WKcookie, I understand the dilemma you were faced with and the guilt it brings. Although my fur babies Piper and Miranda were both ready to go when I put them to rest, I did struggle with Miranda's situation. She was 22 and she died a week ago from heart failure associated with kidney and thyroid conditions. Last month, when the vet put Miranda on a few new medications and increased her sub-q fluids to daily, I was torn. On one hand, I was glad to have something to help maker her feel better, but I also knew all those meds, daily poking with needles, and frequent vet visits for bloodwork and ultrasounds meant we were nearing the end of her life. I wondered if I really wanted to do all of that to her, or if it would be better to put her to rest early so that she could go in peace when she was still feeling fairly okay. I opted to give her the extra medications and fluids, and while it did prolong her life, she was becoming more and more frail and she was annoyed with me for all the meds and fluids. For what it's worth, I finally came to terms with everything by looking at it this way: Miranda was 22 and her health was failing. She was going to pass away soon, no matter what. I can play "what if" over and over, but the "what if's" don't necessarily mean she would have had a better outcome. Just a different one, and it could have been worse. So for you, maybe by letting your furry girl go when you did, you avoided a tragic, painful death for her. She might indeed have lived another month, but she might have been miserable during that time, and she might have met with a much worse ending.
Blessings and courage to you as you continue to process your furry girl's passing. And blessings to her for the good life she lived.
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