DJ has gone to the Bridge

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One week ago today, I had to make the hardest decision  I have had to make for decades.  DJ had been fighting a mysterious bacteria infection for over 5 months, and even though her battle was a roller coaster ride, getting better for a week, then dropping  back down to the point that she either was so swollen in her face and jaws that I had to feed her baby food on my finger, or her legs would get so weak she couldn't even stand up. She took so many pills---autoimmune meds, prednisone, pain meds.  She fought long and hard, and I surely thought she was getting better, until last week she was totally paralyzed in all 4 legs.  My vet had done everything imaginable to keep her around as long as possible, but she was starting to show signs of pain and I knew there was no bouncing back this time. Her eyes told me it was time.  My world has changed since last Saturday.  She was my constant companion, going everywhere with me for years.  She would have turned 8 yrs old if she had lived one more month.  Rest in peace, sweet DJ.  You were the best.

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Rest in peace DJ, I am so sorry for your loss DJ's Dad.  I feel your pain acutely, for I am still stuggling with losing my beloved Tiberius.  These dogs really seem to steal your heart and when it breaks........the tears are flowing again. 

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I am so, so sorry. DJ was an amazing dog, and the two of you were incredible together. My deepest sympathies.....

I'm so sorry to hear this - RIP DJ, and hugs to you!

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So sorry to hear this.  Losing a beloved pet is so hard.  Anyone who has been through it understands that hole in your heart.  

 

 

 

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I'm new here. I'm deeply sorry for your loss. 

I lost my best friend, my everything for 8 years to DCM w/o warning Monday. I wish you peace, Grace, Love & Empathy, 
 

 

 

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I'm so sorry to hear this, we as a community have lost many this year.

As SIH002 said, they steal your heart, eventually all your beautful memories overcome the loss and your heart will smile for him having been part of your life.

 

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So sorry.  I hope one day that DCM is no longer an issue with these beautiful dogs.  You have our sincere sympathy.  

 

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I am so sorry for your loss. It's like losing a piece of yourself. I lost both of my dogs less than three months apart. It's been two years, and I can talk about them and smile over the memories now, but it was rough for a long time. I hope you fare well.

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Dear DJ's Dad, 

 I was hoping against hope and thinking that DJ was better by now. I saw on Katies fbthread that she had been sick and we were so anxious for you. What terrible sad news. DJ was still so young!

I remember when both our dogs were young and our Bella was DJ wanna be! & DJ Princess in waiting. I learned so much from your training and care of her. You gave her a beautiful and full life!

I am so sorry to hear this and I hope that you fill find another canine to love again. It is hard to realize when they get their silver mask that a crossing may come sooner than later.

We are thinking of getting a 2nd dog to help Bella stay young. Luckily we have not had any health issues here. Big Hugs Paul, sorry I did not see this sooner.

From PB an' me, Julia K.

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DJ's dad

I just posted my own Raindow Bridge post and saw yours. I am deeply sorry for the pain you are feeling. I too am going through this heart break. I cry several times a day every day. I am hoping it will get better. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers that your pain will lessen with each passing day. Bless you. Shelbi and DJ are gonna have a blast running the crew at the rainbow bridge.