Saying goodbye

I just laid Floppete out with her mother, Vic.

I had rushed her to Julia again today, as she was going downhill fast – flat with labored breathing. X-rays showed Septicemia. Bad. We were not even sure if she would live for the 2 hour drive to Massey, and the Massey vet figured her chances were “very slim” even if we did get there.

So I brought her home, and put her down next to her mother, and walked away. I don’t know how long she has, but at least her mum is there fussing over her.
This has not been my best day ever.

8 thoughts on “Saying goodbye

  1. Melissa says:

    I’m so sorry hon. *hug*

  2. Emily says:

    Yes, more condolences. You did the best you could for Flopette, right up to the end…

  3. Al says:

    :~( I’m sorry.

    Let us know if there’s anything we can do.

  4. beth says:

    (((Stephen and Tamara)))

    I am sorry for your loss, and for poor Victoria, too.

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  6. Stephen says:

    Just buried her. She died overnight. While her body lasted 6 or 7 hours, she was gone some time before. And while this does mean she would have survived the drive to Massey, it would not have mattered. She was so low, so near death, that I know the vets were right.
    And of course there was drizzle falling in the pre-dawn black of our little funeral, as it should be for any funeral.

  7. Jude says:

    I’m so sorry. Your birthday really sucked this year. I hope it’s better next year. And I hope the rest of this year improves. Jeezum crow, you guys have had one hell of a… what, six months now?

  8. Holly says:

    I’m really sorry, guys. It’s no comfort to know that as much as you’ve learned, there may always be ones you just can’t save. (And this is 2 years in a row for Victoria, isn’t it? I can’t think that that’s good.) *hugs*

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