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#1 OFFLINE   igandwhippetlover

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 12:17 PM

We lost Tony December 11, 2012. After fighting for his life with the cirrohsis of the Liver and a mass on it
5 years ago and he pulled through. But this time we could not pull him through.

Gabbie woke at me up 6:45 am barking constantly. I went to their bedroom only to find Tony on his back and stiff. He was
in a Grand Maul Seizure. I took him to our room and put him on the bed. Called my hubby at work to come home.
I called a friend of ours with GPA and she said to put ice on the bottom of the back of his neck, which I did.
I went looking for Gabbie's Phenobarb but could not find it.

It took us an hour to bring him out of it. My friend called me back and said do not be surprised if he has had a
stroke. We called our vet at 9 who said since he was out of it to come in the following morning.

When we got the she noticed he had blood in his eyes. She thought he would be okay in a couple of weeks with
the meds. That was on Friday. Saturday, Sunday and Monday daytime he was doing better. By 11 pm that night
he was having seizures every hour. I gave him the phenobarb but it did not help. Tuesday morning he walked in circles
and then it came to the point he could not walk at all. He could only hold his head back wards. I prayed that God
would help him like he did 5 years ago. But to no avail. We took him to the vet to do the dirty deed.

Our vet said we did the right thing for him. She thinks he had cancer of the brain, and was sure that he was bleeding
on the brain.

Tony came home this past Friday morning. My jammie business paid for the urn. He will be in a 24% lead crystal
cobalt blue urn titled "Angel Wings".

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#2 OFFLINE   TinyTaf

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 12:33 PM

I am so sorry about little Antonio. You did everything you could for him. My heart goes out to you.
Rest in peace sweet Tony.

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 12:41 PM

I'm so sorry, Marsha! May he rest in peace.
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#4 OFFLINE   Alessia

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 03:06 PM

Rest in Peace, sweet Antonio :hug:
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#5 OFFLINE   Dawondergirls

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 04:55 PM

Marsha, I'm so sorry. He was a beautiful boy.

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 05:39 PM

So sorry to hear about Antonio.

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 06:13 PM

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 06:16 PM

I'm so sorry to hear about Antonio! May he run free at the Rainbow Bridge, with our Chase.
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Posted 25 December 2012 - 06:35 PM

I am so sorry for your loss Marsha. My heart and thoughts go out to you...
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Posted 25 December 2012 - 07:26 PM

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Tony had several wonderful years with you, and I am so sorry that your time with him was cut short so suddenly. I bet he's waiting for you at the bridge to show off how great he can run without health problems now. Hugs to you and your family.
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Posted 25 December 2012 - 08:18 PM

I am so sorry to hear this... Major hugs to you. You gave Tony the best life possible and then did the right thing by him when he needed you to. He knows how much you love him.
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Posted 26 December 2012 - 06:51 AM

I am so sorry for your loss, I have been following his story since you started on the boards and was so happy about his turn around. He will be in good company at the bridge and enjoy being young again.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 09:43 AM

we are so sorry for your loss....
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Posted 26 December 2012 - 11:45 AM

Marsha,

I am so sorry to read this. May memories of Antonio bring you comfort during this difficult time.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 11:03 PM

I am terribly sorry for your loss.

It is wonderful that Tony spent his life with you being loved and taken care of.
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 06:58 AM

Rest well, sweet boy. I am so sorry for your loss. That urn sounds like a wonderful fit for your dear baby. Big hugs to you!

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:25 PM

Marsha, I am so sorry to hear about Antonio. May he be running and playing without any pain at the rainbow bridge. Posted Image You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers Marsha.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 05:09 PM

I am so sorry for your lose. Please take care.
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#19 OFFLINE   igandwhippetlover

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 03:00 PM

Thank you everyone. It has been a rough several weeks for us but we are working it out.
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:36 PM

Marsha,
I am so sorry to hear about your sweet Tony. I am also sorry to hear you had to deal with such a stressful ending to his life. You did do the right thing for him. Esp since the seizures were so bad at the end. Poor guy. I believe he is running free at the rainbow bridge with all the other animals lost. Take care and my thoughts are with your family at this time!!

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:33 AM

My sympathies, Marsha.
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#22 OFFLINE   LoganMango

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:16 PM

I'm so sorry to read about Tony. It' so hard to lose the ones we love so much. Rest in peace sweet Tony. You will be missed by so many that love you.

#23 OFFLINE   igandwhippetlover

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:18 PM

Thank you everyone. I am doing better than I was. But I still see Tony in the house. I have even called Raffie, Tony at times.
But I am working on it.
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#24 OFFLINE   igandwhippetlover

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 04:39 PM

Well it has been almost 10 months without Tony. I truly miss him so much. His paws on my shoulders were the best. My shoulders miss that so much. You were one special boy to mom. I love you.Posted Image Posted Image
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#25 OFFLINE   igandwhippetlover

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Posted 03 November 2015 - 01:25 PM

I lied in 2012. I still miss him and cry about him all the time. I am just not able to get over lossing him. It is coming up on 4 years since I lost him and all I do is think abouot him daily.


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