Saturday, February 9, 2008

Yesterday was one of the worst days ever. Oden's appointment wasn't until 4:30 so I spent the day looking at the clock. All I could think about was he'd be dead in 3 hours, 2 hours, an hour......

Our vet was very understanding and I'm glad he agreed that having him euthanized was the kindest thing we could do for him. It didn't make it any easier though. We discussed Oden's condition over the last few months and as the vet stated, quality of life was paramount. They brought in a blanket for him to lay upon and gave him a sedative so he would relax. I held his head in my arms and talked softly to him and told him how sorry I was and that he will always be part of our family. Soon after he fell asleep the vet came into the room and began the procedure. He passed very quickly and peacefully while I stroked his nose and rubbed his ears. He will be cremated and be home with his family within the week. :(

RIP dear Oden. I love you and will miss you always old boy.

4 comments:

Lee said...

(((HUGS))) Losing a pet is so hard!! I'm sorry you had to go through that on top of everything else!!! (((HUGS)))

Jerinda said...

((hugs)) I'm sorry Amy.

Kitty said...

((((hugs)))) Amy I'm so sorry...life just stinks sometimes.

Melissa said...

I'm so sorry Amy. :( That must've been so difficult and heartbreaking to go through. He is such a beautiful boy. :( *hugs*