We lost our Bluey at 10 months old

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  1. Mark4180

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    I came down last Wednesday at 6am to let Bluey out of his crate for a wee and to have breakfast. Unusually he was still sleeping, I called him and he didn’t wake up. I opened the crate and tried to stir him, but he had died in his sleep. I called my wife as I was literally shaking and her and both children came down and were all completely distraught. He’s gone to Bristol for a post-mortem and so far everything has come back normal, his heart was healthy and no blockages in his lungs or airways. We’re hoping that they come back with something as we know we cared for him better than anyone could have done, but just need an answer as to explain why a healthy dog who was so cheeky and full of life could be taken from us so early. I was playing with him the night before trying to catch him because he got some cardboard out of the recycling bin and he was completely normal. The only comfort I take is that he looked like he fell asleep and didn’t know anything about it as he looked like he’d just gone to sleep and not woken up. We have such amazing memories of him, but are devastated that he had to leave so soon
     
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    That is so sad to read. I hope you manage to find the answer soon. Take care.
     
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    So very sorry. You must be in shock. Thinking of you and your family
     
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    Thank you for the kind replies. We all utterly devastated and I’m moping round the house feeling completely lost without him. Our first old boy lived to 14 so we just assumed we’d have the same this time with Bluey. After reading old posts on here I’ve realised, although not common, it does happen to young dogs and it’s made me so nervous about when we do feel ready for another dog that it could happen again
     
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    I'm so sorry. What an awful shock for you.
     
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    Dear Mark,

    I'm so very sorry for your loss, it isn't fair. I hope you get some answers from the post-mortem. And even though his life was too short, it sounds like he didn't know a moment of pain or sadness in it, and was always very loved, which makes it a very lucky life as well.

    Best wishes, Sarah
     
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    Thank you Sarah, that’s the thing giving me comfort at the moment, that he was happy and pain free through out his short life and knew how much me loved him when he went to sleep for the last time.
     
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    Hi Mark, we have just had exactly the same thing. Last week, 4 days ago. Otto was 8.5 months old, I was woken by a noise, only a quiet one and when I checked on the boys I couldn’t see him breathing. Although still warm and limp, he had gone.....curled up just like he was sleeping. I now think the noises I heard must have been his last breaths I didn’t send him for a PM as it wouldn’t change anything, for me anyway. He was recently diagnosed with epilepsy which he was on medication for but only had a few small little seizures, definately didn’t have one that night or I would have heard. We feel like we have lost such a massive part of our family, we have other grieving pets and struggling to understand why....
     
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    Oh I'm so very sorry to hear this. Thinking of you xx
     

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