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January 16th, 2005
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Lori update: grim
Lori is doing very poorly.  She was hospitalized over GaFilk weekend and treated for her anemia, and she seemed to be responding when I brought her home, but she has gotten weaker through the week.  Today she is so weak that I have to lift her whole weight to get her on her feet, she can't walk without my supporting her, and even with my support, she's only willing to be up for a few seconds and move a few feet before she just wants to stop.  She's not showing signs of pain, but I'm definitely starting to feel like she's getting tired of this.  She's still eating; I just gave her a little soft food for a treat and she was enthusiastic (relative to how she's otherwise been).  But I am starting to have to face the reality that she's not going to make it and I should end her suffering.

So far I am more or less holding myself together, but when she actually goes I'm probably going to come apart.

If Lori is still hanging on, I will be staying with her this weekend; if she's gone, I will be at ConFusion.  So if you see me this weekend, I'll be needing support, and please keep in mind that dead pets are not a funny subject for songs or conversation.

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Date:January 17th, 2005 12:54 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry to hear this about Lori. It is so hard losing a long term friend and companion. I hope to see you at ConFusion and at the same time I hope not to see you at ConFusion. If you're there, we can commiserate together (lots of hugs) and if not, we can commiserate from a distance together (lots of virtual hugs). I wish you all the love and support I can send you as you go through this.

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Date:January 17th, 2005 01:48 am (UTC)

Re: Lori update: grim

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Date:January 17th, 2005 02:00 am (UTC)

All the best to Lori.

I remember too well when I lost Scooter and I still miss him sometimes. I truly understand what you are going through. If I don't see you at Confusion, I will understand, and if I do. I will be glad and sorry at the same time. Take good care of her and know she loves you.
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Date:January 17th, 2005 03:15 am (UTC)
Hugs! Sorry you are having to go through this. I miss Fong so much and I often feel even worse cause I never really got to say goodbye. We ended up giving him away. It was the hardest part of going on the road. You have my sympathy and I'll send you some hugs to take with you.
Date:January 17th, 2005 03:04 pm (UTC)
you are in our thoughs, loosing a long term companion is hard
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Date:January 18th, 2005 03:23 am (UTC)
I'll be thinking of you and Lori this week! ::zen hugs::
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