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Friday, June 29, 2012

Asking for Your Prayers

I don't often share personal matters here, but today I come asking for your prayers for my Mom. Yesterday, her beloved miniature schnauzer Jenny died.  Jenny would have been 10 in September, and was the light of my Mom's life, and a huge part of the family.  On Wednesday night, Jenny suffered a terrible seizure that lasted at least 1/2 hour.  My sister and Mom rushed her to the vet.  She then was taken to an animal hospital yesterday, where an MRI revealed that Jenny had suffered a massive stroke, which then caused the seizure.  She passed away yesterday at the hospital, and my sister, Mom and I went to get Jenny and bring her home.  It was one of the saddest, most heartbreaking things I have ever witnessed.
Jenny was so healthy and active and loving, right up til the very end.  She never met a soul she didn't love.  This comes as a total shock.  The last time I saw her was Tuesday, and she was her usual frisky and playful self.
My mom, who is 85 and has moderate dementia, is devastated and shocked.  So are we.  She keeps forgetting why they took Jenny to the vet in the first place.  I worry what this loss will do to her.  Jenny was such a huge comfort to my Mom when we lost my Dad 8 years ago to leukemia.
Could you please pray for comfort and peace for my Mom?  It really means alot. Thank you so much.

21 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Donna- We are traveling so I just have a moment. God bless your Mom. I know how hard it is to lose a pet- xo Diana

Trisha said...

I am so sorry to hear this. Pets are so amazing and become such an important part of our lives. Sending lots of prayers and hugs to all of you!

~Trisha

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Donna, I'm so sorry to hear about the death of your Mom's beloved pet. Of course, she will be in our prayers.

Christine said...

I'm so very sorry Donna.

Tete said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I know that Jenny was such a loyal companion for your mom and she will be so missed. These babies are like little angels, sent to take care of us through the bad times, and Jenny sure did her job well. God has something better planned for your mom to come. Maybe someone else needs her love and cuddles just like Jenny did. I will pray for your mom, that God's hand brings her peace and comfort until he reveals his next part of the bigger plan.
So glad you are home to help her through this. Prayers for you, too.

Debby said...

I just said a little prayer for her. I feel so bad for her. The loss of a beloved pet is hard emough to deal with and then to not understand. I ope she will be okay.

Debbie said...

I am so sorry Donna. Of course we will be praying for your Mom. I'm sure Jenny is sitting on your Dad's lap, patiently waiting for your Mom to join them.
God bless all of you.
xxoo

The Bear's Blog said...

Prayers for you both & you both are on our Church prayer list.

Blessings

peggy gatto said...

I am so sorry and will keep your mom in my prayers.
Take care.

kimmykats said...

I will remember your mom and Jenny in my prayers. Animals offer us such comfort...what beautiful souls they have.

sissie said...

Donna I know this is such a sad time for you and your Mom. I know how much she loved her little fur baby and I also know how dementia affects their lives. My Mother suffered with it also.
I will say special prayers for you.

hugs
Sissie

Japolina said...

So sorry. :( Our furry family remembers are really part of the family and their losses are big hits. Maybe you can get your mom another pet :(

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Donna,
Oh gosh, this is awful and I know what you mean because my mom's dog, Sugar, is everything to her...and has been such great company since my dad passed away. I can't even believe that your mom's Jenny went so fast...it is unbelievable. Of course, I will pray...Our little pups are our world, aren't they? And I know that your mom must be so shocked by her being gone. xo Cin

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Oh, Donna...I know the heartache of losing a beloved pet. It's a terrible loss, but most especially for your mom.
I'm sure she depended on Jenny for so much.
She'll be in my thoughts and prayers.
Hugs,
Tina

Susan said...

Your family has my prayers, Donna. Such a loss for your dear Mom! I'll pray that God can guide another special companion to her side.

Suzann said...

Iam so sorry to hear about your mothers pet Jenny. How sad when our family pet leaves us.
My thoughts and prayers to your mother.
I haven't been blogging lately and I hope you are doing well
Suzann ~xoxo~

mrs. c said...

My prayers are with you and your mom! We have a mini schnauzer and he is the light of my hubby's life! I got Reuben (our pup) when my hubby retired and he had heart problems and had bi-pass surgery. I know your mom is so loss without her Jenny. Try animal rescue and try and get her another puppy. It will help take her mind off Jenny.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Oh Donna, I am so sorry. I am just glad you are home again near your Mom. I did not realize she has health issues..this is going to be hard on her, bless her soul.

Praying for you all.
ann

Kim K. said...

I'm back online after being away for a week. Please know that prayers are coming your way for your Mom. Hugs too.

myric andreasen said...

What a sad story. Sorry for this loss. Will pray for your mom's comfort.

xo
Myric

Gail said...

Aw what a shame...so horrible to lose a pet, they really are members of the family and you must be so worried about your mam...I'm sending love and prayers to you and your loved ones...take care..Gail x