I Hate Dialysis Message Board
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
May 28, 2020, 04:59:40 AM

Login with username, password and session length
Search:     Advanced search
530167 Posts in 33382 Topics by 12398 Members
Latest Member: Qwriter
* Home Help Search Login Register
+  I Hate Dialysis Message Board
|-+  Off-Topic
| |-+  Off-Topic: Talk about anything you want. (Moderator: Charlie B53)
| | |-+  we have to let Sad Sack go
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. « previous next »
Pages: [1] 2 Go Down Print
Author Topic: we have to let Sad Sack go  (Read 3987 times)
twirl
Member for Life
******
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 8960


« on: January 16, 2009, 02:59:45 AM »

our Sad Sack needs to be put down this morning -- she is 14 or 15 years old and she made it during one last Christmas home with Bubba- Bubba will be going back to college after we go to the vet today - she was okay until yesterday and everything changed - Bubba was up talking to her all night last night and this moring I am comforting her and she is loving it -- but it is time to let her go ----- I am changing my dialysis treatment to tomorrow, if they let me and if they don't ---- screw it---- I'm going to be with Bubba and Sad Sack  -- cheryl
Logged
nursewratchet
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 546


"Either do it, or don't do it, don't try"

« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2009, 03:05:48 AM »

How horrible for you.  that's always so hard.  Our social worker just had to do that on Monday. SORRY!!!
Logged

RN, Facility Administrator 2002 to present
RN, Staff Nurse 1996-2002
Vicki
Chris
Member for Life
******
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 9219


WWW
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2009, 03:37:12 AM »

Sorry to hear about Sad Sack Twirl. It is a hard decision to make, but it is in the best interest of Sad Sacks comfort and quality of life. As for dialysis, if they can't reschedule you, screw them. Family is more important.
Logged

Diabetes -  age 7

Neuropathy in legs age 10

Eye impairments and blindness in one eye began in 95, major one during visit to the Indy 500 race of that year
   -glaucoma and surgery for that
     -cataract surgery twice on same eye (2000 - 2002). another one growing in good eye
     - vitrectomy in good eye post tx November 2003, totally blind for 4 months due to complications with meds and infection

Diagnosed with ESRD June 29, 1999
1st Dialysis - July 4, 1999
Last Dialysis - December 2, 2000

Kidney and Pancreas Transplant - December 3, 2000

Cataract Surgery on good eye - June 24, 2009
Knee Surgery 2010
2011/2012 in process of getting a guide dog
Guide Dog Training begins July 2, 2012 in NY
Guide Dog by end of July 2012
Next eye surgery late 2012 or 2013 if I feel like it
Home with Guide dog - July 27, 2012
Knee Surgery #2 - Oct 15, 2012
Eye Surgery - Nov 2012
Lifes Adventures -  Priceless

No two day's are the same, are they?
David13
Member for Life
******
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 12712


A meow massages the heart.

« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2009, 03:43:34 AM »

Twirl, I am so sorry!  I know how much you love Sad Sack and how much she means to you and to Bubba. 

I also know that you gave her as much love and caring as a person can, and she had a very good life. 

It is such a hard thing to do.  I will be thinking about you.   :cuddle;
Logged

“The first human being who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization” - Sigmund Freud
RichardMEL
Member for Life
******
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 6154


« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2009, 04:51:36 AM »

I am a sad sack reading about sad sack.. even though you are probably making the humane and right decision it is still so devistating...

 :grouphug; :grouphug; :grouphug;
Logged



3/1993: Diagnosed with Kidney Failure (FSGS)
25/7/2006: Started hemo 3x/week 5 hour sessions :(
27/11/2010: Cadaveric kidney transplant from my wonderful donor!!! "Danny" currently settling in and working better every day!!! :)

BE POSITIVE * BE INFORMED * BE PROACTIVE * BE IN CONTROL * LIVE LIFE!
willieandwinnie
Elite Member
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 3957


« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2009, 05:08:45 AM »

:grouphug; Oh Cheryl, Your are making one of the hardest decisions when it comes to our beloved pets. It is so hard when you are watching them suffer. Please know that I am there with you in spirit and will be hugging you, Bubba and Sad Sack. I'm sitting here in tears just thinking about it.  :'( Remember all the wonderful memories you will have.  :cuddle;
Logged

"I know there's nothing to it, but I want to know what it is there's nothing to"
2_DallasCowboys
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 526

« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2009, 05:56:11 AM »

So, so sorry to read about Sad Sack, Twirl  :cuddle;

No matter how many times we tell ourselves it is the best
decision, it is still the hardest thing one can do when it comes
to our beloved pets.  Sending all of you gentle hugs,

Anne :grouphug; :grouphug; :grouphug; :grouphug;
Logged
skyedogrocks
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 904


Rob showing off his pot of gold!

« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2009, 05:57:05 AM »

Twirl - I am so so sorry about about Sad Sack  :(.  It's so hard to let our fur babies go.  I agree, you need to be with your son and Sad Sack today.  It's been almost a year since my baby Skye passed on and I was so glad I was with her when she went.

My love and thoughts are with you today.   :cuddle;
Logged

Wife to Rob who is currently doing Nx Stage Home Hemo Dialysis.

11/17/09 After 4 years on dialysis, Rob received a kidney from our George.  Kidney is working great!  YEAH!!!!
Sluff
Member for Life
******
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 43869


« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2009, 05:58:24 AM »

Our pets depend on us to help them even when the decision is hard to make. Goodbye faithful servant. Rest in peaceful dreams. Sorry Twirl for your loss.  :grouphug;
Logged
monrein
Member for Life
******
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 8323


Might as well smile

« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2009, 06:39:03 AM »

So sorry Twirl.  I'll be thinking of you all today.  :grouphug;
Logged

Pyelonephritis (began at 8 mos old)
Home haemo 1980-1985 (self-cannulated with 15 gauge sharps)
Cadaveric transplant 1985
New upper-arm fistula April 2008
Uldall-Cook catheter inserted May 2008
Haemo-dialysis, self care unit June 2008
(2 1/2 hours X 5 weekly)
Self-cannulated, 15 gauge blunts, buttonholes.
Living donor transplant (sister-in law Kathy) Feb. 2009
First failed kidney transplant removed Apr.  2009
Second trx doing great so far...all lab values in normal ranges
okarol
Member for Life
******
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 100878


Photo is Jenna - after Disneyland - 1988

WWW
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2009, 07:50:51 AM »


Thanks for sharing Sad Sack with us - we know how loved she was. Sorry for your loss Twirl.  :'(
Logged


Admin for IHateDialysis 2008 - 2014, retired.
Jenna is our daughter, bad bladder damaged her kidneys.
Was on in-center hemodialysis 2003-2007.
7 yr transplant lost due to rejection.
She did PD Sept. 2013 - July 2017
Found a swap living donor using social media, friends, family.
New kidney in a paired donation swap July 26, 2017.
Her story ---> https://www.facebook.com/WantedKidneyDonor
Please watch her video: http://youtu.be/D9ZuVJ_s80Y
Living Donors Rock! http://www.livingdonorsonline.org -
News video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-7KvgQDWpU
Bill Peckham
Elite Member
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 3057


WWW
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2009, 09:28:36 AM »

I'm thinking of you Cheryl - this is the only thing I don't like about pets. I suppose they're trying to teach us one last thing but it is just awful to have to go through - remember all the good years. RIP Sad Sack
Logged

http://www.billpeckham.com  "Dialysis from the sharp end of the needle" tracking  industry news and trends - in advocacy, reimbursement, politics and the provision of dialysis
Incenter Hemodialysis: 1990 - 2001
Home Hemodialysis: 2001 - Present
NxStage System One Cycler 2007 - Present
        * 4 to 6 days a week 30 Liters (using PureFlow) @ ~250 Qb ~ 8 hour per treatment FF~28
pelagia
Elite Member
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 2991


« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2009, 09:53:36 AM »

I am very sorry to hear this sad news.  :grouphug;
Logged

As for me, I'll borrow this thought: "Having never experienced kidney disease, I had no idea how crucial kidney function is to the rest of the body." - KD
kimcanada
Elite Member
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 2802


WWW
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2009, 09:57:08 AM »

Oh Twirl... I am so sorry to have read this, I tink you are doing the right decision to be with your son today.  I can't imagine the lose you are feeling...

Please know that I and MANY others are thinking about you and Bubba & Sad Sack   :'(
Logged

**********************
**********************
http://www.kimhoben.com
**********************
**********************
paddbear0000
Elite Member
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 2384


Dogs & IHDer's are always glad to see you!

WWW
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2009, 11:19:57 AM »

 :cuddle; :cuddle; :cuddle; :cuddle; :cuddle; :cuddle; :cuddle; :cuddle; :cuddle; :cuddle; :cuddle; :cuddle;
Logged

********************************************************
I HAVE DESIGNED CKD RELATED PRODUCTS FOR SALE TO BENEFIT THE NKF'S 2009 DAYTON KIDNEY WALK (I'M A TEAM CAPTAIN)! CHECK IT OUT @ www.cafepress.com/RetroDogDesigns!!

...or sponsor me at http://walk.kidney.org/goto/janetschnittger
********************************************************
Twitter.com/NKFKidneyWalker
www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1659267443&ref=nf 
www.caringbridge.org/visit/janetschnittger

Diagnosed type 1 diabetic at age 6, CKD (stage 3) diagnosed at 28 after hospital error a year before, started dialysis February '09. Listed for kidney/pancreas transplant at Ohio State & Univ. of Cincinnati.
paul.karen
Elite Member
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 2115


« Reply #15 on: January 16, 2009, 11:45:35 AM »

:-(

Sorry Twirl  :cuddle;

At times like this life is tough.  But we realize that you are doing the right thing.  Much bettter like this then to watch our pets suffer in front of us.  Even our pets realize when it is time to leave us.  And i think they feel just as sad as we do.  We can get mad at our pets.  But i have never seen a loved pet get mad at there owners.  Pets are so loyal and loving.  This is why we take them to the vet for a painless release.
 :grouphug;



Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
 
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together.... 

Author unknown...
 



Logged

Curiosity killed the cat
Satisfaction brought it back

Operation for PD placement 7-14-09
Training for cycler 7-28-09

Started home dialysis using Baxter homechoice
8-7-09
Lucinda
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 664


Life is great!

« Reply #16 on: January 16, 2009, 12:05:44 PM »

I am so sorry Twirl to hear about sad sack.  I know how tough that.  Sending much love your way. Cindy. xx
Logged
petey
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 0


MEMBER BANNED

« Reply #17 on: January 16, 2009, 12:50:15 PM »

My heart is crying.  I'm so, so sorry.
Logged
Wenchie58
Elite Member
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 1655


Always carrying the big silly grin!

« Reply #18 on: January 16, 2009, 12:54:16 PM »

Sorry to hear this.  My thoughts are with you.   :cuddle;
Logged

Live your life in such a way that when your feet hit the floor in the morning Satan shudders and says "Oh s**t, she's awake!"

Right nephrectomy 1963
Diagnosed ESRD 2007
"Listed" summer 2007
Transplant 3/6 match  10/24/08
Jess21
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 617


WWW
« Reply #19 on: January 16, 2009, 01:12:05 PM »

So sorry Twirl!
I thought we were going to have to put our dog down last week..she was in so much pain for a few days.  But it turns out sometime in her life she fractured her pelvis in atleast 2 places.  Nothing our vet can do..she's 8 years old, so we just give her pain meds when she needs it!
Logged

Hospitalized w/ renal failure- Nov. 2007
Diagnosed w/ ESRD w/ unknown cause- Jan 2008
Lower arm AV Fistula created- March 2008
On IL transplant list- Oct. 8th, 2008
On WI transplant list- June 25th, 2009
Pediatric 2 kidney transplant- July 6th, 2009 (3/6 antigen match)
kidney4traci
Elite Member
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 1046


« Reply #20 on: January 16, 2009, 03:23:20 PM »

So sorry Twirl.  I have been through this, and it is so hard.  I have two more dogs now, life isn't worth it without animals!!
Logged

Married - three children.
Alports female, diagnosed ESRD 10/04
11/04  Hemo in clinic
6/07 hemo at HOME! 
2/3/09 - Transplant from an angel of a friend!!!
paris
Member for Life
******
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 8859


« Reply #21 on: January 16, 2009, 03:58:19 PM »

Twirl, I remember you telling me you were wondering how much time you had with Sad Sack when my dog died in October.  I am glad Bubba had one more Christmas with his dog.  I am so sorry.  You did the right thing, but it isn't easy.   I hope Sad Sack and my Styx are running around chasing each other and having a great time.  Sending you love   :cuddle;
Logged



It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived.
kitkatz
Administrator/Owner
Member for Life
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 17018


« Reply #22 on: January 16, 2009, 04:06:51 PM »

So sorry you have to let Sad Sack go.  Sometimes it is the only thing you can do for an animal that you love.  :grouphug; :grouphug; :grouphug;
Logged



lifenotonthelist.com

Ivanova: "Old Egyptian blessing: May God stand between you and harm in all the empty places you must walk." Babylon 5

Remember your present situation is not your final destination.

Take it one day, one hour, one minute, one second at a time.

"If we don't find a way out of this soon, I'm gonna lose it. Lose it... It means go crazy, nuts, insane, bonzo, no longer in possession of ones faculties, three fries short of a Happy Meal, wacko!" Jack O'Neill - SG-1
mikey07840
Elite Member
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 1225


Her royal highness Queen Ruth on her throne, RIP

« Reply #23 on: January 16, 2009, 08:07:17 PM »

Cheryl, I am so sorry you are going through this. I can sympathize with you... having recently gone through the same thing recently with Queen Ruth. Lots of love to you from me.  :grouphug;
Logged

06/85 Diagnosed with type 1 Diabetes
10/04 Radical Nephrectomy (Kidney Cancer or renal cell carcinoma)
02/08 Started Hemodialysis
04/08 Started Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD)
05/08 Started CCPD (my cycler: The little box of alarms)
07/09 AV Fistula and Permacath added, PD catheter removed. PD discontinued and Hemodialysis resumed
08/09 AV Fistula redone higher up on arm, first one did not work
07/11 Mass found on remaining kidney
08/11 Radical Nephrectomy, confirmed that mass was renal cell carcinoma
12/12 Whipple, mass on pancreas confirmed as renal cell carcinoma

• Don't Knock on Death's door; Ring the bell and run away. Death hates that.

• I'm not a complete Idiot -- some parts are missing.
jessup
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 773


Gemma - the tucker monster

« Reply #24 on: January 16, 2009, 08:26:33 PM »

Geez mate
I am so sorry
 :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
It is bloody heart wrenching when we lose our beloveds
I have tears in my eyes and heart
But just know that Sad Sack had a great life with a great family
I am so sorry
 :grouphug;
Logged
Pages: [1] 2 Go Up Print 
« previous next »
 

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP SMF 2.0.17 | SMF © 2019, Simple Machines | Terms and Policies Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!