Well my worst nightmare just came true, at 3:50 PST today I had to put Cutter to sleep, to say I am devastated would be an understatement I literally cried like a baby and if I thought there was any decent chance to save him, I would of done it in a heartbeat. Cutter always so healthy and strong his whole life was ravaged by Cancer and internal bleeding.
Just yesterday he was running around at dogpark, took him this morning, he looked a little off but when we got there all he did was lay down, he never lays down at dogpark. I took him to my local vet and after a series of tests he told me Cutter was bleeding internally showed me the syringe of blood taken from his abdomen and told me he has Cancer also and he needed a specialist.
Took him to the best specialist in the state Animal Specialty Group and they confirmed he was internally bleeding and was riddled with Cancer which I never picked up on, here on day gone the next, it was that fast.
They said they could try a $10K surgery, the money not a problem but they said it would be a 66% chance of recovery and of that 66% chance of relapse.
When they brought him in to see me he was panting like crazy, he was literally blowing up from the inside out. As much as I wanted to save him I could see the pain he was in and wouldn't make it through the night, it was at that point I decided to do the humane thing to my almost 9 year old companion, goodbye Cutter over the Rainbow bridge you go dear friend, I'll really miss you.
Cherish what you have everyday you'll never know when they'll be gone.
Ron, Words escape me right now. All I want to do is reach thru the phone and hug you. (No Homo). I'm sorry for the loss, and the pain you both went thru. No matter how much we say it was the best decision (and I'm in no way saying it wasn't) it never makes it easier.
Cutter is going to be waiting for you with Rebel. They both have each other now, and will be waiting for Dad to play with.
I am so sorry. This sounds just like what we went through with Alex a couple months ago. All fine and then enough lethargy that I rushed him to vet school and he was bleeding internally.
I am so sorry. When this happens this fast it knocks your right off your feet. You second guess yourself. You cannot believe it. You are sure you missed something.
You did right by your friend and let him go to end his pain. H had a tremendous life with you and will ALWAYS be in your heart.
Hugs from me, Henry and our pack. Hopefully he can look up Alex at the Bridge and help my title blind dude get around...
__________________ “Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'”
― Isaac Asimov
I went with my mother almost two years ago to put her (guess our family) dog down. Which was literally like her baby. Brutal. She was diabetic and started having other issues, and samething thing... surgery was an option and wasn't a matter of money, but a matter of quality of life. She could of lived but we didn't want to put her through that and she'd pry still be in pain after. I remember talking to the vet and making that decision as my mother was a mess. We went there and I was crying like a baby when they brought her out to us to see her for awhile, until we knocked at the door to let them know it's time. I didn't even wash her blanket for two or three weeks as one of our dogs was attached to her and he knew something was wrong when my mother would come over without her, he just stay snuggled in her blanket making little crying sounds. Crazy what dogs sense. It took about a year of bringing him over to her house and him not acting confused looking around for her.
I made the biggest mistake though, I have the ashes at my house and I was reading the note from the vet they put with it, and for some reason I opened the urn and freaked when I saw the ashes. Never did that again.
Thanks to everybody for your condolences, everybody grieves differently, my G/F can't understand why I post online, she is devastated also. So young so fast, it sucks, my companion gone overnight, sorry Chuck.
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