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Kathleen S's ADC

Experience description:   

My partner and I got our dog Nelly when she was just 8 weeks old. I had a shop at that time and I would bring her every day to the shop with me. We had an amazing bond. When she was 6 years old she was diagnosed with a form of skin cancer, with chemo we were able to prolong her life and enjoy one more year with her in our lives. In July 2009 her quality of life had deteriorated and we decided it was no longer fair to prolong her life. We called our vet and she came over to our house to put her down. I sat on the floor with Nelly and stroked her and let her know how much I loved her. The vet had given her a relaxing drug and when Nelly was relaxed enough our vet would give her the injection to stop her heart. When this injection was given to her, while sitting on the floor with Nelly, I heard a very loud whoosh noise and I could actually feel that Nelly was no longer in her body. I remember looking at her body and thinking that was all that was left. It changed my life forever and I know I will be with her again someday. We all are just shells for the soul within them.

Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience?     No      


Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? No      

At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event?          Yes    

What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience?           Fully alert

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   NO

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     No      

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            sadness and amazement

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           Whoosh sound

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   No           

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   Yes     This experience made me think about how short our time is in each life    

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     The last person told me I was very blessed to have had this experience, and I truly believe this.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      realizing that we are like little ants in a huge huge universe

Losing a friend

Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?         No      

Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?               No       It was not my death , but the death of another, These questions are geared toward an experience happening directly to me