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My beautiful yorkie of 14 years, is going to be crossing the bridge tomorrow. I'm extremely inconsolable and I don't know what to do. Just two weeks ago I took her to the vet and got medication but it wasn't for the right things. She kept throwing up and not eating so we took her to a different vet yesterday. Ran some tests and see that she has a severe kidney failure... It breaks my heart to see such an energetic so weak like this, she hasn't eaten in days. She only weighs 3.12 pounds now. She can't even walk or hold her head up and I know it's time. Is there any way to make her last day any better? I wanted to feed her all of her favorite foods and walk down our old neighborhood but at her state right now, both seem unlikely.. Even if there's nothing, I would greatly, greatly appreciate any kind words. I'm so scared to have her leave me and have me leave her but keeping her any longer is selfish I know. I pray that she does not pass during the night either.. I keep thinking about the euthanasia process and I don't know what to do.

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I'm so sorry to hear this. My heart goes out to you at this difficult time. Just be there for her & give her whatever she seems to want (whether that's special treats, or just hugs & cuddles) This is the very hardest act of love we can face as pet parents. They're never with us long enough, no matter how long that might be. Know that you're not alone in understanding the pain losing a beloved pet can cause. Hugs....
 

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My heart goes out to you. I have faced this day more often than I care to think about. It is never easy.
But know this... you are making this decision based on love, you are not doing it for yourself or for any selfish reason but pourely because you love her so much you know its the right thing to do.

You are giving her a release from pain and suffering you are allowing her to pass with dignity. Never underestimate how much that means.

Make sure you are with her, tell her you love her,,, let your hands be the last thing she feels and let your words of love be the last she hears.

My thoughts are with you at this terrible time.. We do understand and we do know the pain. Have courage.
 

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I'm so sorry to hear this. My heart goes out to you at this difficult time. Just be there for her & give her whatever she seems to want (whether that's special treats, or just hugs & cuddles) This is the very hardest act of love we can face as pet parents. They're never with us long enough, no matter how long that might be. Know that you're not alone in understanding the pain losing a beloved pet can cause. Hugs....
Thank you.... I sadly had to let her go today.... We planned to take her in a stroller on her favorite path but right when we got in the car she had a seizure.. We rushed to the vet and they said she was in a bad state.. Everything happened so quickly I'm not sure how to even process everything. I just hope she knew I loved her to the very end..

Thank you again.. I needed to hear this.
 

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My heart goes out to you. I have faced this day more often than I care to think about. It is never easy.
But know this... you are making this decision based on love, you are not doing it for yourself or for any selfish reason but pourely because you love her so much you know its the right thing to do.

You are giving her a release from pain and suffering you are allowing her to pass with dignity. Never underestimate how much that means.

Make sure you are with her, tell her you love her,,, let your hands be the last thing she feels and let your words of love be the last she hears.

My thoughts are with you at this terrible time.. We do understand and we do know the pain. Have courage.
I'm so sorry to hear that you have gone through this as well.. I knew it would hurt but I never imagined it was to this extent. Is there any way to make the grieving process easier..? We sadly had to let her pass today as she was having a seizure.. It absolutely broke my heart to see that.. I'm not even sure if she was aware that we were with her or what was happening.. I keep replaying the whole event over and over again and it's not making anything easier. I don't even know what to do with all of her stuff.. I am sooo glad she isn't in pain anymore but I hope she wasn't scared and felt our love..
Thank you for your heartfelt message, it eased some of the sadness I am feeling. ?
 

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I'm so sorry to hear that you have gone through this as well.. I knew it would hurt but I never imagined it was to this extent. Is there any way to make the grieving process easier..? We sadly had to let her pass today as she was having a seizure.. It absolutely broke my heart to see that.. I'm not even sure if she was aware that we were with her or what was happening.. I keep replaying the whole event over and over again and it's not making anything easier. I don't even know what to do with all of her stuff.. I am sooo glad she isn't in pain anymore but I hope she wasn't scared and felt our love..
Thank you for your heartfelt message, it eased some of the sadness I am feeling. ?

I am glad that you felt our support and virtual hugs.
Know that you could not have prevented this and that letting her go was the best thing for her.

I must admit I made a memorial slide show for each of my boys. I couldnt bear the thought of their passing going un noted. I gathered photos and happy memories and put them together with music...

Time does take the rawness away but that sadness of loss never leaves you entirely.
Two years ago I was in a bar in Ireland where a local band was playing, someone started playing somewhere over the rainbow and I literally had to head for the ladies I was in tears.. Oscar passed in 2012.
 

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She knew you were with her and felt your love.

Grieving is never an easy or short path. Only time will ease the loss. Remember the 14 years of love, joy and fun you had together.

Her stuff could be donated to a local shelter or a Yorkie rescue group. Keep her favorite toy for your memory.
 

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You were there for her. That's the most important thing.

Many years ago I had a great dog that was healthy and athletic until about 14, when she declined quickly. I was a coward and my father took her to the vet to be euthanized. That act of cowardice literally haunted me for 17 years. I would have happy dreams about her several times each week and then wake up and experience the loss all over again.

We've had to euthanize three more dogs since then and made sure we were with them at the end. It doesn't make it easy, but it's the right thing to do and you'll be able to enjoy happy memories without the crushing guilt.
 
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