Now I feel terribly guilty that I didn't choose to euthanize her after realizing she was going to die. I liked the idea of a peaceful, natural death, but I'm haunted by the feeling that I let her suffer instead -- even though she hadn't shown signs of suffering until the siezures.
She was a tough "fighter" pig -- she lived for several weeks without eating or drinking, unlike her cage mate who died earlier this summer after only a day of not eating or drinking.
- Cindy in MI
- Supporter in '05
I am sorry for your loss of Truffle.
However, Čupko (as we called him) was ill. At a time when we noticed that something was happening to him, and later noted that refusing food is a tumor with metastases in the epigastrium. Veterinarians were not optimistic, they gave him subcutaneous injections of painkillers. However, the pain stopped for about two hours and then continued.
Looking at it as a sufferer, I was thinking about the need to make life easier for him and sedate him. That was a painful experience. Did not survive two days on therapy, died last night.
I'm sad that he's gone.I believe that the human animal put to sleep if there is no chance of a cure, and thus relieve the pain. I have thought about it, for myself I would never leave an animal to suffer. It's their only advantage, they do not have to suffer.[/img]