Isaac was my second Shar-Pei baby and my BIGGEST
baby! He was five years old when I lost him. Unfortunately Isaac had
Familial Shar-Pei Fever which is a genetic disease in some Shar-Pei.
The disease does not always, but can lead to kidney failure as a
result of Renal Amyloidosis and with Isaac that was the case. In
February of 1997 he was diagnosed as being in kidney failure. He was a
tough guy though and hung in there until June 18th. He was
hospitalized in February which was very hard on him (and me). After
that I decided that I would not put him through that again and gave
him his I.V. treatments at home whenever he needed them. I did all I
could for Isaac, but of course in the end it wasn't enough. That
February I vowed to never leave him again and I didn't - he died
peacefully in my arms knowing how much I loved him. Losing Isaac is
the hardest things I've ever been through in my life. I still miss him
so much, but I know he will always be here with me - in my heart.
Please check out the links below if you are interested in learning
more about the disease that killed my Isaac.