Older sow losing weight

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Post   » Wed Jan 09, 2008 5:12 pm

Thanks - I just don't know how I'm going to tell my daughter.
Oh dear, that's even going to be more heart breaking...


Post   » Wed Jan 09, 2008 5:27 pm

Was she on heart meds? If so, tell your daughter you were blessed with extra time with her and every day was a bonus.

And tell her she she chose her time to go and didn't want to die slowly in pain.

I'm sorry you lost her but she wouldn't have had the life she did with anyone else.

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Post   » Wed Jan 09, 2008 5:34 pm

Oh, I'm so sorry. :( Big hugs to you guys. She had a good, long, happy life, thanks to you.

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I GAVE, dammit!

Post   » Wed Jan 09, 2008 5:35 pm

Thanks, Pinta. Yes she was on Lotensin. At least she went quickly, and while I was holding her, and I'm thankful I can tell that to my daughter.

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Post   » Wed Jan 09, 2008 5:56 pm

Oh, I am so sorry for your and your daughter's loss. You are such an advocate for good guinea pig care and I am sure Goldie had a great life with you. Keep the good Goldie memories near to your heart.

Sparkles N Daisy

Post   » Wed Jan 09, 2008 6:05 pm

I'm sorry Mum. Rest well little Goldie. You and Emma are in my thoughts.

I had the honor of meeting Ms. Goldie and she was such a sweet girl.

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Bugs Mom

Post   » Wed Jan 09, 2008 6:44 pm

I'm terribly sorry about Goldie Mum. I agree with everyone else that Goldie had the best life possible with you. At least you know it was age and not neglect in early life.

How lucky you and Goldie were together for the end. Hugs to both you and your daughter.

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Post   » Wed Jan 09, 2008 6:55 pm

I'm sorry.

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Post   » Wed Jan 09, 2008 7:43 pm

I am sorry for your loss and your daughter's loss. It is hard to lose any of them, but Goldie sounds like a very special girl.

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Post   » Wed Jan 09, 2008 7:59 pm

I am so sorry, Mum. It sounds like she had a good life with you and will be greatly missed.

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Post   » Wed Jan 09, 2008 8:10 pm

I'm sorry for your loss. Goldie was lucky to have been so loved and well cared for by you and your daughter.


Post   » Wed Jan 09, 2008 8:38 pm

I'm so sorry Mum. I'm glad you were holding her at the end.

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Post   » Wed Jan 09, 2008 8:41 pm

Thanks everybody.

I thought it would be worthwhile posting the xray of her heart which was taken a couple of years ago (I think). The original vet said it was normal, but I sent it to Dr. Ridgeway via email who diagnosed it as an enlarged heart. It's very clear to me now, looking at this xray, but it reminds me that many vets - even good ones - can't tell an enlarged heart on xray. Also notice all the gas in her stomach:


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Thanks for the Memories

Post   » Wed Jan 09, 2008 9:00 pm

Part of loving these little guys is having to say good bye. You guys were a good, loving home for her. She had a good long life. Be sad she's gone, but be proud of how you took care of her.

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We miss our sweet Oreo

Post   » Wed Jan 09, 2008 11:39 pm

I'm so sorry for your loss. She was a very lucky pig to have lived with you and your daughter. My thoughts are with you.

Let Sleeping Pigs Lie

Post   » Thu Jan 10, 2008 12:29 am

I'm so sorry. Goldie was a special and well-loved girl. She had the most wonderful life with you and your daughter.

Wheekness for Pigs

Post   » Thu Jan 10, 2008 10:06 am

I was so sorry to hear about Goldie. Know that we are thinking about you. I hope your daughter is doing OK...losing your first pet is always very hard.

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Post   » Thu Jan 10, 2008 6:03 pm

I'm very, very sorry, Mum.

Ditto to all the support you have received so far ... but maybe also tell Emma that because of Goldie, you and she have helped many, many, many, many more pigs. Each one has a tiny bit of Goldie in them.

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Post   » Thu Jan 10, 2008 9:04 pm

I am very sorry to hear of Goldie's passing Mum, you and your daughter are in my thoughts.

You are my sunshine

Post   » Thu Jan 10, 2008 10:59 pm

I'm so sorry Mum. She was so special to you and Emma. Take care and RIP Goldie.

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