laurens_Babies] #774034
05/03/09 12:08 AM
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OMG Lauren I am so sorry for your loss. I can feel your pain in your story. I hope time will heal your sorrow.


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Re: The Serenity Prayer [Re: Laurens_Babies] #774035
05/03/09 12:08 AM
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Lauren - I'm so very sorry for your losses. I wish I had words to make it better.

I can only say I'm sorry and wish that made it hurt less.


Alden
"Animals can communicate quite well. And they do. And generally speaking, they are ignored." Alice Walker


Mom to Valhalla; 6 cats; 1 macaw; 2 hedgehogs;
and very many great gliders!

(plus the 2 skin kids)
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Kyrie, nothing will ever fill the hole you left in my heart.
Re: The Serenity Prayer [Re: ValkyrieMome] #774044
05/03/09 12:22 AM
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I am so sorry about the loss of the triplets. This just breaks my heart. I will be keeping you in my prayers. hug2


Nicole
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A spoiled Yorkie, Lexi
2 very spoiled Fuzbutts: Delilah & Nemo
Re: The Serenity Prayer [Re: GliderGrrrL] #774054
05/03/09 01:01 AM
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Lauren, I don't know you, but I've been praying very hard for you and your little ones. It's easy to feel the love you have for all your babies. And for the past several months it's just been one joey after another. I can't imagine how emotionally exhausted you must be and I just fee so much saddness by all you've been through. My heart sank when you closed the triplets thread. I just wanted to reach out to you ~ but knew you needed space, and it was none of my business. I know it's hard when you've lost as much, but don't feel like a failure. Sometimes we just have to accept, that no matter what the extreme, some situations we just have no control over the final outcome.

Here's a corny one for ya. But one that I keep coming back to time and again in my life. "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." Doesn't make it any easier, or justify in any way, but later in life we are stonger for all the hard times we have endured.

(((Hugs))) to you for coming to speak what is so hard to say. And hoping you have many a hand to hold right now. hug2


~~~ Crystal ~~~

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Re: The Serenity Prayer [Re: DirtyPaws] #774089
05/03/09 07:46 AM
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hug2

You are deserving!!

Re: The Serenity Prayer [Re: ] #774099
05/03/09 08:30 AM
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Lauren - I am so sorry for your loss and know the heartbreak you are feeling right now......I hope there is someone who can give you a hug and hold you if you need it......know that you and your little ones are in our prayers hug2

Re: The Serenity Prayer [Re: ] #774100
05/03/09 08:31 AM
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Lauren I am so sorry! I hadn't heard from you in a while so I sent that PM and now I know why you didn't respond. I wish there was something I could say to help you feel better. It's so hard to understand why things happen and we aren't supposed to have more on our plate than we can handle, but darnit! My plate is overflowing most of the time! I know you feel the same right now. I will keep you in my thoughts & prayers. You know time heals, but it's so hard to get past this. Please take care of yourself. There are people around that need you! hug2


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Re: The Serenity Prayer [Re: gliderma] #774111
05/03/09 09:24 AM
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Kansas
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Lauren, My thoughts and prayers are with you. I am deeply sorry for your losses, and wished that there was a way to take away the pain and heartbreak that your going through. I'm glad you had Teresa there to help. Please know that regardless of how far away one is from those who care are only a phone call away, while close at heart.

Your little ones will always shine with the blessing of your love.

Godspeed sweet babies. gangel

Re: The Serenity Prayer [Re: LSardou] #774118
05/03/09 09:57 AM
05/03/09 09:57 AM
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Wisconsin
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Lauren,

Please accept my condolences on the loss of the triplets. Even though there were only here for a short time, they touch our lives so much.

Glide Free little ones.

Deepest Sympathy,


Kimberley
Feathers-Sweetie, Mister Peanut & Big Mack
Fur-Guinan, Mr. Spock, T'Mir, Cho, Toothless, Maverick & Maharet :bb: T'Pol, Elizabeth & Curzon :wfb: TY, TJ, Light Fury, Madison & T'Pring :rtmo:
Forever in my heart, Gizmo, Tucker, Khayman and the rest of my babies over the :rbridge:

Re: The Serenity Prayer [Re: Feather] #774340
05/03/09 07:45 PM
05/03/09 07:45 PM
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kentucky
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Lauren,

I cant say how sorry i am for your losses. You have had it very rough the couple months. Please know the joeys that Serenity knew she was loved and died in your warm loving hands. Cal me if you need to talk.

*Huggs*

Re: The Serenity Prayer [Re: Laurens_Babies] #774351
05/03/09 08:12 PM
05/03/09 08:12 PM
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upset I am so sorry for your losses Lauren. How very sad upset
I know Lucy and Fivel will take good care of them gangel

Pat


Pat
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.....Unknown

Rest in Peace our little sweet friends that have crossed over the "Rainbow Bridge".
I miss you gangel Boo-Boo, Lucy, BJ, and Fivel gangel
Re: The Serenity Prayer [Re: ozzi] #774527
05/04/09 02:00 AM
05/04/09 02:00 AM
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Kansas City, MO
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God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.


Thank you everyone.


~Lauren

Lauren's Animal Kingdom
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Re: The Serenity Prayer [Re: Laurens_Babies] #774535
05/04/09 05:13 AM
05/04/09 05:13 AM
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Lauren,
I am so sorry cry I just lost my hand-raised little Mambo on Friday night, so I know the heartache you are feeling. It is amazing how quickly these tiny little ones can grab onto our hearts heart Know that you are not alone and that I am grieving with you hug2


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Re: The Serenity Prayer [Re: sugarglidersuz] #774690
05/04/09 12:58 PM
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Merriam KS
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Lauren,
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved triplets please know that you are in our prays during this hard time
(hugs)


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Re: The Serenity Prayer [Re: Dani4Hedgies] #774691
05/04/09 01:04 PM
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Thoughts and prayers are with you. Sorry for your loss.

Re: The Serenity Prayer [Re: ] #774692
05/04/09 01:10 PM
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Poynette, WI
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i am soo sorry for your loss lauren. there is nothing worse then losing your joeys, i lost my twin boys about 3 wees ago, and one of them to cannibalizism. thats was the worst feeling. my prayers are with you and your babies!


Jessee slave to:
Ender :rtmo: & Valentine :leu: and 1 non-fuzzy kid Carleigh

I am SOOOOOO happy to finally be able to have my gliders back home with me! I have missed my babies soo much <3
Re: The Serenity Prayer [Re: ] #774693
05/04/09 01:11 PM
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Lauren, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your sweet little angels. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. hug2

Re: The Serenity Prayer [Re: ] #774834
05/04/09 05:30 PM
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You know how to reach me if you ever need to. You are a wonderful suggie mommy and it's awful that you had to go through this. I'm so very sorry, Lauren. cry hug2


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