Monday, August 3, 2009

"Good bye my friend"


Well, I'm sad to say we had to take my little man to the vet Saturday morning to be put to sleep. He started seizing around 6:00 in the morning and never stopped till we got him tranquilized. He was screaming the whole time. Literally screaming. It took 3 people to hold him down to give him the tranquilizer. I've never witnessed anything like that. He would scream at home if he was touched during a seizure. That is my only regret. Why did i have to hear and see all that. We didn't take him in to be put to sleep,just for some help. but, we left knowing it was the thing to do. He just wasn't the same after that 1st sign of a massive seizure. He was like a person with dementia. I was the one that kind of took care of him , his vet needs, taking care that the house was clear of objects etc... So I'm taking this alittle better than bill. I've seen his decline up close and personal. He's not suffering, and i feel good about that. I have been preparing myself for a week now. Knowing he wasn't getting better. I tried talking to bill about it. But, he really didn't want to talk about it. He was in denial. So, as a result of that, bill is not doing well. Not well at all. Oh, he'll get better, but, he always takes it harder than me. Good bye my little man , we miss you terribly.

11 comments:

Sweet Repose said...

Guys, I'm so there with ya...I worry daily about Scratchy and her seizures, I'm glad you have the other monkeys to comfort you...for me when it happens to Scratch, I'll have to have the courage to know when it's time, then it's straight to the pound for another suffering soul...

...and yes, we moved, we always knew it would be temp until a bigger place came along...and the place across the street became available, the darling lil' cottage and more space(for awhile)...I warned ya...snooze ya lose...come see us and enjoy the vamp music of the 20's with us...we're sooo bad white girls...do ya like our motto, 'let's get trashed'...city wide yard sales this weekend in Palo...wooooo...I'm so freaking sore...my shoes need retreads from just walking across the street 10,000 times!!!

See ya soon baby!!!

Amy@TheLemonCottage said...

So sorry. We have an aging dog, it is so hard to watch... he is my first 'baby'.
My thoughts are with you!
~Amy

Silva said...

I am so sorry for your loss. It is so hard.

Chris said...

I have to say, that was really tough, poor little guy.

kartika said...

Oh my god, that is really hard! I know you loved your dog as part of your family and as a true friend - he was so very lucky to have lived with you for so long - thank god there are people in the world who really love and honor animals because they really make life worth living.

gourdshine said...

Ohhh honey... so sorry...
Laura

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Oh, this is terrible, I have been to other sites where people have lost their pets. I am so sorry, and I do know your pain. I only hope as time goes by for you and especially Bill that the pain will subside speedily.

Joan@anythinsggoeshere said...

I am so sorry about your little one. I read about him last week and my thoughts are with you. I have gone through putting a beloved pet to sleep, but not one who was in such obvious discomfort. That must have been very painful. My husband, too. suffered more than I did...it was his FIRST dog.

Rebecca said...

Oh I am sorry, just read your post and it is hard to type with the tears in my eyes. I've been there too many times and finally decided no more pets. Hope you feel better soon.
Blessings
Rebecca

Jean said...

I am so, so sorry about your baby. A pet is not just a pet, They are "FAMILY". Prayers with you.
Jean in virginia

simplyiowa said...

Dear Cathie and Bill,
I'm so, so sorry... I know what you both are going through... Our pets are family, and closer than most family... When John rescued Nicky, after losing his best friend, Elliot, his first comment was, " I hope he out lives me, I can't stand the loss..." I've had many losses in my life, and it never gets easier... They are all one of a kind, and have their own special spirit, I believe someday, another little soul will find you... I do believe all creatures {us included} are welcomed in Heaven... John and I both agree, if our beloved friends aren't there, we don't want to go either... We'll go where ever they are, that's the true Heaven for us...
My prayers and tears are with you ...
Barb C.