We're losing Petey

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Postby Hoyden » January 5th, 2009, 1:01 pm

We took him to the vet this morning because his eye was red swollen and yucky.

He has glaucoma and he's full of cancer, his brain, his lungs, his spleen & his liver is shutting down. None of those are the primary spots though.

Aggressive treatment will give him six months.

We're bringing him home later today, keeping him comfortable as long as we can, then we have to let him go.

My parent's dog, Abby died the Tuesday before Christmas. Gremlin told us Abby was waiting for Petey.

My heart hurts so much right now I can't breathe.
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Postby Jenn » January 5th, 2009, 1:02 pm

I'm extremely sorry, Noel.
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Postby Hundilein » January 5th, 2009, 1:02 pm

I'm so sorry.
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Postby mnp13 » January 5th, 2009, 1:03 pm

I'm so sorry.

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Postby Pit♥bull » January 5th, 2009, 1:11 pm

Our hearts go out to you :cry1:

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Postby pitbullmamaliz » January 5th, 2009, 1:12 pm

Noel, I'm so sorry. :(
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Postby madremissy » January 5th, 2009, 1:12 pm

:( :( I am so sorry.
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Postby Mickle » January 5th, 2009, 1:16 pm

I am so sorry. :(
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Postby CinderDee » January 5th, 2009, 1:34 pm

I'm so very sorry. :(
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Postby SisMorphine » January 5th, 2009, 1:39 pm

I'm sorry I had to cut you off earlier Noel. You know I'm here for you guys with whatever you need. Petey is such an awesome boy. He's changed a lot of people's opinions on pit bulls over the years (along with the aggressive Gremlin of course), and was wonderful at making sure that Wally was always sparkly clean with pitty spit whenever we came to visit.

I'll call you again when I get out of work. I'm so sorry. Sending my hugs to you, Autumn, Gremmy, Mark, and Birdie. And please give Petey some extra love from his Aunty Alyssa when he gets home.

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Postby lellis34 » January 5th, 2009, 1:44 pm

I can't imagine your pain right now. I am so sorry for you.
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Postby LMM » January 5th, 2009, 1:46 pm

I am so very sorry :(
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Postby BigDogBuford » January 5th, 2009, 2:50 pm

I'm so sorry...you guys are in my thoughts.

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Postby katiek0417 » January 5th, 2009, 2:56 pm

From my house to yours, Noel, Greg and I are so very sorry. We are sending positive energy and good thoughts, and you are in our prayers. :hug3:
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Postby iluvk9 » January 5th, 2009, 4:18 pm

:( Oh, Noel, I wish I could say something to lessen your broken heart. I am so sorry for you, your family and Petey.

Please give him a big hug and kiss from me.
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Postby pocketpit » January 5th, 2009, 4:20 pm

I wish I could say something that would help, but I know it won't. I'm sorry.
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Postby Malli » January 5th, 2009, 4:27 pm

There are no right words. It must be terribly hard, I am so sorry.
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Postby TheRedQueen » January 5th, 2009, 4:39 pm

Oh, I hate to hear this...I'm just so, so sorry. Give that boy lots of treats from me and The Reds...tell him he can have anything he wants...:hug3:
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Postby HappyPuppy » January 5th, 2009, 6:03 pm

Our thoughts are with your family. I haven't experienced this yet but imagine it is so hard to get thru. Please hang in there and share some love from us. :groupHug:
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Postby hugapitbull » January 5th, 2009, 7:49 pm

I'm so very sorry to hear about Petey. I know all too well what you are feeling and my heart goes out to you and your family. Live each day you have with him to it's fullest, for you and for him.

You'll be in our hearts, thoughts, and prayers.
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