Koco Lopez
6/11/2010 - 2/11/2021We lost our beloved Koco, February 11th, 2021 after eleven wonderful years with him. His passing was very sudden and unexpected, our hearts could have never been prepared for what we had to face in his last days. We came home the Sunday before his passing and noticed he paralyzed from the waist down. No sign of trauma, bite, or anything from that nature. We rushed him to the hospital not knowing our life would be forever changed. He was diagnosed with Intervertebral disc disease (IVDD). His case unfortunately was so weird and unexplainable that he would have no symptoms and would be at a Stage 5. After exploring all possible options, we faced the reality he would he paralyzed with a zero percent chance of ever using the bathroom on his own and walking. He started to lose his ability to know when he was going to the bathroom and never walked again. We were willing to take care of him and clean the daily messes, yet It would have been a selfish thing to do to keep him around when he was in so much pain and was already bleeding internally. Koco being a large dog would undergo much stress losing his mobility and we knew he couldn’t continue the fight, although he was so tough through this process and had so much life in him. Knowing his top part of his body wanted to fight and his other half had given up broke our heart in a million pieces!
This family was very blessed to enjoy the last days we had with you, making them as memorable as we could. Feeding your favorite food, having all the family lay with you and bring you your favorite treats. I know you defiantly enjoyed the special cupcake the DeLeon’s got you. You left knowing we loved you very much.
It’s sad to think our family had many more memories to make and he’s not here to see it. Koco got me through the toughest moments in my life and I am forever grateful to have been his mommy.

Yes, I know he was just a dog. A dog who celebrated the good and bad with us for 11 years, someone who would welcome us over and over every time we walked into our home, a dog who protected us, a dog who ate dinner with every day of his life.
I will never forget when we made that triumphant entrance through the front door with the car seat, bringing our son home from the hospital, he was the first to welcome him with the famous–tail wagging and committed his love, devotion and loyalty, to serve and protect for life. His loyal, pure, and unconditional.

I will never forget the times I would come home from my many surgeries and he would sleep by my side giving me the deep thoughtful look, letting me know he was with me and we were going to get through this.
I always knew it would be sad when we said goodbye, but never in a million years would have imagined having lived such painful process as loosing you. I’ve never understood until now that losing your family dog is losing a part of your family, and that the pain of wanting them back to hug one more time, to whisper in their ear– call out your name–and tell them “You MAKE this family–you’re part of us, we love you so much”.

The house feels like something’s missing, and truly, we’ve lost a part of us that can never be replaced. I miss his quiet presence as I work alone and would do anything to hear his paws scratch across the tile one more time.

A huge thank you so my loving family and friends who made his past days special and stood by our side during this difficult time. We couldn't thank Lap Of Love for being so professional so caring and so loving during the entire process.

We’ll miss you, dear Koco. You will forever and always be loved by us.
Melissa LopiiOrlando, FloridaFebruary 25, 2021
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I am so very sorry for your loss. I lost my little beagle just over one year ago to hemangiosarcoma (cancer of the blood vessels). It sounds like you did as much as you could for as long as you could. Better days are ahead.Carl Deyarmin - February 26, 2021
Play in Paradise Loco.Eileen & Miguel Lugo - February 26, 2021
Thinking of your family in this sad time. Seeing love and prayers you way.

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Donna Stonebraker - February 25, 2021
you were the best dog! as you cross that rainbow bridge. Look for your many friends and enjoy running across the fields with no problems. , Youi will be missed,Nancy Baca - February 25, 2021
You will forever live in our hearts coco love you bunchesDenisha Menendez - February 25, 2021
I love you coco bear you were the best definitely miss your barkCaleb Lopez - February 25, 2021
You will be in my heartWelita Rivera - February 25, 2021
We love you Koco!Melissa Lopii - February 25, 2021

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