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    It was a month ago yesterday that we lost our Winston… my daughter had her birthday party in Nashville so I'm grateful that I wasn't at home thinking about it all day long Still so many unanswered questions, but I'm coming to peace w/all of it. Winston's regular vet has NOT even called me to offer condolences or even ask about what happened… and the surgeon has NOT called me back either. I think this alone speaks volumes about their character… I know they may feel bad, but it's insensitive to me & my family.

    I want to THANK all of you that continue to message me, or check up on me… I'm doing okay!!! I miss him horribly, but I have moments of sweet memories & laughter. Thank GOD for that… LOL

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    focus on those good memories! They bring warmth to the heart and happy tears to your eyes!
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    Hugs to you Tracey.

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    You are so not alone. You know your EBN family is right here with you. Like @2BullyMama said, "focus on theose good memories".


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    Aww Tracey I'm so glad that you can remember those good and happy memories and get comfort from them. Hold on to those memories, and he will always be with you. You're right about your vet, it is very insensitive and heartless that they haven't called, or even sent a card of condolence to acknowledge your pain and loss of Winston. Some of that may be that they are afraid of legal repercussions, or admitting guilt in what happened. But that still is no excuse to not at least show remorse or to be sorry for what happened or to acknowledge how you and your are feeling.
    LEARN A LESSON FROM YOUR DOG, NO MATTER WHAT LIFE BRINGS YOU, KICK SOME GRASS OVER THAT AND MOVE ON.

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    Hello Tracey,
    I know you will never forget Winston. Yes, you have to dwell on the GOOD memories. I made myself a sign, that I read every day to try and get through. It says"

    " Don't cry because it's over-SMILE because it happened." That is the only way we can deal with some things. as you know, only too well. Prayers,Lynn
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    Quote Originally Posted by ddnene View Post

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    hugs and thinking of you and him everyday.... Those happy memories are the ones he wants you to remember....


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    Aww Tracey I'm so glad that you can remember those good and happy memories and get comfort from them. Hold on to those memories, and he will always be with you. You're right about your vet, it is very insensitive and heartless that they haven't called, or even sent a card of condolence to acknowledge your pain and loss of Winston. Some of that may be that they are afraid of legal repercussions, or admitting guilt in what happened. But that still is no excuse to not at least show remorse or to be sorry for what happened or to acknowledge how you and your are feeling.
    Monica, I got a card from the clinic when I picked up Winston's ashes. The vet didn't even sign it, his wife had just had their first baby… and yes I get it, the holiday & a new baby he was busy. But the emergency clinic sent a letter of what happened to him & the surgeon so I KNOW that he is aware of what happened. He was also our neighbor when we lived at our old house… he knows my kids, and our entire family. He didn't do the surgery, he referred me to VOS… I understand that vets deal w/death daily, and maybe you become normalized to it. BUT we WERE above board clients at that clinic… sorry, I think that as a vet you should acknowledge some kind of humanity in this type of circumstance.

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    You're absolutely right Tracey, especially since you had a closer relationship with him, and he knew your family, a little bit of compassion, heart and some kind words or a hug always help, and they don't cost anything, but can bring so much comfort to a person.
    LEARN A LESSON FROM YOUR DOG, NO MATTER WHAT LIFE BRINGS YOU, KICK SOME GRASS OVER THAT AND MOVE ON.

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    Wow! I can't believe the vet didn't even send a card. When our Aubrey passed, our regular vet's office sent a card signed by the one vet there who finally sent us to the vet school for testing. Totally unexpected since we only saw her that one time. The staff at the vet school sent us a book signed by all the staff who took care of her. You'd think even though they do deal with this so much that they would at least automatically send a card or something. That's good customer service... and having a freakin' heart!

    I know it's tough and honestly, it's almost two years later and I still get upset about Aubrey sometimes. But like everyone else has said, focus on the good memories. Let the pain out when you need to, but turn around and focus on the happy times. Winston would want that.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AubreysMom View Post
    Wow! I can't believe the vet didn't even send a card. When our Aubrey passed, our regular vet's office sent a card signed by the one vet there who finally sent us to the vet school for testing. Totally unexpected since we only saw her that one time. The staff at the vet school sent us a book signed by all the staff who took care of her. You'd think even though they do deal with this so much that they would at least automatically send a card or something. That's good customer service... and having a freakin' heart!

    I know it's tough and honestly, it's almost two years later and I still get upset about Aubrey sometimes. But like everyone else has said, focus on the good memories. Let the pain out when you need to, but turn around and focus on the happy times. Winston would want that.
    I agree… the more I think about our vet & the surgeon's reaction to this, the angrier I get!!! I've never got a card or anything from the surgery clinic either… I guess she's worried I'm going to sue them or something. God what has happened to some people, are we just so afraid of death that we can't even acknowledge it anymore?!! I hope I never become that jaded...

    "What we once enjoyed and deeply loved, we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us." Helen Keller
    RIP Wellie, Bella, Winston & Roxie

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