As she grew, Melody taught us more and more about what a Corgi was all about and we became ever more amazed (and hopelessly in love with her) and Corgis in general. Our little pack grew to four. Of course, they all wanted to be the boss, but there was never any doubt who was in charge.
Two weeks ago she completed her therapy and we left the hospital to a chorus of “We’ll miss you!” She had done so well in her treatments that her doctor felt Melody’s prognosis was excellent and life expectancy open-ended. We were so proud. Four days later, she suddenly began breathing fast and shallow. We returned to the hospital at 2 a.m., where she was diagnosed with pneumonia. For the next four days her doctors tried everything. Her Mommy Laura and I thought of nothing but our little girl every moment, visiting her and waiting by the phone for some encouraging word. Last Tuesday she took a turn for the worst and we couldn’t bear to see her struggle any longer. With our arms wrapped around her and hearts bursting with love and grief, we said goodbye to our precious angel.
Forever grateful for fourteen and-a-half wonderful years, we will think of her every day and feel her love always. God bless our darling girl, our Melody.”
Danielle, Tank, and Juneau says
I am very sorry for your loss. Sending healing thoughts your way.
I can barely type…but thanks for this lovely story. And you are right, the only thing is to pay it forward by sharing that love, hers and yours, with another soul.
I am so sorry to hear about Melody. Thoughts and prayers are with her family. ♥
Melody sounds like a blessing. This reminds me of what we will have to do to our 13 year old labador retriever. She has a tummer growing on her foot and we have removed it twice and it still comes back. The cancer has spread throughout her body and she can barely move. We know the day is coming. Prayers are for you and Melody and I think the rescue is a great way to say thanks
My heart breaks reading your story about Melody. You have great memories to hold onto forever. You are in my prayers.
Nancy P. says
What a beautiful tribute to your lovely girl. I'm so sorry for your heartbreak.
Nurse Amy says
Her life was such a blessing for you and everyone who was lucky enough to know her. Your hearts ache so much now, and I'm sure the tears are never far away, but her life had so much meaning, and the joy of those 14 years is something so incredibly precious. And because of her, you have gone on to take several more of these wonderful little creatures. She will always live on in your hearts.
What a beautiful story. thanks for sharing it with us! Praying for you to have God's peace with her passing.
I knew I should't have rad this beig at work…I'm such a softie about such things. I know the heartaches must be overwhelming and I can only offer condolences from afar. May you have peace soon with the loss of your precious girl and know that she's running in fields of green with so many that have gone before her.
I too read this at work and have tears going down my face. Thank you for sharing Melody with us and what wonderful memories you have of her. She was a strong girl until the very end. I'm so sorry for your loss.