Hello, This is my first thread I am a newbie. Guess I needed to tell other doberman people my little sad sad story
I am sad that this is my first thread. I guess sad is an understatement, but I think writing about this will help me.
We had a 6 year old doberman named Angel. We got her from Liberty Dobermans outside of Calgary Alberta. Her registered name was Libertys Angel Star.
I acctually cant belive I am making this thread. I am still in shock.
Angel has always been very very healthy. I work at a vet clinic so she would always get the best up to date care.
2 days ago we were playing in the yard and she just ran out of stamina, she just couldnt make it up the hill, and then laid down to rest so we sat with her, hugged her and within 2 minutes she was up and her old self ripping around having fun.
We didnt think much of it just thought she needed a break, it was a hard day of play. But I did still contacted my vet, I work there so I was able to contact her that evening. My vet told me to bring Angel in the next day for some heart x-rays.
I said ok. I was in no panic. Why should I be right? She looks fine, is eating good, having fun, drinking. She just got tired no big deal.
So I took her in the next day. I had to work so she got to come to work with me. My vet did an exam. Then she did x-rays. And a couple of the vets reviewed them. I was then told she had an enlarged heart and they were quite sure it was DCM. I didnt panic yet.
Our next step was to take her to a specialist in another city, see what could be done, how bad it was, if any meds could help etc.....
After my shift, which was a short one only 4 hours that day, I was gonna take her home.
She was so happy when she saw my car keys, I let her out of the vet kennel and went outside into the parking lot happy bouncy, total normal Angel, I opened the hatch of my car for her to jump in.
She went to jump in and instead of jumping she fell over on the cement. she tried to get up, but couldnt, I yelled for the girl who lives in vet clinic, she came out and saw me. I said what do we do? We were about to lift angel into my car or god knows what we were gonna do. But she died right there in my arms within 30 seconds.
I knew the second her body went limp that she had died. I litterally lost it..... I ran into the vet clinic crying.
One of the vets ran out and grabbed Angel from the parking lot and brought her in. I was told to leave the area. I knew she was dead, but the vet tried to resesitate her for 25 min I know they did it for me, because I worked there because they knew Angel.... The vet then came and told me I am sorry she is gone.
Although I knew that in the parking lot. They tried and if that dog even had a 1% chance of being brought back it would have happened. They tried everything.
How did this happen I thought? How did my totally happy healthy bouncy full of life dog just die in my arms?? How was this fair...... How did I just go from having her jump in my car to us carrying her body to my car......
She died of DCM at only 6 years old, with really no warning signs...... It just happened that fast.
I wasnt prepared. This happened yesterday. And I am so upset I dont even know how I can go back to work, where she died......
We are so mad and sad right now. Its just so scary it can happen just like that.
I cannot get rid of the images in my head of her dying.... I cant even belive it happened that way. I cant belive she died in my arms.....
I just needed to share this. I needed to let everyone know that this DCM can just take you pup away at a moments notice.....
It was just so so so tragic. I still dont belive it happened.
Thank You for taking your time to read this long story.