My little dog is dying

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Shopgirl1 Sun 05-Apr-20 14:27:25

I have an 11 year old jack Russel Yorkshire terroir mix, had her since she was a pup.
She seemed fine until a week ago, slowed down a bit due to her age, but otherwise normal self, chasing birds, eating and drinking normally, following me around, etc. Last Sunday I let her out in the morning and when I called her in she didn’t come, then I couldn’t find her, found her hiding, she refused to come in all day, just hid under a bush. She vomited and I thought maybe she had eaten something bad. No improvement Monday so took her to the vet, they did tests, gave her medicine and she came home.
Next day she got worse, went back to vets and they put her on a drip. Test results were back and she has a number of things, heart failure among them.
She came home on Thursday as she seemed improved. We had a normal evening with her on couch, wagging tail, eating. Friday normal too, then yesterday she started just sleeping and ignoring us, hiding under the couch. Today she is doing the same, now refusing food and water as well.
I know today is probably my last day with her. Can’t bear thought I won’t be in vets with her because of social distancing. Just all seems so sudden. Not sure what I’m asking here, just wanted to write it down and talk to other dog people.

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KatieRobin Sun 05-Apr-20 14:51:44

@shopgirl1 I’m so so sorry. It must be completely heartbreaking. We know our dogs so well, we know all of their quirks and expressions and we know when they’re not themselves. It is desperately sad as all we want to do is make it better. As you’ve said you’ve had her since she was a pup. I’m sure she’s been so loved her whole life. I’m just sorry you are going through this

Shopgirl1 Sun 05-Apr-20 16:20:33

Thanks for your reply. She just got up and had a little walk around, had some water, then went outside and all the water came back up. She has gone into a corner now under the couch and is asleep.
Very hard to see her like this, she has always been such a lovely little dog, until this week I really thought we had a few years left with her.

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Jade1976 Sun 05-Apr-20 16:36:11

So sorry flowers

fivedogstofeed Sun 05-Apr-20 17:18:23

This is heartbreaking. So sorry flowers

NotEnoughTime Sun 05-Apr-20 23:51:43

My heart goes out to you and your beloved pooch. She will know how much you love her and have loved having her in your life. I am so so sorry flowers

Shopgirl1 Mon 06-Apr-20 10:25:42

Thanks, stayed up with her during the night, we were at the vet this morning, we just have a few hours left with her now sad

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fruitpastille Mon 06-Apr-20 10:28:14

I'm so sorry, we have a Jack Russell too. They are the best dogs. It sounds like yours had had a lovely life x

Buzzer3555 Mon 06-Apr-20 15:01:56

So sorry... sending love

Tdaadfb100 Mon 06-Apr-20 15:23:00

I’m so sorry. We lost our 11 year old dog 3 weeks ago. Really thought he was going to make it, but ...

Stay calm and peaceful with her until the very end. She knows she is loved. Xxx

Smilethoyourheartisbreaking Mon 06-Apr-20 15:24:30

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Shopgirl1 Mon 06-Apr-20 21:30:53

She is gone now. I’m devastated but also feel a sense of relief that she is not suffering now.
It was all so quick, she passed in my arms and had a sudden burst of energy beforehand, she was wagging her tail and then gone.
I’ll miss her so much.

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EL8888 Mon 06-Apr-20 21:37:57

So sorry to hear this. You gave her a lovely life and you were with her right until the end

Ifeel1000yearsold Mon 06-Apr-20 21:42:18

So sorry for your loss. We lost our lovely JR 8 weeks ago. It’s awful. She’s at peace now.

shockthemonkey Mon 06-Apr-20 21:44:06

I am so sorry. I was like you, relieved once the suffering was over. Let's face it we all feel the same. Very very hard for you.

They'll be celebrating her arrival in doggy heaven now.

Howtochoose Mon 06-Apr-20 21:45:01

So sorry for your loss,it must hurt you terribly right now.
Making that decision is so difficult and I hope you take strength from the knowledge you did the kindest thing by your beloved dog flowers

ilovepuggies Mon 06-Apr-20 21:48:13

I’m sending you lots of love and warm wishes. What a great family your dog had x

Torvi Mon 06-Apr-20 21:53:02

So sorry for the loss of your little dog. I'm sure she knew that you loved her very muchthanks

NotEnoughTime Mon 06-Apr-20 22:16:04

So sorry Shopgirl1 sad

I hope your memories of the love you had for her will carry you through.

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BellaVita Mon 06-Apr-20 22:20:14

I am sorry to read this flowers be kind to yourself xx

Shopgirl1 Tue 07-Apr-20 06:34:45

Can’t stop thinking of her just crumpling in my arms. Part of my life for so long and so alive, then just gone.
Hope she is at peace now.
House so empty. So strange the first thing I do each morning is let her out and this morning I can’t do that.

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DanielleHirondelle Tue 07-Apr-20 06:46:00

I am so sorry for the loss of your much loved little dog flowers

WreckTangle95 Tue 07-Apr-20 06:48:21

Hope you are OK OP, so sorry for your loss ♥

TARSCOUT Tue 07-Apr-20 22:26:20

Oh I am so sorry. You did the right thing by her and that spark of happiness just before she passed, that was her thank you to you for her lovely life. daffodil

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