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Old 07-01-2019, 06:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default We lost our baby boy Jax

I am posting this with a broken heart and tears. Our little boy Jax lost the fight. He took a turn for the worst last week. He was laying around alot and lost interest in food again. I noticed that his gums were pale so, I took him in to vet on Tuesday. We were told that his blood count had dropped from 36 from last Friday to 32. The veternarian told us that if it dropped down into the teens then she would need to do a blood transfusion. She sent us home and put him on prednisone for 2 times a day instead of just once daily. At that point he made no improvement. I kept in touch with the vet and on Friday they wanted to see him again for a recheck. When we were getting ready ro take him to the vet i noticed black stool in the backyard. I knew that wasn't good and i feared the worst. When we got him to the vet they ran another blood test on him and they did a stool sample. The blood test showed that his blood level dropped down to 18 since Tuesday. His regular veternarian was back in the office on that day. When she came in the room and told us the results she said that it was not good and that at this point she felt like we were dealing with intestinal lymphomia. We asked her to run another ultrasound to see if there were any changes. Unfortumately, our fears were confirmed. She told us that he has lymphomia and that he has fluid building up in his belly. The prognosis was that he probally would not survive the weekend. She gave us the options which were to take him to Auburn, or to bring home and keep him as comfortable as we could. If taking him to.Auburn would've saved him, we would've done it in a heartbeat , but she said that it wouldn't do any good. My husband and i decided that bringing him home for one last night to say goodbye was the right thing to do. We brought him home, put him on our bed, loved on him, told him what a good boy he was.and we got him a cheeseburger from Mcdonald's for dinner. During the night he got worst and basically he didn't have the strength to lift his head up anymore, or anything else.
. When we woke up on that dreaded morning my husbad carried him outside to use the restroom, brought him back in, and then we laid with him until we took him at 10:30. The veternarian who came in the room told Jax that we were doing it because we love him. He told us that he reviewed Jax's records and we had made the right decision. That was the last thing that I ever wanted to do. It was tough and a part of my heart was left at the vet with him. We are having him cremated that way we can have him back home. Jax wasn't done with us. He fought this battle with everything that he had. I believe that we will get him back someday. I know that we did everything that we could to save him, but it doesn't take the pain away from losing him. I am thankful that he is not in pain anymore and that he is running with Max now, but it still hurts.You don't realize how short their time on earth is until you don't have them anymore. Jax left pawprints on the part of.our hearts that he didn't take with him. Even though this journey has ended we know another one is coming. We love an miss you both ,Jax.and Max.

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Old 07-01-2019, 08:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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So very sorry for your loss
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Old 07-02-2019, 08:30 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm so sorry for your loss. Jay surely will be missed . It is the most difficult time for us fur parents when we have to say goodbye but it it the utmost sacrifice we can do for our beloved family pet member. I will keep you all in good thoughts. Hugs.
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Old 07-02-2019, 01:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Very sorry for your loss.
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Old 07-02-2019, 01:42 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 07-02-2019, 05:34 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Condolences. Sorry for your loss
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Old 07-02-2019, 09:09 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Oh I'm so sorry to here this. How old was he?? And yeah, the next couple of weeks are gonna be pretty rough but it will get better with time and on that day you will be able to smile thru the tears and remember all the good times you've had. Take care....

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Old 07-02-2019, 11:15 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Jax turned 9 on May 14th
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Old 07-03-2019, 11:12 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Last week I had the biggest hurt I have ever had. I lost my heart and soul Travis. Travis was a rescue form an illegal drug lab. He was shuffled from owner to owner, When I met him it was an instant click. I had Travis for almost 9 years we did everything together. My Vet once told me I didn't own Travis that Travis owned me. I loved my owner. I 'm retired I served two tours in Vietnam wounded twice , Africa and Honduras in the Infantry and saw death several times. I lost family and friends , but nothing even comes close to the heart break I have with the loss of Travis. He gave me something that a person couldn't. I have been crying for days and miss him terribly ,I don't think I will ever heal from his loss.Travis had cancer and an enlarged heart with congestive heart failure. The fought a good fight in the end the vet could do no more and said it best for him to end his suffering. I held my boy until his last breath with tears running down my face .It feels like something inside me died along with him. I have had other dogs but never a dog like him. They say once you own a Boxer you won't want another dog. I probably will get another boxer in time but he or she will have to have that look those Brown eyes that say I love you. It's hard to write this because of the tears. Love your Boxer as if it were his last day because they love unconditionally.
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Old 07-04-2019, 03:26 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I am so sorry for your loss, the heart break of missing Jax, well we know it is an ache that simply hurts. A friend of mine forwarded this to me a long time ago, I do not know the author, but I kept it, read it many times, maybe it will bring you a little piece....

The Last Battle

If it should be that I grow frail and weak
And pain should keep me from my sleep,
Then will you do what must be done,
For this — the last battle — can't be won.
You will be sad I understand,
But don't let grief then stay your hand,
For on this day, more than the rest,
Your love and friendship must stand the test.

We have had so many happy years,
You wouldn't want me to suffer so.
When the time comes, please, let me go.
Take me to where to my needs they'll tend,
Only, stay with me till the end
And hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.

I know in time you will agree
It is a kindness you do to me.
Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I have been saved.
Don't grieve that it must be you
Who has to decide this thing to do;
We've been so close — we two — these years,
Don't let your heart hold any tears.

From my family to yours sending all our support!

Michele and Family
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