Monday, May 15, 2017
Losing Loved Ones
It's never easy to lose a loved one, be it human or furkids. Last week, we unexpectedly lost our furry boy, Leo. He hadn't been feeling well, and I took him back to the new-to-us vet around the corner, and she recommended doing a sinus flush, shaving his hair and giving his skin and coat a break from the excessive shedding, and doing a nasal x-ray. I thought, finally, we will get some answers and the poor kid will feel better. Next thing I know, I'm getting a phone call saying that he's crashing and he's not going to make it.
What a complete shock!
I've been very sad, and feeling very, very guilty. I should have questioned whether it was safe to put him under anesthesia. I worked at a vet clinic and I KNOW that there should have been precautions taken - such as a chest x-ray, before being sedated. Sigh.
In many ways, this is a sad time, but in other ways, I know Leo isn't suffering anymore. He had spent the last 5 years blowing his coat so badly that he had to be on Predisilone for 6 months out of the year. He was sneezing, coughing, and doing this weird thing where it sounded like he was coughing or wheezing. No one, even when I showed them videos, did anything except say, maybe it's asthma. Well, I should have pushed for the meds to at least try them and see if they would have helped. I didn't. I feel as though I failed him terribly.
RIP sweet boy. You're very missed.