May 1st, 2011, 03:59 PM
Our darling boy Petey passed away Jan 16 2011 it has taken me this long to post it. It was a sunday and he bloated I took him to the emerg vet they did not beleive me it was bloat (I have been through bloat before I know the signs) crutial time was wasted with me arguing with the vet he did not believe me....... so frustrating, by the time I convinced them to do an exray an hour had passed and the damage was done and Petey did not make it.
My heart breaks every day I feel I failed him he was only 7 years old this pic was taken just the night before with his sisters Currie and Brandy.
I miss you Petey Brain (his nic name) please forgive me for not trying harder.
May 1st, 2011, 04:01 PM
forgot to say Petey is the german shepherd between his two sisters they miss him so much:cry:
May 1st, 2011, 04:07 PM
Toonces,I am so very sorry you've lost Petey,a beautiful,beautiful boy and under such frustrating,sad circumstances.
I think no matter what,when a loved animal dies,we feel guilt and it's difficult not too,but Petey does not want you to suffer guilt,he knows you did the best you could.:grouphug:
Maybe now it's not the time to ask,but is Toonces still with you:cat:
May 1st, 2011, 04:14 PM
Thankyou Chico I struggle with this everyday the guilt I feel is beyond anything I have ever felt. If they would have only listened to me and not wasted so much time he would still be here with us.
I have his ashes in the kitchen with me where I spend the most time (they lost his lead and collar tho just another thing that upsets me) his sisters ae so depressed even the cats look for him espically my old man Toonces they always slept together
May 1st, 2011, 04:16 PM
Oh and yes Chico Toonces is still kicking he will be 26 god willing this July:fingerscr
May 1st, 2011, 04:23 PM
OMG,what an amazing cat,I lost my Rocky(Toonces look-alike)last sept 7th:(
May 1st, 2011, 04:25 PM
I am soooooo sorry, Toonces :grouphug::grouphug: :cry: :grouphug:
May 1st, 2011, 04:29 PM
Chico I am so sorry I always loved to see pics of your Rocky he reminded me so much and Toonces suffers from the same disease our tabby boys have alot in common:cloud9:
May 1st, 2011, 04:37 PM
What a terrible set of bad circumstances,I can understand how upset you would be,anybody would...hopefully you will find peace in your heart.
May 1st, 2011, 04:40 PM
I'm so sorry to hear about Petey, Toonces! :grouphug: You did all you could--and Petey knows it, so no more second-guessing yourself! Petey would tell you himself that there is no forgiveness needed.
I wish you heart's ease, Toonces, and many happy memories of your boy.
May 1st, 2011, 05:51 PM
:rip: Petey; I am so sorry Toonces:( You can't say you didn't try to convince the vet...it's not your fault in any way...you truly did all you could...:(
May 1st, 2011, 07:31 PM
I'm very sorry to hear of your loss Toonces. :grouphug:
:candle: Sweet Petey :candle:
May 1st, 2011, 10:25 PM
I'm so, so very sorry for your loss and for how it's left you feeling :( :grouphug:.
RIP Petey :candle:
May 1st, 2011, 11:51 PM
:rip: sweet :angel2: Petey :candle: He is playing at the Rainbow Bridge (http://www.indigo.org/rainbowbridge_ver2.html) with those who've gone before :candle: :grouphug:
May 2nd, 2011, 12:58 PM
I feel your pain Toonces and I offer you my deepest condolences :sorry:
Don't want to threadjack this memorial but vet made the error not you and I personally would not go back. You did not fail your Petey, you tried your best and you should be proud of your dedication. :goodvibes: :grouphug:
:rip: sweet beautiful Petey :candle:
May 2nd, 2011, 01:51 PM
Sorry for your loss:rip:, its not your fault in any way the vet should have listened to you, that is one thing I loved about my last vet that has now retired. A year later and I still can't find a vet I like. I had a dog bloat too and once you see it you will never forget it. I was lucky my dog survived but the emergency vet asked why I thought he was bloated I told him I had seen it before in cattle, and I knew it was life threatening. Don't beat yourself up about it you did what you could do for your baby:angel2:
May 2nd, 2011, 02:30 PM
Thankyou everyone so much for your kind words I struggle with this every day.
My own vet is amazing and I wish she would have been on call when this happened I saw it before in a foster I had they wasted no time he was in surgery with in minutes and he lived.
I know Petey would have survived also but to much time wasted and so much damage done. He tried to follow me out when I left and my last memory of him is me holding his face in my hands kissing his nose and whispering in his ear to be brave and strong and that we loved him more than anything while they prepped him fo surery.
He was a big silly baby so loving and full of beans we called him Petey Brain because he was to darn smart for his own good, my only comfort is that after fostering him for some time we adopted him and gave him 3 wonderfull years (he had several homes before we got him) We made it through severe seperation anxiety and he learned with us that hands were not bad things but they gave loving pets and voices were not made for yelling but told him what a sweet special good boy he was.
:rip: my darling I know my mum and dad are taking very good care of you:angel:
May 2nd, 2011, 04:29 PM
Toonces I am so sorry. I knew I had not seen you here for a while. I have been through the bloat thing and if you have you know it when you see it not something you forget. I am sorry the vet was an a$$ that is not your fault. You did everything you could for Petey and believe me he is watching over you and the rest of his family fur and skin. Rest in peace sweet boy he knows you did not fail him you loved him.
May 2nd, 2011, 06:36 PM
Thankyou mastifflover I was MIA for awhile as we were building a house and living in a trailer with limited internet access but I am back now and its good to be home in more ways than one.
Bloat is a horrible thing..... everyone should know the signs and then hope that you get a vet that understands it is not something to be messed with. I hope I never have it happen to another of my babies 2 in a lifetime is more than enough for me.
May 2nd, 2011, 07:16 PM
I just wanted to say how sorry I am about Petey...:rip:
May 2nd, 2011, 07:38 PM
I am so sorry Toonces. Petey certainly did have 3 wonderful years with you. I know it doesn't make it any easier, we still miss Greta. Perhaps they are playing together now.
May 2nd, 2011, 08:18 PM
Toonces I am so sorry for your loss! As Sylvie said I beleive that he is playing with Greta and all the beautiful souls that went ahead! I have never experienced bloat and sure hope to God I never do!
RIP sweet boy! :rip::candle:
May 2nd, 2011, 08:34 PM
Oh my friend - :grouphug: You know my heart breaks with yours. It is so hard to lose a much loved family member. I read about Petey on FB when he passed. Such a difficult time for you. Please don't feel guilty. Petey would not expect that. He would want you to go on, remembering him with love and laughter; not tears and sadness. :grouphug: Life goes on. That's what Petey would want for you.
And Toonces - I love you Grand Ol' Man. :cloud9:
May 4th, 2011, 01:32 PM
Once again thank you everyone so much for your kind words it means alot to me and 14 Toonces would love you too he loves everyone but look out if you pick him up he holds on for dear life and won't let you put him down:cloud9:
May 5th, 2011, 03:18 PM
I'm so sorry to hear about Petey's passing. He knows you did your best and loved him dearly. :candle: for the sweet boy. Hugs to you Toonces, you were a good mommy.