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since I've been in...cause I just couldn't do it anymore...
This morning my Piper (ferret ) girl died in my arms. She'd had surgery last tues. and had been at the emergency vet sat. and sun. They sent her home yesterday, saying she was fine...but she wasn't. I knew she wasn't, but the vet was closed and the e-vets were busy and didn't want to pay attention. So I brought her home...she ate and was doing ok, till 2 am...then she decided that she didn't want to eat anymore. Then she started acting funny, so my husband and I held her and told her what a good girl she was and how much we loved her...she died in our arms...(the e-vet is 40 mins away and no time to get there, even if there was something they could do.)
Mike her brother had the same surgey in March. (insulinoma) I thought many times he'd die, but he's acting more like himself every day...(he's fat and happy)

Then I had to take my husband to the airport...we watched our baby girl die, buried her in the backyard and then he left...all in the space of 2 hrs...

I'm just so tired. I did the best I could, but it wasn't enough. I pulled one every 4 hrs, meds, e-vet for 20 days and meds that cost a car payment. (which had to be stopped because they made him sick.) But I couldn't do it with Piper...makes me mad, sad, lost and lonely...she was my fuzzy girl...she always had to hear my voice and she loved to have her head rubbed while you told her how lovely she was...because she was lovely and sweet...

Thanks for listening.

Kath ( in FL ) Mom to ferrets...
Monster, Scooter,Girl, Harry, Bob, Zoey and now Piper (deceased)
Sam, Jack and Mike...alive and well...

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Hi Kath....
I am so very sorry to hear about *PIPER*.....and I send a hug to you through cyber-space. You are and always will be an incredible "Mom To Ferrets". How blessed each and every one of them are to have such wonderful care. Some things are just completely out of our hands......we try so hard for a different outcome....yet we ultimately face having to let them go. It is so sad and overwhelming. I hope you find great comfort knowing that you gave Piper tender, loving care each and every day. Your love and dedication to your precious ferrets shines brightly.....and I know that your Piper carries that love in her soul. I am a firm believer we WILL reunite with them again when it is our time. Sending you my thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort.....Tuckers Mum

Puppy Tuck   1995-2006   Old Man Tuck in "his" kitchen chair
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