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Audrey Vaught, 12/08/03 - 01/09/17
At age 5 Audrey was diagnosed with immune mediated
thrombocytopenia (ITP) but after a 8 days in the
hospital and several blood transfusions finally got to bring
her home. At age 10 the platelet disorder returned after
having dental work done and spent 2 1/2 weeks at blue pearl
animal hospital in Louisville Kentucky. We never gave
up and I finally got to bring my baby girl back home once
again. She's a fighter after surviving two episodes
especially at age 10. Three years passed and for the most part she
was doing very well until on December 30, 2016 she was
diagnosed with chronic renal failure. Started the subcutaneous IV
fluid treatments at the hospital and her labs did improve so I
thought that I might get some more time with my baby girl.
However, after bringing her home for a few days she began to
develop edema in her abdomen and begin to show very little
interest in food. On Monday morning as I got her ready to
take her back to the animal hospital I took a picture of her
wrapped in a new blanket that her aunt Sandy gave her.
I cried as I knew that I probably would not be bringing her back
home as I could tell she was getting weaker everyday. We
arrived at the hospital and after more labs and another ultrasound
things had gotten worse. It was obvious that we had no more
options and no more hope and I just couldn't take her home when
she wasn't eating and so lethargic. So at 6:15 PM on January 9th,
2017 she passed peacefully in my arms as I whispered into her ear
her favorite thing " Audrey go bye bye" and "Audrey go for a
ride." It was only a few short moments that I could
feel her body become lifeless as I held her and cried. After
13 years and one month we took our last ride together.
RIP Audrey, daddy ❤'s you! My life will never be the same.