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2/19/11 4:37 P

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FRENCHPRINCESSE, thanks for the good wishes. I never thought Sasha would still be with us but I think the combination of having a "little sister" added to our household and the diuretics, she seems to be doing so much better.

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2/15/11 5:57 P

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I wish your pups many more years of happiness! We like to say here that, since Chis are cat-sized, they must have 9 lives. lol. Comes from yhe many adventures of my baby and the fact that the Vet called him 'unkilleable'.
They are mighty strong fighters, especially when they have a loving environment.

“Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength.”


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1/9/11 2:38 A

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Oh, boy, ice cream! What a good mommy you are, lol!

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1/6/11 12:42 P

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Hi Carol, you're so right. We plan to enjoy Serena for many more years. We were told we had to give her the antibiotic by squirting it down her throat.....sure we could do that LOL. Instead, I mix it in ice cream and sprinkle probiotic powder (from a capsule) along with it and so far, no problem. Of course I have to stand guard over the dish while she eats to be sure Sasha doesn't steal the ice cream and that Serena laps up every last drop. We'll put the lasix in a dab of peanut butter like we do for Sasha. You have to be creative with these strong-minded little Chis.

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1/6/11 12:09 P

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I somehow missed this post earlier. Oh, I am sooo sorry to hear about this. But no matter what, know that you have made her life a happy one, and she did the same for you. Their little spirits are so strong. I pray you have many happy years yet with her, but if not, you have still given her a joyful life full of love. All the treasures a doggie could want.

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1/6/11 2:54 A

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Hello Nellie, it's so good that we're here to pray for each others' needs. I know that prayer has had a lot to do with Sasha's improvement and that God will take care of Serena as well.

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Hi Eileen, thanks so much for your prayers and for caring about both Serena and Sasha. I really believe that Serena has good years ahead of her.

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My heart is breaking and tears have come to my eyes. I am praying that you get to share some more time with Serena. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Eileen

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I am praying still.

Maintaining.

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For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.
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1/5/11 7:10 P

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Jean, thanks so much for your encouraging words. Somehow I believe Serena will be with us for many more years. In some ways she's quite a little fighter. We know beyond a doubt that she had been physically and probably emotionally abused in the past. She overcame so many of her fears that she's like a totally different dog from when we got her. Your prayers are very much appreciated.
Marilyn

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Marilyn, my heart and prayers go out to you and Serena. I'm so sorry that she is experiencing these terrible things but I am so grateful that she is in such a loving family and home. If you would not have adopted her, she could be still at the shelter with no one to love her through this ordeal. {{{{{HUGS}}}}}

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Serena looks like the picture of health but the results of her x-rays showed that while her heart murmur hasn't gotten worse, she has an enlarged heart and collapsing trachea. For now we're to give her a small amount of lasix daily. I'm sad but not willing to let this spoil the pleasure she gives us just by being herself. We'll deal with her problem day by day, taking precautions but still letting her play for a limited time.

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