by Tracey Bell
I had my beautiful lil Shane for 13 years. He was the most loving precious lil dog i have ever known. He was by my side for 13 years constantly, by day and has slept with me every night.
15 months ago he got a brain tumour, and started having horrific seizures, which were controlled by Phenabarbatone eventually after 4 months. Within a year he had about 4 more seizures, then 3 days ago October 3rd he got sick with a high temperature, he then had a seizure,we took him to the vets, they get him in and gave him intravenous antibiotics and painkillers.
We took him home, and he got no better, went back to vets next morning and they gave him injections of painkillers, and we brought him home.
All that day he was just staring and could not sleep. He would just stare at us as if to say help im in pain. He then started loosing the feeling in his back legs and was very weak. He was so ill he could not even sleep, even though he had not slept for 3 days.
We put him off the couch onto the floor and he just lay there and could not stand up, just staring to the ceiling. I knew it was time, and we took him to the vets, and he was put to sleep.
That was yesterday 5th October 2013, my heart is breaking, i feel so lost, everywhere i go im looking and think he should be here, as he has been by my side for 13 years. When i go to bed i cannot sleep as he is not here. I am 48 years old, and i cannot stop crying.
I dont think i will ever get over this loss of my lil man Shane. He gave me so much love, and knew even what i was thinking, as i did him. I hope and pray now he is with the angels in heaven.
He is no longer in pain and suffering, but im still feeling should i have waited longer, but to see him suffer was just too much for him and we were helpless to help him, as we had tried all we could. It would not have been fare to leave him even till the next morning.
RIP Shane we all love you with all our hearts, and you will be with us in our hearts forever and ever, you are my special lil man , reeny, was my nickname for him, i love you sooooooo soooooo much reen, forever and ever. Please send us a sign that we know you are at peace in heaven.
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Vicki M. says
I’m so sorry to hear about your lil loved one, Shane, going to the Rainbow Bridge.
I know there is a huge hole in your heart right now as you grieve for him and I hope that it is soon filled with nothing but happy memories that you shared together.
My husband and I do not have children so our dogs are like kids to us. I have also had dogs my entire life. I know about the heartbreak of saying goodbye to them that final time. It is just like a punch in the stomach and knocks the wind right out of us. Please know that your Shane is no longer in pain or suffering. He is being cared for now by a higher power than we can ever be.
I like to hope that someday we are reunited with our beloved pets and that they do wait for us at the Rainbow Bridge. What a joyous day that will be, when we look around to see all of our pets from the past walking by our side again.
I wish you peace during this difficult time.
Nyree Hubbard says
That was beautiful. RIP Shane
I’m so sorry for your loss! We just had to put to sleep our precious pup yesterday. We only had him 9 years, as he was a stray. He looked a lot like your pup! He developed kidney failure and it advanced quite quickly, until we were forced to end his suffering. One of the hardest things I have had to do is watch his little body go limp. That sweet little spark and lively personality was simply gone, in the blink of an eye. But, truth be told, it had been gone a couple of months – he was a shell of his former self. He was so smart and fun, I am going to miss him so much. But, as I do not think God makes such beautiful creatures only to dispose of them completely – I think their precious, innocent souls go to heaven. I look forward to seeing him one day. They’re part of our family! I know your post was from last year, but thought I’d comment anyway. Missing my sweet furry best friend.