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Pet loss and grieving
A loved one is
never truly gone until they are forgotten,
...to live in the hearts of those left behind is to live forever!
IN LOVING MEMORY
"In Memory of Mongo"
Goodbye my Mongo
January 22, 2008 we adopted Mongo from the humane society. Sunday, March 2,
2008; he passed away. Mongo was a 4. We knew when we adopted him that he was
heartworm positive. We brought him home anyway. You would have thought Mongo was
We took Mongo in to get treated for heartworms on Tuesday, Feburary 26. He was
very sore, but seemed to be doing well. Sunday we woke up and I took him out to
go potty and his breathing became very labored. I rushed him to the emergency
vet. She was pretty optimistic that putting him on antibiotics and a steroid
would do the trick. So they admitted him, and I went to a friend's house around
1pm thinking he would be just fine and I'd go get him Monday...
My husband called me around 3 to say that the next 15min. would be critical so,
she was going to give him another dose of steroids. He did not make it. Without
an autopsy we can't be 100% certain of exactly what happened, but the vet says
either a heartworm wrapped around an artery or one ripped an artery. Either way,
he bled out. My poor guy. We loved him sooo much even though we only had him for
5 weeks. There will always be a special place in our hearts for our Mongo.
Stacey, Jason, Amaris, Phoenix, & Chewie Chicora
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