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Ice, the Senior Rescue

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#1 OFFLINE   Vicky


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Posted 13 July 2009 - 07:58 AM

Poor old lady. She's 11, bald (CDA), rotten teeth and was dumped at Broward Animal control cause her mommy moved.
After giving her the best years of her little life, this is her reward.Boston Terrier Rescue nabbed her and called Leslie. Ice (Izzy) has been here 2 weeks. She has been seizeing and peeing every hour and a half (thank god for potty pads) I had bloodwork done cuz I was very suspicious of an endocrine problem. Diabetic type seizures frequently during the day and night no matter how frequently I gave her snacks.

The results are in and they are not good. Izzy has a diagnosis of insulinoma. Not curable and probably advanced.
I have live experience with this cancer as I lost my 1st greyhound girl Tessa to this.

I dread making that final car ride to the vets. Izzy deserves so much better than this fate. I'll keep her with me for just a little longer so she can get filled up with lovies and have a bit more sunshine time. Some times it really truly sucks to be a rescue caregiver.:good:


#2 OFFLINE   Jane


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Posted 13 July 2009 - 08:47 AM

I'm so sorry Vicky. Bless you and may you find comfort when the time comes.
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Posted 13 July 2009 - 09:29 AM

Give her lots of hugs and kisses from all of us, me and the six houndz! I don't even have words for the person who dropped her off. Bless the group that pulled her out.

But, mostly bless you for giving this girl a loving ending to her life. Yes, I know how much it sucks to be a rescue care giver. Stay strong and know you are giving her so very much. Hugs :good:
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#4 OFFLINE   Lori


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Posted 13 July 2009 - 10:51 AM

Sending Izzy love from the Colorado gang :wub: And a big thank you vicky.....You are a kind soul.
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Posted 13 July 2009 - 09:11 PM

How sad that Izzy is not able to have the support and love from the one who just left her after 11 years of devotion....but....I'm sure, Vicky, that you will give her all the "lovies" she needs to help her pass to a better life. Hugs to you both.
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