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My Dear Sweet Kyshi Is Gone


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I've posted for advice a few times here in the past weeks, as my dear sweet girl wasn't interested in eating anymore. We made her every imaginable meal and most things sparked her interest enough to take a bite or two, and then nothing. Last Wednesday, she started vomiting everything she got down, so I admitted her to the animal hospital on Friday afternoon and ordered an emergency ultrasound, blood-work, everything. They called later that day and gave us the tragic news - her immediate problem was acute pancreatitis (which, of course, we were making worse by feeding her) - but her ultra-sound showed many "major abnormalities" not the least of which were three large masses in her aorta (causing her left hind leg to grow numb over the last month or so), enlarged adrenal glands, enlarged lymph nodes, fluid in her belly and dangerously low blood pressure. Our vet kept finding more abnormalties the longer she viewed the ultrasound results.


We asked them to treat her pancreatitis and get her stable, then we would tackle all of the other issues.


Saturday morning they called to tell us that she was crashing. Her blood pressure was 80. There was more fluid in her belly. They did another ultrasound and found that the 3 masses in her aorta had moved - she was now paralyzed in her entire hind end. Every place they had inserted a needle there was terrible bruising, indicating clotting issues. And worst of all...our stoic girl, who didn't even cry when she broke her toe clean in two (while chasing a squirrel in the yard) was in visible, and significant, pain. We raced to the hospital to see her and it was awful. I can't even explain. I just sobbed when I saw her. This beautiful, sweet, precious dog was in so much pain but trying to fight her way through. It breaks my heart to even remember. The doctor gave her virtually no chance (less than 5%) of her pulling through and didn't feel optimistic about her even making it through the night. We couldn't bring her home because she was in too much pain. We couldn't leave her there, alone, in a strange place, in so much pain to potentially pass away without her mom and dad there. We made the excrutiating decision to help her to the bridge.


She fought until her last breath. My husband massaged her feet as I kissed her forehead and said goodbye as she left us.


She was our first dog. She was our first greyhound. She is the reason we adopted two other greyhounds and will continue to adopt this wonderful breed. She helped me through the darkest days of my life and has slept at my side, cuddled close, every night for 5 years. She slept on her bed in my office everyday as I worked and rushed to the door to greet me, even if I'd only been gone 5 minutes. She did little dances when heard the word, "Walk?" and almost exploded with excitement when we took her on car rides.


Not having her here feels wrong... sad... unnatural.


Thanks to everyone here who tried to help us. Kyshi changed our lives and I will miss her until I can see her again, God willing, in Heaven...



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Guest arlosmom
:gh_run All I can say is that I know what you are feeling since I lost my Jewel this past weekend. I pray for peace and coping for you. I know you will never ever forget her. She lives on in your heart and is a bright star in the sky. Run free of pain sweet one. :gh_run
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I am so very sorry for your loss and the pain that you are experiencing when you put her needs ahead of your own. What a beautiful face. Run pain free, sweetie.


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I am so very sorry :cry1 :cry1 :cry1:grouphug :grouphug :grouphug




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Guest GreysAndMoreGreys

I'm so sorry and hoped that things would turn around for the better :(


Thank you for sharing Kyshi with us. With your words I feel as if I know her and can see her little antics of dancing and getting excited for those things she loved.


A beautiful girl!



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My heart breaks for you....know that your girl is no longer in pain and is running her heart out at the Bridge.ghrun.gifflowers_pink.gif


Sending you peace and white light.......

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I'm so very sorry. :cry1


Godspeed Kyshi.

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Oh how awful!

Kyshi was a beautiful girl. You were blessed to have each other, but of course now that makes her loss even harder to bear. I am so sorry for you.

Having just lost my first greyhound,Luiggi, I know the pain you feel.

Everyone says time will help. Until then we just have to hold on and cry,

and cry. :weep:weep

Look for her. With your stong connection, she will try to comfort you from afar.


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I'm so sorry for your loss. We lost our Magnus (a toy fox terrier, not a grey) last August. It was heart-wrenching. He was our first and only dog, so his loss just made everything seem empty and lonely. I think we finally got to a good place this January, and we adopted Sprinkles (our grey) at the end of February. Now, when I think of Magnus, I'm happy to think of how comfortable he is. He was so old and sick at the end that he couldn't eat, walk, or even play. I try to think of him in dog heaven, lying in the sun and running around to his heart's content.

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I'm so sorry for your loss. Kyshi was a beautiful girl & well loved. Godspeed Kyshi! flowers_yellow.gif


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Typing through tears. I'm so sorry she had to leave you.


Godspeed, sweetie.

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