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Yesterday I had to say goodbye to my beautiful Chinese Crested Dog, Gizmo. He was only 6 years old.
I am in the army and I am unfortunately away for a few weeks or days here and there, so I rely on my partner and family to watch over my two boys.
Last week, I was told that Gizmo had broken his paw. I rushed him to the vet and he was given Metacam to help with the pain.
A few days later, I had to leave him with my mum. Unfortunately, she gave him an overdose of the pain meds by mistake. I rushed him to the vet and he was admitted for 3 nights. I got him back as he seemed fine and we had a great day together.
That evening he was ill, so I rushed him to the vets again. Unfortunately, the meds had a delayed reaction and had destroyed his digestive system.
After 3 nights in the hospital I was called in to say goodbye.
It was the most upsetting thing I have ever done. I held him through the end. I took his brother to see what was happening as I wanted him to understand. He does understand.
I am so broken. As I watched his beautiful brown eyes grow dark as he went away, I felt a part of my soul leave with him.
I prayed so hard for my baby to live, but he didn't. He was the best dog anyone could ever have. I am greiving for him, like a mother who has lost a son.
I haven't argued with my mum about the overdose, but I am so angry at her! My birthday was on 12th August, I lost my boy on the 13th.
I don't know how to cope with this. I love him so very much. I will never forget him and his beautiful face and bubbly personality. He was my favourite boy, and now me and his brother are alone to face the world.

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I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Gizmo.  Try not to be angry with your Mom.  It was a terrible mistake.

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I am so very sorry for your loss. I am glad you were there to hold him and comfort him.

I hope you find peace.


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I hope you can find peace and comfort with the loss of your “Gizmo”. I understand and am myself feeling the pain and sadness of losing a beloved pet. Just remember, we are all human, mistakes can happen and your poor mum is probably hurting just as bad as you if not more over her mistake. She is grieving the mistake she made and really grieving on how it has affected you her son. Try to find it in your heart to forgive her for what happened, I am sure she loves you greatly. Right now the shock of what happened is still so new, but with time, you will heal. Your forgiveness to her may help you heal. Just trying to help. Take care of yourself, you will see your “Gizmo” again. :)
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