Jennifer, Thank you for writing. I wish everyone would give a kind gentle death to their pets with an incurable disease. It is the quality of life that matters, not seeing how long you can keep a pet alive. I wish people could also have a gentle death when they are dying, but only three states allow this.
Lorrie On 10-11, Jennifer Ballew wrote: > Lorrie- > > Thank you for the kind words. I debated back and forth, and after a > loooonnggggg discussion with the vet I decided putting her down was the > best thing for her. I did what you did: gave her the best life I > could, but let her go when it was time. > > Thanks again, > Jennifer > > On Oct 11, 2013 5:41 AM, "Lorrie" <felineres...@frontier.com> wrote: > > Dear Jennifer, > You did the right thing..... I have had many FelV cats, and other > than giving fluids to make them more comfortable or taking care of > something like an infection that a vet can treat, I will NOT put a > cat of mine thru any heroic measures. I have tried assist feeding, > and I've watched them gag and try to get away from me. This is pure > torture for them as well as for me, the torturer. I know a lot of > you > will disagree with me, but when a FelV cat becomes desperately ill I > put them down. I give my FelV cats as good a life as I can while > they are alive and well, but when they are dying I let them go. > Thank you for making the brave decision you made. You will miss > Sasha terribly, but you did the kindest thing you could for her. > Hugs for you from Lorrie _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org