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Old 10-03-2012, 07:08 AM   #11 (permalink)
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are you sure it's time???

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We have made the very hard decision to have our Frieda put to sleep this week. We actually had an appt.

>>>> Saturday afternoon and cancelled it as she decided to eat. But she is eating very little, <<<<

and this morning didn't want her treat. I'm going to have her put to sleep here at home as long as the vet can come by tomorrow - I just couldn't bring myself to drive to the vet's office and come home without her.

>>>> We gave her a great weekend - lots of car rides, walks, playtime, and special food. Right now she is sleeping in the sun on the deck. <<<<


It's so hard, but the right thing for her.
I'm debating on burying her here at home, or having her cremated. The local spca will do that and give back the ashes if we want to do that instead of burial.
I'm supposed to go to work today, but I just can't.
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:47 AM   #12 (permalink)
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are you sure it's time???
Good question. For a bit, I thought it was. Monday night and Tuesday I began to have doubts about putting her to sleep. She has a light in her eye, and still is enjoying walks, running up and down the stairs, chasing squirrels, and playing (and riding in the truck with daddy). She did eat yesterday (not quite as much as I wanted but still ate decently) and then ate the cat's food, too. We're going to keep accessing and see how it goes. Now that she is off the one med (Reglan) that can supress the appetite and seemed to make her chew funny, she seems more interested in food.
We've had to put a few pups to sleep in the past, and though it is very hard, I knew each time we were making the right decision. In this case, I think as long as she can enjoy life, and eat more it will be ok for now. If not of course, the vet said she can come by anytime we need her to.
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Frieda came that close to being pts??? What a relief shes ok, but if I were you, I'd get a new vet.
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Frieda came that close to being pts??? What a relief shes ok, but if I were you, I'd get a new vet.
Actually I think both vets are good. The holistic vet comes to my house, and is also a friend, so she can get a better sense of how Frieda is doing.
I don't know if Frieda will be ok long term. It depends on what is going on with her. But she is chewing normally again after being off the other medicine, and her appetite is beginning to pick up (though it still needs to be better). The vet said give her nutrical or a touch of maple syrup to get the appetite going and it helped. We'll just see how it goes.
Paws and fingers crossed.
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every day is a new day and a gift. i'm so glad you've got a few more with your girl.
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Its good to hear Frieda and you have more precious time. Take care.

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Im so glad to read that! I hope the best!
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