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Phillie Has Lost His Battle With Insulinoma

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My Phillie passed October 10th on the operating table....


We had a tough time on the way to the hospital... he was seizuring and had become very depressed in the last day... but I layed in the back of the truck next to him for the 45 minute drive to the hospital... I rubbed maple syrup on his gums to stop the seizures...


I was able to spend over two hours with him on the floor all comfortable on a blankie while they prepped him for surgery. It was the most agonizing yet beautiful 2 hours we had spent in weeks. I knew it was all up to the surgeon at that point. I was able to be with him right up to getting him on the table for the anesthesia. My kisses on his muzzle and my voice were the last things he heard and felt as he went under. I am so thankful to Townsend Veterinary Hospital for letting me spend so much time with him. Dr Easley and his staff are true angels...


Sadly, the tumor was the size of a cantelope and attached to too many lobes of the liver to be successfully removed. His spleen was also enlarged and they couldn't even get a look at the pancreas where all of this probably started. They actually let me view the tumor and the spleen. The surgeon felt that Phillie would bleed out if they attempted to remove the tumor and after many tears, I decided to let him go... After seeing with my own eyes there was no denying I had to let my boy go... I spent some time with him alone and then they let him pass on... I felt him take his last breath at 3:05pm...

As you all know this is devastating... I have lost my best friend... in some ways my son...


He joins Hammer and Skip at the Bridge. They are my angels now... I miss them all desperately. I've lost 3 sweet friends in 2 years...


I still have AJ though and that is a blessing... he is having a tough time, but I am being gentle and caring with him... and of course loving him like crazy....


Thank you all who prayed for us... and to my two special angels ... I love you more than words can say!

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I am so very sorry. As you said, the last thing he felt & heard was you - he knew he was loved & is no longer in pain. Run free Phillie! f_yellow


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I am so sorry. Take comfort in knowing your sweet Phillie is at peace, pain free and running once again with the wind.

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I am so sorry. I have no doubt he left this world knowing just how much you loved him :grouphug :grouphug :grouphug


Run free, sweet Phillie, and look for my Lori Ann and Skittle to make you feel welcome! :gh_run

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I'm so sorry. :cry1

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:grouphug Phillie. I'm gonna miss you big guy, Soul will too :cry1 But I know you're waiting at the Bridge, being your noisy, goofy self :kiss2


I'm so sorry Donna. I know how much he meant to you. You did everything you could for your little man :grouphug

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f_yellow I'm very sorry to hear about Phillie - I hope you can find inner peace knowing you were with him and comforted him. Most sincerely, Mimi :grouphug



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I'm so sorry. It's been obvious from your posts here how much you loved him. I hoped as you did that he had something fixable.


Run with the wind, beloved boy.

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My deepest sympathy and prayers and thoughts for you.


Having had the experience of two of my furkids crossing to The Bridge in my arms, I know how difficult...and yet how sweet...that experience can be.


Our friends are with us for way too short a period....yet their love continues to bless us ins so many ways.


One day we will all be reunited at The Bridge!



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