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simonholgersensimonholgersen Posts: 4Member

Tuesday night the 13 of February we lost our beloved dog, Tilde. Tilde was a healthy 8-year-old West Highland Terrier. She was loved deeply by the whole family and it is one of the biggest losses I've ever experienced. It hurts deeply and I'm crying as I'm typing this post... But I really need some clarity, because it happened suddenly and was totally unexpected. 

Sunday the 11 of February everything was fine and Tilde was full of love and energy. She was enjoying a raw beef bone, nothing out of the usual. During the night Tilde started puking rapidly. My sister slept with her on the floor most of the night. 

The next morning we thought of what could have happened, and we came to the conclusion that she might have swallowed a piece of the bone. We went to the veterinary and they wanted to do an ultrasound scan on Tilde, but she needed to be fasted. Tilde's condition didn't get worse or better during Monday. 

Tuesday morning she was ready for the ultrasound scan. The veterinary could see the small piece of bone (1x1.5 inch) in her little stomach. The veterinary gave us the option of antibiotics treatment and surgery (they suggested surgery). We, of course, decided surgery. The veterinary told us that the procedure was very simple, but of course, it always includes some risks. The surgery went great. Later Tilde started getting fever and infection in her body. They treated her with antibiotics and fever relieving drugs (not what this is called). 

During the afternoon we spoke with the veterinary. He told us that Tilde was getting better and might even be able to come home the day after. We visited her at 5 pm. She was tired but we expected this. Later the veterinary called and told us that she might even come home to sleep. We were just so excited that everything went well, and our beloved dog would return in good shape.

At 19.50 the veterinary called. Tilde had died. We were shocked and still are! We were told that she died from DIC. Apparently, this is a really rare condition but is very lethal. I'm not sure what I expect from this post? I would like to know if anyone has any knowledge about this, or have experienced it themselves.

Love you Tilde. You will never be forgotten and will always be in our hearts.  



  • Sandy_Kramer_etcSandy_Kramer_etc BangorPosts: 109,051Member ✭✭✭✭✭

    I am so so so sorry... I had to google DIC, but sounds like a blood clot was the issue.   I can't give you any words of wisdom, but if it was a blood clot then most likely any type of surgery could have caused a problem.  Even something as simple as a tooth cleaning.   Losing one of pups is the hardest thing our pawrents face when they adopt us   It's especially hard when it is sudden.   Please don't blame yourself.. You did everything you could, but sometimes it just isn't enough.   Many many hugs to all of you 

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  • simonholgersensimonholgersen Posts: 4Member
    I had to google it too. Came to the same conclusion. I just hope she didn't suffer at all. We wish her so much
    Thank you so much
  • simonholgersensimonholgersen Posts: 4Member
  • Walker_AlexandriaWalker_Alexandria GoshenPosts: 207,489Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    @simonholgersen I am very sorry. Run free in the Heavenly sunshine sweet Tilde  <3

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  • jaylow femjaylow fem Posts: 41Member ✭✭
    Dear Simon ,My heart goes out to you and your family. Unfortunatly 
    a blood clot is hard to detect if it goes undetected or could of developed after surgery but from what I understand you don’t really suffer I know that doesn’t mean much right now but just know that your Tilde knew how much she was loved she was made to feel love and she had it with you guys so please know that she does know you did your best to help her. Take care to the family of Tilde Rest In Peace sweetheart  <3 
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