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Beloved Tonka

We put Tonka to sleep yesterday. Turns out he was losing weight, not because of his chronic conditions, but because he’d developed kidney cancer.

I’m heartbroken.

At the same time, I’m glad, in a way, that is was something other than his IBD, because that validates my decision not to shove medicine down his throat for his IBD for the past several years, since it didn’t matter.

As long as I concentrate on work, other stuff, I’m keeping myself together.

At least Cecie is doing a lot better.

6 comments… add one
  • Maureen August 11, 2005, 11:21 am

    Steph,
    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your beloved”Tonka”.It is something we are never prepared for. Glad to hear Cecie is feeling better.

  • CjSachiko August 11, 2005, 8:41 pm

    Sorry to hear about Tonka…

  • wendy g August 11, 2005, 9:10 pm

    So sorry to hear about Tonka.

  • Tori August 12, 2005, 12:38 am

    So Sorry about Tonka! I’d say that is the only drawback of our furry family members. They leave us much sooner than they shoud. Take care!

  • ck August 13, 2005, 4:43 am

    I’m so sorry to hear about Tonka. I know how hard it is to lose a pet (unfortunately I guess all pet owners go through it at some point) It is good though that he won’t be in pain any more and that you don’t have to medicate him. I’m ready to cry right now just thinking about it. Hope you are doing ok.

  • Anonymous August 18, 2005, 9:04 am

    I am soo sorry to hear about your sweet baby Tonka! I can only imagine the pain you are going through over this loss. I hope you are able to have a lovely time in Texas, and occupy your mind with family and other things. I will be sending out your final secret pal package soon. Hope you are well. Secret Pal

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