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shepherdmom 04-29-2014 04:48 PM

So Very Sad, how do I get through this week.
 
When I used the last refill on his medication I made an appointment for yesterday for an exam and bloodwork. Over the past month it has become clear that Buddy is going downhill fast. He back legs are twisting more and more. He is falling down a lot. He has had a few fatty tumors on his chest for the last couple of years but recently we've noticed there are much, much more. My husband and I decided this weekend that unless the vet had some magic miracle up her sleeve it is time. We can see it in his eyes. Yesterday I did all his favorite things, we went for a car ride, I fed him a big marrow bone and basically spoiled him rotten. at 4:30 (our appointment was for 5) the vets office called, there was an emergency and she wasn't going to be able to see Buddy. They rescheduled for next Monday.

I am a basket case. I'm thrilled I get another week with Bud but at the same time I am heartbroken and crying. How can I possibly do this the whole week? I know the dogs are feeling our emotions. I don't want Buddy to be scared but I don't know how to dial back the absolute sorrow I'm feeling. :teary:

Stevenzachsmom 04-29-2014 05:15 PM

I am so sorry. Just sending hugs and prayers your way.

robk 04-29-2014 05:22 PM

You can't dial it back. Grieving is a natural emotion.

Msmaria 04-29-2014 05:24 PM

I can't even imagine how you feel right now. I'm sure I would be just as sad as you are so I really don't have any advice :(. Sending hugs too.

K9POPPY 04-29-2014 06:43 PM

Oh how very sad to hear your news, We went through the same sadness in February. It is so terrible to see their decline. Words cannot express my sorrow for you and your special dog. I am sure that your pet knows your love. Prayers and thoughts to you in the coming days, I am so, so sorry. Bob

wolfy dog 04-29-2014 06:58 PM

Oh, that is so hard. And then have to wait after you made that decision. Can't you invite another vet to your home to do this?

Stevenzachsmom 04-29-2014 07:09 PM

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Originally Posted by wolfy dog (Post 5449362)
Oh, that is so hard. And then have to wait after you made that decision. Can't you invite another vet to your home to do this?

I agree. I had a vet come to my house to send Annie to the bridge. I didn't want her to have to go through the stress of going to the vet office. I wanted her to go to sleep, at home, surrounded by her family. It was one of the best decisions I have ever made.

jocoyn 04-29-2014 07:13 PM

It is so hard to see them slipping. If you can't find someone else to come over maybe you can prevail on the vet. If not, just give him all the love you can this week....and give yourself some too.

wolfy dog 04-29-2014 07:26 PM

Cases like these should come first. There must be slot available sooner than Monday.
My last four dogs died at home peacefully surrounded by their friends and us.
And, because they do remember the vet in their last hour I made sure I gave them Valium a few hours before the vet came, so they would be sound asleep. This worked beautifully. I just picked it up at the vets a few days before so I had it when I had to call the vet over.

readaboutdogs 04-29-2014 07:30 PM

Yes so sorry. It is so hard watching the decline. But you do have a date. The wondering when part is over. Keep up normal routine, they like that, it's a comfort. Do some more special love. Enjoy your weekend with Buddy and yourselves. Talk over good times with him. Peace to you, your family and Buddy.


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