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Post by John Ferma » Wed, 03 Nov 2004 02:16:42



A bit over a year ago (August 2003), I reported our Bichon's lymphoma.
Cosmo underwent 8 months of chemo and 3 radiation treatments. Halfway
through, the onco-vet declared Cosmo to be in remission. This past
August we noted lymph swelling - subsequent tests established the
return of lymphoma. About three weeks ago, his downhill slide became
more apparent - lack of interest in running outside and inability to
lie in any one position for very long. The vet surmised Cosmo's
internal tumors were uncomfortable. The suddenly Cosmo refused food:
the evening before he scarfed down his usual bowlful but the next
morning NO.  We allowed 4 days to pass, hoping an appetite might return
- but it was not to be. So we arranged a home visit of the vet for the
'putting down."  Our entire family attended and we made a ceremony of
it.  The following week we received a card from the vet's office:
eleven persons wrote about how Cosmo touched their lives. We are
blessed by having a veterinary that is not a cold factory practice.
So Cosmo has passed to his eternal rest and we have to decide how and
where to inter his ashes.
 
 
 

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Post by Davina Stuar » Wed, 03 Nov 2004 02:58:20



Quote:
> A bit over a year ago (August 2003), I reported our Bichon's lymphoma.
> Cosmo underwent 8 months of chemo and 3 radiation treatments. Halfway
> through, the onco-vet declared Cosmo to be in remission. This past
> August we noted lymph swelling - subsequent tests established the
> return of lymphoma. About three weeks ago, his downhill slide became
> more apparent - lack of interest in running outside and inability to
> lie in any one position for very long. The vet surmised Cosmo's
> internal tumors were uncomfortable. The suddenly Cosmo refused food:
> the evening before he scarfed down his usual bowlful but the next
> morning NO.  We allowed 4 days to pass, hoping an appetite might return
> - but it was not to be. So we arranged a home visit of the vet for the
> 'putting down."  Our entire family attended and we made a ceremony of
> it.  The following week we received a card from the vet's office:
> eleven persons wrote about how Cosmo touched their lives. We are
> blessed by having a veterinary that is not a cold factory practice.
> So Cosmo has passed to his eternal rest and we have to decide how and
> where to inter his ashes.

I am so sorry for your loss. It's never any easy decision to "put down" a
beloved pet who is more a memeber of the family than "merely" an animal.
From those of us who understand how difficult that is, we give you our
support.
 
 
 

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Post by Dian » Wed, 03 Nov 2004 03:00:21



Quote:
>[..]> So Cosmo has passed to his eternal rest and we have to decide how and
> where to inter his ashes.

I'm very sorry for your loss. Loosing a dog is never easy, I know.

Diana & Cin

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Post by ceb » Wed, 03 Nov 2004 03:05:03




Quote:
> A bit over a year ago (August 2003), I reported our Bichon's lymphoma.
> Cosmo underwent 8 months of chemo and 3 radiation treatments. Halfway
> through, the onco-vet declared Cosmo to be in remission. This past
> August we noted lymph swelling - subsequent tests established the
> return of lymphoma. About three weeks ago, his downhill slide became
> more apparent - lack of interest in running outside and inability to
> lie in any one position for very long. The vet surmised Cosmo's
> internal tumors were uncomfortable. The suddenly Cosmo refused food:
> the evening before he scarfed down his usual bowlful but the next
> morning NO.  We allowed 4 days to pass, hoping an appetite might return
> - but it was not to be. So we arranged a home visit of the vet for the
> 'putting down."  Our entire family attended and we made a ceremony of
> it.  The following week we received a card from the vet's office:
> eleven persons wrote about how Cosmo touched their lives. We are
> blessed by having a veterinary that is not a cold factory practice.
> So Cosmo has passed to his eternal rest and we have to decide how and
> where to inter his ashes.

I'm so sorry to hear about your pup. It's so hard to lose them. It sounds
like you took good care of him and made good decisions, including the
final one. Cosmo will always be in your heart.

--Catherine

 
 
 

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Post by Rock » Wed, 03 Nov 2004 03:45:34


John Ferman said in rec.pets.dogs.health:

Quote:
> So we arranged a home visit of the vet for the
> 'putting down."  Our entire family attended and we made a
> ceremony of it.

I arranged a similar situation when Murphy was put down.  Good
for you for sending Cosmo on in the way you felt was best for
him.

--
--Matt.  Rocky's a Dog.

 
 
 

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Post by Robi » Wed, 03 Nov 2004 05:17:15




Quote:
> A bit over a year ago (August 2003), I reported our Bichon's lymphoma.
> Cosmo underwent 8 months of chemo and 3 radiation treatments. Halfway
> through, the onco-vet declared Cosmo to be in remission. This past
> August we noted lymph swelling - subsequent tests established the
> return of lymphoma. About three weeks ago, his downhill slide became
> more apparent - lack of interest in running outside and inability to
> lie in any one position for very long. The vet surmised Cosmo's
> internal tumors were uncomfortable. The suddenly Cosmo refused food:
> the evening before he scarfed down his usual bowlful but the next
> morning NO.  We allowed 4 days to pass, hoping an appetite might return
> - but it was not to be. So we arranged a home visit of the vet for the
> 'putting down."  Our entire family attended and we made a ceremony of
> it.  The following week we received a card from the vet's office:
> eleven persons wrote about how Cosmo touched their lives. We are
> blessed by having a veterinary that is not a cold factory practice.
> So Cosmo has passed to his eternal rest and we have to decide how and
> where to inter his ashes.

I am so sorry for your loss.  You have courage, wisdom, and a lot of
love, this is apparent.  Cosmo, you and your family were lucky to have
found each other.  Time is a healer.  I'm sure you will come up with the
absolute perfect place for his ashes.
Robin

--
Do not email if posting response. To email, replace x with 4

 
 
 

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Post by buglad » Wed, 03 Nov 2004 07:15:36



So we arranged a home visit of the vet for the

Quote:
> 'putting down."  Our entire family attended and we made a ceremony of
> it.  The following week we received a card from the vet's office:
> eleven persons wrote about how Cosmo touched their lives. We are
> blessed by having a veterinary that is not a cold factory practice.
> So Cosmo has passed to his eternal rest and we have to decide how and
> where to inter his ashes.

..........I'm so sorry.  It's never easy to lose a valued friend.    Cosmo
was very obviously a treasured friend and you were lucky to have found each
other.

My condolences to you and yours
buglady
take out the dog before replying

 
 
 

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Post by Marshall Derm » Wed, 03 Nov 2004 07:42:33



Quote:
>So Cosmo has passed to his eternal rest and we have to decide how and
>where to inter his ashes.

"Nothing heals like time and love." --Laura Nyro

--Marshall

 
 
 

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Post by dotmc » Wed, 03 Nov 2004 19:21:22


John, you and your family have my most sincere condolences on the loss of
Cosmo.  He was so lucky to have you for his family.  A home visit from the
vet at such a time was a wonderful gift to give your friend.  Taking them to
the vet is so hard, so being able to die at home in familiar surroundings
has got to be more comforting for the animals...I know it sure was for me.

All the best to you and your family, John.

Dorothy & the gang

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> So we arranged a home visit of the vet for the 'putting down."  Our entire
> family attended and we made a ceremony of it.