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22 May 2006 @ 10:57 am
I wanted to thank everyone here for the compliments on our little girl Lucy. Its hard to write, but I thought you all should know that she got extremely sick Thursday night/Friday morning and passed away Saturday morning. I wish she had been around longer, but the week she was around was the best week ever.


Sorry...I didn't put this and I know I'll get asked alot...so...

Basically Thursday Lucy ate an azalea bloom. At the time we didn't know they were poisonous. Obviously we are well versed on the subject now...we just had to learn a really painful lesson. We took her to an emergency vet Friday morning where she stayed until Saturday morning. She appeared to be recovering until they tried to move her from one cage to another. At that time she vomitted, and then inhaled her own vomit. The clinician at the vet labeled her cause of death as Aspiration Pneumonia. It was a fluke...bad luck...accident...whatever. Whatever you call it...it sucks...but we tried as hard as we could.
NH: Cornholioxsaltyx on May 22nd, 2006 03:08 pm (UTC)
Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear that. What did the vet say happened??
Amy H. Sturgis: VA/Meet VAeldritchhobbit on May 22nd, 2006 03:14 pm (UTC)
This breaks my heart! I am SO SORRY to hear this. *hugs you*
Sara Rae: hugs penguinsarakenobi on May 22nd, 2006 03:15 pm (UTC)
I'm sorrrrrry! I'm so sorry :(
Sara Rae: Life is hardsarakenobi on May 22nd, 2006 03:28 pm (UTC)
oh what a sad accident :(
cranky.plaidisyourpal on May 22nd, 2006 03:25 pm (UTC)
Oh my gosh! That's horrible..I'm sorry for your loss.

What happened to her?
mollybellemollybelle on May 22nd, 2006 03:27 pm (UTC)
Aw, I didn't even get a chance to congratulate you. We send our condolences on the loss of your little one.

hugs and wet kisses from Molly Belle and Bob
asavas: geechasavas on May 22nd, 2006 03:30 pm (UTC)
I am so sorry that happened to you and Lucy! I had no idea Azelea's were poisonous to doggies. This is good to know, but I'm sorry I had to learn that through your misfortune. Our thoughts are with you :(
jennygel7jennygel7 on May 30th, 2006 02:25 am (UTC)
I love your Mark Ryden icon!
Genevieve: lueyalwaysgenevieve on May 22nd, 2006 03:46 pm (UTC)
im so sorry :( where do you live? those are flowers?
Im Not Talking to Youfacemeetfloor on May 22nd, 2006 05:10 pm (UTC)
We live in Jacksonville, FL. And yeah Azaleas are flowers and are classified as moderately toxic to animals. One site I found said that for a 55 pound child to be seriously poisoned it would have to ingest 100-150 grams. For little 7 pound Lucy that translates to around 10 grams. It doesn't take much. Google it...its good knowlege to have.
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Danielle Leigh: Danger kissesheavenleigh0325 on May 22nd, 2006 04:08 pm (UTC)
OH NO!!! I am sooooooooooooooooooo sorry! This is so awful!! (((hugs)))
Celtcelticgent on May 22nd, 2006 05:08 pm (UTC)
i am so sorry for your loss!

you both will be in my thoughts.

*big hug*
sherunsfree on May 22nd, 2006 05:19 pm (UTC)
i am sorry for your loss. poor baby :(
Ravenvoice: skyravenvoice on May 22nd, 2006 06:05 pm (UTC)
So sorry for your loss. :0(
vixvix on May 22nd, 2006 06:16 pm (UTC)
Aw, that is so sad, I'm so sorry about your pooch... :(
Rachel Leigh: Snuggles by: sarakenobiskippy3571 on May 22nd, 2006 06:35 pm (UTC)
I am so sorry and I cannot believe this happened. I can't even imagine what you are going through. Lucy seemed like a funny sweet girl. You guys will be in my thoughts.
Agatha Higginbotham: Rascal the Great!princezna on May 22nd, 2006 06:39 pm (UTC)
That is heart breaking news. You only had her a week? I am so sorry. What a terrible accident. You're right, you did the best you could. Who would've thought those flowers were so toxic? :(
-Jillian-bosterr_423 on May 22nd, 2006 06:49 pm (UTC)
I'm very sorry for your loss!