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Kathryn

December 30, 2015 – 6:55 pm
Welcome to our online support chat. Please feel free to share your story with us. Welcome…

Laura

December 30, 2015 – 6:57 pm
Thank you for inviting me. First day without my sweet Mimi.

Guest_82Barbara

December 30, 2015 – 7:00 pm
First time user. Thanks for invite Concerned with pet who has cancer

Kathryn

December 30, 2015 – 7:01 pm
Welcome Laura and Barbara.Oh and I see Sindi is on as well. Welcome to you all.Please feel free to share a bit about your care giving or loss journey with us.

Heather

September 23, 2015 – 6:00 pm
Hey everyone

Kathryn

September 23, 2015 – 6:00 pm
Welcome Heather. We are happy to have you join us. Please feel free to share your story.

Cj

December 30, 2015 – 7:02 pm
sorry, welcome Barbara

Laura

December 30, 2015 – 7:02 pm
Barbara, such a frightening diagnosis, I’m so sorry to hear this.

Laura

December 30, 2015 – 7:02 pm
Barbara, such a frightening diagnosis, I’m so sorry to hear this.

Laura

December 30, 2015 – 7:03 pm
Mimi was my Holland Lop, who would have turned 9 in less than 1 month. She was everything to me, and such a courageous fighter. In Sept. she was diagnosed w/ fluid in her lungs, the vet said she had 3 hrs to live, but she fought on for 3 months.

Guest_82Barbara

December 30, 2015 – 7:03 pm
Thank you Have decided against chemotherapy but wondering about getting a second opinion to be assured Oscar is comfortable.

Laura

December 30, 2015 – 7:04 pm
That’s an excellent idea.

Kathryn

December 30, 2015 – 7:04 pm
Barbara, second opinions are such a good idea. Another vet may have a different approach, etc. You just never know.

Laura

December 30, 2015 – 7:05 pm
Exactly.

Guest_82Barbara

December 30, 2015 – 7:05 pm
So sorry Laura ! How sad to have such a loss…

Guest_279

December 30, 2015 – 7:05 pm
Mimi

Guest_279

December 30, 2015 – 7:05 pm
Hi,all

Laura

December 30, 2015 – 7:05 pm
Thanks Barbara.

Laura

December 30, 2015 – 7:06 pm
I wasn’t prepared for this, never lost a pet before.

Guest_279

December 30, 2015 – 7:07 pm
Laura, I never sugar coat it…it is devastating…

Kathryn

December 30, 2015 – 7:07 pm
Laura, I know this is a difficult day for you being the first. We’re so glad you joined us this evening for support! And please know, we mailed your package out to you today. I hope it brings you comfort.

Laura

December 30, 2015 – 7:07 pm
Very

Laura

December 30, 2015 – 7:07 pm
You’re lovely, thank you so much.

Guest_82Barbara

December 30, 2015 – 7:08 pm
Especially difficult this time of year with so much celebration

Laura

December 30, 2015 – 7:08 pm
She’d put her paw in my hand and press down, or lean in toward me, I’m missing that so much today.

Laura

December 30, 2015 – 7:08 pm
Just thankful that miraculously, she was “herself” on Christmas day…

Guest_82Barbara

December 30, 2015 – 7:09 pm
Am glad you will have that memory

Laura

December 30, 2015 – 7:09 pm
I must say, as 2nd opinions came up, how fortunate to have that option. I couldn’t get to another rabbit vet 3 hrs away w/ her (how it hurts to use past tense…)

Laura

December 30, 2015 – 7:10 pm
Definitely take up that consult, Barbara While this vet gave no hope, Mimi’s regular vet got her on a diuretic that perhaps helped.

Kathryn

December 30, 2015 – 7:10 pm
Barbara, can you tell us a bit more about Oscar’s cancer? When was he diagnosed? So right now you are looking at palliative/hospice options?

Guest_82Barbara

December 30, 2015 – 7:13 pm
he was diagnosed with prostate cancer thanksgiving Suggested he have chemo but he only weighs 15 pounds and was really sick so I decided against it. He seems okay on a special diet and anti-inflammatory but I worry he is in pain?

Guest_82Barbara

December 30, 2015 – 7:14 pm
he is 12 years old and has given be a lot of happiness

Laura

December 30, 2015 – 7:14 pm
Bless

G

December 30, 2015 – 7:14 pm
Barbara, is Oscar a dog or a cat?

Guest_82Barbara

December 30, 2015 – 7:15 pm
A dog a poodle mix.

mimi

December 30, 2015 – 7:15 pm
How old?

Guest_82Barbara

December 30, 2015 – 7:15 pm
12 years

mimi

December 30, 2015 – 7:16 pm
Will the chemo give Oscar a longer life?

Kathryn

December 30, 2015 – 7:16 pm
So he was diagnosed just recently. They can often hide their pain well however they when they are in pain they generally will have a decreased appetite and/or will show signs on not being able to get comfortable. Its all about following the quality of life scale.

mimi

December 30, 2015 – 7:16 pm
Kathryn, that is so hard to do

Guest_82Barbara

December 30, 2015 – 7:17 pm
I was told he has 1-3 months without chemo but no guarantee of an extended life on chemo

Kathryn

December 30, 2015 – 7:18 pm
In case you want the QOL scale, its located on this website under “The Final Journey.” There’s good info on how to gage good days vs. bad days.

mimi

December 30, 2015 – 7:18 pm
Honestly, Barbara if it were me and I could afford the chemo I would go for it…I would try to get as many days as I could. I know many disagree with this but as long as they are not suffering I would move heaven and earth for a few more days.

Guest_82Barbara

December 30, 2015 – 7:20 pm
I will have a look at the scale thanks so much for referral

mimi

December 30, 2015 – 7:20 pm
Your heart has to be your scale….it was mine.

Kathryn

December 30, 2015 – 7:20 pm
Well as you said Mimi everyone does look at this differently and it is so important to consider the chemo protocol and how it may or may not adversely affect a baby’s final journey.

Guest_82Barbara

December 30, 2015 – 7:21 pm
Am just fearful I will miss his pain or discomfort.

Kathryn

December 30, 2015 – 7:21 pm
The scale is there to simply be a guide as to the possible pain and/or suffering a fur baby might be going through to determine if intervention is warranted and at what time.

mimi

December 30, 2015 – 7:22 pm
I am sorry kathryn, but I totally disagree. The dog is going to die…why not do whatever is possible to extend it’s life as long as the dog is not suffering…they will let you know when they are suffering or in pain…

Guest_82Barbara

December 30, 2015 – 7:22 pm
Thanks so much will definitely give it a try Thanks all!!!!

Nikki

December 30, 2015 – 7:23 pm
Hello Barbara, So sorry to hear hear about your Oscar. One thing you may want to do is to ask the oncologist about the side effects of the chemo before you make a decision. You might also ask about pain management with a qualified vet.

mimi

December 30, 2015 – 7:24 pm
Nobody can predict when the end will come…not the best oncologist in the world can do that.

Kathryn

December 30, 2015 – 7:25 pm
The scale is simply a guide to indicate if a fur baby is in pain or is suffering. Some might not know what to look for so the scale explains the predominate aspects such as appetite, etc. Sometimes its not as clear as we’d like it to be.

mimi

December 30, 2015 – 7:25 pm
Understood, kathryn. Thank you

Guest_429

December 30, 2015 – 7:25 pm
I hope it’s not too late to join…

Guest_429

December 30, 2015 – 7:26 pm
This is Quan. Couldn’t figure out how to make my name appear

Quan

December 30, 2015 – 7:27 pm
Ok, there it is

Laura

December 30, 2015 – 7:27 pm
Hi Quan.

Lucas

December 30, 2015 – 7:27 pm
welcome…not too late at all.

Quan

December 30, 2015 – 7:27 pm
Hi Laura

Quan

December 30, 2015 – 7:27 pm
Thanks!

Nikki

December 30, 2015 – 7:27 pm
Hi Quan

Kathryn

December 30, 2015 – 7:27 pm
Certainly that is true Mimi, they can give you an estimate of days or weeks or even months and one may get more or less days. We often do not know the day or the hour…we can only be present and attentive to what our baby’s needs are day by day.

Kathryn

December 30, 2015 – 7:28 pm
Quan you made it! How are the two precious kittens doing? How was their first vet visit?

Quan

December 30, 2015 – 7:29 pm
I just returned from their 2nd FVRCP shots. They doubled in size in just 3 weeks.!

Quan

December 30, 2015 – 7:29 pm
They are doing great. So much fun. I love them already.

Quan

December 30, 2015 – 7:30 pm
When I think of Jack, it still brings tears to my eyes

Quan

December 30, 2015 – 7:30 pm
And, it’s good to have love in my life again. Not a replacement, but a welcome newness

Laura

December 30, 2015 – 7:31 pm
That’s sweet.

Kathryn

December 30, 2015 – 7:31 pm
We are so happy for you. You seem some light coming from the darkness of grief…yes? And of course you still have tears for Jack. You will always have some level of grief from your precious baby who is no longer present.

Lucas

December 30, 2015 – 7:31 pm
very nice

Quan

December 30, 2015 – 7:32 pm
Mimi, for me, every moment became so very precious as Jack was progressing. At the end, we both knew when it was time. Enjoy every moment and connect as deeply as possible. That’s all we have with anyone, isn’t it…

Guest_82Barbara

December 30, 2015 – 7:32 pm
Hope they bring you some happiness

Quan

December 30, 2015 – 7:33 pm
yes indeed

Laura

December 30, 2015 – 7:34 pm
I like the way you worded it, “Not a replacement, but a welcome newness” Excellent perspective.

Kathryn

December 30, 2015 – 7:34 pm
Yes, we only have time…time to love and experience the joy the relationship we have with our precious fur babies brings to our lives. We are often so devastated by their loss because they bring us much of what we are searching for…unconditional love, loyalty, simplicity, joy, laughter and so much more. Who’s heart wouldn’t be broken when that is taken away from us?

Guest_82Barbara

December 30, 2015 – 7:35 pm
Nicely said Kathryn

Quan

December 30, 2015 – 7:35 pm
I agree, nicely said

mimi

December 30, 2015 – 7:36 pm
gotta go…good night and Happy New Year

mimi

December 30, 2015 – 7:36 pm
thank you, Kathryn

Kathryn

December 30, 2015 – 7:36 pm
Did the holidays present an additional difficulty with one’s caregiving or grief? I’ve had many who have said it was hard to get into the spirit of the season. Anyone else feel that way?

Lucas

December 30, 2015 – 7:36 pm
happy new year Mimi

Guest_82Barbara

December 30, 2015 – 7:38 pm
I agree with them not this year. I did spend much more time with Oscar than usual

Laura

December 30, 2015 – 7:38 pm
It was so low key as it was just Mimi & me…there wasn’t any attempt to do much. Her presence was the greatest gift.

Guest_226

December 30, 2015 – 7:39 pm
Newbie here as well, coming out of lurking to share a bit of my story. My dear 12 year old dog had a soft tissue sarcoma removed iover the summer which had also metastasized to a lymph node. We followed up surgery with a 15 week protocol of chemo. Yes, it was expensive and yes we experienced a few side effects some major and some minor. Almost 6 months later we are camcer free but dealing with

Kathryn

December 30, 2015 – 7:40 pm
They truly are the greatest gift Laura, no question!

Quan

December 30, 2015 – 7:40 pm
Absolutely

Guest_82Barbara

December 30, 2015 – 7:41 pm
What a great story!

Lucas

December 30, 2015 – 7:41 pm
Guest 226, your response was cut off…what are you dealing with now?

Quan

December 30, 2015 – 7:42 pm
yes, please go on

Kathryn

December 30, 2015 – 7:42 pm
I think you’re message may have been cut off. It ends with “dealing with.”

NikkI &Amma

December 30, 2015 – 7:45 pm
Are we still online?

Kathryn

December 30, 2015 – 7:45 pm
Yes absolutely we are still here.

Laura

December 30, 2015 – 7:45 pm
Yes

NikkI &Amma

December 30, 2015 – 7:46 pm
Ok just checking, my screen keeps freezing…

Kathryn

December 30, 2015 – 7:46 pm
Nikki would you like to share your story? Are you currently caregiving or have you experienced a loss?

Guest_226

December 30, 2015 – 7:47 pm
Yes it was cut off. We are dealing with other kinds of problems like food aversions and intermittent bouts of colitis. Some days it is a long, tough road along on this journey but it has all been worth it,.

Donna

December 30, 2015 – 7:48 pm
Sorry I hope I’m not to late. Just lost my kitty Smokie on the 28th to congestive heart failure.

Lucas

December 30, 2015 – 7:49 pm
so sorry.

Kathryn

December 30, 2015 – 7:49 pm
Donna, it of course is not too late. We are glad you made it. We are so very sorry for you loss. We’re here for you to share your story of precious Smokie.

Laura

December 30, 2015 – 7:49 pm
Sincere condolences, Donna.

Guest_226

December 30, 2015 – 7:49 pm
Im so sorry.

Quan

December 30, 2015 – 7:49 pm
Welcome Donna, sorry for your loss. It’s good you’re here.

Guest_82Barbara

December 30, 2015 – 7:49 pm
So sorry…

NikkI &Amma

December 30, 2015 – 7:49 pm
Guest 226, I’ve seen a lot of comment from pet parents that food aversion is no uncommon following chemotherapy as is colitis.

NikkI &Amma

December 30, 2015 – 7:50 pm
Hi Donna,

Quan

December 30, 2015 – 7:50 pm
Guest 226, I know what you mean by how worthwhile the struggle is

Donna

December 30, 2015 – 7:50 pm
Thank you all. She was so sweet.

Lucas

December 30, 2015 – 7:50 pm
yes, seems fairly common

Kathryn

December 30, 2015 – 7:50 pm
Yes, very common after chemo for both.

Quan

December 30, 2015 – 7:50 pm
Yes, Donna. There’s nothing like love with our fur babies.

NikkI &Amma

December 30, 2015 – 7:51 pm
Donna, so sorry for your loss.

Guest_226

December 30, 2015 – 7:51 pm
hi Nikki, & Anna. That is what our oncologist told us at our follow up tear lire this week. It’s so hard to get my baby to eat, even though I know she’s hungry.

Guest_226

December 30, 2015 – 7:52 pm
*follow up appintment*

Quan

December 30, 2015 – 7:52 pm
Sounds painful to watch… the feeling of helplessness…

Kathryn

December 30, 2015 – 7:52 pm
Have they spoken to you about a homemade diet? Or consulting a veterinary nutritionist?

Quan

December 30, 2015 – 7:52 pm
you’re feeding her with your love and she knows you’re there

Quan

December 30, 2015 – 7:53 pm
I gave my dog rice and egg or mashed chicken when she wouldn’t eat.

Guest_226

December 30, 2015 – 7:53 pm
Thank you, quan. I love her so much I’d go to the moon and back for her if I could. Yes, that will most likely be the next step .

Guest_82Barbara

December 30, 2015 – 7:54 pm
Me too Might try some ” boiled “hamburg also.

Guest_226

December 30, 2015 – 7:54 pm
she ate 2 scrambled eggs and a few doggie biscuits tonight. But she’ll bearely touch any dog food anymore.

NikkI &Amma

December 30, 2015 – 7:55 pm
Guest 226. I’m guessing you’ve tried everything exotic that might entice her? have you tried hand feeding her? Has the vet prescribed an appetitite stimulant? it must be heartbreaking to see her not eating…

Quan

December 30, 2015 – 7:55 pm
I know what you mean. I gave my beloved cat Jack daily sub-Q fluids for 15 mos.

Guest_82Barbara

December 30, 2015 – 7:55 pm
Oscar has no interest in dog food but hamburg and rice he is interested

Donna

December 30, 2015 – 7:55 pm
I have been successful with chicken or turkey babyfood in the past.

Quan

December 30, 2015 – 7:55 pm
I never minded it.

Guest_226

December 30, 2015 – 7:56 pm
yes we are giving a stimulant as well. The thing is she IS hungry but doesn’t want most of what we offer her. She eats a few votes then wants something else.

Guest_226

December 30, 2015 – 7:56 pm
Our dogs have similar tastes, Barbara.

Guest_226

December 30, 2015 – 7:57 pm
*bites*

Kathryn

December 30, 2015 – 7:58 pm
A vet nutritionist can do a consult over the phone and give you a diet to try that would include supplements to insure that your baby is getting adequate vitamins/minerals etc. Its not too terribly expensive either. There aren’t many around but we can forward you some referrals if you are interested.

Guest_226

December 30, 2015 – 7:58 pm
maybe I’m teying too hard to get her to eat a regular diet consistently and I need to focus on just eating. I’m so nervous she will loses too much weight or develop pancreatitis if we vary too much and too often during this process.

NikkI &Amma

December 30, 2015 – 7:58 pm
I’vd had success with cooked organic chicken livers mixed with chicken. I only use a little liver just enough to pique their interest…

Kathryn

December 30, 2015 – 8:00 pm
You are so right about the potential of tummy troubles including pancreatitis with constant switch up in foods. Chicken, sweet potatoes are all good to try as they don’t introduce a lot of fat into the diet.

Guest_226

December 30, 2015 – 8:00 pm
Thank you Kathryn. I’d like that. Thank you all for the wonderful suggestions. I can tell this is a very loving and supportive group. Thank you,

Quan

December 30, 2015 – 8:00 pm
Maybe it isn’t his time yet, 226, but at the end, it wasn’t about keeping Jack alive for the longest period of time, it was about keeping him comfortable and connecting with him, listening to where he was at and holding the space for him to be wherever he was. He really wanted to be with me, but something else was pulling him towards it. I had to become willing to let him go. very very difficult

Guest_82Barbara

December 30, 2015 – 8:01 pm
I feel very fortunate to be a part of this group thanks to all

Lucas

December 30, 2015 – 8:01 pm
well said Quan

Quan

December 30, 2015 – 8:02 pm
I meant to say “her”, 226…

Guest_226

December 30, 2015 – 8:02 pm
Thank you, quan. It sounds like you loved your boy so much you were willing to let him be and then let him go.. Very wise advice.

Kathryn

December 30, 2015 – 8:02 pm
Quan, it was the same for me and my Pookie. She wanted to stay but somehow I knew I had to come to terms with living without her. Death comes to all living things. Such a hard reality for us pet parents/caregivers. We’d do anything and everything to stop it from happening. If only we could.

Laura

December 30, 2015 – 8:03 pm
I just want to say there’s so much brilliance on here. Thanks for pointing out that section (Final Journey), Kathryn. I noticed Life After Loss & the part on guilt strikes a chord w/ me. Yesterday I heard so much of “Remember the good times” but all I can focus on is what more I could have done. This is comforting, I didn’t anticipate feeling this way.

Kathryn

December 30, 2015 – 8:03 pm
Thanks Barbara. We hope you continue to connect with us. We’re here for you when and how you need support.

Guest_226

December 30, 2015 – 8:04 pm
No amount of time with them will ever be enough.

Kathryn

December 30, 2015 – 8:05 pm
Laura, the emotional roller coaster is exhausting isn’t it? You have moments of memorialization and then moments of the what if’s or the what could/should I have done. Its a freaking roller coaster. It will soften over time…and we’ll be here for you through it.

Laura

December 30, 2015 – 8:06 pm
Exactly! I honestly thought I was exhausted & there’s be a peace when it happened, but no, not at all.

Guest_226

December 30, 2015 – 8:06 pm
I’m sorry

Laura

December 30, 2015 – 8:06 pm
Thanks.

Donna

December 30, 2015 – 8:07 pm
Yes Kathryn the second guessing is awful. I know I wanted what was best for her not me.

Kathryn

December 30, 2015 – 8:08 pm
There’s no peace in grief…only mourning…only touching the pain and finding a new normal without our beloved. Healing will come through the hope of finding joy again.

Quan

December 30, 2015 – 8:08 pm
226, I found you can write your name at the bottom of the screen, above the text box

Litha

December 30, 2015 – 8:09 pm
Though I’m still in the anticipatory stage and my girl is more or less stable I’m petrified at the thought of what’s to come.

Litha

December 30, 2015 – 8:09 pm
Thanks Quan

Quan

December 30, 2015 – 8:10 pm
I was exhausted and am still feeling the aftermath, a month later. The hope was in finding joy again. I adopted 2 kitties from ResQcats and they have opened my heart again. Never thought it could happen…

Litha

December 30, 2015 – 8:11 pm
aw, I think that’s wonderful, Quan. Those kitties are lucky babies to have you.

Kathryn

December 30, 2015 – 8:11 pm
Quan, if you would, share your precious new kitties names!

Quan

December 30, 2015 – 8:11 pm
My home is filled with life and abundant energy. They are young and healthy, such a change from a sick 15 yr old

Quan

December 30, 2015 – 8:11 pm
The contrast is amazing

Quan

December 30, 2015 – 8:12 pm
they are Gracie and Arielle

Laura

December 30, 2015 – 8:12 pm
Beautiful.

Quan

December 30, 2015 – 8:12 pm
And, I feel like Jack brought me to them

Guest_82Barbara

December 30, 2015 – 8:12 pm
Ahhhhh

Litha

December 30, 2015 – 8:12 pm
They are adorable names. I’m so happy to hear you were able to find joy again.

Quan

December 30, 2015 – 8:12 pm
Thanks Laura

Donna

December 30, 2015 – 8:12 pm
I have a Gracie too! Good luck to you Quan

Quan

December 30, 2015 – 8:12 pm
Thanks Donna!

Quan

December 30, 2015 – 8:13 pm
You too

Lucas

December 30, 2015 – 8:13 pm
beautiful, and I bet he did

Quan

December 30, 2015 – 8:13 pm
Litha, are you “226”?

Litha

December 30, 2015 – 8:13 pm
yes

Quan

December 30, 2015 – 8:13 pm
cooooool

Kathryn

December 30, 2015 – 8:14 pm
I have a saying on my wall that reads…the purpose of life is to grow, the joy of life is to love. We are forever searching for love throughout our lives. Our precious fur babies teach us how to truly love. I am forever grateful for their wisdom!

Laura

December 30, 2015 – 8:14 pm
So true

Quan

December 30, 2015 – 8:15 pm
I don’t feel guilty, but after going thru the chronic illness with Jack, sometimes I wonder, is it OK to feel this good, with healthy babies. Silly maybe, but I’m being honest.

Litha

December 30, 2015 – 8:15 pm
Thank you for sharing that with us, Kathryn. I’ve learned so much from this journey my girl and I are on together.

Litha

December 30, 2015 – 8:15 pm
Yes it’s more than okay quan. Jack would want you to be happy

Lucas

December 30, 2015 – 8:16 pm
my guess is that Jack would want you to be happy

Quan

December 30, 2015 – 8:16 pm
I am grateful for Jack loving me, allowing me to love him and for making me his home

Litha

December 30, 2015 – 8:16 pm
Jack wo

Donna

December 30, 2015 – 8:16 pm
Yes, my Smokie showed me how to really be in the world she was so loving she purred even when in distress.

Litha

December 30, 2015 – 8:17 pm
jack will always have a home in your heart

Quan

December 30, 2015 – 8:17 pm
yes indeed

Lucas

December 30, 2015 – 8:17 pm
beautiful, *** bless Smokie and Jack

Donna

December 30, 2015 – 8:18 pm
Thank you Lucas

Kathryn

December 30, 2015 – 8:18 pm
We have to go on…and those with big hearts like yours Quan only know how to love with your whole being. There is no other way to live. The alternative is to closed off and no one truly wants that.

Quan

December 30, 2015 – 8:18 pm
I don’t know if this is appropriate here, but this is the poem that convinced me

Quan

December 30, 2015 – 8:19 pm
to get the 2 kittens:

Quan

December 30, 2015 – 8:19 pm
A Dog’s Last Will & Testament Before humans die, they write their last will and testament, giving their home and all they have to those they leave behind. If, with my paws, I could do the same, this is what I’d ask… To a poor and lonely stray I’d give my happy home; my bowl and cozy bed, soft pillow and all my toys; the lap, which I loved so much; the hand that stroked

Quan

December 30, 2015 – 8:19 pm
Thanks so much, Kathyrn

Laura

December 30, 2015 – 8:20 pm
I love that, Quan.

Quan

December 30, 2015 – 8:20 pm
my fur; and the sweet voice that spoke my name. I’d will to the sad, scared shelter dog the place I had in my human’s loving heart, of which there seemed no bounds. So, when I die, please do not say, “I will never have a pet again, for the loss and the pain is more than I can stand.” Instead, go find an unloved dog, one whose life has held no joy or hope, and give my place to

Guest_82Barbara

December 30, 2015 – 8:20 pm
Thanks Quan

Litha

December 30, 2015 – 8:20 pm
That is beautiful quan. Iboth of my dogs are rescues but I think it was them that rescued me. I

Lucas

December 30, 2015 – 8:21 pm
I have no doubt that that’s what they’d want

Kathryn

December 30, 2015 – 8:21 pm
Healing is good. It doesn’t mean that you’ve forgotten your beloved baby. We seek light out of the darkness of our grief.

Quan

December 30, 2015 – 8:21 pm
to him. This is the only thing I can give… The love I left behind. —Author Unknown

Laura

December 30, 2015 – 8:22 pm
Thank you so much for sharing that.

Quan

December 30, 2015 – 8:22 pm
I guess it didn’t copy all at once, so it’s in 3 pieces…

Kathryn

December 30, 2015 – 8:22 pm
Grief is the hardest work we humans will ever be faced with. Its such a difficult reality but it is the price of love.

Laura

December 30, 2015 – 8:22 pm
Yes, I saved it all, Quan

Quan

December 30, 2015 – 8:23 pm
Yes, Litha, we rescued each other.

Quan

December 30, 2015 – 8:23 pm
Laura, the title is ” A Dog’s Last Will and Testament”

Quan

December 30, 2015 – 8:24 pm
The price of love is high. But it seems worth it…

Laura

December 30, 2015 – 8:24 pm
Got it. Definitely brought tears, I love it.

Kathryn

December 30, 2015 – 8:24 pm
Its nearing 8:30 and we’d like to thank you all for attending this evening’s online support chat. Please check out our 2016 dates for both in-person support circles and this online chat schedule. We’re here for you when and how you need us. Blessing to you all in 2016. You are thought of often by your Day By Day team.

Litha

December 30, 2015 – 8:24 pm
Me too. Thanks for sharing.

Lucas

December 30, 2015 – 8:25 pm
thanks Kathryn. Good night all

Laura

December 30, 2015 – 8:25 pm
Thank you, Kathryn.

Quan

December 30, 2015 – 8:25 pm
Happy New Year to all! I so appreciate this experience with you!

Guest_82Barbara

December 30, 2015 – 8:25 pm
Thanks to all

Donna

December 30, 2015 – 8:25 pm
Blessings to you Kathryn.

Kathryn

December 30, 2015 – 8:25 pm
The Last Will & Testament Quan speaks of can be found on our Facebook page if anyone is interested.

NikkI &Amma

December 30, 2015 – 8:25 pm
happy new year to all!

Quan

December 30, 2015 – 8:25 pm
How sweet!

Litha

December 30, 2015 – 8:26 pm
Thank you, Kathryn, and thank all of you online tonight. It’s been a bit isolating for me you have all been wonderful. Hugs!

Donna

December 30, 2015 – 8:27 pm
Thanks to you all blessings too for a love