**Update** Adventures of Rocky the Rescue

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Re: ***UPDATE Adventures of Rocky the Rescue ***UPDATE

Postby RockysMom » Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:52 am

Rocky is no longer with us. :( He crossed the rainbow bridge this afternoon, with the help of his vet. It was an extremely difficult decision for us as his health had deteriorated rapidly the past few months.

Rocky's tumor returned in early July and grew very quickly. He started to lose weight in September and last week he stopped eating. In recent days, he struggled to walk and was flipping over multiple times a day.

We are truly grateful for the time we had with him. And even more grateful for all of the support we've gotten from everyone in this group as we shared Rocky's story.

We are forever thankful to Dr. Rhody and his staff at Lakeside Veterinary Center in Laurel, MD for the care that Rocky received. They are true professionals in everything they do.

For now, the tank is dark and our hearts are heavy. We are taking a break from "dragon slavery", and will return when the time is right.

Chris
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Re: **Update** Adventures of Rocky the Rescue

Postby AHBD » Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:16 pm

Aw, I'm soooooo sorry. :( I know that Rocky was your special boy and I can imagine how devastated you are. All my sympathy to you, you were the best thing that could have happened to him + did all you could to let him live a happy dragon's life for his short time.
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Re: **Update** Adventures of Rocky the Rescue

Postby RockysMom » Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:33 pm

AHBD wrote:Aw, I'm soooooo sorry. :( I know that Rocky was your special boy and I can imagine how devastated you are. All my sympathy to you, you were the best thing that could have happened to him + did all you could to let him live a happy dragon's life for his short time.


Thank you for your kind words. I'm really missing my big, boy tonight.

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Re: **Update** Adventures of Rocky the Rescue

Postby CooperDragon » Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:49 pm

Saddened to hear this =(. Thank you so much for giving him a good life and some adventures. I'm sure he appreciated the love and care you gave to him. You made a big difference.
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Re: **Update** Adventures of Rocky the Rescue

Postby RockysMom » Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:40 pm

CooperDragon wrote:Saddened to hear this =(. Thank you so much for giving him a good life and some adventures. I'm sure he appreciated the love and care you gave to him. You made a big difference.


Thank you for your kindness and support.
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Re: **Update** Adventures of Rocky the Rescue

Postby SHBailey » Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:18 pm

Sorry to hear about Rocky. :cry: I know he'll be missed, but I hope you'll be able to find some comfort in knowing that you gave him a wonderful life and helped him with his "bucket list" in the time that you had with him.

I've only had a little taste of how sad a dark tank can be, for only about 40 hours, but we were able to bring our beardie back home.

Thank you also for sharing his story with all the rest of us, right up to the end. I hope the memories will eventually be sweet.
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Re: **Update** Adventures of Rocky the Rescue

Postby RockysMom » Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:33 pm

SHBailey wrote:Sorry to hear about Rocky. :cry: I know he'll be missed, but I hope you'll be able to find some comfort in knowing that you gave him a wonderful life and helped him with his "bucket list" in the time that you had with him.

I've only had a little taste of how sad a dark tank can be, for only about 40 hours, but we were able to bring our beardie back home.

Thank you also for sharing his story with all the rest of us, right up to the end. I hope the memories will eventually be sweet.


Thank you so much for being a part of Rocky's journey. The dark tank gets me every time I come home from work. I instinctively glance over at his tank, and then it hits me like a ton of bricks. Still can't believe he's gone. :(
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Re: **Update** Adventures of Rocky the Rescue

Postby SHBailey » Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:50 pm

There are those who will tell you that the only "cure" for "empty tank syndrome", or for what has also been called having a "bearded dragon shaped hole in your heart" is eventually to get another beardie -- not to "replace" the one you've lost , because they're all unique and special, and only if and when you feel like you've had enough of a break from "dragon slavery", if you still have the means to take good care of them, and if you feel like you have more love to give -- as you say, when the time is right.

In the meantime, take good care of yourself and the rest of your family.
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