I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Michael and Alicia Fixler. In my desperate hour of need they were there with such compassion, respect and empathy. Thank you both so very much. Shannon Lorenz
February 20, 2014
When it was discovered that our 7 year old sweet baby Hank had lymphoma and we had decided to go the prednisone route and that he only had 2 months to live I quickly reached out to Happy Endings and spoke with Alicia. She was extremely helpful and compassionate with my frantic and emotional call about what to do and plan for Hank's end of life care. When the signs began that the prednisone was no longer working I immediately called to schedule a time for Dr. Fixler and his assistant Brianna to help Hank. They were wonderful. Hank was examined where he was most comfortable and just as their website describes is exactly how it all happened. Everything was explained to us so we knew what to expect and Hank\'s welfare was first and foremost. We were given as much time as we needed and when it was time to say our final goodbye Hank went very peacefully. He really did have a happy ending as did we because he went surrounded by love, compassion and gentle hands.
Thank you so much for giving that peaceful experience not only to Hank but to us as well. You are an amazing team. When it is time for our other dog to cross over the rainbow bridge to meet up with Hank it will be through the gentle hands of Dr. Fixler. Carly
February 5, 2014
The morning of Aug 10, 2013 it became apparent that our 17 year old Jack Russell "Bobster Boy" was nearing the end. Friends had recommended Happy Endings some months before, and we had looked at the website and talked about this as an option, when his time came. My husband called the office early that Saturday morning, talked to Alicia about the process, after several phone calls back and forth we had an appointment for that afternoon. We spent the next five hours with our baby boy, talking to him, crying and dreading the upcoming appointment. Dr. Fixler and his assistant arrived as scheduled and we were so impressed! The Dr examined Bob as he was laying on our bed somewhat comfortable with his blanky and water dish, he licked the Dr’s hand... he would have never did that at a Vets office! Dr Fixler confirmed that he wasn't going to get better, he explained the process and gave us time with our baby, it was sooo difficult, but we knew it was for the best!
It has been almost 6 months and I am crying writing about it. I stayed with Bob when the drug was administered, my husband didn't think he could handle it. I didn't think I could handle seeing the Dr take him out of our home, so my husband was there for that part! Thanks for making such a hard thing easier for us and for Bob... he hated going to the Vet and we didn't want his last minutes to be so tramatic, he went peacefully and that gave us comfort. Thanks Dr. & Mrs Fixler! Karen & Mike Meyers
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