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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Prayers needed for Anabel

Today brought some tragic news. Susanne Hamilton's nine week old puppy "Anabel" was hurt by another dog. In Susanne's words:

"I am begging everyone to pray for Anabel, who is Buster's nine week old little daughter, and our total delight! She is in the emergency intensive care unit, with a severe brain swelling. Our big dog was protecting his toy, and grabbed her way too severely for her size. She has been stabilized, but she is fighting for her life tonight. Please send good thoughts her way.
Susanne"

Update March 28, 7 pm
As Anabel got a bit worse, Susanne and Cliff decided to let her go. They said a final goodbye and held her while she was put to sleep. Words cannot express how heartbroken they are. They both are very grateful for your prayers and support.
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We who choose to surround ourselves with lives even more temporary than our own live within a fragile circle, easily and often breached. Unable to accept its awful gaps, we still would live no other way. We cherish memory as the only certain immortality, never fully understanding the necesssary plan.
from Separate Lifetimes by Irving Townsend

7 comments:

Janet said...

I've been in that same place! My heart and my prayers are with little Anabel for a good outcome to a tragic situation!!

Anonymous said...

Prayers sent from Missouri. CKruse

Albert A Rasch said...

What is the news. What is the prognosis?

All my heart to the puppy Anabel.

Albert in Florida

Jolanta Jeanneney said...

Thank you everybody for their support!!! Susanne really appreciates it; she is devastated. Anabel is still in the clinic. Yesterday she was off intubation and her pupils were reactive to light. Vets are continuing the anti-inflammatory drugs to get the brain swelling down. But basically yesterday there was no change in Anabel's condition. The problem is that she does not have a gagging reflex. When I talked to Susanne last night, she said that she will have to make a decision today whether to let Anabel go or not. The clinic is very expensive as all this is happening in Palm Beach, FL, where Susanne trains horses in winter. When I hear from Susanne today, I will post an update.

Albert A Rasch said...

Thank You Ma'am for the update.

It's a shame really...

Albert

Albert A Rasch said...

Well,

Not the outcome I had been hoping for...

I am truly sorry for the Susanne and Cliff. My heartfelt sympathies.

Albert
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Janet said...

I am so sorry to hear of Anabel's passing. It is so painful to loose one so young.