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« on: August 11, 2009, 09:36:25 AM »

I took her to the vet today for a normal visit with shots - I felt her heart buzzing and did not give it much thought - the vet's first words were Lady Bird needs heart surgery -
it is one of these:
1. PDA: Petent ductus artenasus
2. VSD: Ventinicular septal defect
3. ASD: Atnial spetal defect
4. Tetralogy of Fallot

1. if it is that, she could have surgery for 3200 and she may or not live
if any of the other three she will die and there is no surgery

we got her in June for 400.00
and all I wanted was a puppy to replace Sad Sack and now she is going to be put down by the same vet

this is making me so sick -- she is such a fun puppy and we love her

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the breeder is taking responsibility

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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2009, 09:42:07 AM »

Twirl, so sad even though it's good that the breeder is taking responsibility.   So sad because of course you've all fallen in love with her.   :'(   :grouphug;
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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2009, 09:56:43 AM »

:-(

You made the puppy the happy puppy it is becasue of your love.
And the same can be said for the puppy to you.

Im so sorry to hear this.
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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2009, 10:00:01 AM »

 :( twirl I am so very sorry.
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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2009, 10:00:24 AM »

oh Twirl, I am so so so sorry  :'(
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« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2009, 10:04:06 AM »

Oh Twirl, what a summer you have had.  I am so sorry about your puppy. :'(    You certainly deserve a break from sadness right now.  Sending you love and hugs    :cuddle;
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« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2009, 10:08:53 AM »

Sorry, Twirl.   :cuddle;
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« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2009, 11:23:40 AM »

so sorry, Twirl...I know how easy it is to get attached to a four-footed, fur baby.
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« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2009, 01:22:26 PM »

So sorry Cheryl, as you know I've just lost my Molly after 11 and a half years, it is hard.  But all they ask for is love and that's what your little one had, even if her life was so sadly cut short.  Sending you a hug  :grouphug;
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« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2009, 02:30:01 PM »

Lady Bird had a great life with you all. So sad. Hugs and kisses to you!  :grouphug;
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« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2009, 03:27:27 PM »

Saw the post Cheryl.  Not ignoring it but just don't want to think about it just yet.  Dan
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« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2009, 03:35:10 PM »

 :cuddle;  :cuddle;   :cuddle;  :cuddle; Here are some cuddles for you! I'm so sorry Twirl. This is awful news.
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« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2009, 03:44:58 PM »

Twirl this is such sad news.  She is just a puppy and just starting her dog days of life.  How can this be?  I'm so so sorry. 

                              :grouphug;
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« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2009, 04:44:44 PM »

she was chasing Yogi around the pool and playing with him
now she is under me with a toy
the breeder wants to put her down now
and we want to keep her until I see the first sign that she is in pain
the vet will also keep an eye on her
we don't want her in pain
she still quality of life
we would never know about this if I had not taken her to the +++++ damn vet
 :'( :'( :'( :'(
and dwcrawford -- I was looking for you and I understand
you are a friend and you will be there for me and I know it - that is not always easy
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« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2009, 04:51:16 PM »

Twirl...

As a fellow parent to a pawed person, I'd like to say that I'm thinking of and praying for you and Lady Bird...

Whatever decision you have to make, Please know that you have lots of support here, and we're here for you...

May God bless and protect you...

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« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2009, 04:56:45 PM »

Give Lady Bird some gentle hugs from me   :cuddle;    and here is one for you   :cuddle;
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« Reply #16 on: August 11, 2009, 05:00:04 PM »

That's a sad turn of events.

Pets are tough because they never last long enough - no matter how long we get to have them it is never enough. But this is too soon. Hope she stays out of pain for a long time.
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« Reply #17 on: August 11, 2009, 05:24:00 PM »

I am so very sorry to hear this news. Basset Hounds are special dogs. I have three . My avatar is my youngest Coco Chanel de Hound. She is now almost two. When she was about ten months old she started limping on her front paw. As she grew older it is very obvious that  her leg did not mature correctly. The vet says it is not as it should be but she is making the best of it. He said that someone might be able to fix it but it was not something that his office or anyone in our area could fix.  She walks with it rolled over but can fly when she runs.

The purpose for all this rambling is to say this, I am sure most people when they see her think I should put her down, but she is a happy dog, living a happy life. It is heartbreaking to watch her walk but I do not think she is in pain and the vet does not think she is pain

My thoughts for what they are worth is that as long as Lady Bird is not in pain, and you will know it when she is I would let  her be. Whatever you decide I know that it does not take long to fall in love with a Basset and my heart breaks for you.



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« Reply #18 on: August 11, 2009, 05:44:30 PM »

I am so sorry to hear this, I know you must love her so much, hopefully she will not have any pain for along time. :grouphug;
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« Reply #19 on: August 11, 2009, 06:05:44 PM »

Twirl -  :'(

So sorry.

 :grouphug;
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« Reply #20 on: August 11, 2009, 08:26:17 PM »

very upsetting news for your newest family member because you only just started to get to know her and bond... We all know you will do what is right for her - and I am sure she knows it too!!  :grouphug;
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« Reply #21 on: August 11, 2009, 08:31:16 PM »

Very sad!  I"m so sorry.  She's a part of the family!  Hang in there Twirl.    :cuddle;
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« Reply #22 on: August 11, 2009, 10:42:38 PM »

Sorry to hear Twirl.

Time to change vets for better luck or a second opinion.

One thought though is the breeder is taking the more repuable side compared to a pet store in offering an exchange. Sad part is one most perish, but she or they are taking the typical approach so that the pup does not suffer since pets do not show  pain as we do until it is more severe.

Hopefully the doc is wrong
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« Reply #23 on: August 12, 2009, 01:57:25 AM »

Oh Twirl I'm so sorry.  As others have said - even though her life is cut short, she would have had such a lovely time with you.
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« Reply #24 on: August 12, 2009, 10:36:58 AM »

this morning early before I left to go to dialysis Lady Bird and Yogi were running in the house playing tug--war and having a blast -
the breeder is going to pay us back $200 this Friday and $200 next Friday-
Lady Bird's parents will not breed again-
we can keep Lady Bird until we have to put her down - I am thankful for that -
it could be any minute and right down she is outside playing with a toy by the pool -
she is eating and chewing on us - like always -
the vet told me that she will go fast -- two weeks ago at an appointment the vet's did not notice anything wrong with her heart
the breeder's wanted us to understand that they will pay for nothing for us to keep her until she is ready to be put down-
of course we knew that
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