View Full Version : My Sweet Little Jenny is Gone and I am Heartbroken.
7th March 2011, 07:55 PM
My Jenny was a sweet hearted, loving and beautiful little girl who passed away at home this Saturday. She had been diagnosed with CHF this February (Stage 3/4) and the medication she had been taking was working amazingly well. It was incredible to see my little Jen Jen happy and loving life again. Unfortunately, the new vet in the office decided to change her medication and take her off of her diuretic. Jenny was prescribed 2.5mg of Vetmedin per day given in two seperate 1.25mg doses. Sadly, the vet ordered 2.5mg capsules not 1.25mg. Immediately after the first pill Jenny went into distress. I took her to the vets and, despite her continued panting and laboured breathing which the vet said was stress from being at his office, she was sent home with me after a couple of shots. The vet said that Jenny was hypersensitive to the new medication and she needed to rest for a couple of days. But this was not to be. Jenny passed away not 15 minutes after we returned home from the vet's office. I am devestated by her loss.
My sweet little Jennifurry, I am a much better person for having loved you and having you love me.
God bless you Sweetie. You will always be in my heart.
8th March 2011, 12:37 PM
I'm so very sorry for your loss. To lose your dog is absolutely heartbreaking but what happened to you is just shocking. You must understandably be very distressed and I hope you can find some comfort here.:flwr:
Have you made a proper complaint to the vets practice?
8th March 2011, 02:11 PM
Oh dear, I'm so sorry for your loss.:hug:
You must be in such shock. I agree that it would be a good idea to make a formal complaint to the vet's office.
Rest in Peace Jenny.
8th March 2011, 02:21 PM
Thank you for your kindness, Jane and Desrae. I haven't lodged an offical complaint yet. I am still struggling to deal with the loss of Jenny. Everywhere I turn, I expect to see her happy waggy little self but her absence now breaks my heart. Her loss has created such a void in, not only my life, but in the lives of my family and her brothers. It is so sad to see her brother, Cosby, wander around the house and the yard looking for her.
I still can't believe that she is gone. This is one of the most difficult things that I have ever had to go through and my anger with the vet makes it even harder. While I do know that the pain will ease, at this point it is raw and almost unbearable. I thank you for your support and I am so glad to know that there is a place like this where we can share our stories and our grief.
*ng*l Jenny ~ March 5th, 2011
8th March 2011, 02:58 PM
Im so sorry to read your heart breaking story. Try and heal your emotions and then tackle the vets so they dont make the same devasting mistake with some one elses little one.
Sending hugs and best wishes your way:hug:
8th March 2011, 03:02 PM
I am so so sorry to hear your heartbreaking story about Jenny. It is hard enough when any of our precious ones leave us but to have this happen under these circumstances must be devastating for you. :hug:
Try to remember the good memories and please share some pictures of her with us when you feel able to.
8th March 2011, 04:00 PM
Hi, I too am really sorry to read about your lovely Jenny. What a devastating thing to happen. :hug: and :flwr:
Hard as it is right now, make sure you have written down everything that happened while it is still fresh in your mind. Then, when you feel strong enough, you will have the facts to hand.
8th March 2011, 04:37 PM
Really sorry to hear of your sudden loss. There is never a good time to lose a loving companion, and my heart goes out to you. The whole mixture of feelings is really hard to get over, especially in your circumstances. I am a fairly mild mannered liberal guy, and I hate the blame / compensation culture that has spread, but when you have calmed down enough to think logically and rationally, I would suggest you raise your complaint with an independant group. If nothing else, it will be a lasting legacy to Jenny's memory, it won't help you, but it may help put systems in place to stop this happening again.
Give Cosby a extra big cuddle, it is amasing how our dogs pick up the emotions of the house, and that little wet nose forcing its way under my hand, 'demanding' a stroke and attention, always brings a little smile, no matter how down I am. Kind regards Steve and Lyn
8th March 2011, 07:34 PM
My heart goes out to you so much- to lose your beloved pet is hard enough, but under those circumstances it must be devastating. I think Charlifarley suggestion of writing it all down now - if you can bear it- is a very good one, it may prove very useful.
I am so so sorry for you and your family.
8th March 2011, 08:55 PM
I am so very sorry
Life's Eternal Song
I hold you 'till Life's Breath is gone
I cry for all I'm worth
Even though I know we share a memory
Of you and I on Earth.
As I sit upon the windowsill
Looking out into the rain
There's still a brightness in the sky
That clears away the pain
As I look into the Heavens
I feel that you are gone
But I know that you are there with God
Singing Life's Eternal Song
Jasper and Holly
9th March 2011, 08:38 AM
My heart goes out to you. What an awful thing to deal with. Make sure when you feel up to it you make a complaint to that vets office.
9th March 2011, 09:12 AM
I am so sorry that Jenny is gone :hug:
9th March 2011, 01:27 PM
I am so shocked at what has happened, you must be so traumatised. even so it is as others said important to write down clearly at what happened and when you feel able take professional advice about what to do.
So sorry for your loss and in the circumstances angry for you as well.
9th March 2011, 06:10 PM
:( What a tragedy. I can't imagine how you must be feeling at the sudden loss of your precious Jenny. My deepest sympathy to you and all who loved her. :hug:
9th March 2011, 09:26 PM
http://www.cavaliertalk.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=3374&thumb=1&d=1299677454 A little picture of my sweet, silly little girl Jenny.
10th March 2011, 12:49 AM
I am so sorry for your loss. I loved seeing the little picture of Jenny, she looks beautiful in it. May she rest in peace.
10th March 2011, 02:13 AM
I know that no words can truly comfort the heart when one of our precious ones is taken so suddenly.
I pray that as time passes you will be able to think of her and smile once again.
Cindy and Claire
10th March 2011, 04:35 AM
I am so very sorry for your loss and the horrible circumstances surrounding it. I hope time brings you some healing and that you can remember all the good times with your Jenny.
10th March 2011, 07:07 AM
This is heartbreaking. I am so sorry for your loss.
As other have said, it is always difficult when a pet passes, but under these circumstances .... I can't imagine what you must be feeling!
10th March 2011, 07:11 PM
I am so sorry!
10th March 2011, 08:05 PM
Thank you all for your kind support. I recognize that many of you have lost a companion before and you understand how devestating her loss has been. We will be lodging a formal complaint at the vet's office when we go to pick up her ashes. Right now though, I am struggling to get through a day without crying and blaming myself for giving her the new medication without asking more questions or doing more research.
It tears my heart out to know that she is gone.
Thank you all again.
10th March 2011, 10:56 PM
Jenny's story is truly a sad one, I felt just awful reading about what happened. To be honest, I don't think the vet would have sent you two home if he really didn't feel there was an emergency..I bet he must feel awful too :(
Still, as a precaution for others, it would be wonderful to have this looked into for the protection of other people's pets.
In a way, perhaps Jenny was meant for this, one little dog to save several others.
RIP sweet girl.
11th March 2011, 02:38 AM
Don't torture yourself with the "what ifs". You did what you thought was the best thing for Jenny at that time. You were listening to the advice of a vet. Take the blaming yourself and turn it into things you have learned from this horrible experience. You will now be better prepared to ask more questions or do more research if such an event happens again.
In the meantime it is so normal to miss your little girl and mourn her death. However try and take some solace in all the happy memories and love she brought to your heart.
It will get better in time. The heart heals but does not forget.
20th March 2011, 08:32 AM
Hello, you can't keep blaming yourself or you will go mad. It is natural to be full of remorse and questioning your judgement, but you put your trust in the hands of the experts, like 99.9% of us would have done. I echo the earlier sentiment that the vet must also have regrets. I have always been brought up on the adage, that anyone who has not made mistakes, has not done anything. Judgement and choices must be gained from experiences in many horrible situations. Again, I am really sorry for your traumatic and sudden loss, our thoughts are with you. In time, reading back over these posts will help you, they have with our loss.
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