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GA 11/27 Ivana - Rest peacefully, beautiful girl :-(

Discussion in 'Lantus / Basaglar (glargine) and Levemir (detemir)' started by Tara & Ivana (GA), Nov 26, 2018.

  1. Tara & Ivana (GA)

    Tara & Ivana (GA) Well-Known Member

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    It's with an incredibly heavy heart that I make this post today. I know that most of you who are active in this forum nowadays probably don't know my Ivana, as she's been in remission for 2.5yrs. Since she arrived at The Falls, she's been bravely battling CKD - sadly, even though she won many battles, this morning she lost the war.

    I've written a little something about her on my Facebook page - if you knew her, I would love for you to read her story here. (It's set to 'public' so you don't need to be on my friends list to see it.)

    Massive thanks to everyone at FDMB who has supported us since we joined in 2015, your help is what got Ivana to The Falls (and she stayed there!), and for your continued support through her CKD journey.

    Love to you all xx

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  2. Carol in Chicago

    Carol in Chicago Member

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    I am so sorry for your loss. She is a beautiful girl!
     
  3. Susan&Felix

    Susan&Felix Well-Known Member

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    Very sorry to see it was Ivana's time. Thank you for sharing her Facebook tribute.
     
  4. Chris & China (GA)

    Chris & China (GA) Well-Known Member

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    Oh Tara....I'm so sorry it was Ivana's time to leave you :bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:

    Fly free sweet Ivana and land softly....You have lots of old friends at the Bridge to welcome you, show you around and keep you company until the time comes for you and your loving family to be together forever.cat_wings>o
     
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  5. Sharon14

    Sharon14 Well-Known Member

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    I’m so sorry for your loss:bighug:
    Rest In Peace Sweet Ivana:rb_icon:
     
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  6. Ella & Rusty & Stu(GA)

    Ella & Rusty & Stu(GA) Well-Known Member

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    Tara, you and Darryn gave Ivana a wonderful, long life. We will all miss her and we grieve with you. But Ivana will always be there in your hearts, in that special place that belongs only to her. And tonight when she arrives at the Bridge on her beautiful new golden wings, all of her many friends will be there to welcome her.

    Fly free, sweet girl! cat_wings>o You are much loved.

    In deepest sympathy,
    Ella & Edward, Rusty (GA) and Stu (GA)
     
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  7. Olive & Paula

    Olive & Paula Well-Known Member

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    Oh Tara, so sorry to read this. Smokey will surely meet her as well as all the others.

    Be free little lady.
     
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  8. tiffmaxee

    tiffmaxee Well-Known Member

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    So sorry to hear it was Ivana’s time to cross. :bighug:
     
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  9. Bron and Sheba (GA)

    Bron and Sheba (GA) Well-Known Member

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    Oh Tara I am so sad and very sorry to read of Ivana’s passing. I remember the day well that you Ivana and Darryn came down to my place so I could show you about testing. .
    She was a beautiful girl with a lovely personality and she ( and you ) did so well to get off insulin and to the falls for so long. You looked after her so well and she had a wonderful long and happy life with you, Darryn and the chickens.
    I know Sheba will be at the bridge to welcome Ivana.
    Sending love and sympathy as you mourn your beautiful girl :rb_icon:cat_wings>o
    Bron
     
  10. Wendy&Neko

    Wendy&Neko Well-Known Member

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    (((Tara and Darryn))) I am so sorry to hear that it was Ivana's time to go.:bighug::bighug:

    She lived a rich life with you and the rest of the critters at your place. We will miss you Princess Ivana.
     
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  11. Tricia Cinco(GA) & Harvey

    Tricia Cinco(GA) & Harvey Well-Known Member

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    {{{Tara}}} and {{{Darryn}}},

    I am just heartbroken to learn that the Princess has left the castle. Ivana was truly a one of a kind kitty, and she proved over and over how special she was. You two gave her everything she could possibly need or want, and her longevity is testament to how much you loved her. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you adjust to your new normal. Remember, she isn't far away, as she will always be in your hearts.

    Fly free, dear Ivana, and land softly. :rb_icon:
     
  12. Bron and Sheba (GA)

    Bron and Sheba (GA) Well-Known Member

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    I logged in to Facebook and I read Ivana's story. It was really lovely. She was such a character? I tried to leave a message but there was nowhere I could. I just wanted to tell you it made me cry. I know how heartbroken you both are. :bighug:
     
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  13. Tricia Cinco(GA) & Harvey

    Tricia Cinco(GA) & Harvey Well-Known Member

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    Tara,

    Like Bron, I cried when I read your tribute to Ivana on FB, and also like her, I was unable to comment (maybe because we aren't "friends"). I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciated learning her full story. :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
  14. Bellasmom

    Bellasmom Well-Known Member

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    I am so sorry for your loss
    Rip Ivanacat_wings>o
     
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  15. Tara & Ivana (GA)

    Tara & Ivana (GA) Well-Known Member

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    Thankyou everyone for your lovely messages, it really helps knowing Ivana was so loved by people who hadn't even met her (except @Bron and Sheba who had met her!)

    @Bron and Sheba and @Tricia Cinco(GA) & Harvey, ahh yes, I think maybe you couldn't comment because of the friend thing - Facebook has weird rules sometimes. I'm glad you could still read it though :)
     
  16. carfurby

    carfurby Well-Known Member

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    Tara I'm so sorry. Ivana was lucky to have you. Fly free sweet Ivana. Sending prayers. :bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  17. Bellasmom

    Bellasmom Well-Known Member

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    Just beautiful!
     
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  18. Joanne&TinySole

    Joanne&TinySole Well-Known Member

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    I am so sorry that your baby has crossed leaving you with a heavy heart. May beautiful memories of her sustain you through your loss...one that is so difficult.
    My heart-felt condolences to you.
     
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  19. Shoeskitty-GA

    Shoeskitty-GA Well-Known Member

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    Oh Tara and Darryn, I am so so sorry!! HRH was such a sweet girl! :bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  20. Sue and Luci

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    So sad to read this...it's always what we hope for - remission - but this sad news, never what we want to hear :( Sending prayers and hugs for you across the miles. Your heart will hold her forever in that special place we all have for our sugar babies...cat_wings>o
     
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  21. Bobbie And Bubba

    Bobbie And Bubba Well-Known Member

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    ((((((((Tara))))) Oh no! Not HRH! Never a good time to let them go. She is such an icon here with those of us that were around while she was on the juice. All the wonderful photos of her and the chickens...........

    Many vines are being sent to you and Darryn for comfort and peace during this very sad transition. :bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  22. Moms2Tigger&Blu

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  23. Sonia & Leo

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    I'm so sorry Tara. What a beautiful kitty. :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  24. Judy and Boomer

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    I'm so sorry for your loss Tara. :bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  25. Rosie & Bailey

    Rosie & Bailey Well-Known Member

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    Your beautiful tribute to Tara on Facebook made me cry. What a character she was, and what a beautiful relationship you all shared.
    RIP Ivana. :bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
  26. Ana & Frosty (GA)

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    I am so sorry :( RIP beautiful girl cat_wings>o
     
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  27. Kris & Teasel

    Kris & Teasel Well-Known Member

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    I'm so sorry that you had to say goodbye to your beautiful girl. :(:bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::rb_icon:cat_wings>o
     
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  28. Mandy & Rex

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    I read the FB post this morning before I logged onto here. It was a wonderful tribute to Ivana. :bighug:
     
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  29. Amy&TrixieCat

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    I'm so sorry, Tara...you shared a long, wonderful life with Ivana and she will always be a part of who you are. Hugs, prayers, and our deepest sympathies....
     
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  30. Pamela & Amethyst

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  31. Mandarin'sMom

    Mandarin'sMom Well-Known Member

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    (((Tara))) I am so sorry for your loss. We most definitely remember Ivana from her early days on the board! She was such a lucky girl that she had Darryn and you as her family and that the two of you gave her such an amazing life. :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  32. LizzieInTexas

    LizzieInTexas Well-Known Member

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    I am so sorry for your loss. :rb_icon: Land softly at the bridge Ivana, many are waiting there to welcome you.
     
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  33. Tracey&Jones (GA)

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    I am so sorry for the loss of your kitty. Peace and love being sent to you.
     
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  34. JeffJ

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    It is odd how some kittehs are almost anti-social. Then some of them eventually break the boundary and know the feeling of a loving home. We had a similar experience with Scoobs (GA 2016). When they do break thru and start to enjoy companionship, it makes all the difference. Ivana was so lucky to be your kitteh, and you gave her a great home.

    May your sweet kitteh fly freely and land softly at the Bridge. She was loved.cat_wings>o
     
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  35. Carol & Murphy

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    I am very sorry, Tara. Your FB posting is amazing. What a love you shared.
    RIP, sweet Ivana. Hugs to you, Tara
     
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  36. Yvonne & Big John & Andy

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    So sorry about your sweet kitty Ivana - RIP little one.
     
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  37. Gill & George

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    (((((((Tara and Darryn)))))))
    I am so very sorry that it was Ivana's time.
    Ivana was such a character, I love that she decided to become a lap cat in her dotage, and I still remember her sitting by Chardonnay when Chardonnay was poorly.
    George and I will miss HRH

    Fly Free and land softly Banana Girl
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  38. tiffmaxee

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    So very sorry for your loss. :bighug:
     
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  39. rhiannon and shadow (GA)

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    ((((Tara))))
    I'm so sorry. Prayers for your grieving heart.
    Fly Free Ivana.
     
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  40. Tara & Ivana (GA)

    Tara & Ivana (GA) Well-Known Member

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    She did the same for Shiraz:
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  41. carfurby

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  42. Bronx's dad

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    I am so sorry for your loss Tara. Ivana was a beautiful kitty.
     
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  43. Beth 73

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  44. Fiona & Ruby

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    Tara, I'm so sorry to see this post from you. I know how much you must be suffering at the moment, I lost my dear Ruby at the end of September to her CKD. Ivana was so deeply blessed to have you and Darryn as her parents. I always had a soft spot for Ivana being a Russian Blue and taking a similar journey to Ruby. May the rawness of your grief ease gently and be comforted by how much goodness she brought into your life. xx
     
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  45. Tara & Ivana (GA)

    Tara & Ivana (GA) Well-Known Member

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    @Fiona & Ruby I'm so sorry to hear about Ruby, CKD is a bugger of an illness to succumb to - Ivana was doing so well right up until her last few weeks when she deteriorated so very quickly, so I guess I can't ask for more than that. I'm pleased that both Ruby and Ivana will have another Russian Blue friend at The Bridge :rb_icon:
     
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  46. Paigeworthy

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    Sending you love cat_wings>o
     
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  47. Gill & George

    Gill & George Well-Known Member

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    Such a beautiful soul. No doubt she will be frolicking at the bridge with all her pals, Kitties and Chickadees alike.
    :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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