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    Default RIP Sweet Lucky

    It is with a heavy heart and constant tears that I am sharing with the group that Lucky, my first Cavalier and my heart dog, passed away yesterday.


    My twin sister Lynn and I were just beginning a long anticipated vacation in Hawaii when we awoke to a phone call that Lucky was breathing heavily and in CHF.


    Things escalated quickly from there. Our neighbor picked him up from the vet who was boarding (and treating) him and rushed him to the animal hospital so he could be under constant care and treated by Cardiologists.


    Once there, Lucky suffered Cardiac arrest. They revived him but reported that his neurological symptoms were not normal and he may never be the dog he was.


    At that point we had already decided we could not continue a vacation with Lucky in such distressed and after his second cardiac arrest and revival authorized any measures necessary to keep him alive until this morning when we could be there from Hawaii.


    Our friend Connie who has posted on this board went to the hospital to be with Lucky and provide a friendly and familiar face. Unfortunately after a third cardiac arrest Lucky had left this world and she arrived about 5 minutes after he was gone. But she was there to hug him and love on him and let him know how loved he was as he made his transition to Rainbow Bridge.


    Lynn and I are devastated. I know Sparky must feel the same They were such a bonded pair.


    Sparky and Gemma spent last night with another local Cavalier friend who brought them home to us just as we arrived home from the airport.


    Our friends and vets say that this was God and Lucky's plan. For all these people to be available and things to fall in place as they did to spare us the heartache of being there in person as he passed. I guess we will never know. Lucky had a grade 4 murmur and was just cleared by the cardiologist a little over a month ago. We are devastated. But I do know so many Cavalier friends who have endured months of stress and heartache with MVD. Which is better, sudden or more time? I don't know. But we didn't get to choose. Lucky and God chose to bring him to the bridge last night.


    I will post some pictures later to this thread. Right now, I can hardly type through my constant tears. I am just trying to be there for Sparky through all of this so he will be okay. We can home this morning from Hawaii and have been lavishing Sparky with love, adventures and attention to help ease his broken heart.


    RIP dear Lucky, my sweet angel dog.
    Last edited by Lani; 5th November 2015 at 01:29 AM.
    Lani
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    RIP my sweet angel dog Lucky

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    I am so sorry for your loss. It must have been so hard for you to be so far away from Lucky, but he knew how much you loved him. You gave him a wonderful life.

    I have enjoyed the many lovely pictures you have posted of Lucky and Sparky over the years.

    RIP sweet Lucky.
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    I am so very sorry to hear of your loss.
    Run fast and free at the Bridge sweet Lucky.

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    Dear Lani

    I am so sorry that you have lost Lucky. Heart failure is such an individual thing - some Cavaliers can live for several years in heart failure, others, like Lucky, jump from an apparently quite benign grade 4 murmur straight into CHF. I have experienced both. It must have been a dreadful shock for you, especially in the circumstances of not being there yourself to oversee his treatment - I'm glad there were specialists and friends to help.

    I think that losing any Cavalier leaves a Cavalier-shaped hole in life and in our hearts that never quite closes up; you have and love other dogs but they never quite fill that hole, and when their time comes they leave a slightly different, and no less painful, hole of their own.

    Thinking of you all

    Kate and Ruby
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    Lani
    I am so very very sorry to read about Lucky.
    I'm thinking of you all at this sad time.

    Mel xx
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    So sorry to read this and know you are feeling so badly. Give yourself time to grieve, as Lucky's parting was so sudden. My heart goes out to you..


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    I know how devastated you must be, Lani, I am so sad for you. I still have the card you and Lucky had sent me years ago with the four leaf clover. Lucky has Bentley to play with at the Rainbow Bridge. Lucky was lucky he had you.
    ~Renee, Bailey & Maddie, and RIP my beloved Bentley.

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    Lani, I am so sorry to read this. Such a great loss and what a difficult call to receive, and worrying time for you; it is just extra, extra hard when you are away and trying to do what is best and not knowing what will happen next or how quickly. I don't think anyone can say whether any option of loss is easier but I know what you are saying, having been through both situations and also had a dog pass away while I was away. Certainly this was so sudden with Lucky and there's nothing you could have done. How difficult to have your time with your twin end so tragically. I hope you and your sister can get away again when the time is right; Lucky would wag his tail thinking of that I am sure . My thoughts are with you.
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    I am so sorry to read this. What an unexpected and devastating shock for you, this was every owner's nightmare but completely out of your control.
    It is hard not to have the option to say goodbye, but he was loved and you made the best possible plans for him to be cared for while you were away.
    Cuddle Sparky and take care of yourself too. xx
    Margaret C

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