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Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: New England
Dogs Name: Creed, RIP Skoll, RIP Tiki
Titles: SD, CGCA, WAC, ATT
Dogs Age: 04/12/2014
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It's been a difficult several months with Tiki's health all over the place, but I must make a sad update. It's been a lot to deal with, especially with covid going, and honestly posting here has been one of the last things on my mind.
Those who follow my FB are familiar with Tiki's health struggles the past while, but for those on here who are not... Tiki had an autoimmune issue where she was unable to fight of disease and had barely any immune system whatsoever. She had antibiotic-resistant bacteria in her lungs, and a malformation within her sinus preventing her from draining mucous and bacteria and thus resulting in continued aspirations and, as a result, continued infections. She also very likely had hydrocephalus.
She crashed hard April 1st during a procedure to try and relieve some of the symptoms, and we determined it was not something she could ever recover from, and so we said goodbye. At the time she was covered in growing lesions that were either demodex or ringworm, skin turning bright yellow, and a fever of 105F and climbing. Completely delirious, unaware of where she was and unable to hold her head up. She had been coherent, bright, and perky when I dropped her off an hour prior.
To be quite honest I'm still waiting for someone to say "April Fools!" and hand her back to me, alive and well. Logically, I know that is not happening.
It's difficult without her spirit and presence here. One gets used to a tiny firecracker that demands all the attention. Her loss is felt by everyone in the house. All the roommates, all the dogs.
I just want her back. I don't care about the rest.
SD Rebholzer Chasing the Moon CGCA WAC ATT; Creed
Jazi's Stalkin the Light Bringer; Skoll [RIP]
Jazi's Tiny Toybox Terrier; Tiki [RIP]