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I'm thinking Tuesday may be the day. Mobility is almost down to zero. We also have very white gums now, too. I've just got to make sure I'm doing it for him and not to ease a burden on me. I've got to convince myself it's not too soon yet. He only gets up now with help from me unless he is in his crate where he can roll back against the wall. I've had to carry him up the steps several times the last couple of days. He barely has the strength to stand long enough to poop and pee. He has fallen going up the steps. I think we have something going on with a front leg now, too. It has given out twice on the steps and he has gone down chest first on the way up. He eats his meals and drinks his water in bed. I'm not sure if our biggest issue now is cancer, LS or just overall loss of almost all muscle tone. Although he is eating well, he just looks so pitiful. It's all just too much of a struggle for him. I don't think anyone can say I haven't tried. He's done surgery and chemo, been to the vet for corn removal almost every three weeks for the last 2 or 3 years, had the depo-medral shot and been to the chiropractor. I've done the best I could do for him for the last 10 years, but I'm afraid I can't do anything more. I know he has been living on borrowed time since June, but it sill hurts.

 

This is the same week we let Coach go last year.

 

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I'm so sorry. :(

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Oh no. I am so sorry.

 

 

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I am so sorry! It is so hard to know when it is right to let them go but trust your instincts - don't second guess yourself. It is the greatest gift we can give back - to restore their dignity and give them peace.

 

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Just go with what's in your heart. You know your baby best and know what's best for him. Lots of white light coming your way.

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I am so sorry - that decision is never ever easy.. but is the best gift we can give our fur-babies when it is "time" - and you will know best when that is.

 

Whatever the timing winds up being, we are keeping you and yours in our hearts.

 

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The decision none of us ever want to have to make, and the second guessing is what we do.

You are in my thoughts and my prayers.

 

Please try to remember, a decision made out of love is never a wrong decision

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Sounds like you are doing the right thing for him. This is NEVER easy, but as everyone else has said, just follow your heart and your instincts. Look in his eyes, ...

 

Sooo sorry you and he are going through this, but as you mentioned, you have tried everything. Our thoughts and prayers are with you! Dee and The Five ... lots of LOVE, too!

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Just hugs.

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Tara, I'm so sorry. Know your decision is the rigth one for Cougar. He's fought this thing as far as he is able. Sending hugs and prayers.

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Tara,

 

I am so sorry you are facing this. I feel the one thing we can give them is letting them go with dignity. We are here with you, not to judge you, but to walk by your side and hold your hand as you trudge this most painful part of your journey. I believe we take their pain and carry it in our hearts forever.

 

:bighug to you.

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Yup,walked in your shoes, recently. I was going to be his savior. My issue after my decision was did I wait too long After laying on the floor for several days with him I saw his light go away and He was needing my help. Only you and your doctor will know.Their hurt ends and our's begins. Time will help,precious memories will get you through.

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I am sorry

 

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