Heartbroken

Saying goodbye to our Schnauzers is the hardest part. Share your memories here as we bid farewell to our beloved friends. They've crossed the bridge and returned to the meadow in full health and free of injuries. Running free. We won't forget.
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Schnauzer_Lady
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Heartbroken

Post by Schnauzer_Lady » 22 Feb 2016, 20:28

We lost our Darlee Belle suddenly and unexpectedly over the weekend at the age of 4. She had a litter of 5 puppies, age 4 weeks. I blame another dog, a female who turned extremely hostile when Darlee's puppies were born and would attack Darlee whenever I took her out of the crate to potty. I had to drag her out, she refused to leave her puppies for the 2 weeks it took me to rehome the problem dog. After that she had no problem leaving the puppies for normal intervals. But apparently the damage had been done - Darlee went into severe eclampsia on Friday afternoon. My vet was unreachable, most likely in surgery given the day. So I rushed her an hour away to my go-to emergency vet. I had called to let them know. When we arrived I was told to take a seat in the empty waiting room and the Dr. would be with me shortly. . . 2 hours later they moved me to the empty exam room because people were coming in after work to pick up dogs or medications and by then Darlee had worsened to the point that I knew she was dying and I was crying uncontrollably. I guess I was upsetting people. . . A dog had been carried in and was rushed to the back about an hour into our wait. Another 45 minutes later the Dr. finally came into the exam room, apologizing for "one emergency after another" since I had first called. She took her back and did what she could but it was too late; she passed away Saturday morning. I am in shock and can't stop crying. And I'm angry. . . all Darlee needed was IV calcium started and she was there before another dog requiring lengthy surgery came in. Maybe I'm being unreasonable, but I feel Darlee Belle didn't have to die. . .

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Barbarauttley
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Re: Heartbroken

Post by Barbarauttley » 22 Feb 2016, 22:43

How very very sad. You must feel really traumatised especially after trying so hard to get the help for Darlee Belle!
I feel so sorry for you and my thoughts are with you and Darlee Belle.

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Robin black mini
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Re: Heartbroken

Post by Robin black mini » 23 Feb 2016, 06:21

What a dreadful experience to go through.i hope the pups are ok and you all can recover from the loss of darlee.i would be following this up with the head of practice since you pre advised them of your dogs condition and estimated arrival time . You certainly should not have waited so long in an emergency vets.

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jacdales
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Born: 13 Jun 2017
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Born: 28 May 2006
Location: Peterborough

Re: Heartbroken

Post by jacdales » 23 Feb 2016, 08:23

I'm so very sad for you. I would certainly be writing a letter to the owner of the practice. and the local papers telling of the tragedy. People pay a lot for vets to treat their animals and if they know they will not be looked after they very soon find other vets. I hope the pups are ok and bring a little comfort to you at this sad time.

redalert
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Re: Heartbroken

Post by redalert » 23 Feb 2016, 10:37

h my gosh, I am so sorry to read this, truly devastating. Nothing will replace your lovely girl but someone should take responsibility for her untimely death. My heart goes out to you and her puppies.

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Re: Heartbroken

Post by Morgana99 » 23 Feb 2016, 19:14

Heartfelt sympathy. What an awful experience and tragic loss of such a young life. :ymhug: xx
Horace, Bearded Collie X, rescued 1984, left us 1993, aged 15 approx
Eric, Bearded Collie, left us 2002, aged 15.5
Elsie (Vowchurch Belinda Black), Beardie, rescued 1988, left us 2000, aged 13.5
Monty, Patterdale Terrier X, rescued 2003, left us 2012, aged 12 approx
Always in our hearts

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Re: Heartbroken

Post by Maty » 27 Feb 2016, 13:23

How sad :(( For you, Darlee Belle and the puppies.

I hope you are coping OK with the pups.
Maty

Rodders the Mini Pup, born 10/08/11, came home on 09/10/11
Creggan the Mini Pup, born 17/03/13, came home on 01/06/13

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Re: Heartbroken

Post by Sharon H » 28 Feb 2016, 13:21

What a traumatic ending to such a young life, you must be devastated :ymhug:

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Robin black mini
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Re: Heartbroken

Post by Robin black mini » 29 Feb 2016, 12:29

How are the puppies doing?

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