Thursday, March 26, 2009

My breaking heart

My sweet and beautiful lab, Gracie, has kidneys that are failing. The vet hasn't given up on her yet, and we will take her one more day tomorrow for IV fluids. I beat myself up because I should have seen signs (that really weren't there) and been more vigilant. I have had her on a strict kidney diet and she gets lots of love, play, and exercise. All she exhibited was pickiness in food, not wanting to eat her kidney diet food; but would happily eat anything else. But, we knew she had kidney problems from birth and they had given her about a year to live. She's 5 and a half now. I am struggling so hard. This beauty saved my life.....but I don't think I can save hers.






11 comments:

Missy said...

Oh, Karen, I am so sorry. The whole family is here, reading over my shoulder since they saw the pic of Gracie on the screen and wanted to know more. We will pray for you both. She is such a sweet and beautiful friend - and Tyler says she is one of the biggest dogs he ever met! The kids say to give her a hug from them. Blessings, sis.

karen said...

Thank you, Missy and family...wish kids were here to hug Gracie....and me!

Don said...

I feel for you. I am a dog-lover from birth. I have lost 4 dogs in 10 years. I just can't do it anymore. My intentions are for you and what you face. I will continue to keep you and Gracie in my thoughts.

karen said...

Oh, Lord, Don....4 dogs in 10 years. I don't think I could do this again now, after this one. I've had 2 dogs in my life. I love dogs. Both have had kidney disease.
Thank you for thoughts and intentions. I really feel them.

Kansas Bob said...

Just crying with you Karen.. we lost our two dogs in the past few years.. it was devastating.. praying for grace for you dear friend..

karen said...

Thanks, KB.

... Paige said...

I so understand, a best friend who know all your secrets and knows you. This is very sad. {Hugs}
I can still feel my dog, gone 21 years in June. In dreams I can fell him jump up in the bed and my hand pets him.
{hugs my sister}

Milly said...

Karen you gave her five great years of love. She is a blessed dog to have you.

praying

Barbara(aka Layla) said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh Karen, I am so sorry. I am crying and praying that she has a miracle and keeps going. I know how much you love this special girl!!!

Lynne said...

love and prayers .. that must be SOOOO hard ..

karen said...

Paige, hugs back. You deal with so much, sister.
Thank you Milly, so much.
Barbara, I know you can relate. I walked and prayed for your kitty to come home. That was anxiety provoking. I'm having that.
Lynne, thank you for love and prayers.
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