My Sweet Girl

My Harley died of kidney failure. She was only 7. Harley was my life and I can't stop crying or feeling guilty for letting her down. The vet told us a long time ago that she may have kidney problems when she's older and to keep an eye on her. She was also on a medication called Proin which helps with bladder control. Right before her heart stopped the vet told us it may have started with a UTI, although we would not have known because she didn't leak or pee alot due to her medicine. It's the most awful feeling in the world knowing you may have been able to do something. The first vet we took her to when she started showing symptoms of being sick (vomiting, bad breath, loss of appetite) gave her some antibiotics and told me to keep her on a high protein diet. That's the wrong thing to do so for 4 days I thought I was helping her when I actually was hurting her worse. I would never, ever intentionally harm her and I hope that her last memory of me isn't a bad one. She was my best friend since she was 3 months old. I don't think I'll ever get over the sadness of losing her. I miss her so much and love her with all my heart.

One more thing that breaks my heart....After the mis-diagnosis of our baby, we took her to a new vet (where she ended up passing). Neither of us realized the severity of the matter. My husband took her in for a second opinion while I was at work. After a phone call from him I rushed there as fast as I could. I walked into the room and she gave me the saddest, most apologetic look I've ever seen. I burst into tears and from there they took her into a second room to be x-rayed where she died. I know she was waiting for me to say goodbye....

hoytness hoytness
1 Response Oct 29, 2008

Aww, I had a golden retriever named Harley. He was the best dog ever and we had to put him down 'cause he had cancer. It's amazing how much we love our animals as much as we love our kids!