Monday, 22 June 2015

Gone With The Wind Sky

The view over the Ukrainian Village at 21.50 this evening

This morning, after a robust conversation with the rosy faced Irish vet , I organised for Meg to have regular daily injections of anti sickness medication and regular painkillers. I also asked for her to have an injection of steroids. Sometimes it is useful being an intensive care nurse.
I also informed the vet that if these medications designed for comfort didnt work then I would bring Meg into the surgery to be put down on Wednesday.
I needed a clear plan , and this morning, I had one.
It was time to make a concrete decision
Meg rallied a Little this afternoon. She's eaten and looks brighter  and although, I know that the outcome of the war is clearly defined...I feel that just for today the battle has been won.
We both had a slow amble on the field at locking up time and after I sat the little Welsh Terrier on my knee we both looked up at the big and wonderfully theatrical "Gone With The Wind" sky up over the Gop.
Like Scarlett and Tara.......a famous quote comes to mind about Meg's illness......with wednesday hopefully on hold just a little
I can say just tonight....... "After all tomorrow IS another day"

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  1. Beautiful sunset. Hope the sunrise is every bit as pleasant for you and Meg. G'night John Boy. x

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  2. Yep. Gone With The Wind Sky.
    Not a bad philosophy for one-day-at-a-time.

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  3. hang onto meg tightly. lovely photo there.

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  4. I'm so glad Meg had a good and it seems to have lifted your spirits a bit. A victory for you both!

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  5. Pull through, Meg! We're rooting for you all the way from Seattle! Hugs to you John.

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    1. She wont pull through zoe... But we may have her comfotable a little while longer

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    2. That is the most important thing really, to keep her comfortable and loved to the very end. We all know that you will do this admirably. You are in the thoughts of so many of us- all over the world.

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  6. I picture Mr. O'Hara telling Katie Scarlett that nothing is more important than the land. She remembers when it's most important. God bless you and your pup. I've made these terrible decisions.

    Love,
    Janie

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  7. Hey Meg. If you have to cross over to the Rainbow Bridge, please say hello to Shadow and Kodiak for me. I miss them. I am glad that you and "dad" had a lovely day. Best wishes.

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  8. Hugs and caring. For both of you.

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  9. With tears in my eyes, I know you have chosen what is best for Meg. Blessings.

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  10. A 'robust conversation'......is this a row?
    My friends dog was put on anti-convulsive medication for £99+ and the vet left the Human contra-indications in the packet. so an £8.50 med is almost a hundred quid for a tiny dog!!!
    Blessings for every second with Meg, she's worth it.
    xx

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    1. An assertive conversation x

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  11. In the midst of such sadness and looming loss I am happy you and Meg can enjoy a sunset together . Love and thoughts to you all xxx

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  12. We could see a 'red sky at night' from here, and were wondering who had it over their head. Well, now we know!
    Hope the morning finds Meg still fairly bright.
    X

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  13. The end is so much easier if we share some quality days before.
    xo

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    1. well put Kylie, as always my thoughts and prayers are with you John and your family...........both two legged and four legged.

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  14. Every day now is a blessing. Dear little Meg. I've been thinking of you both all day and hoping for a few more good days.

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  15. I've nothing poetic to say. Sorry Megs. Sorry John.

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  16. Glad you have a plan. Thinking of you both.

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  17. You'll do the right thing when you must, my friend. Take good care.

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  18. Glad you have a plan, even if it has been a tough decision. That sky will forever be yours and Meg's. XO.

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  19. Hope by tomorrow Meg feels somewhat better.

    cheers, parsnip

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  20. Rainbow Bridge
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    Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

    When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.

    There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

    All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.

    The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

    They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

    You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

    Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

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  21. Red sky at night, Meg's delight

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  22. Beautiful sky for the beautiful life of a Welsh Terrier...

    Much love to you all.

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  23. Looking into Monty's eyes, and holding him close, was one of the worst moments of my life. I think he just wanted to go to sleep and wake with no pain, His eyes were so trusting as the vet' gave him the jab. If you have to go through all that, then you have my most sincere sympathy. I shall be thinking of Meg; and of you, of course.

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  24. Hold your little Meglet close for a wee while longer John. I'll be thinking of both of you, and hoping her remaining time is pain-free and peaceful.

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  25. no one can say anything to ease the pain, so I'm sending (((hugs)))

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  26. Enjoy the time you have left together. Such things are never easy. (((HUGS))) from me too.

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  27. We all feel for you and Meg profoundly, J.G., at this most heart-breaking of times. May you (maybe even both of you, who knows?), come through this stronger. Hoping, rather against hope, for good news.

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  28. You are doing what all we true animal lovers have to do, planning the best outcome for your beloved pet even though it cuts through you to do it. Your intensive care nurses training is giving Meg a little extra time, to lie in the sun, watch the chickens at play and marvel at spectacular sunsets. I hope she sees more beauty tonight.

    Tell her when she gets to Rainbow Bridge to look out for Charley, my lovely little pup would love a friend like Meg.

    But first I think another cheap chicken pie is called for .... and a Scotch Egg for the master. Xx

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  29. That's love.....x

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  30. Moments to treasure always. Hugs to you both.

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  31. Hugs to you and sweet Meg, old friend. One day at a time.

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  32. If I were sick I think that you are just the person that I would want caring for me. I know that you will do the best for Meg and what is right at the right time. xx

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  33. Useful indeed! I hate when vets won't listen to me because as a non-vet I must perforce know nothing. I bet that doesn't happen to you. Happy days, one at a time, little Meg!

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  34. Loving them enough to not let them suffer is so hard.
    I can remember my last hugs and cuddles with our old standard poodle. They were heartbreaking at the time but I cherish the memory now.
    Sending you love and courage.

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  35. I think Meg is very lucky that you are able to give those anti-emetics. :)

    With our older cat, when we knew that it was almost time, I really wanted the vet to come to our house to do the needle rather than us taking her to the vet. That was our plan and we'd talked about it with the vet and arranged it. However when the time arrived, it was a Sunday and the vet surgery was only open for another 20 minutes or so, and they wouldn't have been able to come to ours for at least 24 hours. I knew she was in pain and I did not want that to continue, so we rushed over to the vets.

    It was over very quickly and I had told myself I needed to be strong for her and not show her how upset I was, and the other half was the same, but once she was gone we were very upset, together. We still miss her deeply.

    I know you love your Meg and that she has had a wonderful life with you. I know that when the time comes she will be deeply missed.

    *hugs* to you and yours, and to your Meg.

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  36. This is a difficult time, I know, I've been there with our last dog. I knew it was her time but the vet felt otherwise and wanted to try this treatment and that. I was very assertive in the end and told the vet that it was unfair to keep her going. I think our pets tell us when it's time, and you will know John. Big hug for you and a kiss for Meg xx

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  37. It was a beautiful evening. I'm glad you precious moment with Meg xx

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  38. Oh John, I think all our hearts go out to you over the next few days. Such a horrible position to be in. Thank God for Vets.

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  39. Hiya my dog at to go a year past at Easter. I was told u will know when the time is right. She was looking at me in pitiful way as to say its time to go. We still miss her

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  40. Oh John. Every morning I open up 'Going Gently', wondering if yesterday was the last for lovely Meg and breathing a sigh of relief when I find she's still with us. However, I now have wet eyes and a lump in my throat at this post. A big (((((HUG))))) for you as you cope with the next few days - but that beautiful shared sunset will always remain a wonderful memory of you and your special Meg. xxxx

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  41. Meg is very fortunate to have her own private nurse to assist her through these tenuous days, John.
    I hope you are 'being looked after' as well.

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  42. Day by day.....I had my little Sam thoroughly investigated yesterday as he hasn't been up to snuff and off his food for a couple of days....there's the heat and humidity but felt something more was going on ....the verdict is that he has congestive heart failure. On the scale of one to five he's at a one so we are starting meds that he will have to take from now on. I will hold him tighter and kiss him more and 99% of my time will be with him. It's tough.

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  43. John, you're bringing tears to my eyes. All the best with Meg.

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  44. So glad you are doing all that you possibly can for Meg. It will be a comfort when the time comes. You know, when my Sister (weenie) developed diabetes and subsequently became blind with cataracts, I couldn't stand her being blind. I had the surgery done and with complications have now spent nearly $7000. on her eyes. But, to me it is worth it. My weenies are my children and I'd not put them to sleep rather than spend the money. I am holding her closer since your journey with Meg. I think she is enjoying it too.

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  45. So sad. Meg is in good hands with your loving care.

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  46. A beautiful sky to share together, a beautiful relationship also shared together... Meg is fortunate to have someone so loving making the best decisions for her. My hugs go to you John and a loving chuck under the chin for darling Meg. When the time comes I will say night sweet heart xx

    Jo in Auckland, NZ

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  47. Those are difficult times. I hope the medications work for her.

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