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Patsy (Faith's sister/littermate) has passed away

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#1 OFFLINE   About Time IGs

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 02:15 PM

My heart is breaking today for my friend Kristina Console and her family after learning of the loss of their dear IG Patsy. Patsy is sister/littermate to my special pup Faith, and has spent the past 6 months fighting to recover from FCE (Fibrocartilaginous Embolism) after a freak accident where she slipped and fell while playing and eating. Our Sincere condolences go to Kristina and her family. Though her time with you was far too brief, remember the great times you had together and she will alwasy hold a special place in your heart.

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Dog Fibrocartilaginous Embolism - FCE

The vertebral column is made up with individual verterbrae, which are cushioned by intervertebral discs that allow an animal to flex its back. These discs are soft and gelatinous on the inside in order to absorb the forces exerted on the vertebral column when the animal is moving. When a microscopic piece of this gelatinous material dislodges, it can enter and form a blockage in the arteries that feed into the spinal column, thus creating a fibrocartilaginous embolism (FCE). With no blood supply, the section of spinal cord affected by the embolism dies, and the dog becomes paralyzed in one or multiple limbs.

FCE typically occur in young adults around 3 to 6 years of age. In many cases the paralyzing effect occurs after minor injuries such as a fall, or simply a bad landing after a jump; however, the injury itself is usually not painful, and the paralysis is the only apparent symptom. The location and severity of the embolism will determine the degree of paralysis; some dogs may just be weak in the affected limb, while others become completely paralyzed.

It is not yet understood why or how FCE occurs, and the exact cause of this condition remains unclear.

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 03:17 PM

Oh that is just too sad - I have never ever heard of that before :-(
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Posted 21 August 2011 - 03:38 PM

That is so sad! She was beautiful.

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 03:45 PM

She looks a great deal like Faith. My heart goes out to her family. sad.gif
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Posted 21 August 2011 - 04:01 PM

This so very sad sad.gif Our thoughts go out to Patsy's family
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Posted 21 August 2011 - 04:14 PM

Such a beautiful girl. My condolences to her family.
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Posted 21 August 2011 - 04:43 PM

Oh, poor little thing... sad.gif
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Posted 21 August 2011 - 05:34 PM

Oh Laura...I'm so sorry. What a tragic thing to happen to such a young dog. I'll have to pay my condolences to your friends on Facebook
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Posted 21 August 2011 - 05:50 PM

How heartbreaking--and frightening. I grieve for her; Patsy was a beautiful little girlie. <3
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Posted 21 August 2011 - 08:45 PM

So sorry for their loss, how tragic!
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Posted 21 August 2011 - 09:59 PM

Poor Patsy...That is so sad... I would like to offer my deepest sympathy to them.

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 03:22 AM

Oh my, what a beautiful girl and to be lost so early is such a tragedy. My prayers go out to her and everyone who loved her.
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Posted 22 August 2011 - 05:48 AM

Oh, I'm so sorry for this beautiful girl and her family. How shocking for them. My heart is with them.

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 04:43 PM

I'm sorry to hear about the loss of Faith's sister Patsy. How sad this accident happened.

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