Sunday, May 06, 2007

in memorium


i just came back from the vet's office and unfortunately I had to leave Venus there. She was 14 yrs old and in the past 6 months she was getting more arthritis in her hips. She wasn't jumping as high. In the past 3 weeks she didn't even jump up on the coffee table or couch anymore. And since last Sunday she deteriorated extremely fast. She lost all her weight, she was very bony this morning. Probably due to the fact that she had stopped eating and drinking 4 days ago. She was extremly dehydrated, her bladder was completely empty and she was most likely in a lot of pain. The vet could've kept her over night and plugged her on an I.V., they would've done blood test to see if kidney's were still functioning and to what extent. But she probably would still be in pain afterwards, so i decided to put her to sleep. It was for the best, at least now she's not in pain anymore.

1 comment:

MelBlackburn said...

I am so sorry to hear this. That must be so hard on you but tell yourself that you did the right thing. You don't want your pet to suffer. She is much better now. Big hug to you!!!