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    @mcraven2 might have a hospital to recommend.... she is in the Boston area.

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    Dear Ashley, it is sad that finances have to play a role in the care of our pets.

    NO...you are not a monster and for most of us, it's the harsh reality.

    I am on disability and take care of Mother, on disability also...we have bills, there
    is no extras. I can offer a great home w/quality food & regular Vet care & nail
    trims, etc (because I spend for no other hobbies, cut my own hair & Mother's, etc)
    but if serious illness hit my bully or cat then I'd have no option but putting them to
    sleep. I rescue or rehome so I give a dog needing a home a great home but can't
    do more than that if emergency happens. It is what it is and the best I can do.

    You are supported here, Ashley...no guilt or judgement on your decisions.

    Please let us know how Lily is doing, I'm (& EBN) keeping y'all in prayers, dear one.


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    Quote Originally Posted by LillyNBruin View Post
    @Twice Thank you for all of that information. I will definitely ask about the UTI, because at this point none of us have an idea of what caused it. He used the term chronic kidney disease but her symptoms just do not point to that. It was very sudden. There wasn't any significant increase in thirst or urination (the only thing I can think of is about a month ago she started what I thought was a new quirk where I would get up to take her out for her a.m. pee and I would open the gate, she'd walk out, walk back in and take a drink of water, then be ready to go...that's the only increase in thirst), her bladder control was good (at the most 4 times a day, which i didn't think was alot) no loss of appetite up until this past weekend when she was vomiting intermittently, and she wasn't lethargic until this past weekend. All of this to me points to ARF. I just don't get it. If it is ARF can't this be fixed with flushing the system and then diet. Not that I can afford to leave her in there for 3 days. It's coming to about $1000 a day. I hate that money is a factor at all, but I really cannot afford a $3-$5k bill. Doesn't that sound oddly high? She is at Tufts, which I've heard is ridiculously pricey (if anyone in the New England area knows a cheaper place please let me know, I'm at about $1500 now) I'm really thinking that what it comes down to is either letting her go or taking her home, managing the best we can and hope for the best. Really if her kidneys are so far gone and there's no managing it where she won't be comfortable anyways I can let her go, not easily and it will be hard and sad, but I can't allow her to be uncomfortable. In regards to Subq fluids...does that involve several times a day? We're at work 8 hours a day, and I only have so much time I can take off. I hate that all of this is a factor, I absolutely feel like a horrible monster. This is the first time I'm experiencing a loss of a pet/major incident as an adult. All my other experiences were with my parents worrying about the financial aspect and time. I seriously don't think I will be getting any other animals after this. This is too heartbreaking.
    I'm so sorry to hear about Lilly! Sending positive thoughts for a quick recovery! I go to the VCA North Main Street in Brockton and see Maryanne Sefchuck, she's great and very knowledgeable with bulldogs! They aren't an overnight hospital but if you are looking for a second opinion I definitely recommend her! Whenever I've needed to go to the ER with my guys I go to either Angell Memorial or VCA Hospital in Weymouth, both are great! Keep us posted with sweet Lilly!
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    I know it's been a few weeks, but I haven't been able to bring myself to type it or talk about it. We had to put Lilly down on 10/4/13. Thank you everyone. I really don't know what else to say. Sorry I took so long to post it. I've been avoiding everyone in my life like the plague just so I haven't had to discuss it. And also hovering over Bruin even worse than I was with the both of them.

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    Praying hard for you and Lily!! Bogey is in the hospital now too for undetermined illness. Waiting on blood work. Will keep everyone posted. Good luck!
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    So sorry to hear about your sweet Lilly. I'll be praying for you. Hugs from Ruthie and me.

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    This is a very sad day for EBN. This is the second death I am reading about. I am very sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my prayers.

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    I'm so sorry, I didn't see this post before today, sorry I missed it. I'm so sorry for your loss of sweet Lily, my heart goes out to you having to make such a sad and heart breaking decision. Sending you big hugs, lots of love, and prayers. RIP sweet Lily.
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    I'm so very sorry for your loss, hoping you find comfort in your time of need. May she RIP. My deepest condolences.
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    Ashley I'm so very sorry to hear about Lilly... I was wondering what had happened, and believe me I do understand what you are going thru. Please know that many of us have been thru this, you are NOT alone!!! Sending prayers & hugs to you and your family...

    "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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    So sorry to hear this! sending prayers for you and your family, also praying for peace and comfort during this difficult time, as mentioned many of us have been thru this so there are lots here that do understand and sometimes even though hard it does help to talk about it! Hugs!

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    I'm so sorry for your loss, Ashley. May Lilly rest in peace.




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