Monday, June 29, 2009

It's been a sad, sad week here...

As the 2nd anniversary of losing Jade approached, I had no idea I would be losing my Chyna girl too. It's too painful to post the whole story, but last Sunday she just wasn't herself. I took her to the ER vet and had every test run (blood, urine, x-rays) and all the tests came back normal except for possible hip dysplasia.

By the next day she was still lethargic and Paul took her x-rays to her regular vet and he thought possibly a disc problem causing pain. We made an appointment with a neurologist in Los Angeles for the next day.

Tuesday Paul woke me up at 6:30am and Chyna was in obvious distress so we rushed her back to the ER vet and they stablilized her until my vet arrived at his hospital. He consulted with the neuro down the hill and we rushed her there. She went into cardiac arrest before they could sedate her for an MRI and other tests.

Wednesday morning I had to make the difficult decision to let her go. She wasn't coming out of it and I couldn't let her suffer.

RIP Chyna Jade 4/8/2007-6/24/2009
I miss you so much.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am SO sorry to hear this! Were they from the same breeder by chance - could it be something hereditary? Such sweet girls and so young.
My Emma (black pug) is 6 now and overweight (can you say piggy?), but she is otherwise healthy. She was rescued from a backyard breeder, had her spayed and dental work done, but few shots. I wonder if all the recommended shots do more harm than good.
My heart goes out to you, Pat. I know how hard it is to lose them.
Jo Ann

6/29/09, 5:35 PM  
Blogger CountryGirl said...

Thanks Jo Ann. No, they were from separate breeders. I had shots done separately instead of all at once to avoid any reactions. Neither had reactions from shots.

My grandkids still have Jade's littermate/sister, Sally. She's healthy and happy thank goodness.

Give Emma a hug for me please. XXOO

6/29/09, 5:41 PM  
Blogger Ronni said...

Aw, CG...I'm so sorry!

7/5/09, 5:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to read this, CG. Vix

7/10/09, 6:46 PM  
Anonymous Sandi said...

Pat, so sorry to hear about heartbreaking to lose two precious friends.

7/13/09, 9:38 AM  

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