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There was no scary car ride, crowded waiting room, or sterile environment. His farewell was just as Frisco believed all things should be -- all about him ...
My daughter and son in law had to face the difficult task of saying goodbye to our little Dash, who had been losing her battle with cancer after several months. This service is as good as it gets. Dr. Christie Cornelius and her colleague Stacie showed great care and compassion. allowing time for all of us to say goodbye and then gently administering a peaceful end for Dash. Having the calming procedure completed in the comfort of your own home is so much better than having to take your pet to a Vet's office. There was no anxiety, no nervous situation for an already stressed out pet. When the time comes, we all would highly recommend this service. It's good for the pet owners and for the four legged family member whose time has come to the end. After all was over, Christie and Stacie showed such compassion and respect in handling and removing Dash, it just could not have been done any better. Thanks Christie and Stacie.
We cannot thank you enough for your kind treatment of our beloved Frisbee ..
Thank you, Dr. Cornelious, and all the caring staff at Last Wishes, for making Phoebe's last month comfortable. The in home hospice care y'all provided made this difficult time so much easier for the both of us. And, thank you for providing the services that allowed Phoebe the dignity to pass to the Rainbow Bridge in her own home, in the comfort of her own bed. R.I.P "fearless Phoebe, ever vigilant, protector of hearth and home", you will be missed Lori K.
I'm finally able to make a post .... I'm forever thankful for Last Wishes.. From Karen taking my very first call . They have been available & helped us even on the weekend...Our sweet Gerri Lee was 14 yr old German shepherd...She was diagnosed with terminal cancer & not knowing what to do for sure bc I wasn't getting good pain management from regular Vet .. I called on a Tuesday Dr Cornelius came two days later .. She gave us weeks we would not have had without her !! Anytime I called about Gerri Lee . Karen, Betty Rose, Jennifer, Dr Cornelius ( please forgive I left someone out) always answered or called me back immediately... On weekend of 23 & 24 th ...She had the best weekend. Her favorite food was homemade Italian meatballs (that she helped make ), she had ice cream ...She laid sun.. lots love & belly rubs.. On July 25 ,2016 @ 2:52 surrounded by love & all her family in home she gave her dad & I one last kiss ... I'm deeply saddened, my heart is deeply broken in a way I can't explain ... I do have comfort she died feeling love, safe, at peace in her own home surrounded with love ... Even though I knew it was time, everyone was amazing & supporting to help make the hardest decision .. I've been rescuing for 20 + years. Seen lots of crushing things but this is only my 2 beloved personal dog I've lost ..First was 8/22/14 I lost my Chewbacca aka "baby son" my very first rescue he was 20 he & died in my arms .. Gerri Lee was my second oldest baby ..They were bonded .. This was my first experience of having to help my personal baby cross over .. I have all the guilt that comes. .. Do I wait to long ? Did I not wait long enough? If only I'd caught it sooner ? All the what ifs ?!?! That of course I have no answer for.. I see lots of people throw there senior dog's away , when I'd give anything to have kept mine with me....I save so many other dogs but unfortunately nothing I could do but give her the best care.. give her one last gift ,her dignity in death ... I also have another German shepherd Rocky (2) & 2 Great Dane ( 10 & 5) fur KIDS ... They all said goodbye to Gerri Lee , her brother Rocky is grieving the hardest since she crossed over .. As a hospice nurse for humans for over 20 yrs ...I want to say I absolutely admire everyone at Last Wishes.. I'm forever grateful for all of you.. Gerri Lee loved everyone that came to see her .. No matter how much I was hurting , Dr Cornelius & everyone helped keep me together in person & on every phone call ... I would and will call them for any future needs if or when the time ever comes for my other fur KIDS ... My Gerri Lee & baby son are holding paws, reunited in heaven ..I'm sure talking about this crazy human mommy & daddy ...I'll be loving them for always missing them the most.. Run free my sweet babies , run free ... I'm going post a few pics of Gerri Lee & baby son ... Forever grateful Bobbi Joe Adams & our family 2 & 4 legged in Houston !! This picture is one last few from her last amazing weekend with us ...This her & Rocky favorite spot ...always watching to report any & everything !!! I sure miss her "talking to me " .... Sorry for the long post .
I can't thank you enough! My Bitsy crossed the rainbow bridge yesterday with the help of Dr. C. Bitsy has been fighting cancer for the past year. I finally decided that it was her time. I have been following this page for several years. I made myself a promise that if I ever had to do this. This would be the people that would help. The Dr and her staff was amazing! They know how upset I was. They comforted me that I was making the right decision. They took their time, and did everything that I wanted! They didn't push for anything! They explained everything right before it happened and as it was happening. They even stepped out so my other dogs could say goodbye. Thank you once again ladies! You made this very had decision a little easier. Jessica, Darby, and Bitsy Jessica L
..I take comfort in knowing Pyro had such genuine veterinarian care in her final moments and even after her passing until we were able to take her home. I can't thank you enough for that peace ..
Dr. Cornelius and her staff helped our family through the hardest decision we ever had to face with hospice support and counseling. She was great with our children, letting them know what to expect. She also gave us materialsabout the grieving process which our family also needed. The staff checked in on us and also made a very kinddonation in George's memory. Saying goodbye to our furbaby was SO HARD, but with Last Wishes, we could surround Georgie, in his favorite spot, with the same love we gave him every day he was with us. Evelyn G.
My family and I are so thankful for the wonderful services provided by Last Wishes. Our beautiful boxer boy, Jake, was terrified about going to the vet's office - I knew we couldn't subject him to that fear when it was time to say goodbye. From my very first phone call, which was extremely difficult to make, my experience was as easy, informative and pleasant as could possibly be, considering the circumstances. Dr. Spade came to our home this past Saturday to help ease our boy into a gentle, restful sleep. Jake is usually uneasy for a few minutes when new people come into the house. This was not the case when Dr. Spade and her assistant arrived. He was so incredibly calm and at ease with their presence - it blew my mind. I was worried that he would get agitated, which I was trying so hard to avoid. Our 10 year old granddaughter was here with us, as well as my elderly mother. Dr. Spade totally put our minds at ease, answered all our questions and explained exactly what she was doing along the way. We were shattered to lose our baby of almost 12 years, but her reassurance made us feel a tiny bit better about making this lousy decision. I don't think we could have asked for a more gentle transition for Jake. It is with a lump in my throat, tears rolling down my face and an intense pain in my heart that I say, "Thank you, Dr. Spade. Thank you, Last Wishes." This will be the only way we ever say goodbye to our babies. What a wonderful service you provide! Jeanie S
Thank you so much for all you did to make Honey's last days easier of her and for us ...
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Dr. Cornelius, I wanted to thank you for taking the time out of your busy evening on Wednesday to talk to me about my Tim who had a stroke. We had a terrible night and I ended up driving him to my regular vet first thing Thursday morning since I didn't want him to suffer. I think you provide an awesome service and I will definitely highly recommend you my friends in Houston. Thank you so much, you definitely made me feel better just talking to you. I also put a link to your Facebook page and a message about my experience on my FB page since it really meant a lot to me. When you are at the vet's office and receive some devastating news, you are just so shell shocked that your brain doesn't register things or let's you ask the appropriate questions so than you get home and you are left with all this unknown and uncertainty especially in my case when my regular vet wasn't in and I talked to a relief vet that was not familiar with me or my dog. So when you took the time to talk to me, it was just a huge relief and I want to make sure that you know this. Working in rescue we face some many sad situations on a daily basis, but when it is your own dog it just really hits you. Here is my Tim just in case you would like to see him. Thanks again. Sandra