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Discussion in 'General Tortoise Discussion' started by KarenSoCal, Jun 29, 2019.

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  1. Lyric

    Lyric New Member 5 Year Member

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    I am so sorry for your loss.
    Peace, hugs and prayers are being sent your way.
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    I'm new here and am so sorry for your loss.
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    So sorry Karen, you are in our prayers!
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    so sorry for your loss. Sending healing heart prayers your way.
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    Sorry for your loss
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    RosemaryDW Well-Known Member Platinum Tortoise Club Tortoise Club

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    I'm so sorry to have missed this until now Karen.

    My love to you and my thanks to your hospice team.

    We went through the same with my dad at Christmas, if you want to talk to someone about any of this. Otherwise I hope sitting with Chug can bring you some peaceful moments: it was good therapy for me.

    My best thoughts,

    Rosemary
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    So sorry for your loss:(
  8. KarenSoCal

    KarenSoCal Well-Known Member Platinum Tortoise Club Tortoise Club

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    Well, I'm back on a very limited basis.

    Less than 4 weeks after Pete died, I found myself in Eisenhower Med Center. I had an extremely high fever. Turns out I had bilateral lower lobe pneumonia, very involved and serious, with right mid lobe involvement. I had serious colitis, then I went into Atrial fib, then my kidneys failed.

    Ended up with 1 kidney dialysis treatment, cardioversion for afib,
    and a long road ahead to get over the pneumonia. On day of discharge, after 12 days, I found out I was not expected to survive...BUT I DID!!

    Now home, alone but with an excellent support church family, struggling to do even the little stuff, like breathing. LOL!

    I will read, but probably l will post only occasionally...please be patient with me.
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    So sorry for you! You got piled on all at once- life is very mean sometimes. Take care of yourself and best wishes!
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    Take care of yourself and get well soon
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Tortoise Club

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    Sheesh. . . talk about hitting you when you're down! It's good you have a support system. Hopefully things are turning around for you now.
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    Sounds like you’re headed in the right direction. I would encourage you to lean on others when you need to. Please don’t suffer in silence.
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    @KarenSoCal just wanted to let you know we're thinking of you :<3: Do you have anyone to help you care for Chug if you need a hand?

    Get well soon!
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    KarenSoCal Well-Known Member Platinum Tortoise Club Tortoise Club

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    Yes, I do! They have been caring for all my pets for me. Thank God for good friends!
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    So sorry for your loss and your own health issues! Glad you are recovering!
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    Wow when it rains it pours. Take care and save your energy for fighting back to goid health. We are here for you but and your one of us whether you can post or not.
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