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Gretchen Rossi's family has been having the best time after she and partner Slade Smiley welcomed daughter Skylar Gray on July 10, 2019, but The Real Housewives of Orange County alum recently shared that they are currently going through a rough time with one of their dogs.
On January 12, she posted that one of her pups, Remi, isn't doing well. "Thank you all for the prayers and messages yesterday for our little guy Remi. He went into emergency yesterday because he was not doing good. They doc said his blood pressure was so low it could have stopped his heart. Thank God his vitals came back and is hanging in there (by a thread but hanging)," Gretchen wrote.
And she shared more about their decision to adopt Remi, and how meaningful the timing was for her and Slade.
"As many of you know Remi was brought into our lives 6 yrs ago when I first did IVF and we lost all 14 embryos 6 hours before they were going to implant one in me. It was devastating for us," she wrote. "A week or two later I saw this post about this sweet dog that was dropped off at a shelter because he was a senior dog (he was 10) and they were going to put him down if they couldn’t find a home for him. They also said in the post he would cry in his cage every night out of sadness. My heart could not take it, and even though we already had two dogs, I asked Slade if we could at least foster him until I could help find him a good home. Well one week after we brought him home with us (so he could have a warm bed and not cry at night) I realized I was a foster Mom fail because there was no way I was letting him go. He instantly became a part of our family and brought us all so much joy. He was my little baby, and he helped me heal from the pain of not getting pregnant and loosing all those embryos."
Remi's health issues have put things in perspective for the RHOC mom, and she concluded her post by reflecting on the lessons Remi has taught them. "Seeing him struggle yesterday was so beyond difficult for me and we almost lost him, thankfully he was spared, but the truth is I don’t know how much more time we have with him because he has always had a very bad heart condition, and it’s just getting worse. So we are going to enjoy as much time with this little guy for as long as we can. My point in telling you this, is that whether it’s a fur baby or a loved one, life really is precious and short and can be taken from us in a heartbeat. So treasure every moment with your loved ones, give them extra hugs and kisses and say I love you today," she wrote.
Remi previously had a health scare in 2018, in which he went into heart failure but ultimately survived. She previously shared of her pup, "My sweet Remi has the cutest trait where he always wants to be touching me, so even when I’m eating dinner he comes under the table and puts his paw on my foot so we are connected. It’s the most precious thing ever and melts my heart every time.”
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