Tuesday, March 26, 2013

HOLLY

It is with extreme shock and sadness that I must tell you all that Holly suddenly passed away yesterday. 

She had not been feeling well for about a week, so we took her to the vet on Thursday, 3/21 because she was not eating well and was having some diarrhea.  Her blood work showed all her organ function was fine but that she had a bad infection and some gastrointestinal bacteria, so she was put on Flagyl and Ciprofloxen.  Over the weekend she seemed to be getting worse, and refused to eat at all.  I actually had to spoon force feed her some canned food to get some nutrition into her. 

So, Monday morning I called the vet to tell her Holly was not any better and so I took her in so they could try to figure out what was going on.  They re-ran her blood work and it showed her white count had gone from 40,000 on Thursday to 58,000.  The vet did an x-ray, and did not like what she saw, so did an ultrasound.  It showed several masses of different sizes all throughout her abdomen.  The vet said they could open her up to see what was going on, but that it did not look good.  I told her to go ahead, because I needed to know for sure nothing could be done, before I could let her go.

When the vet got her opened up, she found a massive tumor on her pancreas with metastasis throughout her intestines and completely covering her liver.  There was no reason to wake her up.  I went to the office, and got to be there with her when she left. I told her how very much I loved her, and how I would be sure to take care of her baby Khady for her. 

I am devastated beyond belief and still in shock and denial that this actually happened.  On March 8th she went in for her annual vaccines and was just fine.  Two and a half weeks later, she is gone.  I just can't wrap my head around it.

I have decided to continue this blog in honor of my very specially Hollybollyboo.  Of course, her beautiful baby Khady will take over for her, because I know that is what Holly would want.  I have never known two dogs so incredibly attached to each other.

I will be posting some memories and pictures this week to honor her.  I hope you will all drop by to smile at those memories, and maybe they will bring back some fond memories of your own.


Rest in peace my beautiful Boo.  Your mommy and daddy love you very much and will miss you forever.

Jan

43 comments:

Mitch and Molly said...

Our hearts are absolutely breaking for you. We are so very sorry.
Godspeed, Holly.

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

If not for Holly, there would be no Khyra's Khorner nor Khyraese -

There would not have been the 2503 mile Trek to The Tundra in November 2010 -

I could go on and on BUT...

Thanks for being there that Khristmas Eve -

She chose well -

Please tell her to look for Vyxen - I think she'll be open to being Holly's new baby -

We'll be watching for the MalGal sized star tonight -

AND we just KNOW there is mattress at The RB with a Princess lounging on it!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra and Phyll
P.S. We still can't believe Holly didn't eat KhadyLyn ;-)

Shmoo said...

The Gimpy Gang is shocked and saddened by the loss of someone so incredibly huge in size, and huge in heart.

Sad soft woos

Meeshka and the Gimpy Gang

The Thundering Herd said...

As I said on FB, the scenario is so eerily similar as that is almost exactly what happened with our Rusty. The shock of going from a healthy dog - recent bloodwork and everything - to seeing them leave just a few weeks later is devastating. It also speaks of the evil that cancer is.

Hbbb was one of early blogging friends, but here is something you may not remember. Hbbb posted the very first on our blog. Yep, May 6, 2008, Hbbb commented on our blog and kept us posting. We had been posting stories on Sibernet, but started the blog, Hbbb commented, and invited us to explore several other blogs. So, dear Hbbb, you are the first reason we kept blogging.

We will miss you dearly and are thinking of all of your family. Our candle burned brightly for you last night.

Sam said...

That happened with my first Golden. I'm so sorry. Sending hugs and love.

Sam, Monty, Aaron and Christine

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

What a heartbreak for you! We are so very sorry for your loss of the beautiful Holly. Soft woos and gentle hugs from all of us.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning and Mom

Jan's Funny Farm said...

So very sorry for the too-sudden loss of your beautiful Holly.

Jan

ra husky said...

All our condolences and softest husky wooooos, Godspeed Holly,

RA, Isis & NanĂ¼k

Wild Dingo said...

We are so sad beyond belief. Holly was a great force in cyberspace and the real world. It is so easy to love her through your stories. And hard to let her go.

Much love to you, khady and rest of the pack.

Furry Bottoms said...

I am so sad about Holly. Yes, I have to agree that it can come on very fast. I don't know why that is. Monday my dog was fine, Thursday he had to be admitted to the doggy hospital for pneumonia. It was mind-boggling. May you and your husband and Khady find some peace in this. We're praying for you all!

The Websters said...

Not sure why we read these things at work...our hearts are broken and are praying and praying for you.

The Websters

Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie said...

We are so very sorry you had to say goodbye to Holly.

Run free at the Rainbow Bridge sweet girl.

Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie

Anonymous said...

I love you very much Holly. You were such a compassionate friend that took crap from nobody. We'll take care of the herd including your Khady. I will miss you always.

Dad

The Horde and their momma said...

So very sorry to hear about your sweet Holly. Our hearts go out to you. She will always be watching over you from the Rainbow Bridge.

Amber DaWeenie said...

This is such a shock to all of us. I'm so sorry to hear this about Holly. We understand your feelings so well because our Rusty left us in almost exactly the same way on February 8. I know Holly has left behind so many wonderful memories and she'll live on safely within your heart.

Sychoberians said...

We are shocked and very sad hearing the news about Holly, she will be missed by us.

Remy and Flash

Summit the Super Mal said...

Woo know I will miss woo with all mi big malli heart.
Siberian kisses, Malli hugs and a shake of red fluff for your Mom, Dad, Baby KhL, Monty, Samuel, Lena and Titus from all of us.
Summi...on behalf of The Iowa Crew

Lorenza said...

There are no words to express how sad we feel knowing about our dear Holly.
Very special girl. Very special friend. Thanks for sharing her with us.
We are far away, but our hearts are right there with you and all your family.
Take care
Lorenza and mom

Cyber-sibes said...

Holly, there will forever be a malgal-sized hole in our hearts that is filled with special Hbbb magic. WE so love all your pack and will conitnue to read your blog. woo were one of our first blogging furiends, too, and we are so furry glad we got to know woo so well in cyberspace.

Run free... (or nap, whatever woo like) across the Bridge, sweet girl.

sad woos,
Jack & Moo & Mom

Stacy Holder said...

Holly was one of the first dogs I read about on Sibernet, and Jan, you were one of the first to befriend me there. Hard to believe its nearly seven years later. You and Holly have been so much a part of my life over those years that it felt like losing one of my own. We lit a candle for Holly last night, and Avi wants me to send you her hugs along with mine. She said last night that she would keep watch on the candle for Holly, and just then the flame stretched and flickered like mad! Kids and dogs...I think Holly heard her. She was such a beautiful soul, and I know how much you must miss her now. Hugs from us, and gentle woos from the pack.

Piappies World said...

We are so sorry for your loss. It's a struggle to deal with sudden events like this especially when just a while back everything seemed so fine. We are definite that Holly continues to watch over you and your husband and of course Khady. We will constantly visit you for more stories about Holly and also to share adventures with Khady.

Holly is really special and she is also lucky to have spent her years with you.

Love,
Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Max, Wai-Pai & Forgie

Biloxi and Siber-sibs said...

Sad and soft woos to woo and KhL who will miss her sister.
Maw's heart and our hearts ache with sadness on da loss of your beewootiful girl Holly.
Woo be in our thoughts and prayers.

Biloxi and siber sibs
and Maw

The Army of Four said...

I will love my Hollybollyboo forever!!! I send special Davy hugs up to Miss Jan and nose bumps to the pack.
Luv,
Davy

Kari in Alaska said...

Oh I am so sorry to hear about Holly. Sending our love

Stop on by for a visit
Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com

Redberry Cottage said...

We are so saddened to read about your loss of sweet Holly. We sincerely pray and hope the good memories will soon ease the pain that you feel. We will always remember your Holly.

Nina, Myshka, Sasha, Betsy, Phoebe, Lily, Paris, Punkin, Annabelle, and Lucy.

Samira, Chili & Frosti said...

Yours was one of the first dog blogs we've read and we've enjoyed reading about Holly and Co's adventures. We are so, so sorry and heartbroken with you.

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

We are so sorry about Holly's loss. It sounds like you did the right thing for her, as you have for the entire time you were her mom. We have enjoyed sharing Holly's adventures and know that she's having adventures in heaven.

Steve, Kat, and family

Pedro said...

I just came to visit your blog after having been away from blogging for over a year and was so saddened to hear of Holly's passing. We had such a similar experience when we lost our precious so suddenly Ziggy at age 9. Our hearts go out to you and we will be thinking of you. The memorials you posted are a wonderful tribute to a beautiful member of your family.

Love,
Pedro & My Mom

FiveSibesMom said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. May beautiful Holly be running free beyond the Rainbow Bridge. Our hearts are filled with sadness at your loss. We are thinking of you and Khady.

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