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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-10-2018, 07:08 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy I Lost My Boy At 9yo

It's been a long time now. The last time you all heard from me, I was talking about my boy's liver problems. Well, Zeus started to retain fluid in his abdomen. Not good. We thought it might have been his liver getting worse but after another blood panel, the liver didn't look bad at all. We drained 3 liters off his abdomen and were told to schedule an ultrasound and come back in a month to drain him again. We didn't make it a week. By the time I took him back to the vet, 7 days later, he was almost as big as he was before we had him drained. The vet took a listen to his heart and she took longer to listen this time. He had a grade 3 or 4 grade heart murmur.

The vet said we could do echocardiograms, ultrasounds, and xrays but that it was most likely DCM because that's all it ever is when it comes to dobies and their hearts. The vet send us home with heart pills and the option to bring him in for all the testing but that the bottom line was that he was in heart failure. With his history of liver disease and because my husband didn't feel right dragging him along through another chronic and terminal illness, we decided it was time to let him go. We made it 2.5 years after his initial Copper Storage Disease diagnosis. I can say I'm proud of that and that for being a backyard bred dog, he lived a long life. 9 Years is not bad so I can be happy that I had that time with him.

My heart is broken for Zeus, my late boy, and for the breed as a whole. With my boy, if it wasn't one thing, it was another. We never got a break and it seems that he was sick/injured all his life. He was such a sensitive boy. I will forever love the breed but the agony I went through is enough to make me step back and reevaluate if I can even afford another dobie. I looked at my local doberman rescue but all those dogs are either physically or emotionally damaged. I will keep looking but I'm not too hopeful at the moment. Just depressed.

This forum has really helped educate me and guide me to becoming a better dog owner and consumer altogether. Thank you for all your support and knowledge. Goodbye for now.



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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-10-2018, 07:17 PM
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I'm so very sorry for loss. Sleep softly dear Zeus.
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Hi ZM..

I am grieving with you. Been there many times. It never get's easier. But eventually the nice memories replace the hurt,

Goodbye Zeus.....

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I'm so sorry. It's never an easy decision to make, because no matter how long they are with us, it's never long enough.
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I am so sorry for your loss. I can tell you were a good 'Mommy' for Zeus. I have to warn you, that once you have known the love and devotion of a Doberman it will be hard to find in another
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I'm very sorry for your loss.



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I am sorry for your loss RIP Zeus
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So sorry for your loss in hopes this song will express my feeling for your pup and your family.

Everytime I see a post like this I listen to this song and its reminds me of how short the time really is......we love you and are here for you during this difficult time.....

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lost my boy june 13th, so I know how you feel. so sorry for your loss. I keep looking for a new pup but just can't pull the trigger right now.
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So sorry for your loss - RIP Zeus - and hugs to you! I'm dealing with Copper Storage as well with my 6 yo bitch. Luckily it was found early when I did a baseline blood panel at age 2. She still has no symptoms of the disease yet. Bloodwork done a couple of days ago show that her liver values crept up a bit over the past year.... but she is still holding her own on just a good diet and liver supplements.
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So sorry for our loss! RIP Zeus. My heart goes out to you!!!!!!!!!!!! I am battling DCM currently and its an emotional thing.......
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I am so very, very sorry for your loss. Sleep softly sweet boy.
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