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Willy is gone

Postby Emily » Mon Mar 14, 2016 4:03 pm

Well, I wasn't expecting another loss so soon, but we had to let Willy go Saturday. He had been doing fine except about a week ago, he developed a swelling on his face overnight. Vet could only get blood out of it, so it wasn't an abscess. Hoping it was a hematoma, she put him on antibiotics for the just in case and said to keep an eye on it. Finished the antibiotics, and nothing much changed. He seemed to feel fine, though, until Saturday. Saturday, his rear leg on the same side of his body as the face lump was swollen. He couldn't bear weight on it, and was having a hard time even standing. He wanted breakfast, though, so I fed him and was going to keep an eye on him. But, when I got him in a different light, I could tell the leg was much more swollen than I originally thought, and his gums were pretty pale. We started to the vet with intentions of getting a full check and treating if we could, but on the way there, his eyes pretty much told us he was ready. When we got to the clinic, I carried him in, and the vet did a quick exam. She couldn't even find a pulse in the leg that was swollen. All of his feet were cold and his color was even worse.

The veterinary oncologist gave him about 6 months back in August when he had his surgery, and he pretty much made it 7 months. I didn't realize how sick he looked until I saw old pictures of him. He was an awesome little dog, and we will certainly miss him. God speed, Willy!
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Re: illy is gone

Postby MaisyPancakes » Mon Mar 14, 2016 4:31 pm

Oh no, I'm so sorry, Emily. Run free, Little Willy.

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Re: Willy is gone

Postby SherriA » Mon Mar 14, 2016 5:24 pm

I'm so sorry Emily :(

Rest well, Willy. You're missed.

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Re: Willy is gone

Postby JudyL » Mon Mar 14, 2016 5:42 pm

I'm so sorry Emily.

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Re: Willy is gone

Postby maxs_mommy » Mon Mar 14, 2016 7:23 pm

I'm so sorry for your loss and the sudden-ness of it all. Rest well Willy.
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Re: Willy is gone

Postby Calypso » Tue Mar 15, 2016 1:56 pm

I'm sorry. Willy and Waylon always had a special place in my heart with those big bully grins.

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Re: Willy is gone

Postby Kathleen » Tue Mar 15, 2016 3:47 pm

I'm sorry Emily, I always loved Willy.

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Re: Willy is gone

Postby Sabine » Tue Mar 15, 2016 11:52 pm

I'm so very sorry, Em. It's so tough every single time. :( Especially when you have several animals close in age and you don't get much of a break in between.

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Re: Willy is gone

Postby emmas_mom » Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:13 am

Emily, I'm so sorry for your loss. Run free, Willy.
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Re: Willy is gone

Postby Yankee » Wed Mar 16, 2016 10:31 pm

He was one of my favorites. I'm so sorry.

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