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post #26 of 32 (permalink) Old 10-15-2015, 02:23 AM
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I am so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort that she passed doing something she loved.

At age 7.5, my male Doberman and I were out playing ball when he suddenly collapsed. I was able to get him to my emergency vet ASAP where they told me "I needed to prepare bc he was leaving me." Words I will never ever forget. However, after a few hours of pacing in the lobby and by some stroke of a miracle, they were able to stabilize him. After a few days of testing, it came back that he had early stages of DCM. He was put on an INTENSE and highly expensive medication regimen by the cardiologist. He went in every 6 months for repeat Ecco's and 24 Hour Holter Monitor Testing and each time, the results showed it slowly progressing and meds were increased. He ended up being able to live 20 more months of quality of life on his medication (passed 2 days after his 9th birthday) and he never knew he was sick. And then that ordinary day came where everything was normal, he was happy as can be, and dropped dead w/in seconds. My cardiologist prepped me and prepared me for exactly what was to come and what to do if I was present when it happened (which was too just place his head in my lap for comfort). Even on his meds, she told me there were no guarantees and that I needed to make peace knowing that he could suddenly die at any given moment from the time I walked out of her door. She also said that in my case, he was going to pass from arrhythmia over heart failure. I appreciated the honesty but quite frankly, lived on eggshells for those 20 months. I didn't take a single vacation during that time or leave him any longer than absolutely necessary in a day. Some may think that's crazy, but that was my choice. He was my everything. Yesterday, was exactly 6 months since his passing and I am still distraught but have just started my quest for my next one.

I apologize for my long story, as this is about your loss not mine right now, but I wanted to give you (and others) some knowledge of exactly how the process works wether you know they have it or not. From my research and understanding, most are diagnosed with it (if they are going to get it that is) at about 7 years old. It is very sudden and there are very few warning signs. So, in my opinion, I believe this is what happened to your girl.

Find peace knowing that she didn't suffer. That is what helps me.

Hugs to you and your family.
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I'm so sorry for your loss.
Sudden death is quite a shock. RIP Valdez

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I am so sorry about your loss. This is so heartbreaking to hear. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this time
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My sympathy. Mine passed last week.
He was 2.5 named Max.
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I’m so sorry for your loss, I know words are rarely a comfort when a loss is experienced. Our Doberman just passed away suddenly as well. He was running and playing out at the lake then suddenly was gone. I was devastated as well- we got our beloved Teddy 8 yrs ago, at the same time many of our friends got puppies- not to brag, but I always thought teddy looked to be the youngest, healthy happy, energetic. So his sudden and abrupt passing came as a heartbreaking shock. We too decided not to get an autopsy. He was gone, knowing may have been something I would have previously thought useful, but when the time came -I really just wanted him to be safe and at peace. I hope you hold the memory of your sweet Doberman in your heart cause that’s where they belong- smartest, sweetest, most loyal loving dog I’ve ever known.
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Lindsay, this thread is from 2015, but thank you for sharing your story. I'm sorry for your loss.

Too many of us have experienced the heartache of losing our companions too earlyódobes are such an unhealthy breed. It is poor comfort, but at least your Teddy was running and enjoying himself when the time came, and it was quick. Very hard for you, but more merciful for him than a slow inexorable decline.
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Iím so sorry to hear about your dog. We have lost two of our Dobermans exactly the same way you described. It was DCM in both of them. Itís a cruel Doberman curse.
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