When life gets ugly…

I’m talking just curl up in a ball and rail at the world’s unfairness ugly.   That is where I am.  Pretty sure my whole family is there.  Earlier this week, we had to put down Chaos who hasn’t even turned two yet. Y’all I am so angry over this.  The unfairness, the just horseshit karma this is.  Bad things and horrible times should happen to horrible people and horrible things.  Chaos was none of those, and while no one would nominate me for a peace prize – neither are we horrible people.  I have no idea whos Wheaties I pissed in, but shit am I calling mercy.

So, I’m going to post what I put out on Facebook and a sweet article was written about the whole incident.  I am more at this point looking for something good to come out of this.  For some shred of a silver lining that makes this all worth it.

So, I’ll share the horrible first, then share what kinda grew into its own weird viral something or rather after that..

The horrible:

Late Sunday (4/22) he suddenly started having grand mal seizures. By Monday afternoon (4/23) his episodes were causing severe problems so we took him to the vet. They kept him overnight and put him on anti-seizure medicine. After two doses they let us take him home the next morning. He had some problems with his brain (walking and it appeared vision and balance) and they said it could be from the seizures or from the medicine.
About noon Tuesday (4/24) he started having a grand mal seizure that didn’t stop. We were told at first not to move him but after 10 min we called the vet and they said to bring him in. Unfortunately, with the drive, it was close to 25 minutes of non-stop seizure. By the time the vet could get him to stop seizing they said his brain was badly damaged from the seizure and trauma and since he had not responded to the medicine at all, that there wasn’t much they could do except send us to cornel for an MRI and even then he most likely would never have control over his seizures. They classified it as congenital.

So, we contacted the SPCA we got him from and explained what happened. Ask them to notify the other owners of the pups from his litter.  There were 2 other males and 2 females in his litter.  Hopefully, they would have time to get an MRI, and maybe save their dogs. Then maybe his death wouldn’t be a waste.

In the meantime, Mr. was having such a hard go of it.  He lost Woody just over a year ago, and Dozer before that. I thought it would be something to try and give him a way to say goodbye and hopefully help ease his sadness if only a little.

We went to the local park with some goodbye boxes that we had crafted from plastic containers and decorated.  Then we filled it with a bag of treats and a toy.  I then wrote a little message on it.   We walked through the park looking for just the right spot to leave them, and I used that time to talk with him about how I understand that he wasn’t ready to say goodbye and it wasn’t fair.

Shortly thereafter, I see this show up in one of my facebook groups:  A woman and her little girl who found one of the boxes.

[/media-credit] One of the memorial boxes
[/media-credit] The second box, with one of his favorite toys.
Can I just say, the outpouring of sympathy for a stranger – I don’t think I have ever cried so much.

This thing then kinda took on a life of its own and was shared quite a few times.  A writer and owner of the one group asked to do a write up on it.  I said sure, but I would prefer the focus to be on trying to get the word out to find the siblings. I would hate for another family to go through this.  It was especially bad for me as I had talked with both of the people adopting the other boys for quite a while the day I was there.  One was a vet with very bad PTSD.  The other was a young man who was planning on training the dog to be a therapy dog.

So, she wrote a beautiful little piece: http://sweetbuffalo716.com/after-dog-dies-suddenly-at-only-1-year-old-cheektowaga-family-hopes-to-find-his-adopted-siblings/

I sat thinking this week. I have lost something I loved every year for the last 4 years.  Dozer – 2015, Woody – 2016, 2017 – Dad, 2018 – Chaos and my good friend Michelle. Like seriously what the fuck kind of luck is this? Who’s Wheaties did I piss in?!?!?!?!   I don’t even know how to cope with this.  Mr. is dealing like a child – pretend it doesn’t exist.  DH is just an angry human being.  He has spent most of this week glued to video games and ignoring the word outside of going to his job.  So, it has been just Yoyo and me trying to suffer through this together as we have no one else to lean on.

 

I will paste the whole post here just in case someone does recognize one of the pups:

I am looking for anyone who may have adopted one of the puppies in this video Nov 2016 from the SPCA. They are Siberian husky poodle mixes. There were 3 boys and two girls that I know of.
I wanted to let them know about a situation that may affect their dog. I adopted one of the puppies in the video and late Sunday (4/22) he suddenly started having grand mal seizures. By Monday afternoon (4/23) his episodes were causing severe problems so we took him to the vet. They kept him overnight and put him on anti-seizure medicine. After two doses they let us take him home the next morning. He had some problems with his brain (walking and it appeared vision and balance) and they said it could be from the seizures or from the medicine.
About noon Tuesday (4/24) he started having a grand mal seizure that didn’t stop. We were told at first not to move him but after 10 min we called the vet and they said to bring him in. Unfortunately, with the drive, it was close to 25 minutes of non-stop seizure. By the time the vet could get him to stop seizing they said his brain was badly damaged from the seizure and trauma and since he had not responded to the medicine at all, that there wasn’t much they could do except send us to cornel for an MRI and even then he most likely would never have control over his seizures. They classified it as congenital. I want to let the other owners know, in case something happens they have some info.
We did tell the SPCA and are having all the paperwork sent over to the SPCA vets and they said they would talk to a supervisor about trying to reach out.
I know one of the boys went to a vet who was looking for a dog to help him with PTSD, and one was a male who was going to train his for a service dog.
They would have been adopted the first part of Nov. I saw them all on Nov 8th 2016 bringing home their dogs (as did we). Please share and spread the word. I would hate
for them to go through this if it could be potentially avoided with an MRI. Sorry I don’t have a picture/video of the females but know they were shown on the tv during adopt segment.

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