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Old 08-20-2010, 09:19 AM
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Got home from Austin Sunday and my buddy Chantz was not feeling good. Took him to the vet who told me his lungs had fluid in them. Gave him antibiotics and told me to take him back Friday if he wasn't better. Yesterday he was having trouble breathing so I took him back. Vet checked him out good and informed me that his heart was giving out. Gave me more medication to give him to hopefully strengthen his heart. Brought him home and went to help a neighbor work on his tractor. While straightening a part, I smashed my finger real bad. Yesterday afternoon I went to the clinic as my finger had swollen to the point I couldn't bend it and the pain had spread to the fingers around the one I smashed and into the back of the hand. Results: I had broken a phalanx lengthwise. Doc gave me some pain killers and taped it to the middle finger. Last night Chantz couldn't stand up and was panting like he had just run 50 miles. I called the vet and met him at the clinic. He suggested that we could put Chantz under and siphon the fluid out of his lungs and w/antibiotics and heart medication could give him a chance of more time with us. As he gave him the anesthesia, Chantz let out his last breath. The other dogs at the clinic started howling as Chantz passed. It was a long drive home without my buddy. When the wife heard what happened she cried herself to sleep.
Chantz was a 10 year old Rott/Lab mix. He kept unwanted guests away from the house, yet was very playful and loving with the family. He was a member of our family and will be sorely missed.
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Old 08-20-2010, 09:46 AM
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Very sorry to hear about your loss and it's hard to loose a member of the family. Hang in there, time will help heal.

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Old 08-20-2010, 12:47 PM
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Been there more than once, AF.
Sorry to hear of your loss. All I can tell ya is to get another one to take his place.
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Old 08-20-2010, 01:00 PM
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He'll be waiting for you at the "Rainbow Bridge"
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Old 08-20-2010, 01:17 PM
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Sorry to hear that.
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Old 08-20-2010, 01:29 PM
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that really sucksHope things get better
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Old 08-24-2010, 07:27 AM
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My condolences and prayers to you.
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Old 08-24-2010, 08:10 AM
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It is never easy! Anyone who says it's just a dog has never had one.

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Old 08-24-2010, 09:43 PM
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Sorry to hear about your buddy AF! And your finger too. Just keep thinking better days are ahead!!! Is your finger going to affect your hunting?
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Old 08-27-2010, 11:46 AM
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Think of all the FANTASTIC times you had together...........Peace!
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