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    Default Re: Nitschke ... RIP my sweet boy2004-2011

    OMG, so sorry to hear of your loss. Brought tears to my eyes reading it :'( You are in my thoughts hugs from Zoey, Louie and myself!
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    Oh Christine I'm so so sorry to hear about this. How heartbreaking this has to be for you. . My thoughts are with you. Xx

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    Am so sorry to hear this, i could only imagine what u must be feeling, at least u were by his side as he passed, it brought tears to my eyes to read this..bully hugs to u

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    Default Re: Nitschke ... RIP my sweet boy2004-2011

    I am so sorry for you and your family's loss...
    Just want to wish you God's speed with your healing.

    Your poor Banks lost a friend too.. How is he coping.?
    One loss can affect sooooo many!

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    We just finished a 20 minute call with our vet, Dr. Rossi... he is a man that not only loves what he does and the animals, he cares for his skin-clients just as much. He tried to call us last night, but we had turned off the phone. He explained everything, answered all our questions and even cried with us.

    As suspected, he knew it was a long shot Nitshcke would make it through the day, when he last called me yesterday at around 4:00. Knowing that, he did all he could to make sure we were able to see and hold our boy before he passed. He sent two of his techs with Nitschke hooked up to a monitor in his car, with meds at the ready and he was on speaker phone to ensure he at least made it to the emergency room, which we were so thankful, as he did. We got to see and hold him before he passed. Nitshcke did pass within 15 minutes of arrival and we spent about 20-30 minutes saying goodbye. The hospital gave us a clay paw print with his name and a small bag of his hair -- they were great.

    For several reasons, Dr. Rossi wanted to do an autopsy, we declined as it would not change or tell us anything more than we already knew. He informed us there was nothing he or we could have seen or detected to prevent what and how this all happened. Nitschke had developed two masses on his spline, unknown if cancer, but they did play a role in the decline of his liver and heart. He gave us the medical term, which I do not remember, but what happen is not breed specific, or dog related, it happens everyday to animals and humans alike. Once the spline became diseased, it impacted the valves to the heart and his liver... there are no signs or reasons to look for it until it is too late. It is a very quick process (only word I can think of).. he stated this most likely all happened over a few weeks.

    We have solace in the fact our baby had a great life, stem-cell therapy gave him the opportunity to be a puppy for the last 7 months of his life, he gave us and all those he met a great joy and he did not in anyway suffer.

    Thank you all for all the kind, caring and support!
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    Default Re: Nitschke ... RIP my sweet boy2004-2011

    I read this last night an literally gasped "oh no!" out loud, and cried...to me it's like all bullies are the same dog knit together and each passing is tangibly painful.


    Stay strong and I know you and you're family will find peace through knowing your baby felt loved, happy and comfortable, and your lives are richer for it...

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    Default Re: Nitschke ... RIP my sweet boy2004-2011

    So, so sorry for your loss. I know how painful it is but try to remember what a wonderful life you had with Nitschke - that love and those memories will live forever.

    Peace and love.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Daniels View Post
    I am so sorry for you and your family's loss...
    Just want to wish you God's speed with your healing.

    Your poor Banks lost a friend too.. How is he coping.?
    One loss can affect sooooo many!
    Banks seems fine... no noticeable change to her demeanor, yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    Banks seems fine... no noticeable change to her demeanor, yet.

    I cried many times last night and even some today. Everytime one of us dies it makes us remember all of the loss's we've ever had. I have thought of you many times today and am still praying for you. I know you are a strong woman like myself, but the power of prayer can take off the weight in your heavy heart. Peace be with you my bully friend
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherry View Post
    I cried many times last night and even some today. Everytime one of us dies it makes us remember all of the loss's we've ever had. I have thought of you many times today and am still praying for you. I know you are a strong woman like myself, but the power of prayer can take off the weight in your heavy heart. Peace be with you my bully friend
    Thank you, Sherry! So, sorry you had to relive your loss's, i do believe our bullies touch a part of our heart that we do not know is there and only a bullie owner can understand it. We also got some solace from our conversation with Dr. Rossi today (posted here around 5:00)

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    Default Re: Nitschke ... RIP my sweet boy2004-2011

    are you having him cremated? there is a man online (i'll get you the info if you're interested) that makes glass jewelry. he specializes in special pendents that contain some of your pets ashes. he makes them custom using a description of your pet's personality which dictates colors he uses and overall design. then you can have him with you always. a friend of mine had this done for her cat and loves it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarah View Post
    are you having him cremated? there is a man online (i'll get you the info if you're interested) that makes glass jewelry. he specializes in special pendents that contain some of your pets ashes. he makes them custom using a description of your pet's personality which dictates colors he uses and overall design. then you can have him with you always. a friend of mine had this done for her cat and loves it.
    Yes, we are having him cremated, should be 10-14 days till we get him back. Please send me his info.. that sounds wonderful.

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