Choose your color scheme:
The Vette Barn  
 
Go Back   The Vette Barn > Off Topic/Babes/Other > Off Topic

Off Topic Off Topic - General non-Corvette related discussion.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Share Thread Tools
Old 09-12-2020, 9:00pm   #1
sublime1996525
A Real Barner
Points: 4,694, Level: 46
Activity: 7.4%
 
sublime1996525's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 5,964
Thanks: 4,478
Thanked 2,142 Times in 920 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $1007993
Default Doing the right thing?

Am I doing the right thing?

My German Shepherd is 11 years old and has the most ****ed up condition. He has spondolosis, which normally isnít bad. But he has my luck so itís pressing on his spinal cord and causing paralysis in his back legs. Now he has also lost control of his bowels and bladder. So when Iím at work, he pees and poops and just lays in it.

I have made an appointment to put him down tomorrow. Iíve been a mess all day. Iím sure itís the right thing but he still seems mostly happy and is still with it. Tomorrow is going to be one of the hardest things Iíve done.
sublime1996525 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 14 Users Say Thank You to sublime1996525 For This Useful Post:
Old 09-12-2020, 9:04pm   #2
Raazor
A Real Barner
Points: 23,138, Level: 100
Activity: 99.0%
 
Raazor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Big Sky Country... Where the men are men, the sheep are nervous, and the winters are LOOONG!!!
Posts: 16,654
Thanks: 11,094
Thanked 7,908 Times in 3,373 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $1129169
Default

Sorry to hear this. Our furry friends become SO close to us
Raazor is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Raazor For This Useful Post:
Old 09-12-2020, 9:06pm   #3
bill_daniels
Barn Stall Owner #90125
NCM Supporter '19,'20
Points: 111,225, Level: 100
Activity: 46.3%
 
bill_daniels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Houston, Tejas, Estados Unidos
Posts: 44,428
Thanks: 14,112
Thanked 18,139 Times in 8,817 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $2618531
Default

I hate these threads, and I'm so sorry for you, because I've faced the same agonizing decision. You're his best friend, and you're acting out of love, you're doing the very best you can for your best friend.

Stay strong. My only suggestion is, if you have a friend that can drive you, do that. When I took Champ in for the final time, I don't think I would have been able to make it home.

You are doing the right thing.
bill_daniels is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to bill_daniels For This Useful Post:
Old 09-12-2020, 9:15pm   #4
snide
Barn Raising II,III
NCM Supporter '13
Bantayan Kids '17
Points: 97,852, Level: 100
Activity: 99.5%
 
snide's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: I could never live there.
Posts: 98,442
Thanks: 68,172
Thanked 16,255 Times in 8,119 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $110028832
Default

Franklin, I don't envy you in this position. You're doing the right thing for your best friend.
snide is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to snide For This Useful Post:
Old 09-12-2020, 9:16pm   #5
JRD77VET
Barn Stall Owner #327
NCM Supporter '16,'17,'19,'20
Bantayan Kids '13,'14,'15,'17
GTMS Ď18
Points: 86,951, Level: 100
Activity: 22.2%
 
JRD77VET's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Zionsville,PA
Posts: 41,607
Thanks: 20,536
Thanked 16,543 Times in 7,188 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $5975212
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bill_daniels View Post
............

You are doing the right thing.
You are making the right decision and yes, it sucks big time.

Sorry
JRD77VET is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to JRD77VET For This Useful Post:
Old 09-12-2020, 9:18pm   #6
LisaJohn
Barn Stall Owner #1000
1000th member
NCM Supporter '13
Bantayan Kids '13
Points: 22,319, Level: 100
Activity: 7.1%
 
LisaJohn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Bama
Posts: 7,276
Thanks: 2,441
Thanked 1,764 Times in 1,151 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $2425246
Default

Iím so sorry. BTDT a few times. Confirm with your vet that this is the time. I wish someone had driven me home. The big, burly vet tech teared up. My JRT had bladder cancer and lived 9 months after being diagnosed.
LisaJohn is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to LisaJohn For This Useful Post:
Old 09-12-2020, 9:25pm   #7
Defib1961
Barn Stall Owner #23
Barn Raising I
Points: 44,752, Level: 100
Activity: 6.6%
 
Defib1961's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: THE Lone Star State
Posts: 9,047
Thanks: 2,974
Thanked 5,252 Times in 1,907 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $144430
Default

So sorry.
Defib1961 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Defib1961 For This Useful Post:
Old 09-12-2020, 9:25pm   #8
markids77
A Real Barner
Points: 15,374, Level: 85
Activity: 9.3%
 
markids77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: sweatin' on the oldies
Posts: 9,697
Thanks: 5,471
Thanked 2,312 Times in 1,436 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $4100026
Default

You know it is time. Be strong and do the right thing.
markids77 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to markids77 For This Useful Post:
Old 09-12-2020, 9:25pm   #9
BOTY
A Real Barner
Points: 23,753, Level: 100
Activity: 69.8%
 
BOTY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: IL
Posts: 20,703
Thanks: 12,208
Thanked 9,986 Times in 5,018 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $15016923
Default

I'm sorry buddy. We have traveled that road before and our newest GSD is now 11 and the time will be coming way to soon. Take heart in that you are your dogs best friend and family.
BOTY is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to BOTY For This Useful Post:
Old 09-12-2020, 9:26pm   #10
sublime1996525
A Real Barner
Points: 4,694, Level: 46
Activity: 7.4%
 
sublime1996525's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 5,964
Thanks: 4,478
Thanked 2,142 Times in 920 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $1007993
Default

Iím having the Vet come to my house. I know I wouldnít be able to drive.
sublime1996525 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to sublime1996525 For This Useful Post:
Old 09-12-2020, 9:35pm   #11
dwjz06
Dogface
Barn Stall Owner #409
Bantayan Kids '13,'15,'17
Points: 31,750, Level: 100
Activity: 46.9%
 
dwjz06's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Shitty Azz Blue State (MD)
Posts: 24,695
Thanks: 12,725
Thanked 6,658 Times in 3,770 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $2448657
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sublime1996525 View Post
Am I doing the right thing?

My German Shepherd is 11 years old and has the most ****ed up condition. He has spondolosis, which normally isnít bad. But he has my luck so itís pressing on his spinal cord and causing paralysis in his back legs. Now he has also lost control of his bowels and bladder. So when Iím at work, he pees and poops and just lays in it.

I have made an appointment to put him down tomorrow. Iíve been a mess all day. Iím sure itís the right thing but he still seems mostly happy and is still with it. Tomorrow is going to be one of the hardest things Iíve done.
Damn Franklin I am sorry. I hated doing this too, but do what the vet says man.

Quote:
Originally Posted by snide View Post
Franklin, I don't envy you in this position. You're doing the right thing for your best friend.


Quote:
Originally Posted by BOTY View Post
I'm sorry buddy. We have traveled that road before and our newest GSD is now 11 and the time will be coming way to soon. Take heart in that you are your dogs best friend and family.


Quote:
Originally Posted by sublime1996525 View Post
Iím having the Vet come to my house. I know I wouldnít be able to drive.
good luck sir.
dwjz06 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to dwjz06 For This Useful Post:
Old 09-12-2020, 9:42pm   #12
Anjdog2003
A Real Barner
Points: 10,724, Level: 71
Activity: 99.6%
 
Anjdog2003's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: In some people's minds
Posts: 8,379
Thanks: 4,955
Thanked 6,956 Times in 2,561 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $318155
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sublime1996525 View Post
Iím having the Vet come to my house. I know I wouldnít be able to drive.



Slimeheim suck it up. You want the last person your dog see's is the Vet. You be the last person your dog see's.
Anjdog2003 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Anjdog2003 For This Useful Post:
Old 09-12-2020, 9:45pm   #13
BOTY
A Real Barner
Points: 23,753, Level: 100
Activity: 69.8%
 
BOTY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: IL
Posts: 20,703
Thanks: 12,208
Thanked 9,986 Times in 5,018 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $15016923
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Anjdog2003 View Post
Slimeheim suck it up. You want the last person your dog see's is the Vet. You be the last person your dog see's.
He will be. I struggled trying to carry a near lifeless pup into the vets office.
BOTY is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to BOTY For This Useful Post:
Old 09-12-2020, 9:49pm   #14
Loco Vette
Barn Stall Owner #54
Barn Raising II,III

Bantayan Kids '13,'17
Points: 26,308, Level: 100
Activity: 6.8%
 
Loco Vette's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 13,193
Thanks: 8,240
Thanked 4,815 Times in 1,825 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $6027655
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sublime1996525 View Post
Am I doing the right thing?

My German Shepherd is 11 years old and has the most ****ed up condition. He has spondolosis, which normally isnít bad. But he has my luck so itís pressing on his spinal cord and causing paralysis in his back legs. Now he has also lost control of his bowels and bladder. So when Iím at work, he pees and poops and just lays in it.

I have made an appointment to put him down tomorrow. Iíve been a mess all day. Iím sure itís the right thing but he still seems mostly happy and is still with it. Tomorrow is going to be one of the hardest things Iíve done.
He's suffering and you can help him. It sucks but he will be happy, chasing tails in a better place.

When you feel better go watch "The Art of Racing in the Rain" and realize that what you have done/are planning to do is the best thing for him.
Loco Vette is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Loco Vette For This Useful Post:
Old 09-12-2020, 9:53pm   #15
Rikki Z-06
A Real Barner
Points: 25,036, Level: 100
Activity: 99.9%
 
Rikki Z-06's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: The Bash, Perma
Posts: 37,489
Thanks: 31,203
Thanked 9,457 Times in 4,377 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $15022119
Default

Sorry to hear Limey, stay strong brother.
Rikki Z-06 is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Rikki Z-06 For This Useful Post:
Old 09-12-2020, 10:04pm   #16
MadInNc
A Real Barner
Points: 50,880, Level: 100
Activity: 99.2%
 
MadInNc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: North Cackalaky
Posts: 8,338
Thanks: 3,747
Thanked 8,575 Times in 3,028 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $105342
Default

Sorry Franklin.. itís hard been there a few times. One of hardest things to do, but in my case (as in yours) could and had to be done. Be there for the doggo...
MadInNc is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to MadInNc For This Useful Post:
Old 09-12-2020, 10:26pm   #17
sublime1996525
A Real Barner
Points: 4,694, Level: 46
Activity: 7.4%
 
sublime1996525's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 5,964
Thanks: 4,478
Thanked 2,142 Times in 920 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $1007993
Default

Thank you everyone. I really appreciate the support! It means a lot.
sublime1996525 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to sublime1996525 For This Useful Post:
Old 09-13-2020, 2:00am   #18
mrvette
Latin American Goat Roper
Barn Stall Owner #101
Bantayan Kids '13
Points: 87,771, Level: 100
Activity: 32.7%
 
mrvette's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Orange Park Florida
Posts: 50,432
Thanks: 25,346
Thanked 7,778 Times in 4,250 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $1137171
Default



Same thing we went through 3x last spring.....first my wife's mother passed on, then the 14 y/o chiwawa died a month later, taken to vet and put down to end the suffering, seems similar to what the OP is observing.....then the smaller sister cat was sickly and up and disappeared...ran off to die.....her larger brother is still here, but these days jumps up on my chair arm about a dozen times a day.....get rubbed and petted....last of our pets......

mrvette is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to mrvette For This Useful Post:
Old 09-13-2020, 7:09am   #19
86RAG
Bantayan Kids '14
Points: 15,818, Level: 86
Activity: 1.9%
 
86RAG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Boonies of NH
Posts: 5,999
Thanks: 2,773
Thanked 1,594 Times in 886 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $998785220
Default

86RAG is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to 86RAG For This Useful Post:
Old 09-13-2020, 9:00am   #20
Little Red L98.
A Real Barner
Points: 14,176, Level: 82
Activity: 66.7%
 
Little Red L98.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: The Ďburg
Posts: 5,926
Thanks: 2,017
Thanked 6,244 Times in 2,396 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $891692
Default

Very sorry to hear this. Yes you are doing the right thing. I have an 11 y.o. that Iíll have to deal with this sooner or later. Sucks man.
Little Red L98. is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Little Red L98. For This Useful Post:
Reply

The Vette Barn > Off Topic/Babes/Other > Off Topic


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 4:25am.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © 2009 - 2020 The Vette Barn


Support the Barn:
 
Download the Mobile App;
 
Follow us on Facebook:

Become a Stall Owner

 

Apple iOS App        Google Android App

 

Visit our Facebook page