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Harry and Ollie together again, waiting at the bridge

Posted: 05 Dec 2011, 19:50
by DebbieDoodles
I haven't posted for a while, but wanted to share some very sad news with you all. You may recall our beloved Ollie lost his battle back in June due to long term health problems, which left a big hole in our lives and particularly his brother Harry, who missed him very much. Ollie was only 6 years and 10 months.

We decided to get a rescue dog, and Barney came to live with us and Harry at the beginning of September, he is a very much welcomed addition to our family, and kept Harry company for a short while.

Very sadly, Harry suffered from a twisted gut 2 weeks ago. We are not sure how it happened, but we rushed him into the emergency vets at 12pm on Sunday night and they operated immediately. Unfortunately there were complications, he was bleeding out, and he had to go back into surgery early on Monday morning, when a damaged spleen was also removed. He was critical for the next 2 days, and the vets fought to regulate his very irratic heart beat and low blood clotting. We thought we had cured the problem with extra drugs which seemed to bring his heart back into line, and all was looking positive on Wednesday afternoon. Then at 11pm on Wednesday night the phone call came to say they had lost Harry, his heart finally gave out and he was gone.

We are all so sad, Harry was only 7 years and 3 months old, to lose our 2 lovely brothers so close to each other and so young seems to be more pain than most can bear.

We brought Harry home on Thursday morning, and buried him next to his brother in the garden.

My heart goes out to our big, beautiful, mischievious, cuddly snow loving boys. We will love you forever.

Debbie, John and Barney

Re: Harry and Ollie together again, waiting at the bridge

Posted: 05 Dec 2011, 19:56
by tillytubbie
Words cannot describe ..... so, so sorry xx At least they are together xx My love, best wishes and sympathy xx

Re: Harry and Ollie together again, waiting at the bridge

Posted: 05 Dec 2011, 20:09
by Pollydoodle
Ohh Debbie and John, how terribly heart wrenching and upsetting. So sorry to read your tragic news. Reading your post bought tears to my eyes. My deepest sympathy to you all.

Treasure the good times. That photo of the snow loving boys is one to cherish.
Take care
Mx

Re: Harry and Ollie together again, waiting at the bridge

Posted: 05 Dec 2011, 20:14
by Liz!
Aaaaw, so sorry to hear this, how terrible for you. Can't even begin to think about how terrible. XXXX

Re: Harry and Ollie together again, waiting at the bridge

Posted: 05 Dec 2011, 20:22
by becky.q
I am so sorry about your loss (((HUGS)))

Re: Harry and Ollie together again, waiting at the bridge

Posted: 05 Dec 2011, 20:22
by sadiethestinky
That is so heartbreaking for you and your family. My thoughts are with you all. (((((((()))))))) xxx

Re: Harry and Ollie together again, waiting at the bridge

Posted: 05 Dec 2011, 20:29
by Rowan11
oh bless you this is soo sad. its really made me cry. i think about how i felt when i lost my little man earlier this year. i still think of him every day. you poor family having to go through it twice and so close together ! my heart really does go out to you and youve been so brave typing all that out. best of luck with Barney. XXXXX

Re: Harry and Ollie together again, waiting at the bridge

Posted: 05 Dec 2011, 20:37
by pixie's mum
Gosh - you have had such a lot to bear this year
I was very upset to read your post and how traumatic this has been for you all

Warm wags and loving licks
Pixie

Re: Harry and Ollie together again, waiting at the bridge

Posted: 05 Dec 2011, 20:42
by DebbieDoodles
Thanks for all your kind words. I have to say it's Barney that is helping us to get through it, he really is a very affectionate and attention loving dog, a big, warm, hairy, cuddly thing that doesn't mind if we wipe our tears on his coat. He reminds us with his love of life why we go through the pain of separation. x

Re: Harry and Ollie together again, waiting at the bridge

Posted: 05 Dec 2011, 21:00
by linny
:cry: :cry: So sad to read your post, how devastated you must be. :(
I lost my old Doodle Bobby in similar circumstance he had an autoimmune problem and bled out so I can relate to your pain.
At least you can find comfort in Barney bless him.
Thinking of you.....big hugs.
Linny Ambrose and Huggy

Re: Harry and Ollie together again, waiting at the bridge

Posted: 05 Dec 2011, 21:17
by nutttymutts
Debbie I am so sorry to hear this our heart felt sympathy to you from up all

Re: Harry and Ollie together again, waiting at the bridge

Posted: 05 Dec 2011, 21:22
by Alibobs
That is just so heartbreaking. Just reading your post brought tears to my eyes. It is lovely to hear though that Barney is helping you through this terrible time. My thoughts are with you and your family xx

Re: Harry and Ollie together again, waiting at the bridge

Posted: 05 Dec 2011, 21:44
by Bid
Oh how terrible :( :( . You poor poor things, to lose two doodles so close together and way before their time :cry: :cry: . You have my deepest sympathy.

Re: Harry and Ollie together again, waiting at the bridge

Posted: 05 Dec 2011, 21:48
by Freddies_mum
So so sad, my thoughts are with you xxx

Re: Harry and Ollie together again, waiting at the bridge

Posted: 05 Dec 2011, 21:54
by Sally1958
I am so sorry, it is heartbreaking to lose a young dog. Special hugs to you all. Rainbow Bridge has so many wonderful dogs now