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Tiger, my heart is broken

Gemm24

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Hi everyone

My baby Tiger has just turned 4 years 2 months and on Sunday evening she started with laboured breathing. She is spending her second night in critical care with oxygen at the vets but I have been told she has a mass near her kidney but she is too sick to do investigations. She is with her buddy sammy who I am sure is looking after her. I miss her so much but I know she is in the best place. I was told today she has improved in her breathing and is eating by herself but she is quiet and in my heart I know the prognosis is not good.

I have a call with the vet in the morning to discuss options. It’s a hard decision to make because I have been told she is improving but only because she is on meds and oxygen. My fear is if she gets better and I can take her home on meds she is probably going to suffer again. I can’t do that to her, she does not deserve to suffer just because I want her home so much, I miss her so much.
I don’t want her to suffer just because I want to see her again.

On the other hand if I PTS, it means I have seen her for the last time alive and I can’t be there when it happens because it’s covid. I know that is very selfish though. I am just so stressed and upset. I just really miss her. On top of that I need to think of Sammy because he gets very stressed out when he is in a new place.

Sorry for going on, I just need some support. I feel so sad and helpless.
 

Hiitshannah

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I’m not an expert but wanted to offer my support and well wishes for Tiger. One of my piggies had a mass appear on an X-ray on his kidney and it was found to be a benign cyst, my vet (an exotics specialist) said they are quite common so don’t give up hope if there are signs of improvement, she is in the best place right now! X
 

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If you decide to PTS I wonder if there is a way you could spend a little time with her before? Maybe the vet could bring her out to you just so you could say goodbye? My heart goes out to you, these difficult things are made even harder at the moment.
 

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Sorry to hear about this, it sounds very upsetting. I hope you get clearer information on the exact nature of the mass and what that might mean for Tiger, to help make a decision about what to do next. Keep us posted.
 

Gemm24

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Hi everyone

I have been told she has an enlarged heart, liver and also has ovarian cysts. She is not going to get any better but she is comfortable on oxygen. I am going to put her to sleep this evening and the vet has allowed me to say goodbye.
the vets have been wonderful.
i will Miss her but this is the best options ❤️
 

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I am so sorry that you are in this position, but you have made the kindest decision out of love for your girl. Hugs to you
 

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I will be thinking about you this evening. I'm so glad you will be able to say goodbye. Hugs to you and your Tiger 💜
 

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Oh, I’m so sad to hear this, how heartbreaking. You are being very kind and caring, tragic as it is to say goodbye, and it is your love and kindness Tiger will appreciate. Thoughts are with you and Tiger.
 

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I am so sorry you have had to make this sad decision for Tiger but you have made it out of love. I had to make the same decision back in December and I know how heartbreaking it is. Sending you big hugs, treasure your memories of your beautiful girl x
 

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thank you for all your kind words. My home feels empty without my tiger by my side. I am very sad but also feel a reflief that she is no longer suffering, she is at peace and can see her husboar Alvin now.
Thank you tiger for being the perfect friend, you will be forever in my heart ❤️
 

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So sorry for your loss and that you had to give her that last gift of love.
Holding you in my heart.
 
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