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Angela78

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I made the decision this past week to have my sweet loving girl put to sleep. She was 16, had stopped eating, was uncomfortable, and she just wasn’t her happy self anymore.

I feel so much guilt. I feel like I killed her. She trusted me. And I’m dying inside from it. I miss her so much. She was so loving, a little sweet heart. I’m not handling it very well. I’ve lost 3 pets in the course of a year and this is hitting me so very hard.

Angie
afiroma

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Hi Angie, I am so sorry about your loss. I wish I could give you much more words of support but I am going through a loss and I know the feeling of pain and guilt. There are many wonderful people here who have gone through it and will help you with their warmest messages and support. Hang in there!!!

Yakelin
rnj79

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I am so very sorry for the loss of your kitty.
Just know that you did what was best for her.
This group is a wonderful place. Feel free to reach out anytime you're feeling the need. And cry as much as you need!!

~RNJ79
MeowsonsMom

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Hi Angie...I too had to put my Meowson to sleep this past week. He was 19, but eating, drinking and going to the bathroom.He developed some paralysis in his left front paw, but that returned.We found out he had fluid around his heart and it was hard to for his heart to work, but he never let us know. He was slow, but still moving around. I too felt like I took his life.But my wonderful daughter who works with patients at the end of their life, helped me to understand that when someone has to wake up everyday not feeling well, they are ready to go on to the next beautiful life ahead in heaven.Your kitty just couldn't tell you this. If she could talk, she would have thanked for the strength to let her go to a place where she could

feel like she used to with all her friends, our kitties. Listen in your heart...You will hear her thankful purrs. It's hard, but we loved them enough to help them feel better. This is something no doctor in the world could do for them..Only their Mom's. xo
pb313

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Angie,
I am so very sorry for your loss. Three losses would be overwhelming. We are here for you. May go find peace.
Paula - Raider’s mom
pb313

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Angie,
I am so sorry for your loss.
Raider’s mom
Angela78

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The pain comes in waves. Sometimes I'm functioning all right. Then it just hits and it feels like I’m dying inside. And the guilt- that’s something that’s going to take some working through for sure.

I think when the pain is more bearable that I would like to do something in memory of my babies. I’m not sure what though.

Angie
pb313

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Angie,
Just thinking of you.

Raider’s mom
Angela78

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Thank you. Finding this forum and knowing that others understand what this is like helps so much.

Angie
Riley2018

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Angela, the pain and grief absolutely comes in waves.  I put my beloved Riley to sleep on May 13th an I had horrible feelings of guilt.  I too felt like I killed my dog and I felt dead.  I will say that even though I am still crying, the raw pain has already softened a bit.  We all have to know that we made decisions as best we could to make our animals as comfortable as possible.  I know my Riley was having trouble breathing and he was having trouble getting comfortable. Could I have left that go one for a week or two, maybe.  But he wasn't eating much and I just couldn't stomach the thought of him gasping for air some night a week or so later.  It's a horrible thing that many of us need to do, but please understand that you did the very best thing you could have done.  None of us set out to hurt our beloved animals--everything we did was out of love even though it doesn't feel that way right now.

It breaks my heart too that there are so many of us on this forum going through this pain and agony.  I'm not that far down the road, but the pain does soften a little--even after a couple of months.
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