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Pet Bereavement helpline

Discussion in 'Rainbow Bridge' started by Howlinbob, Nov 12, 2011.


  1. swarthy

    swarthy PetForums VIP

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    Wish I had seen this earlier after losing our eldest girl last week :(

    Some very useful information in their leaflet illustrating the roller-coaster of emotion I'm currently on is "perfectly normal" (whatever that means)

    After telling those closest to us - and posting to friends on FB as I couldn't bear going over it time and again - I've still not been able to put it into words to post elsewhere or to thank so many people :(

    My work for the last 4 years has been based around End of Life Care - but working with staff who of course face their own challenges - interestingly, I found it a great help sometimes when working with these teams to help me deal with losing my dad.

    It seems to be a very different story when you lose a pet as many people are sorry - but if they don't have pets - they don't necessarily grasp the depth of emotional ties you experience, particularly when it happens suddenly - so it's good to know there are services out there and those with the strength of courage to be able to help others by volunteering -

    Both sites have been bookmarked here

    Thank you both for highlighting them
     
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  2. RowdyRabbit

    RowdyRabbit Pet keeper, pet fanatic & all round pet lover

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    I think that this is a wonderful service - it's there to help us in our times of mourning. :(
     
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  3. Sharon White

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    Dot. We had to have our handsome Harry pts two days ago. We feel guilty too but he had no quality of life left in him. He had been fighting diabetes since August 2015 lost loads of weight and it was the fact that he lost all the muscle in his legs that he couldn't stand up, walk or toilet by himself without us supporting him. We had no choice in having him pts really but we still feel guilty, asking ourselves have we done the right thing etc but him having no quality of life was the right decision. We're devastated and heartbroken of course and miss him dearly. The house is so quiet without him.
     
  4. squirrel605

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    What a great thing. I wish I had known about it when I lost my last dear Sable. She has been gone almost 10 years now.
     
  5. Charity

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  6. JakeCallieSaff

    JakeCallieSaff PetForums Newbie

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    I wrote to the Blue Cross Bereavement Service over the weekend telling them of my loss on Thursday and had a somewhat bizarre reply from them today. The lady just rewrote my own email and sent it back to me. There wasn't any actual advice or suggestions.
     
  7. Jrbxemt

    Jrbxemt PetForums Newbie

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    I lost my beautiful companion 8 days ago. He was fine the night before. I awoke to his barking and found vomit everywhere took him to emergency room. They tried to rehydrate him. The dr was concerned about his intestines. I left him and I got home the dr called and said he had a heart attack. I went back I saw him in Icu. He responded to me his intubation tube came out and vitals were going up. I feel so guilty for not pts .I feel selfish and guilty. I gave him a chance. Then he had a heart attack 20 minutes later. Can anyone relate?
     
  8. Tiggers

    Tiggers PetForums Senior

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    There is always guilt when a pet passes, guilt and terrible sorrow. You did what you thought was best for your boy, so don't beat yourself up. He's at peace now, and free from any pain.
     
  9. Jrbxemt

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    Thank you so much.
     
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