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Discussion in 'American box turtles' started by ColleenT, Apr 13, 2018.

  1. ColleenT

    ColleenT Well-Known Member

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    Ilene, the three legged turtle passed away today. IDK why. She seemed to be getting better after she saw the vet.

    We are so grateful to everyone who offered support for her care 2 years ago, and to everyone who followed her story. We tried our best to make her a happy and healthy turtle.
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    OMG, I am so sorry for your loss!
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    Oh geez...so sorry to read this! My condolences and I hope you know you gave it a wonderful life the last 2 years.
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    So very sorry. Glad she had a great home for her last years.
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    I'm sorry to hear that, Coleen
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    Sorry to hear about this Colleen. Hang in there, you made a great life for that Boxie.
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    really sorry to hear this .......... you certainly went above and beyond for her .......
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    I am sorry to read you lost Ilene. Do you think she may have been a very old turtle?
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    Thank you for your great efforts and love that you gave her in the time she had with you! More of them should be so lucky.
    Very sorry she did not make it.
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    Thank you. No, she was younger than 20, and probably closer to age 8. The vet helped me guess.
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    Thanks everyone. i am very sad. The vet who is also a turtle specialist asked me if she could Necropsy Ilene at no charge to me. i said yes, bc i would like to know why she passed.
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    So sorry to hear that! ! !:(
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    Sorry for your loss :(
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    So sorry to hear this news colleen.
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    Very sorry for your loss
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    What a great thing your vet offered to you. To understand why Ilene died would provide closure and be an opportunity for all of us to learn. But sometimes life still keeps it's mysteries.
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    Be sure to let us know what the vet finds.
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    So sorry.
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    Oh Colleen! I am so very sorry to hear that! You have been this little turtle girl’s Hero from the day you got her shipped to you. The way you had handled the shipping mix up and the horrible thing with her leg, stories I will never forget. You gave her a good life for those couple yrs I had her. Thank you for sharing her stories with us. Hang in there, Dear
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