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I posted this on September 1st and I'd like to thank everyone who offered advice. You've all been wonderful and I'm glad there's such a great forum that I can be part of.


"My poor Maddie - for weeks and weeks she's been having trouble with pressure sores on her left rear leg, one that was stitched but didn't hold. and more recently one on her front elbow. I got her some EMT gel - didn't seem to work too well but I've only been using it for a week. I've been bathing her sores and following the vet's advice. Very early this morning she asked to be let out and I noticed that her front leg, the one with the pressure sore was swollen. Took her to the vet who took a culture of her lesion and a blood test. Her temperature was 106. She got a shot of steroids to bring down the swelling and was sent home with antibiotics and tramadol. Her leg is swollen even more now and she can't lie down. I gave her two tramadol and I'm hoping that she'll be able to find a place for herself and lie down. I'm worried sick."


Maddie was also suffering from kidney disease and was not doing well generally. Her immune system was compromised and that was the reason why her sores were not healing and also the reason she developed the infection.


I'd like to update that on Friday September 7th at 9AM our darling Maddie the beautiful red and white in the picture below went over the rainbow bridge. She was suffering and we made the painful decision to help her. Hugo misses her and mopes around the house. She was his leader and made all the decisions -- when to pee, when to eat and when to go to sleep. We're all terribly sad.


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I'm so very sorry. :f_pink


Godspeed Maddie you were loved so much. :gh_run

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Janet & the hounds Maggie and Allen Missing my baby girl Peanut, old soul Jake, quirky Jet, Mama Grandy and my old Diva Miz Foxy; my angel, my inspiration. You all brought so much into my light, and taught me so much about the power of love, you are with me always.
If you get the chance to sit it out or dance.......... I hope you dance! Missing our littlest girl.

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I'm so sorry. :cry1

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My heart aches for your loss. :brokenheart Run free, beautiful girl... :gh_run

Jeanne with Remington & Scooter the cat
....and Beloved Bridge Angels Sandee, Shari, Wells, Derby, Phoenix, Jerry Lee and Finnian.....
If tears could build a stairway, and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to heaven
and bring you home again.

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Such a lovely girlie. Godspeed Maddie. I'm sorry for your loss.

Missing my sweet girl Scout. My snuggler, my chow-hound, my kissy girl.
It never thunders at the Bridge, and your food bowl is ALWAYS filled.

So strange not living in Atty World. I was a love struck handmaiden to your every whim.

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Godspeed Angel Maddie. My deepest sympathy and prayers. We know how hard it is to make that final decision of love. :grouphug:f_pink


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Beautiful girl! I'm so sorry for your loss. Happy memories to you and yours.

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i'm so sorry :grouphug

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I'm crying as I read your post and look at the picture of your precious babes. You and Hugo will be in my prayers. Please take comfort in knowing that you gave your beautiful girl a wonderful life.

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