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Will try to catch everyone up on what's been happening with us. My son, who has asthma, went into the hospital on January 31 and was in the hospital for 32 days when he developed a lung infection. He was in ICU on a ventilator for 7 days and we came so very close to losing him. He developed kidney problems, had a grand mal seizure, and many other problems. He was finally released from the hospital, but went right back in after only 3 days with pneumonia. He was in the hospital 8 days then before being released. It has been a long recovery and he isn't back 100% yet, but he is doing well. He has gone back to work and has not had any breathing problems. He is staying with me while he continues to recover and looks for a new apartment. He was planning to move when he went into the hospital.

While this was taking place and after much thought, prayer, and many, many tears, I made the difficult decision to let my sweet little Lavender go back to the rescue group where I got her. I couldn't take a chance that she was causing or contributing to my son's breathing problems. She did shed a lot. The rescue folks were very nice and found her a new home in just 3 days. It was a very hard thing for me to do. She had just been certified as a therapy dog and her new owner was thrilled with that and will do therapy work with her. Lavender is the sweetest little girl Chihuahua ever and I loved her dearly. I wouldn't have done that to her for anything in the world, but couldn't take chances with my son's health. I will always hate that things happened the way they did, but she is well loved and cared for and her sweet little self will be shared through therapy dog work.

So it's just me and Cosmo Bichon now. It's been a very difficult few months.

Jeanette
 

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Wow, that is really rough. :( I'm so glad to hear your son is recovering. Reminds me of the time my sister went septic and was in ICU for over a week and in the hospital for two months. We almost lost her. Was the scariest time of my life. Turned out she was diagnosed with chronic colitis. I hope your son continues to get better and back to 100% health.

I'm so sorry you had to give up Lavender. I can only imagine how painful that was for you. But you made the right decision if she was affecting your son's health. Sounds like she found a good home.

You're very strong. Hang in there!
 

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So sorry for so much much sadness in your life right now. I know you're doing what is best! I'll keep you in my prayers! Stay positive as things will get better!!
 

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Oh, that's terrible. When you have children, it doesn't matter whether they are big or small, young or old, you worry when they get sick. Glad to hear that he is on his way to recovery. Hopefully, he won't have any more problems.
 

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Sounds like things have been rough ib you. Lavender will be well looked after, you made sure of that. Sorry to hear about all of this....
 

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I am so sorry. I know it was a really hard decision to make, but you did the right thing for you son. I hope he gets to feeling a lot better soon.
 

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Sounds like you have had a terrible amount of worry to deal with in the last few months...Glad to hear your son is able to return to work.....Lavender will be just fine in her new home, sounds like she has a very caring owner who will continue on with her therapy work....:daisy:
 

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Si sorry that you had to give you'r little one back. I know how bad asthma can be my hubby has chronic asthma but he has always been ok with the dogs. His asthma is very bad in the winter he can't go out at all. You have to put you'r son first.
 

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Thanks everyone. It's been a very rough time, but we're getting along better now. I lost over 20 pounds during all this running back and forth to the hospital that was an hour away and not eating. Cosmo Bichon doesn't shed and my son, Darin, has been around him for years with no problem. I held my breath when Darin got out of the hospital and came to my house to stay where Cosmo is, but he hasn't had any problems at all. Darin had asthma when he was little, but hadn't had any problems since he was five years old. He's 44 now and started having asthma attacks a couple of years ago. It was very hard to let Lavender go since we couldn't be sure she caused him any trouble, but we couldn't take the chance that she did. He was very sick and we don't want to go there again! Little Lavender is doing well and is happy in her new home. She has two other little dogs to play with and she is loved and spoiled like a sweet little Chi girl should be. Her new owner had wanted to do therapy dog work for a long time, but neither of her dogs (Papillions) was suitable for it, so she was very happy to learn that Lavender had already been certified as a therapy dog. I really hated that it turned out the way it did for sweet little Lavender, but I think she's doing great now and will be happy and loved and enjoy being a therapy dog.

Jeanette
 
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