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Yesterday I said goodbye to my sweet boy, Moo. I agonized over the decision all week. He spent Monday night in the hospital after a morning appointment with our vet showed low blood glucose (he was diabetic) lethargy and refusal to eat. We picked him up Tuesday...the doctor felt he would do better at home--he was pretty aggressive there--and his tests and lab work didn't show anything really off. He was happy to see us, but as soon as he got home, he went right back to laying in front of the fireplace, not moving from that spot just as he hadn't all day Sunday. He was back at our vet Wednesday and Thursday for fluids. Our vet talked to me about his quality of life and that there was obviously something making him so uncomfortable. He was very much a momma's boy, but if I tried to hold him he just mowed and tried to get away. He couldn't get his insulin because he wasn't eating. I tried feeding him baby food, prescription food...everything I could think of. I used an eye dropper to try to get water in him. He just growled. Yesterday afternoon, after another day of hearing his little tummy growl but not eating, our vet said he was not optimistic that he would get better. Yesterday at 5:45 PM I said goodbye to my baby as I held him close to me. My heart is so broken. His toys are everywhere. His two cat trees are here. His water fountain, food bowls...everything. I have been through this before but with the others, it was so obvious that they were suffering. I feel so guilty. I miss him so much. My heart is so broken.

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so so sorry for your loss of moo,i have seen it too many times when they stop eating and drinking water that's when they tell us to do the right thing for them,we just lost our corgi who stopped eating, after two days at the vet they told use she had a cancerous tumor blocking her intestines,they could operarate but depending on the type of cancer she had and at best she would need several operations and chemo , we decided not to have her go through all that and its about quality of life and dignity , so 3 weeks ago this monday  we put her to sleep,even the doctor said we did the right thing and that eased the pain somewhat,you did the right thing and rest assured moo would agree...we miss you behr more than words can describe  

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It sounds like you did everything you possibly could to care for Moo and prolong his life.  It seems he had made his decision. I don't think the doctors can know everything that is wrong with them, but they know when they are suffering and have had enough.  I just lost my own "little girl". I probably held on to her longer than I should and she ended up having a terrifying seizure.  I rushed her to the hospital to keep her from suffering a traumatic death. It is so lonely without them, but we did the right thing, I think.  I talk to my girl sometimes and tell her I miss her.  But in my heart, I know it was time.  So sorry. 
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