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Near the end of her life.

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Jim40, Aug 31, 2020.


  1. Jim40

    Jim40 PetForums Member

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    From this Delta dog.jpg
    To this Old Delta dog.jpg
    After a post a couple of weeks ago when Delta was doing well despite arthritis in her spine, chronic pancreatitis and early scares when she had mammary tumours removed her health deteriorated drastically. An urgent visit to our vet today. She was given steroid and antibiotic injections. Phone call tomorrow and if she responds to treatment we can keep her going for a while. If not any better we have decided to let her go. We are under no illusions that she can't go on for ever. At 13 1/2 yrs old she has had a good life and according to our vets all her organs except her pancreas are strong. Everything re her health has gone downhill in such a short space of time. Such a sad time to an absolutely great friend. Be assured we won't let her suffer any more pain.
     
  2. Lurcherlad

    Lurcherlad PetForums VIP

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    It is so sad that we almost always face this awful decision :(

    Hope she can tick along happily a while longer before you have to take that step.

    Sorry you’re going through it :(
     
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    Jim40 PetForums Member

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    Thank you. I always feel for folk at times like this. Folk that don't have animals don't understand at times. But they seem to forget that your pet has been a good friend and companion for a long time.
     
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    So sorry to hear this it sounds as though you are doing everything you can for her, Take care of yourself x
     
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    A very sad and difficult time.
    Thinking of you both. Xxx
     
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    It is definitely one of the most difficult decisions to ever have to make, animal people do totally understand.

    I feel for you and hope she is ok.
     
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    Oh poor Delta. I hope she improves and you get more time with her. Wishing you strength to get through it.
     
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    She's lovely, and she looks comfortable and well cared for in her big cushy bed.
    I don't know if it helps, but I try to remind myself that it's a kindness that we can help our animals ease in to death, many humans would love to have that choice. The way my mind works, it makes the decision a little bit easier.
     
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    I'm so sorry you are going thought this difficult time, Delta has had a very happy life and hopefully will be with you a little longer. What ever happens now look after yourself you have given her a wonderful life.
     
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    Thinking of you.
     
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  11. Jim40

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    UPDATE: firstly I would like to thank you all for your replies of support and kind thoughts. While Delta picked up a little we have had to make the decision to let her go. We are seeing the vet on Thursday at midday. In the meantime she'll be looked after as best as we can.
     
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    So very sorry to hear this it sounds as though you are making the best decisions for her. If you need to talk we are here x
     
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    My heart goes out to you.
    Im so very sorry.
     
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  14. Mrs Funkin

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    So sorry @Jim40 :( I hope that the next few days are bearable with your lovely Delta, thinking of you and sending strength to get to Thursday and beyond. You are obviously much loved Delta, who can ask for more.
     
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    You are making the hardest decision a pet owner has to make, but it's made of love. I will be thinking of you on Thursday.
     
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    Very sorry to read this update.
    My heart goes out to you.
     
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    UPDATE Just to let all the kind and caring people who commented on this post earlier know that our old doggie girl, DELTA, peacefully passed away today. She will be sorely missed. On a personal point to see her at peace feels like a big weight lifted from our shoulders.
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  18. Mrs Funkin

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    Run free at the Bridge, Delta. Go well, safe in the knowledge that you were loved. I hope the coming days are bearable @Jim40 :(
     
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    Glad to hear she passed peacefully.

    It is a relief to know that can’t be suffering any more.

    She was lucky to have such a caring owner.

    Take care x
     
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    So sorry for your loss you did the kindest and bravest thing. Take care x
     
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