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post #1 of 131 (permalink) Old 05-27-2015, 12:22 PM Thread Starter
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I thinkI know what to do but God Im not sure I can

Lucky is our 13 year old rescue. He has ben with us for 12 years. He has major hip issues and arthritis . He's on Gabopentin,Previcox and Tramadol. He's getting two half tabs a day. He cant do steps anymore and has a hard time on leash as it seems to bother his neck.He isnt able to walk for and he often refuses his meds and b/c of his neck issues I just and hold his muscxle. He is whining and crying more. Still very happy to see me when I get home and has some good days where he gallops about , He often seems a liitle disoriented.This weekend a neighbot boy about 13 who has been around Lucky for a long time. He came over for the past two summers and played ball with him. Anyways Lucky bite him has he leaned over him to pet him. Lucky brokethe skin butit wasnt enough to draw blood thank god but its obvious were getting to the end. Im writing this sitting att my desk waiting to talk to our vet, I thought making the decision w/ Daisty and Chevy was tough but this is harder. I would welcome feedback from anyone right now.
1. Do I have any other optionsthen letting him go?
2. My biggst issue is he's truly mine and he gets so happy when I come home he head butts me and does a slower but same dance he's always done. No irrtitaion w/ me but doesnt tolereate children anymore.
Sorry this is so disjointed but Im really upset and scared and sad.

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I am so very sorry you are going through this. I don't know what to tell you except that it has to be your decision and you will make the right one.

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Thanks Lauren. Im relly trying to do the right thing.
I just read my post sorry about the spelling and how disjointed it is.

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Thanks Lauren. Im relly trying to do the right thing.
I just read my post sorry about the spelling and how disjointed it is.
It is completely understandable, do not worry about the spelling.

You will do the right thing.


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Maggi, I am sorry you are going through this. Whatever your decision is, I know it will be the right one, and we will all be here to support you. Don't fret the spelling. Deb

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Thanks Deb and Nikkita

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I am so sorry for you and having to make this decision.

I can only recommend that you think very hard about whether you are holding on for him or for you? If you saw your best friend struggling through this, what would your advice be to her?

It's never easy. And no one can tell you the right decision. It has to be yours.

God bless.

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So sorry to hear! Sending you virtual hugs

I think sometimes with letting a pet go, you both have to be ready for it (if there truly is such a thing). It's hard because they fight to stay sometimes much longer than they may have normally because of us. We are here for you regardless of which way you go. Give Lucky a hug from me and the pack!

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If you are having doubts, it is not the time yet.

He bit the kid because he is a grumpy old senior, and the petting would probably have hurt.

I would just watch him, and give him lots of love, for now.
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