Morgan

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claires friend
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Morgan

Post by claires friend » Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:54 pm

Morgan is gone. We gave her back to God Wednesday morning. The one med that finally stopped her seizures, Lyrica, fried her kidneys. She was only a baby, I just can't believe she is gone.
Susan Marie
Morgan -Foster Golden, now ours FOREVER !!
First seizure Aug 16, 2006 @9 months old ,very low thyroid
She has been with me since the end of July 07
150mg PB BID
.5 soloxine BID
400 Kbr BID

richmauer
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Re: Morgan

Post by richmauer » Fri Sep 10, 2010 5:01 pm

Susan Marie
I'm so sorry for your loss of Morgan. You will have your doubts, as I did, but you will come to realize you did all you could to give Morgan a wonderful, loving home. May God give you strength.

I Did Not Die

Do not stand at my grave and forever weep.
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn’s rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and forever cry.
I am not there. I did not die.
Precious Peanut in doggie heaven 6/25/10 - 10 years old
English Cocker female 10 y/o "Sundae"
Shiatzu Male 10 y/o "Casey"

Apache
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Re: Morgan

Post by Apache » Sat Sep 11, 2010 11:27 am

I am truly saddened to hear this news, Susan Marie. And, such a young baby, too. To think this medication appeared promising in the fact that it did control her seizing. Sadly, it seems as though most of these prescribed medications for Epilepsy have those awful side effects.

I did look up Lyrica, and it appears that it's only recently that they started to prescribe it to dogs and cats. But, as with Pheno and others, the pros and cons seem to be the same.

Rest assured, you did everything possible for Morgan,...you must know that. It is a constant struggle day in and day out, but you did your utmost to make her life the most comfortable.

God bless her, and your entire family.

Nice poem, Rich.

Brian

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Re: Morgan

Post by Gentle Jacob's mom » Sat Sep 11, 2010 1:49 pm

I'm so sorry to hear that you lost Morgan. You did everything humanly possible to make her life a happy one. I'll give our Jake an extra hug today.

Please take Care,
Linda

I hate this disease with every inch of my soul.

MK's mom
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Re: Morgan

Post by MK's mom » Sun Sep 12, 2010 12:05 am

Susan,

I'm very saddened to hear of this. Morgan had to deal with a lot and you went above and beyond to help her, it's so sad that the meds that were supposed to help her did the opposite. I had the same thing wtih MK, it wasn't seizures that took his life, it was his medication that was so hard on his body. It's so unfair, isn't it?

Nearly all the pups that were here when I started to post on CEN are now gone. :(

Sleep softly Morgan,

Vivian and angel MK
Nathan
3.5 yo Irish Setter boy
First seizure 7/26/2013
Last seizure 3/24/2014
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MK
5 yo Irish Setter boy
First seizure 1/25/06
Last seizure 9/4/2009

Aug 17, 2004- Sept. 22, 2009
May the shamrocks fall softly sweetpea

Apache
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Re: Morgan

Post by Apache » Sun Sep 12, 2010 11:10 am

Nearly all the pups that were here when I started to post on CEN are now gone. :(

Sadly, that's not very encouraging news, Vivian. I know facts are facts, but I surely hope they're making headway into this disease. We can only hope!

Brian

Mandypop
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Re: Morgan

Post by Mandypop » Mon Sep 13, 2010 5:03 am

I am so sorry for your loss.

"You think dogs will not be in heaven? ... I tell you, they will be there long before any of us”
Quote: Robert Louis Stevenson

Take care and thinking of you.
Mandy & Poppy
Poppy - 9 year old whippet/greyhound (20 kg)

First seizure- 17th Oct 2006
Last seizure - 17th Nov 2009

90mg Pb twice daily
320mg KBr daily

Chris
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Re: Morgan

Post by Chris » Mon Sep 13, 2010 5:46 am

I am sorry for your loss.

claires friend
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Re: Morgan

Post by claires friend » Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:10 pm

Thanks you guys. We gave it one heck of a fight.
Susan Marie
Morgan -Foster Golden, now ours FOREVER !!
First seizure Aug 16, 2006 @9 months old ,very low thyroid
She has been with me since the end of July 07
150mg PB BID
.5 soloxine BID
400 Kbr BID

kbugs
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Re: Morgan

Post by kbugs » Thu Sep 16, 2010 3:55 pm

Oh Susan Marie, I am so sorry to hear this......I don't come back too often anymore, as I am so afraid that I will see friends that are gone. You were always there for me and Jezzy.....I had so hoped that you might be the one to make it. My tears are with you. Believe, me I know how you feel. And now Morgan and Jezzy have finally met after all, over the Rainbow Bridge. I am so sad, this horrid disease and then the devastating drugs that try to treat it blindly. It is one evil over another.

Words can never express the feelings. Not a day goes by that I don't still think of Jezzy and all of my friends here and the support that was given me and Jezzy. Our one year is coming up and Jezzy will be in the Candlelight ceremony on the 26th on the Epi Guardian Angels.

Know that I care and am thinking of you.
Jezzabelle GSD
My angel
First seizure 01/24/09
Last seizure 10/28/09

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