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    Our family lost a member today - my sister Lynn and her husband Kevin - lost a very special dog named Dylan. He was a very sweet dog and was one of the best trained dogs I have ever met. He was 12 yrs old. Dylan will be missed by many. Dylan often accompanied my brother-in-law on hikes in the area woods and historic sites. Kevin had a hike taped and aired on local TV a few years ago - he would take interested people on trail walks for the county. Many people mentioned that Dylan made the trail walks fun and that he was a special part of the hikes.

    Dylan had a huge personality and even if you were not a "dog" person you could see that right off the bat. I must admit it was fun to tease him with one easy question "where are the squirrels?" - he would go nuts. Simple things like these are the silly little things that make family functions fun and are the 'good things' that often pass without much notice.

    So goodbye to Dylan - a member of the family.

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    Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
    lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
    Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
    Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
    Currently not obstructed
    Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)

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    God bless and rest Dylan. Pets really are something and we mourne so deeply for them when they pass. The unconditional love and devotion they give us is really unparalleled. I certainly can empathize with you all. I lost my dalmation several months ago. Katie was also 12. Now I look at my little Hanna( banana) and do not want to think of the day she will not be here with me.
    Comfort and hugs to you all.
    Dx @ 47 with HOCM & HF:11/00
    Guidant ICD:Mar.01, Recalled/replaced:6/05 w/ Medtronic device
    Lead failure,replaced 12/06.
    SF lead recall:07,extracted leads and new device 2012
    [email protected] Tufts, Boston:10/5/03; age 50. ( [email protected] 240 mmHg ++)
    Paroxysmal A-Fib: 06-07,2010 controlled w/sotalol dosing
    Genetic mutation 4/09, mother(d), brother, son, gene+
    Mother of 3, grandma of 3:Tim,27,Sarah,33w/6 y/o old Sophia, 5 y/o Jack, Laura 34, w/ 5 y/o old Benjamin