My 5 year old guinea pig was put to sleep ..

Natalie S

Junior Guinea Pig
Joined
Oct 3, 2017
Messages
20
Reaction score
3
Points
90
In June I found out my guinea pig Mickey had a tumor not knowing if it was possibly a cyst, I went to the vet and sadly told me that it was a tumor and there was no form of removing it without it growing back, this left me with knowing she was either going to live until she got to the point it either grew so large it ended her systems from working or it gets infected and causes her to die from that. The vet then suggested that once I saw her suffer I should put her down and that's what happen today a month later after that appointment. Mickey got to the point that her tumor was moving her left leg to the side and also had the tumor hit the floor making it get bloody and have feces all around it considering it was near her anus, at night I would hear her make noise of pain and uncomfortable, I couldn't take the sound of knowing my pet was suffering. Today I went to the vet and that's when the choice was made to have her be put down just the vet examining the tumor she saw how it now getting infected and starting to bleed. She was sadly put down having the vet give her gas and then put a needle through her heart to inject the liquid that would end her life. I was so devastated when I saw her dead body those happy eyes were now dull and I felt so guilty and selfish for making this choice but I know it ended her suffering for good and now she's with her partner in heaven again, and this time there's no tumor that puts her through pain, this time my two guinea pigs are both healthy and happily eating hay together once again in the sky. I will really miss her just having her cage out of my room makes things feel off and just makes me cry for my piggie
 

eileen

Forum Donator 2020/21
Joined
Oct 17, 2013
Messages
4,324
Reaction score
4,345
Points
1,245
Location
North West Leicestershire
I'm so sorry for your loss.you gave unconditional love,you enabled a selfless act to end suffering.that is always done out of love.please take time to grieve,it is never easy.i hope in time you can remember the happy memories.:hug:
 

rhymer

Forum Donator 2020/21
Joined
Mar 1, 2018
Messages
1,455
Reaction score
1,411
Points
775
Location
Wallasey, Wirral, uk
So sorry for your loss. It's never easy to let a much loved piggy go. You gave your little one loving care and the last act of love in letting her go to the rainbow bridge. Sending hugs.
Sleep tight little Mickey.xx
 

VickiA

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Nov 1, 2013
Messages
21,730
Reaction score
27,690
Points
2,465
Location
Cheshire, England
I’m s sorry for your loss. You’ve had to make a very hard decision but no doubt it was the best one for Mickey and made with love. Hugs to you. Popcorn free Mickey x
 

Merab's Slave

Forum Buddy
Joined
Nov 27, 2017
Messages
18,920
Reaction score
21,360
Points
2,075
Location
Wirral, UK
So sorry for your loss.
Those of us who have had to make that same decision know just how devastating it is but we do so out of love.
Now you need to grieve and that takes time.
Allow yourself to grieve and be gentle with yourself
 

YvonneBlue

Rescue Buddy
Forum Donator 2020/21
Joined
Dec 14, 2017
Messages
2,190
Reaction score
3,396
Points
1,225
Location
Manchester
So sorry for your loss.
RIP little piggy. 💔
 

sport_billy

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
Nov 10, 2009
Messages
50,974
Reaction score
33,447
Points
3,350
Location
Wolverhampton
I am so sorry for the loss of your piggy, you made the right choice for her, it is always a awful decision to PTS but on we make with the love we have for them at the forefront of all. You made 100% the right decision. Please be kind to yourself. Massive hugs

Sleep well pretty lady

RIP Mickey
x x
 

Martina

Junior Guinea Pig
Joined
Aug 31, 2015
Messages
46
Reaction score
21
Points
175
So so
In June I found out my guinea pig Mickey had a tumor not knowing if it was possibly a cyst, I went to the vet and sadly told me that it was a tumor and there was no form of removing it without it growing back, this left me with knowing she was either going to live until she got to the point it either grew so large it ended her systems from working or it gets infected and causes her to die from that. The vet then suggested that once I saw her suffer I should put her down and that's what happen today a month later after that appointment. Mickey got to the point that her tumor was moving her left leg to the side and also had the tumor hit the floor making it get bloody and have feces all around it considering it was near her anus, at night I would hear her make noise of pain and uncomfortable, I couldn't take the sound of knowing my pet was suffering. Today I went to the vet and that's when the choice was made to have her be put down just the vet examining the tumor she saw how it now getting infected and starting to bleed. She was sadly put down having the vet give her gas and then put a needle through her heart to inject the liquid that would end her life. I was so devastated when I saw her dead body those happy eyes were now dull and I felt so guilty and selfish for making this choice but I know it ended her suffering for good and now she's with her partner in heaven again, and this time there's no tumor that puts her through pain, this time my two guinea pigs are both healthy and happily eating hay together once again in the sky. I will really miss her just having her cage out of my room makes things feel off and just makes me cry for my piggie
So sorry for your loss. You did all you could and she is painfree now, big hugs x
 

Iluvmyguineapigs

Junior Guinea Pig
Joined
Jul 14, 2018
Messages
259
Reaction score
199
Points
365
Location
Katy, TX
I’m crying, it is so sad, but you made the right choice to end her suffering. God bless you, you are a good person.
 

Tiamolly123

Senior Guinea Pig
Joined
Feb 9, 2016
Messages
7,099
Reaction score
4,284
Points
1,375
Location
Binfield, berkshire
I have tears in my eyes, I am so sorry for your loss, Micky is out of pain now. You kept him for 5 years your a great piggy mum.
Sleep tight Mickey.
 
Top