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Old 06-11-2009, 02:44 PM
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Default Liver Disease took my baby Gigi away from me!

Hello everyone. This is my first post! On August 10, 2008, my Chihuahua Gigi passed away from Liver Disease. She was only 2 1/2 years old and she was never sick a day in her life, before she was diagnosed with this terrible disease. This is my baby Gigi!
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To this day, I can't let her go and I find myself with her constantly on my mind and in tears everyday over her loss. Gigi was the sweetest little girl! She was very loving, affectionate, loyal, very friendly, always by my side, went everywhere with my husband and I, loved everyone and everyone who met her loved her too, she loved to entertain my husband and I and always had us laughing at something that she did. Call me obsessed with Gigi, I don't care! One day she started throwing up, which she never did and I knew something was wrong, so I immediately took her to the vet that day. After bloodwork, the last thing I was expecting to hear, was that she had Liver Disease. I took her in for second and third opinions and none of the vets that she saw, could figure out how she got Liver Disease. They ruled out Toxicity and they ruled out that it was a Genetic problem. Gigi had bloodwork and a check up done at the vet, 6 months before she was diagnosed with Liver Disease and everything came back perfectly normal, with absolutley No Signs of any impending, life threatening disease! Her vet said that she was perfectly healthy! For 2 months of seeing the vet that ended up treating her, at least 2 times a week, syringe feeding her every 3 hours 24/7, medications and treatments, I still lost her.I am so beyond Heartbroken!!! She meant the world to my husband and I and I'm having a very, very hard time letting her go. Every week on the day she died, which was on a Sunday, I light a Candle for her in her memory. I was wondering if any of you knew where I can get her some Angel Wings for the picture in the link I submitted above, or if you knew of any links you could give me, where I can give her, her Angel Wings myself. She deserves them and I'm sure that she already has them at the Rainbow Bridge, but I want to use this picture as well as others that I would like to put Angel Wings on, for a special memorial page, that I am creating for my baby Gigi! Can you help me put some Angel Wings on my baby? Extremely Heartbroken! Thank You so much!
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I'm so sorry for your loss.
Gigi seems like a wonderful baby. Rest in peace little one.

Here is a link were you can get angel wings. (there are deferent colors)
http://petflys.com/wings.html
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I'm so sorry to read this and your heart break is so evident in your post.
Gigi was such a young girl.

However it is also evident how much you loved her and how hard you tried to help her stay with you. Sadly sometimes nothing we can do is enough and it is our little ones time to leave us. That doesn't stop our hearts breaking though.

I wish you love and healing. Chat here anytime you wish about Gigi and her life with you. I am sure you have many happy memories and stories about her that you could share if you of course wish to.

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Old 06-12-2009, 09:13 PM
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I lost my Chi Benny to liver disease a year ago and I can't get over it. He died in 10th June 2008. He was 10 when I had to let him go. He was so yellow with jaundice and could not eat a single thing. Just the smell of food would make him throw up. I tried everything to get him better but nothing worked. He was hospitalised and on a drip for days. Then he came home and had to be taken to the vet every morning for injections. Sometimes twice a day I had to take him there. Then he started throwing up blood as well and was so weak I just had to let him go in the end. He was perfectly fine no signs of illness at all and all this happened in the space of two weeks. It was the hardest two weeks of my life.

What haunts me is the fact that they never did find out what exactly caused it. They said his liver was so bad he'd never recover. I worry that maybe it was something I did wrong. He was perfectly fine until that week when it all started.
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Oh how terribly sad! I know exactly how you feel! I lost my Jackie 9 years ago and I still miss her terribly. It does get better though. Time does lessen the anguish. Hugs to you.
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Hi,

I can help you with the angel wings. I'll work on it later tonight.

I so understand how you feel. My Poco passed just over one and a half years ago, and it seems like yesterday. He was not taken from me at such an early age as yours.

I cry to this day, I have to be very careful what I say ( or think ) in public.

There are so many people who understand your grief, which is hopefully
some small consolation.

I'll get back to you on the wings later.

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I am so sorry, I still cry, missing my sweet Roxy often. So I too understand how you feel. RIP Gigi (((((HUGS)))))) to you. Kay
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Old 06-13-2009, 06:39 PM
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I'm so sorry for your loss. It's been 7 months since I lost my boy and I thought there was something wrong with me crying all the time still. I talk about him always so that his memory is never forgotten. There's always guilt for not seeing the signs earlier, and he too was never sick until his fatal disease struck on his third birthday.
Now I think there would be something wrong with us if we didn't still tear up when we think of them. They are our hearts, and just remember that your baby is still watching over you. Rochelle.
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