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I'm stressed out. I went to my 45th reunion Saturday night, with my 35 year old friend (female) who appeared as my girlfriend, and that was fun--seeing the looks we got. But that morning a good friend of mine had died from cancer, and I found out at the reunion that an old friend of mine that had moved away to Schenectady had died of an overdose. My dog was sick all weekend, and when I took him to the vet this morning, I found out he was in advanced kidney failure and is not long for this world. Now I have to decide when it's going to be his time.

By Tomfoolery339
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My condolences Tom. Hugs.

Thank you.

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Not the stories we were hoping to get when you told us about this reunion posting your friend picture. That's a fact of life, things usually don't work the way we expect. The only thing we can do is to enjoy what we can and try to cope with the balance.

IamNobody Level 8 Aug 21, 2018

Yeah, overall not the best weekend and Monday. Things will get better.

@tnorman1236 that's the spirit !! Give it few days, ok?

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That's about as shitty as a three-day period can be. I'm glad you at least got to have fun at the reunion.

Thanks. Yes, it was fun.

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Wishing you buoyancy through the storm, friend.

skado Level 8 Aug 20, 2018

Thank you.

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What a lot of grief. I'm sorry you have to go thru this. We know our dog friends will most likely not be with us for as long as we live. You've loved him & given him a good life & now it is time. Take good care of yourself thru all this and know that it does get easier.

Louiseann Level 6 Aug 20, 2018

Thank you.

Make his final days , loving ones .

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Oh I am so sorry. My mum died recently and that same week someone emptied by 81 year old dad’s bank account. Also, my American bank card got stopped and I was stranded in London with no money. When shit happens it seems to happen in a big cluster.
I can’t imagine how awful you are feeling. Dogs are like family. Don’t cut yourself off from others as you go through this. Ask family and friends to support you if you have a support network. Or you can get bereavement support - even for a pet. Ask your vet. They should know where Dog parents can go for support. Big hugs ? You will do the right thing, because there is no wrong or right way to follow or feel in situations like this. Xxx

Livia Level 6 Aug 20, 2018

Thank you. Luckily I do have friends and family to help me out. My daughter is here with me now, and a friend came over earlier this evening to talk.

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Wow, he's so precious - those eyes are swoon-worthy. I'm so sorry that what began as a real blast of a weekend has turned into such sorrow for you.

Lauren Level 7 Aug 20, 2018

Thank you.

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You have my sympathy. Experiencing three traumatic events at once is extremely stressful. Take good care of yourself.

Thanks. I will.

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Oh, no.

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Unfortunately I can relate all to well to that losing friends thing. There has been way too much of it going around lately. But your dog, too? That's a whole different level that has to be really hard. Sorry it's happening.

mcgeo52 Level 8 Aug 20, 2018

Thank you.

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Omg.... he is beautiful. What a horrible decision to have to make (with regard to timing). I’m so sad for you. Hang in there.

BlueWave Level 8 Aug 20, 2018

Thank you.

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I am so sorry. I wish I knew what to say to make things easier, especially with your pup. I'm still wrestling with the loss of my pooch back in May.

Thank you.

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I am truly sorry.

Thanks.

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How are you doing? Hanging in there, I hope.

BlueWave Level 8 Aug 23, 2018

It's still tough, but I have friends and family.

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Take some time off for yourself and get away for awhile, take a break. You need it. Having shit hit you like that with triple whammies of crap can really play it's toll on your mental health over all.

Thanks. I will.

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So sorry you're having such a rough time. (((hugs)))

indelible Level 7 Aug 21, 2018

Thank you.

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I am so sorry you're going through all this. Be sure to take care of you!

Thanks. I will.

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Sorry to hear about your friends but very saddened to hear about your dog. Put my yellow lab down a couple years ago. She was the best dog ever and her passing can still bring a tear. Hang in there.

OCJoe Level 6 Aug 21, 2018

Thank you.

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Sad to hear this.

Thanks.

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Sorry for your loss. Sucks to lose a friend and a dog...

Thanks.

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Awww. Sometimes the shit comes a little to fast. So sorry about your dog.

gigihein Level 8 Aug 20, 2018

Thank you.

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I am so sorry. That is a lot to handle. Hope you have people to support you!

GreatNani Level 8 Aug 20, 2018

I do. Thank goodness.

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You'll decide when to let your friend go...to deliver the ultimate act of love. ((((HUGS))))

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If he is in pain his time is now. Yes, it will be one of the most painful decisions of your life. Hug him as much as possible, tell him how much you love him and all the happiness he vested on you. I had to put Blair Amanda to sleep. Very painful.

DUCHESSA Level 8 Aug 20, 2018

I know. He's not in great pain right now, but it won't be long.

@tnorman1236 I am so sorry; hold him in your arms as much as possible.

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