Poppy with Dr. Kerry Rissetto, Oncologist at Charleston Veterinary Referal Center. Poppy's First Day of Chemo
Poppy with Dr. Kerry Rissetto, Oncologist at Charleston Veterinary Referral Center.
Poppy's First Day of Chemo
The night of August 2nd, Poppy didnâ€™t eat dinner.Â Micheal and I looked at each other, neither of us wanting to speak out loud our greatest fear â€" if Poppy doesnâ€™t eat, something is gravely wrong.Â I called her
amazing oncologist (it was a Friday night and she
was at a rehearsal dinner), we talked and she
thought that Poppy might be having a reaction to the chemo.Â Then she
began vomiting and started getting sicker, over the next several hours we were in constant touch with her
oncologist and as Poppy laid in my arms I prayed sheâ€™d rebound.
At a little after midnight we knew we couldnâ€™t wait any longer and bundled Poppy up to make a mad dash to the emergency hospital.Â By the time we arrived she
was listless and her
blood pressure had plummeted.Â We authorized any and all tests and treatments necessary to save our sweet girl.Â Â Just before 5 a.m. as the rest of the world slept and after a long and emotionally excruciating night, the emergency vet told us that there was little hope that our girl would recover.Â He
believed that the tumor had thrown a clot and she
was going into organ failure.Â Poppyâ€™s oncologist called and we talked and cried and made the decision to say goodbye to our beloved girl.Â As we stood there stroking her
soft fur and whispering to her
how very much she
was loved, both Micheal and I knew there would never be another Poppy.Â She
came into our lives as a mystery and left as our treasured fur child.
Itâ€™s hard to comprehend just how empty a house can feel with three dogs and two cats, but our home isnâ€™t the same without our funny eared girl bouncing around.Â Before Poppy went to the rainbow bridge I had started working on a few designs in her
honor.Â I made several cuff bracelets but hadnâ€™t had a chance to get them on my website.Â After she
was gone, it took me several weeks before I could even think of making a piece of jewelry and then one day the fog lifted and I was inspired to create this beautiful Poppy pendant in memory of my girl.