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    RIP Groot

    Groot passed away at midnight, about 20 minutes ago. I didn?t expect him to get through the night so I planned on an all nighter. He was seen by the vet Friday and had a biopsy but the results are still pending.

    He stopped eating last week and was fed by syringe for a week. On Friday his lymph nodes were so swallow. The vet suspected lymphoma.

    After the biopsy on his back left inner leg area he was dragging himself around with his front legs while hopping with his right leg. It was heartbreaking to see him struggle.

    I countinued his feedings. I thought he seemed a little better Saturday. On Sunday morning he had stopped moving. I feed him and gave him pain medication then let him rest.

    Before I went to work I cleaned him of urine and poops then fed him. I returned home 5 hours later and his eyes were sunken. I gave him pain medication waited 20 minutes and attempted to feed him but he didn?t swallow. I then knew it was time.

    I just held him and we talked, he whimpered every time I stopped petting him. I put him down in the cage at 11:50pm, made a sandwich and started to the living room but then I wanted to see if he had moved.

    I found him scooting across the cage using his chin and pushing off the floor with his feet. I asked him ?where are you going Buddy, I told you to rest.? He literally contracted (spasm like) then gasped twice. I then seen him go limp. He passed away.

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    Re: RIP Groot

    Sounds like he was a trooper. Fly free over the Rainbow Bridge, Groot!

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    Re: RIP Groot

    I'm so very sorry you've lost Groot.

    He sounds like a real fighter, he fought it with everything he had. I know you did everything you could for him, and I'm sure he knew it too.

    Rest in peace, Groot. It's time to find all your new little friends at the Rainbow Bridge, and eat all the delicious green that you can find. Perhaps you'll even meet my Pooper pig.

    Rest easy, little fella.

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    Re: RIP Groot

    I'm very sorry you've lost him.

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    A picture of Grooty to share. He came to me from a family who no longer wanted him. He was named from a character in a movie by their son. His cage mate is Rocket. I believe they were 1.5 years when I got them. He was about 4 years old. I will miss you big boy!

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    Re: RIP Groot

    What a sweet little face. It never ceases to amaze me how people can "just not want" animals any more.

    Rocket and Groot are characters in the movie "Guardians of the Galaxy". Groot is definitely guarding it now, the sweet little man.

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    Re: RIP Groot

    So sorry for your loss.

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    Re: RIP Groot

    I'm very sorry for your loss. He was such a handsome little fellow! Thank you for taking him in and giving him a good life.

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