Molly ~ Trying To Go On In A World Without Her Brother

in PowerHouseCreatives2 days ago (edited)


I Need To Keep On With Life ..

Not meaning that I am looking to forget the recent tragedy of losing my best friend Pepper, but rather I think that it is helpful and therapeutic that I keep doing the things that I love to do, like blogging. The recent post about Peppers death reminded me that I have more support on Hive and within PHC than anyone needs to be lifted out of depression. I thank each and every one of you for your special thoughts and prayers. My wife, Molly and myself used them for their intended purpose.. to start the healing process.

Let's Not Forget About Molly ..

How could we? She recently let us know that she was NOT alright with Pepper's absence from her little world. They were two peas in a pod. One never alone long without the other. They spent the days together lying around and doing what dog buddies do. Many a time the house would be quiet and I would sneak up on them to find out what they were up to. Most of the time a scene such as this would come into my view...


She started to withdrawal, was not as active, did not want our lovin, stopped eating and drinking, and developed diarrhea. This was not a good thing at all since she suffers from Addison's Disease..

Addison's disease, also called adrenal insufficiency, is an uncommon disorder that occurs when your body doesn't produce enough of certain hormones. In Addison's disease, your adrenal glands, located just above your kidneys, produce too little cortisol and, often, too little aldosterone.

Addison's disease occurs in all age groups and both sexes, and can be life-threatening. Treatment involves taking hormones to replace those that are missing.

source - mayo clinic

This type of event is the perfect storm for an Adisonian Crisis (which we want to avoid) ...

If you have untreated Addison's disease, you may develop an addisonian crisis as a result of physical stress, such as an injury, infection or illness. Normally, the adrenal glands produce two to three times the usual amount of cortisol in response to physical stress. With adrenal insufficiency, the inability to increase cortisol production with stress can lead to an addisonian crisis.

An addisonian crisis is a life-threatening situation that results in low blood pressure, low blood levels of sugar and high blood levels of potassium. You will need immediate medical care.

source - mayo clinic


After trying a few days to correct her symptoms and help her tiny 6.8 pound body recover, we began to become very worried. We just went through losing Pepper and we were in no shape to deal with another family crisis. So to the veterinarian we go. He assured us that her depression from loosing her best friend and housemate, was the underlining cause, and that it was smart to seek professional guidance due to her already fragile state.

We ran some blood work, got her fluids, medication for diarrhea, and medication for colitis. Luckily the blood work came back with good news.. electrolytes were normal! Today she is looking much better. She is still suffering from the depression, but at least some of the other symptoms are gone. She is eating normally and drinking water.. We are SUPER THRILLED! Thank goodness.



All She'll need is some good old fashioned rest and lots of love from mommy and daddy.. and there's no shortage of that around here!


She has plenty of soft spots to relax and heal her soul from hurting. Her loss will fade, like ours will, and we will be with her every step of the way. One paw at a time Molly.. One paw at a time.



Man Do I Miss My Snuggle Time With Pepper ..

He was such a daddy's boy and never missed a chance to snuggle up especially during those cold winter months. I will so very much miss those moments, but will never forget a single one of them.


Now If I could only convince Molly to be as cuddly. That's going to take time and work.

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Bless her! Poor thing. She'll be picking up on your grief as well as missing her brother. Our dogs behavior certainly change when we are stressed and anxious. Take care of yourselves and Molly! I'm sure Pepper would be pleased to see you taking such great care of Molly.

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She'll be picking up on your grief as well as missing her brother.

This is very true.. hard to avoid, but true.

Thank you for the support 😊

Again I am so sorry about Pepper :( and I know that it is hard for both you and Molly... but you will heal together and your bond will be even stronger. Hugs!!!!!!!! !tip

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Awww.. Thank you Jaynie. I know that you are very familiar with the process (unfortunately). Time time time. We will heal together and come out stronger. Thank you so much for the support, the tip and most of all for the virtual hug 😊

MORE HUGS!!!!!!! Take care please xxx


Good to hear Molly is doing a bit better, it really looks like she misses her cuddle buddy, especially on the big bed wondering where her backside warmer was.

Hahaha.. Backside warmer! So true.. They definitely kept each other warm. She will miss that come this winter when the temps drop low. She is doing even better today, so thank you for the concern and thoughts 😊

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Awwww, I just found this post about your loss, yours and Molly's... :(
So sorry.... Am glad Molly is better... Never easy when we lose a friend, furry one or not!

Yeah, it really sucks. I posted a few posts a couple of days ago about the whole ordeal. I found writing about it help let out a lot of emotions and crying 😭. I needed that. Thank you for the sympathy and the support.. much appreciated 😊

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Aw, poor Molly. I hope she can complete the grieving process soon, too. We all know what boys and girls are made of, but dogs are made of 100% emotion. Poor thing. Be sure to give her an extra scritch and remind her that she's still an awesome pup.

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I'm so happy that Molly is ok! The quote... The quote just sums it all up. It is so beautiful yet sad. I'm sure you will convince Molly to come to the Cuddle Side. You have cookies hahha