Lost my 17 year old Daisy

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Abbamad22
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Lost my 17 year old Daisy

Postby Abbamad22 » Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:14 pm

My poor 17 year old Daisy had renal failure, She went off her food, she had a huge abscess on her mouth on Monday 2nd January, so we took her to the vet. Her weight had gone down again and she was in a lot of pain. The vet at first wanted to squeeze the pus out from her mouth and give her antibiotics for two weeks, but couldn't guarantee that she would improve. Had to make a heartbreaking decision to put her to sleep. So heartbroken and feel so guilty for the decision to put her to sleep.

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Re: Lost my 17 year old Daisy

Postby Mayday21 » Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:24 pm

Hi Abbamad22 so sorry to read that Daisy was pts. The feelings you're experiencing are very normal & will be there for some time. Take comfort you gave her a loving home where she was a very special fur babe. You didn't let her suffer. Post whatever & whenever as you'll get heaps of support. Take care & be gentle with yourself. Vivian
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Re: Lost my 17 year old Daisy

Postby bobbys girl » Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:22 pm

I am so sorry to hear about Daisy. I know it tears you apart to think of her suffering and to make that decision. But please try to take comfort that you did the best for HER.

I wish there was something I could say to take away the pain. Many of us know just what you are going through. ((Hugs)) to you. RIP sweet Daisy, play happily at the Bridge, until we meet again.

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Re: Lost my 17 year old Daisy

Postby Ruth B » Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:20 am

I am so sorry to read about Daisy but have to agree you did the right thing, kidney failure and weight loss are fairly indicative that her time had come. I do wonder if vets offer treatment sometimes as much for our benefit to give us time to come to terms with the inevitable as much as in hope it will help the pet. It was far better to accept that her time had come rather than subject her to any more days in pain.

Try and take heart in that she was 17 years old and I am certain she had had a good life with you, and you did the best thing for her, and the hardest thing for you, when you decided to give her a good end as well.

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Re: Lost my 17 year old Daisy

Postby catly254 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:57 pm

I am so sorry for your loss, do not feel guilty. You felt Daisy's suffering and did what you had to do.


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