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MerryPip

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I am struggling to decide what's best to do with my darling Pip. Up until this week he has been really well despite his problems with his enormous tumour but this week things are going down hill and I think we must be at that point where I need to make a decision to do the kind thing and get him put to sleep. For his comfort and my sanity.

I hate making that decision but I just don't know if it's fair on him anymore.
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awwww love I'm so sorry, whatever you decide it will be the right thing and done out of your love for your baby.

Thinking of you x>>
 

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I had Hector PTS on 7th Feb as he went downhill on the 6th and I hoped he would of went in his sleep but sadly he didnt and I felt he was suffering as all he wanted to do was to snuggle with his brother with his eyes closed - he was also making sad noises. So I helped him along the way.

I never really knew why Hector was ill - he was a dental pig and he had his teeth done the week before and seemed to perk up but then he just went downhill and gave up.

You know whats best for your pigs x
 
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Sometimes making the decision to have a pet put to sleep is the best gift we can give them.
They are unable to tell us when they have had enough...
I will never forget when I had to have my elderly dog PTS. I kept postponing and postponing, and eventually could not take her suffering anymore, she stopped eating a week before, and the day I made the decsision, I gave her a nice piece of meat, she ate it, as if she knew it her last meal.
She was terrified of the vets, and panicked when they had to give jer injections, yet that day she was calm, and did not fight it.
Later on the vet said to me she was in a verry bad state...:(
The only regret I have is not making it a bit sooner, for her to not suffer that long.
Good luck! Its never easy
 

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I have been in that position before.

You will know when the time has come; Pip will tell you when the pain and discomfort has become too much for him to live with. It is one of the hardest decisions you can make, but it is also a gift to free him form a slow agonising death. You will probably experience feelings of guilt and doubt for some time to come; that is perfectly normal.

Pip knows that he is very much loved!

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I'm so so sorry. You will know when the time is right.

I understand your pain, we had to make that decision 3 weeks ago for Pitch. It was the most heartbreaking decision we've ever had to make.

She suffered with complicated root problems, she couldn't eat and we were syringe feeding everday for a month but she was still fairly happy, all of a sudden she deteriorated over 3 days and we knew that she wanted to go and that it was the final most loving thing we could do for her.

For a week or so I felt guilty, but I know that we made the right choice and it was most selfless choice we could have made. I didn't want her to leave us, but I knew it was her time and I didn't want her to suffer anymore.

I hope everything works out for you whatever you decide to do, I know it's not easy.

Thinking of you and Pip
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As others have said, you will know when the time comes.

Big Hugs, it doesn't get any easier! :(

Thinking of you during this difficult time. x
 

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A very difficult time for you. Sherbet had bladder cancer and for my sake I continued with pain med - very selfish I know but I kept hoping for a miracle to happen. After bringing her back from another visit to the vets I watched her and it just made me realise that it was her time to go. You will know whats best for your piggie. love and hugs to you xx
 

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I'm so sorry. Having a beloved pet put down is hard to do. :( But, he won't be suffering anymore. Hope your ok xx
 

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((HUGS))- I have been there before, and I know it's so hard.
 

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Well by the time I got home having booked him a vets appointment he had perked up again so he lives another day. My OH was very glad cos she is Pip's favourite mummy and she wanted goodbye cuddles.

He slept in our room overnight to give his brother and him a break from each other and he seemed okay this morning. We'll see what he looks like when I get in after work.

It's a bit stressful getting up each morning and coming home from work each day, not kowing what state he'll be in or even if he'll still be alive but as long as he's happy I can't let him go yet. Problem is he's only really happy when my OH is around and as a doctor she is working mad shifts so he doesn't get all the cuddles he wants from her. He perks upthe minute she comes through the door though. Little traitor - he lived with me for 3 years before she moved in!
 

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Good grief how do all you dedicated people who nurse poorly piggies a lot do it?

Pippin is still hanging on. He literally is a bundle of bones now, the only weight in him is his tumour which is still getting bigger. He's still eating and wheeking for food but it's not keeping him going. He still 'puddocks' away when Gill cuddles him and will sit on your lap for hours but the waiting for his time to come is killing me.

Every day, every time you go upstairs, everytime you leave the room you are waiting for him to be gone when you return. i just want him to be at peace but as long as he isn't suffering then I can't face getting him put to sleep.

I really need a hug and Gill is on nights all week :(
 

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awww poor little Pip, it is hard to nurse 1 sick piggy never mind loads. You are doing great though, its a battle often just to get food in them i find.

But its so hard to watch them deteriorate before your eyes, losing weight and becoming bones, so glad there is no pain.

Sending Pip a huge piggle (thats a piggy cuddle) and you a MAHOOSIVE hug (((((( ))))))) x>>
 

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Oh well, it really is the time today...

When I went down this morning my poor little boy was shaking like a leaf and only just breathing. I sat with him for an hour til OH came home from nights and had to stop crying enough to go to my mandatory training course but came straight home at lunch to see how he is.

He's tucked up in bed with her all sleepy and cosy but still struggling to breath.

If he hasn't died quietly on his own by the time I get home from work, I've booked a vets appointment for tonight at 4.55 just before the evening clinic. I can't let him keep going now. He needs to be at peace, he's fought hard and long so I owe it to him.

I'm away this weekend from 2moro until sunday and OH is on nights so even if he was a little perkier it still wouldn't be fair to leave him like this.

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Really, really sorry to hear about Pip. It never an easy decision and is the ultimate show of your love for him. You've been fantastic to him.

Thinking of you, Pip and Merry.

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I really am so sorry, my thoughts are with you, your other half and poor little pip, he will know you had his best interests at heart so please dont feel guilty. xx
 
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