Wednesday, June 3, 2009

My friend Pam lost her Heidi today

My friend Pam lost her standard girl, (also named) Heidi, today. Heidi was one week short of her 9th birthday; much too young to leave us.

I want to tell you about her Heidi, as she was an IVDD success story. Heidi had two episodes with her back. Crate rest and steroids worked the first time, the second time surgery was successful. Heidi had several good years after her back surgery. Pam ensured that Heidi's back stayed healthy with maintenance therapy treatments, weight management, no stairs, etc.

Sadly, we lost her today to a nasty disease that would not let Heidi's body produce its own red blood cells. Pam did everything she could for Heidi, including blood transfusions, drug therapy, etc. but Heidi lost her 6 month battle today.

Our Bridge Candle will be lit tonight for Pam's Heidi and our thoughts and prayers are with Pam and her other standard dachshund, Petey, as they cope with their loss.

Dogspeed Heidi

3 comments:

PamK said...

Thank you for your beautiful tribute to my special little girl Margaret. She was a fighter and had dealt with so many health problems in her too short lifetime. She will always be cherished for her spirit and devotion and will be missed forever by Petey and I.

Twix said...

I am so sorry to hear that. Please let Pam know she will be in our prayers. ~Twix

Three Dogs Long said...

Oh, Pam - we are truly sorry to hear of Heidi's passing.
We will light a candle to guide her safely on her journey & keep you both in our thoughts & prayers.

Dogspeed, little one.

((Hugs)) your friends
Oskar, Schatzi & Xena

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