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I lost both Lavender and Bear

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michellemuffin

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I'm sitting here crying my eyes out and sobbing, I lost lavender yesterday, her X ray showed her teeth were growing into her eye cavity and were much too far gone to do anything about which was the cause of the abcess that started it all off, so while under anesthetic ( they tried to do xray with out anesthetic as I asked but she struggled too much) they put her to sleep quitley and peacefully, I was sort of ok with that as I knew I had tried my hardest and deep down I Knew she was'nt going to make it and did'nt want her to suffer,
Bear had his leg removed yesterday and seemed to have a made a recovery from it, but at 11pm last night the nurse said he just passed away, they did not expect it and I was ready to go and pick him up today promising myself he was going to be one very spolit little man, until just now when Heidi the vet just phoned to break it to me, she herself is upset as well, he was a lovely pig and I am so gutted, I guess i feel he died over a bad foot and it does;nt feel right to me, he was only a year old, and a neck nuzzler, like all my rexes seem to be,
I have'nt cried like this over one of my pigs for so long he really got close to me this past 2 weeks while I have been treating him, I know I did the right thing but feel so guilty, but they were in pain and needed help
I dont blame the vets at all, Heidi was so upset and she kept me informed every step of the way and let me make the decisions with guidance,
who would want to do their job?
I'm picking them both up later to bury together in my garden and am buying a lavender bush to put on top, :'( :'(
 

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Michelle, I am so so sorry to hear your sad news. I was thinking of you all day yesterday when the forum was closed, and praying for your little ones.

I know how close you become to a piggie when you are nursing them.

It almost hurts more when a piggie makes a recovery from surgery, then passes away. This happened to Dr - after waking up he went into respiratory/ cardiac arrest.

I can't say anything to ease you at this time, just know I am thinking of you lots. I think the burial will be beautiful, and your two are now looking down on you, teling each other how special you are to them. Please email me if you want to talk.

love and hugs
Lucinda x
 
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Oh God Michelle, I am so so sorry for your tragic loss. I will be thinking of you.

Run free to the bridge little angels :'(
 

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thanks Lucinda I am finding it very hard to really believe the little man has gone, just been going through some recent photos of him I took thank goodness i have them as he looks so sweet, one day will work out how to post pictures here, my son gave me instructions but I'm still none the wiser, I can e mail them but not post them on here yet, sounds as if the same thing happened to Bear as did Dr, my eyes are so red and sore from crying hope no one knocks on the front door lol
am going to sit with my other pigs and just cuddle them today, think I need some piggy love nothing else will help me through today, got to tell my daughter yet when shes home from school she will also be so upset as we truly believed he would be home today alive and well
I keep reading the Rainbow bridge poem which makes me worse, maybe not a good idea just yet!
 
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(((((((MICHELLE))))) :'( :'( :'( :'(

I was so hoping and praying for a happy ending but its the complete opposite I'm so so so so sorry. Its like a double blow. Keep posting keep talking it does help.

Thinking of you at this difficult time

Michele
 

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I've just spent a hour or more in with my piggys and got some wonderful cuddles especially from Griffen he is just wonderful he kept purring in my ear he was Lavenders half brother every time i purred at him he did it back, animals certainly know when things are wrong,
Mick my hubbys just popped home for a break all of 5 minutes to check I'm ok he got the call from me bawling my eyes out as he was going to pick up a pupil,( hes a driving instructor) he finished the lesson and drove home to check on me as he knew how bad I'm feeling today, I not long ago found out i have probable MS so he is fussing over me, the first thing he said when he walked in the door was "you and your pigs" and cuddled me which made me cry all the more, I seem to have taken it very bad this time, maybe everything just caught up with me, but i was so convinced Bear would be home ,
still not 100% convinced Bear would have been a dad if Claras pregnant she is hiding it very well, I can feel hand size lumps either side of her but no definate babys and she would have been about 45 days along, I was almost 100 % sure of it a few weeks ago but nothing since maybe shes a fat mare lol that would have been wonderful to have had Bears babes :'( THANKS FOR ALL YOUR GOOD WISHES AND CONDOLENCES, IT HELPS AS YOU KNOW HOW BAD i'M FEELING
 
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So sorry to hear about Lavender and Bear

Lots of hugs to you

Love
Claire
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So, so sorry to hear that Michelle, thinking of you

(((Michelle)))
Lots of love
Kelly aka Mrs Player xx
 
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Dear Michelle,
I'm soo sorry to hear about your lovely piggies. It is so terribly sad, and of course you are dreadfully upset. It is lovely that the other piggies are trying to console you, like Lucinda's did, when Dr. died. They are so sensitive and loving and know when you need help.

Love to you and all the family,
Caroline x
 
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i am too very sorry to hear about lavender and bear. i hope you feel better. :(
 

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hubbys just popped home and we buried the piggys together in one grave I have also ordered 10 lavender bushes to go on the grave, I love lavender anyway so thought that was the ideal plant,
my daughters due home any minute so more tears then I hope i can be strong because I have been crying most of the day leaving me with a head ache and sore eyes,
I inspected the piggys before wrapping them in tissue Bears amputation was so neat, it cost me £201 for the treatment for them both but I keep a credit card just for my animals bills anyway, I know people say how can you spend so much on them, but hey they give me back so much, hubbys long since gave up asking me how much, bless him he just lets me get on with it.......
just told daughter she is so upset as well, we both have been crying , yet again, did'nt know i had so many tears, must pull myself together, thanks for all your kind words, hope to be feeling a bit chirpier soon, :-\
 
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just hang on, all will be okay in time. i know how you feel. when i lost my piggiem buster, i was really upset. its like when you think of them you just want them back but you cant. i hope you feel better. take care. x :)
 
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Michele

it will take a while. You did everything you could for them both. At least they are together at rainbow Bridge. One day you willmet them again. (((((((hugs))))))
 

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gigantic hugs to you lovey.. it will be a little easier with time..

thinking of you all


Mrs Player xx
 
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Aww, I am so sorry Michelle. This must be so heart-breaking for you and we were all praying and thinking of you, wishing you for the best while going through such a difficult time.

They were both very loved piggies and now, they are watching down at you in Rainbow Bridge - thanking you for giving them such a wonderful life.

Sleep tight little piggies xx
 

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I am so sorry to hear about your two wonderful piggies. It makes you realise how precious every single day life is to little guinea pigs. Well I suppose every single day is precious to people too. I am sure that they had such a fantastic life with you and will be with watching down on you and all your piggies always!
 

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I think with all my animals over the years I have lost i will be knocked flying in the stampede but what a wonderful thought, I have finally managed to post some pics of Bear and Lavender and the old girl with Bear is me lol, (on the photo gallery)
am starting to feel a little better, after all I still have 37 piggys to love and care for have'nt I ? what a horrible day,
when I picked them up from the vets the receptionist said the surgery was so upset about Bear, they all knew about him not making it and its a big hospital even Mr Philips said sorry about Bear and lavender when I picked them up, they tried their hardest so must think as you say they are no longer in pain and Bears running across the bridge with all 4 of his legs again, no doubt having fun with Lavvy :) :'(
thankyou all for being there for me its helped a lot, :-* :-*
 
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