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Old 01-11-2019, 05:12 AM
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I haven’t posted anything about Lily for a few months. It’s been a tough time for me and my family, as my beautiful wife of 49 years, Pat, passed away on December 1. Times like this really make you stop and think about the changes in life and how important friends and family are.

Lily knows that things are different now and she has been a big source of comfort and by my side constantly.

She has been eating well every day and her blood glucose is staying in the 100 - 250 range. Her hind leg weakness has stabilized with the addition of daily Methyl B12 tablets.

Here she is, waiting to come inside from the cold and wind
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Old 01-11-2019, 06:05 AM
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i am sad to here of the passing of your wife mike . lily is your comfort as jesse is with me . I m glad jesse decided to stick around as you are with Lilly . I am glad you said something as it can be a release in its own way

glad Lilly is doing well . She is a model for others and with your kind spirit helping others on the forum is a blessing
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Old 01-11-2019, 06:12 AM
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Mike, my sincere condolences on the loss of your wife. I'm glad you have Lily to help you through your grief.

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Old 01-11-2019, 03:22 PM
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Mike, I am so sorry to hear of your wife's passing and please accept my sincere condolences to you and your family. I am glad Lily is doing well and is a comfort by your side.

Keeping you and your family in prayer.
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Old 01-12-2019, 05:39 AM
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Mike, I am so sorry for the loss of your wife and gratified that Lily is doing so well. I realize, as much as I can, what you are going through since my husband of 40 years died ten months ago. In addition to my circle of friends, Izzy has been and continues to be such a comfort to me as Lily has been to you.
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Old 01-12-2019, 10:29 AM
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Mike I am so sorry for your loss. I'm glad you have a strong circle of friends and family to help you through this. Judi
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Old 01-12-2019, 10:32 AM
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So sorry to learn your wife passed, Mike. You have my deepest condolences. No doubt Lily feels the loss also and is staying very close to comfort you.

Our fur kids are certainly beautiful spirits, aren't they?
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Old 01-12-2019, 11:02 AM
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jesse girl, Bonnie, Daisydog, Isabelle, Judi, Bill... Thanks for your thoughts and prayers.
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Old 01-14-2019, 07:59 AM
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Mike, my deepest sympathy on the loss of your wife. My heart and prayers go out to you and to Lily.
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Mike - I am so sorry for the loss of your wife. I am glad Lily is helping you through. Grief is such a long and lonely road.
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