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Last Post by Lightchick at 11/23/2008 11:39 PM (15 Replies)
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User is Offline Katydidz
Southern Utah
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11/19/2008 10:52 AM

I took Trixie in to be spayed this morning at 9. At 11:30 I got a call from the vet saying she didn't make it. My heart is broken. Apparently after the surgery she stopped breathing and then while they were trying to get her to breathe her heart stopped and they couldn't bring her back.  She was my best friend and there will never be another bunny like her. My mom always said that she didn't know how of all the bunnies in all the world I got the one that was just like me.  What do I do now?

User is Offline Kokaneeandkahlua
Edmonton, Alberta; Canada
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11/19/2008 11:04 AM
**HUGS** My dear this is terrible news. We understand the heartbreak your going through. What you do now is cry and scream and try to heal. Remember she has gone to the bridge and you will see her someday.

*Binky free Trixie*

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

User is Offline Sarita
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11/19/2008 11:31 AM
Oh, I am so so sorry. This type of thing is so difficult because you were doing what was right for Trixie.

I will light a candle for Trixie to help her cross the Bridge.

I think all you can do right now is remember your good times together and try not to be too angry with yourself or the vet...these things do happen unfortunately but I'm certain she went peacefully.

I agree with K&K - just take a good long cry.

User is Offline KatnipCrzy
Holland, MI
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11/19/2008 2:08 PM

I am so sorry to hear about Trixie.  It is so hard not to feel guilty when you are doing what is best for your pet and there is a negative outcome.  My cat got cancer from a vaccine, and I felt so guilty about it since I was the one to make the decision to vaccinate.  So I know what it is like to have your pets best interest at heart and have something go wrong.  But if you feel at all guilty- you should not.  That is what I learned about my cat- and I could not stop grieving for her until I learned to stop blaming myself.


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User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
New Brunswick, Canada
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11/19/2008 2:19 PM
You poor dear. That is so very sad to hear. Cry when you need to and don't ever let anyone tell you "she was just a bunny", if she was your best friend, you can cry like you lost your best friend. We all know what you are going through.

I know it's unbearable to think now, but your heart will heal and you will be able to move on and love again, although I'm sure she will always have a very special place in your heart. Cherish the love and the memories you both shared.
Proud to be a Bunny Hugger and a voice for the voiceless

User is Offline Scarlet_Rose
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11/19/2008 4:33 PM

((((HUGS)))) for you and I am sorry you lost Trixie.  Just take things one step at a time.  If you have anything to share that you would like our opinion on, please don't hesitate to let us know.  We're all very compassionate people who will lend an ear of understanding.

I lit a candle for Trixie:

User is Offline jerseygirl
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11/19/2008 4:51 PM
Katydidz, my deepest sympathies. I was just thinking 2 days ago about a post about bugs. I remember a member who was terrified of them and considered not getting a bunny if she had to deal with bugs etc in the hay. I remember encouraging her to get a bunny...then I saw this post and realised that member was you! I am so saddened now to hear about Trixie. .

I am so glad you had the experience of caring for a bunny and the love and fun they bring into your life. But oh, I'm so sorry you are also experiencing this heartbreak now. Lay her to rest in a special place and honour her by remembering the joy she brought. As you said, she was your best friend, so grieve for her fully and I hope you heal in time. (((Katydidz)))

*Binky Free Trixie Girl*
Whoever says "It's only a rabbit" has obviously never loved a rabbit.

User is Offline Cassi&Charlie
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11/19/2008 5:00 PM
Binky free Trixie Girl.

Katydidz, I'm so sorry to hear that you've lost your baby & best friend. You were doing what was right for her and it is a terrible outcome. Another member, Baby_Daisy had a similar experience with her bunny, but these wounds heal, and one day you'll find yourself ready to bring another bunny into your life!

Until then you have to grieve, and grieve properly.
If computers get too powerful, we can organize them into a committee -- that will do them in. Bradley's Bromide

User is Offline MimzMum
Southwest Oregon
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11/19/2008 10:39 PM
I, like Katnip, have lost dear ones to things that I thought were sound decisions; spaying, vaccines, medication I thought would help that I begged my vet for. But we do these things to keep our pets healthy. That's why it is so shocking when it results in something like this.

I am so, so very sorry that this happened to you and your bunny. Each of them is unique and yet when we see one that reminds us of the one we lost, they are suddenly right there again. Your memories will pull you through. I hope that someday, with time and healing, you will be able to be a friend to another bunny who needs you...but until then, grieve. It will hurt. It always hurts. But as time passes, it will hurt less and less. I am sure your vet did everything they could to keep her here. It was just her time to go to the Bridge. It doesn't make sense now. But someday you will be able to ask why and there will be an answer.

I am sure she is watching you from there saying, "Don't worry, and don't be too sad! I will see you again! And until then, I will watch over you!"

Bless you, dear. I will be thinking of you. ((((((hugs))))))) Binky free Trixie!

User is Offline BB
San Francisco Bay Area
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11/20/2008 12:02 AM

Oh, how devastating. I'm so sorry. Life just isn't fair sometimes! Unfortunately there is no healthy way to get around the pain of grieving, but just know you won't feel this pain so deeply forever. It will lessen, and soon the good memories will overshadow the pain. But for now allow yourself to shed your tears.

The time you both had with each other, though short, was an incredible gift of love for both of you. That's something that will live on within you.  Hugs to you!!!

User is Offline Beka27
Cleveland, Ohio (USA)
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11/20/2008 4:34 AM
this is so sad. i am sorry Trixie did not not make it thru the surgery. one of the hardest things about having a pet is the eventual grief you feel when that pet passes away. it's okay to be sad and to miss her. you gave her the best life you could when she was here with you. and remember, you were doing what was right for her, there was no way for you to know that she wouldn't make it thru. *hugs*

Binky Free Trixie!

Meadow..... Photobucket ...... Max, my angel bunny

User is Offline GHbun
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11/21/2008 5:17 AM
I'm so very sorry for your loss. It's just not fair to loose her while dong the right thing. Never forget her, and don't listen to those who will tell you to get over it. She's worthy of holding in your heart.

Our hearts have many sides, and maybe someday you'll find another bun who will be perfect for another part of your personality. He or she may not even be born yet - just waiting for you to be ready!

User is Offline MooBunnay
Dallas, Texas (Allen)
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11/21/2008 3:12 PM
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I also lost a young foster bunny during a spay to the same thing - I know how hard it is, especially when it is completey unexpected. I still miss my bunny, but every time I start to miss her, I make her a promise that I will let her memory live on by always volunteering, adopting, and helping bunnies everywhere in any way that I can. I know that Trixie will always be special to you, and I bet she is up in heaven now having lots of fun with my little foster bunny!

User is Offline Lisa_43
Perth Western Australia
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11/22/2008 9:50 PM
I also am so sorry for your loss. Binky free little one.

User is Offline bigsis7
Northern VA
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11/23/2008 2:01 PM
I'm so sorry about Trixie! ((((((hugs))))))
"Tomorrow's A Mystery, Yesterday's History, Todays A Gift. That's Why It's Called The Present."

User is Offline Lightchick
Long Beach, CA
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11/23/2008 11:39 PM
Oh, Katydidz, (((HUGS)))

Poor Trixie...

I'm so sorry for your loss.
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