|Toto, CD, RN, CGC|
We don't do- doodles!!!
|Barked: Wed Jul 3, '13 5:09pm PST |
|Ohh, I am so sorry!!!
A couple of questions you need to answer... how long does the effect from removing the fluid last AND is he happy and pain free during that time?
How painful is the actual tap process?
I gather you have good acceptance of the ultimate end so my feeling would be to go ahead IF the process and results will give your guy a decent quality of the time remaining and will not be too painful. There are now some wonderful pain meds that could perhaps be given to help him in his remaining time with you.
For someone who is trying to deny the outcome and just continuing the taps for themselves this would not be a great decision, in MY opinion, but it seems from your post that is not what you would be doing at all.
The extra time gained from doing an additional tap could, IMO, certainly help you say your goodbyes to this guy as well as make sure you are secure in your mind that you did not make a too hasty decision to let him go.
Again, I am soo sorry for your news...I, too, lost a not quite three year old friend last week due to paralysis issues and it is not easy. We never expect when we pour our heart and soul into an animal's life that it will be for such a short period of time! Good luck to you!
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