Registered: 1289231832 Posts: 39
It has been 6 days since the loss of my Maddie. I know it's not a very long time and all, but for a few days about Monday through Wednesday I was feeling really good! Now I'm just down in the dumps, dragging my feet and trying to get things done for school. I know depression is a part of grief and all, but I just want it to go away. Anyone have any ideas on how to kick the blues?
Registered: 1289178194 Posts: 9
I know how you feel...sometimes I do ok. But, other times like today the finality of it just hits me like a ton of bricks.
Lately, what helps me feel better is just thinking of ways to remember Tucker and keep his memory and spirit alive in our house and hearts. I've ordered some books too and hope that they will help bring some comfort. Hang in there...my heart goes out to you and my thoughts and prayers are with you. Jennifer
Registered: 1260584583 Posts: 607
Just let it take it's course is all that I can recommend. It is natural to grieve and it takes a varying amount of time for everyone, but it will lessen over the next few weeks and months. For me, I did read books that helped me understand where my baby had gone (it is coming up to her year anniversary of her passing) and I needed reassurance that she was in a better place and that I would see her again. Six months later, my other girl - Mady - passed away and I felt that I was better able to cope as I had read some books and come to this website for support.
The book I read was Animals in the Afterlife - it discusses why our animals must leave us, how they transition and where they transition to. I hope that you can find some relief in reading this book too and by coming here often. Wishing you much comfort, Nicole
Registered: 1288142148 Posts: 23
I know it is hard losing a beloved pet. There are 5 stages of grief that everyone goes through. It will take some time, but you'll make it.