Loosing a Pet Dog.......
September 25, 2008 3:37am CST
My friend lost her pet labro dog yesterday and she is 7 months into her pregnancy....she was very attached to her pet and has gone into acute depression and since she is pregnant she has been admitted in the hospital because her BP is fluctuating and she is not eating..i am trying to help her but she is inconsolable i cannot understand how can i help her? why is she not understanding that she is risking her babies life by going into depression..? is loosing a pet so traumatic that you fail to realize that your baby in the womb can be endangered? how do i help her?
25 Sep 08
Hello nupats, I think when one love something/one it is difficult to get over that loss. I think that she need to consider the health of her kids and in doing this try and forget about the dog. Being there as a friend is helpful but I would recommend that you don't mentioned the dog to her because each time she is brought attention of the loss she will go deeper into depression. Help her to think more on the positiveness and try on coax her into remembrance of happier time. This help alot.
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25 Sep 08
A dog becomes a member of the family, almost like a child. I can understand how depressed your friend is but there must be something else she's unaware of making her so much so, because her baby should make her feel better. I hope that she snaps out of it soon, I will say a prayer for her.