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21 August 2007 @ 09:15 pm
An update on Sydney-dog...  
...Mark took Sydney to the vet this evening. She's a shocking 12 pounds! :( I can't believe that she's SO thin... She used to be 23 pounds at her heaviest and she's only half that now.

She hasn't been doing too well... She still wags her tail a lot whenever I come home and she's alert and knows what's going on, but because she hasn't been able to keep her food down, she's become so thin and weak. She can still stand and walk, though she does it A LOT less frequently. :(

The vet told Mark that she thought Sydney had VERY little time... :( (I know we've heard this many, MANY times before from them, but this time she's so weak that we almost believe them...) We're understandably heartbroken... Mark came home and put Sydney on my pillow on the bed and told her, "This was your favorite place,... do you remember?" Which, when he told me about it, I burst into tears... :( I miss her stealing my pillow, I miss the dog she was - it seemed like it was so long ago since she was that dog...

Sydney is our heart and soul and she's been so much a part of our family and our lives for the past ten years... Not too sure what we'll do when she's gone. Not too sure how much time she has, she's pulled through so many times before when we thought she wouldn't, but somehow this is different...

I'm off to spend time with her... I apologize if this post is too depressing...

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Mrs Beans: Godward--Steady Gazehuman_beans on August 22nd, 2007 11:05 am (UTC)
*hugs you tight*
msgrumpybearmsgrumpybear on August 22nd, 2007 12:59 pm (UTC)
Big *hugs*
waytoocoolrevwaytoocoolrev on August 22nd, 2007 01:32 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry to hear this. It does sound different this time. Blessings and hugs to all three of you. I understand.
bigrivermusicalbigrivermusical on August 22nd, 2007 01:43 pm (UTC)
Do not apologize!! I know how heartbroken you and Mark are. I, too, lost my dog in the past and it was so hard. I cried my eye out. Just think that Sydney is such a lucky dog to be a part of your family. HUGS!
ajayne on August 22nd, 2007 01:55 pm (UTC)

Don't apologize for what you write. We love you whether you're all happy and bouncy from your theatre trips or whether you're writing about really sad things.

Sending good thoughts to you all.

And more hugs for you guys!
Daniel the California Highway Guy: hugscahwyguy on August 22nd, 2007 01:57 pm (UTC)
*hugs* Remember and treasure the time you had with her when she was healthy and strong, and do what you can for her now. Ten years is a long run.

As for when she's gone... you'll have your memories on this journal and in pictures to remind you of her spirit... and I'm sure that spirit will reappear in another puppy somewhere destined for you.
karmastyxkarmastyx on August 22nd, 2007 02:22 pm (UTC)
Sheri, please know I'm here for you if you need anything. I can't imagine how you're feeling exactly, but I hope you can cherish the great memories you had with Sydney. I'm sending love and prayer to you, Mark, and Sydney.

Kylie: Jasminekyliebeth on August 22nd, 2007 05:05 pm (UTC)
((((big hugs)))) I'm thinking of you and Mark and Sydney - please let me know if there's anything I can do for you.
Care: Bear loves Kitty Catcareleswhisper on August 22nd, 2007 05:33 pm (UTC)
Oh, Sheri... :( I wish there were words that would make you feel better in an instant. Please know that we are here if you need us for anything. I will continue to keep you, Mark, and Sydney in my thoughts and prayers. *BIGHUGS* Sydney is very blessed to have such a wonderful and caring family in you and Mark. Again, let us know if there is anything we can do. Love you. *hug*
Sabine: Mickisabine10 on August 22nd, 2007 09:58 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry to hear that, Sheri. I can imagine how you are feeling ... *hugs you tight* Please let me know if there is anything I can do. I'm keeping you, Mark and Sydney in my thoughts and send my love to you all. Big hugs to you, Sheri!
Phenomenullphenomenull on August 22nd, 2007 11:13 pm (UTC)

She's a strong furbaby with extremely loving humanparents. Enjoy your time together. No need to apologize here. *hugz* *strength*
Deb: sunnysb186 on August 23rd, 2007 02:10 am (UTC)
Oh Sheri.. not depressing at all... it's so heartfelt. Sunny is Mike & my baby too.. she's almost 10 too, and we know there will be a time when she has to leave us and I don't even like to think about it. My heart hurts for you and Mark. You poor things. Sending all three of you lots of hugs and love from Sunny and me.
_tropicalheart on August 23rd, 2007 02:54 am (UTC)

I'm sorry to hear about Sydney, Sheri! :( She's been through so much in her life and I hope she pulls through this! I know how much she means to you and I hope she's going to be okay. You, Mark and Sydney are in my thoughts & prayers! Big *hugs* to all of you!!