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Update On Ayita

immune-mediated polyarthritis

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#1 Carolyn


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Posted 20 April 2019 - 12:01 PM

Hello Everyone,
Wanted you to know that after and extended painful illness that could not be controlled, she asked us to let her go on Wednesday. We are grateful to have had Ayita for 5-1/2 years. She was brave and oh so sweet her whole short life. We learned a lot from her.

After much testing and medicating, it was determined that she had a form of immune-mediated polyarthritis with enough clinical findings to put her into the class of systemic lupus erythematous (SLE). I understand from Kim that this is very very rare in AI dogs.


Edited by Carolyn, 20 April 2019 - 12:16 PM.

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Posted 22 April 2019 - 12:25 AM

Oh Carolyn, I'm so very very sorry to hear about your loss of Ayita. The moon being one day after being full, my pups and I went out and sent her a howl of sadness, one of relief and one of happiness. Sadness because of the pain you all feel in her absence, relief because she is no longer in discomfort, and happiness for all the wonderful memories she has left in your hearts. Rest in peace little Aylita. You will not be forgotten.
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Posted 22 April 2019 - 05:25 AM

Could not have said it better miz molly. We add our sympathies and howls.
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Posted 26 April 2019 - 09:58 AM

We are so very sorry for your loss. Wish that all dogs had such responsible and caring stewards. The time we have is so precious.

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 06:24 AM

Oh no!  I'm so sorry to hear this Carolyn.  Please accept our condolences for the loss of Ayita.


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Posted 03 May 2019 - 09:42 AM

Such a short time--she looks like such a sweet girl. Sending you much love so sorry.

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Posted 13 May 2019 - 12:37 PM

just saw this.  I am so so sorry for your loss.

Thinking of you. xo

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