12 hours ago
I'm going to close the page early tonight with the sadness of having to say goodbye to our fospice dog Sloan.
Sloan came to our rescue nearly 2 years ago. she was a breeder dog living in outside dog runs in east Texas, no protection from heart worms and was very sick with them when she came to us. She was treated for them but the damage was done and her lungs were a mess because of it.
Danielle and Mike and their two daughters Maddie and Maiya have been fostering her all this time, but it was fostering in name only. They adored this sweet girl and she was theirs, Danielle said Sloan was her heart dog and she loved her so very much.
She was such a sick girl with her lungs having been ravaged by heart worms. She was never well enough for us to spay her, she was just too sick, her lungs were just too damaged, and she and could not survive the surgery.
We nearly lost her several times with her being rushed to the ER having to be placed in oxygen with pneumonia. We were so close to death with her on multiple occasions but we didn't give up and fought for her to stay. She had to remain on prednisone to try and keep her lungs clear but she then developed a skin issue caused by prednisone where all of her skin began to crust over. She was rushed into the care of our dermatologist Dr. Crow and we worked hard on trying to resolve that issue to make sure no matter what Sloan had good quality. Danielle said she was such a happy girl, loved life and wanted to be here and by golly we made it the best we could for as long as we could with persistent quality medical help.
Last night everything seemed to be just fine, around 5:00 pm she was twirling for her dinner and all was well. A couple of hours later she was found on her side eyes glazed over and unable to breathe. She was scooped up and rushed to the ER where she was placed in oxygen while we tried to figure out the problem. This morning the ER vet and Dr. Reno discussed what was found. Sloan had developed pyo and pus had escaped into her abdomen and she was septic. We knew there was absolutely no way that Sloan would survive surgery, she was in terrible pain and suffering. The ER vet told me even a healthy dog with healthy lungs would only have a 50% chance of surviving this surgery and the time was now to say goodbye to Sloan.
It was a gut wrenching morning for all of us but for Danielle and her family they have lost a family member, a loyal and loving little girl that deserved so much better than living outside in a dog run to produce puppies for the Canton Trade Days and being bitten by infected mosquitos to end her life so young.
Danielle sent us this update this morning. She has passed, it was very peaceful. They thought we might have to do it with her in the oxygen tank...but when they brought her to me, I held her and she calmed and her breathing evened out. She knew her mama was there! We were able to do it in the privacy of a room...she went peacefully.
We are so grateful that their family was willing to not only foster her but to love her and fill her life with the joy she had always deserved.
Our hearts are broken for them..
Sloan will be buried in the memorial garden and will be remembered and loved forever. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you for saving her. Thank you to the wonderful family that gave her all the love in the world. Rest easily sweet baby.
I am so sorry for this family that gave so much love to this special girl! Thank you for giving her the love she deserved.
Thank you Danielle and family for loving Sloan, and caring for her. I know that we all understand what you are feeling. But you gave her a wonderful life in the time that she had with you, we are so grateful. 💔
Although heartbreaking I know that Sloan finally new the love of a good family before she crossed the rainbow bridge. That in itself have her quality of life. Heartfelt sympathy and prayers for her family. 🙏🙏🙏🙏
Run free over the Rainbow Bridge, beautiful Sloan - young and whole again. I'm sure Mooie and lots of other LSDR doggies were waiting to welcome you. So thankful that eventually you found great love, caring and compassion in your life and we give thanks for that. God's blessings and healing prayers in the days ahead for the loving family you left behind🐶💗🐾😇
Thank you for giving her the best life possible filled with love.
Sitting here crying like a baby......again I know EVERYTHING was done for this sweet little girl, but it’s still heart wrenching that she had to endure this, but at least she had a happy, spoiled and pampered life with her LOVING family which I’m sure are devastated by this....well at least now she’s enjoying life over the rainbow bridge with all the other little sweethearts with no more pain and the warm sunshine and it’s one big happy party....and I’m so very sorry for the family’s loss....you loved her and gave her the best life possible..... 😥😥
My heart is breaking for this sweet girl. God bless her and her family who loved her and took such good care of her!
Thank you for giving her a loving home and family. She was truly loved.
I am so sorry for the family that gave her a home and love and Sloan loved them so heartbreaking thank y’all for giving her the love she deserved RIP Sloan 🌈
This is so heartbreaking. I'm so sorry sweet Sloan. You should have lived a long life. Thank you to your mama Danielle, daddy Mike with your sweet sisters Maddie and Maiya for loving you. Godspeed precious girl.💓🙏
Thank you for loving this baby. She passed away knowing how loved she was and i am sure she loved you just as much. She is free now and not sick anymore. You sound like awesome people. I wish all.fur babies could have a family like Sloans.
This is heart wrenching to hear how this beautiful, sweet girl had to fight to have a normal, comfortable life because of heartless people who have no business having a dog, or any other animal for that matter. Thank you Danielle and Mike and your girls for showing her love and compassion, so she was able to experience feeling cherished, even if it was for too short of a time. My heart goes out to your family, as I know how empty you feel after losing a beloved pet, who was a part of family life. Know how much joy you gave her and that so many people who have never met you are grateful that you gave her happiness in the time she had with you❤️
I'm so sorry for your loss.Thank you for loving her and taking such good care of her.RIP sweet baby
Run free, Sloan! So grateful for your wonderful family loving you the way they did.
She knew so much love from Danielle and family. What a blessing for Sloan. RIP beautiful baby.
And prayers and blessings for the sweet family who loved her and made her last years so sweet for her.
Sending prayers! I’m sorry for your loss. It’s wonderful she had a loving family till the end. I’m sure she gave as much love as she received. Many blessings, Sloan. May she run free now with no health issues anymore. 🙏🏼
She is a beautiful girl. Thank you to everyone who rescued her, took such great care of her and made her happy to have a home & a family. She is now at peace and pain free. Until you meet again the memories of her will always be in your hearts.
Thank you to the wonderful family for loving her and showing her a great life.
Prayers and love! I’m so sorry. Thank you for opening your heart and lives to this beautiful dog.
We shed tears and send our heartfelt sympathy for the loss of this sweet baby who deserved so much more in life. Thank you to this beautiful family for showing her love and tenderness.
Fly with the angels dear Sloan. 😢❤️
So very Sorry. Run free beautiful precious Sloan.
What a blessing Danielle and her family have been to Sloan. They gave a precious soul the best days of her life.
Such a precious girl. So happy she knew life with her loving family and got the chance to be in a wonderful home environment. She sure was a sweetheart 💞