I’m at a loss.
We have a 13 year old pug,Gunner, who has been wheelchair bound for the last 9 months. His back and hind legs gave out completely almost a year ago.
He’s incontinent and has been for around 3 years, the last year losing all control. So, we have him in washable diapers with maxi pad inserts that we change throughout the day.
Gunner also has a hard time seeing and hearing.
Even with all these complications, we find ourselves ready to cancel the vet appointment Sunday and continue this crazy care for him. We are lucky enough to have found a vet that will come to our home and put him to sleep so he’s in the comfort of his own home.
We have two small children and find ourselves missing out on activities with them because we have to make sure we are home to care for Gunner ever couple of hours. Finding someone to take on the task of caring for him if we have to be gone for the day has become nearly impossible.
While Gunner has all these issues .. he still gets excited and eats just fine. I know in my heart it’s his time to go.. I can’t imagine seeing him any worse than what he is now.
Because he is in the wheelchair pretty much all day, he gets sores from the straps, when he’s out of the wheelchair he will poop and drag himself through it at least once a day.
We love him but we know he has to be tired and quite honestly we are tired too. I have to remind myself that he isn’t able to live a normal dog life anymore. He doesn’t get to enjoy walks, lake visits or even laying on the couch.
In the back of my mind I know we’ve done everything we can for him.
Has anyone been in a situation similar to this?