Ramble On

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

New Blog - Canine Renal Failure Specific

I appreciated all the interest in Gracie's kidney failure - the thoughts and messages were very touching and appreciated.

This blog continues to get search hits about the condition, so in response to all that traffic, I have started a second blog that will contain only those posts. It will take a few weeks to get them all transferred over, edit them to the new context etc., but if you are interested, here is a link:

http://graciedawg.wordpress.com/

It's about Gracie the border collie.

1 comment:

Jim said...

Sharing a comment we rec'd on the blog about Gracie. Our hearts go out to M for this loss.
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Jim and Mary,

I just lost my dog to renal disease. She was 11 years old and I am heartbroken.

The last several weeks of my dog's life were full of ups and downs, but the ups
were becoming less high and the downs were coming more frequently. In the end,
I knew that the loving thing to do was to end her discomfort and put her to
sleep. It will take a long time for me to recover from this loss and I'm sure
you felt the same way when you lost Gracie.

During the last weeks of my dog's life, I found your diary about Gracie's fight.
It may sound strange, but I found comfort in your words because reading about
your experience let me know that my vet and I were doing everything possible to
help my dog. Like you, I prepared the homemade recipe, I gave sub-q injections,
I spent hours each day feeding and medicating my dog according to a precise
schedule, etc. Reading about Gracie's struggle also prepared me for what lay
ahead for me and my dog.

Thank you so much for sharing Gracie's story.

- M