Psych Central

Go Back   Forums at Psych Central > >



advertisement
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-01-2018, 05:11 AM   #11
MickeyCheeky
Wise Elder
 
MickeyCheeky's Avatar
MickeyCheeky My echo is the only voice coming back
 
Member Since: Jun 2016
Location: Italy
Posts: 7,863 (SuperPoster!)
My Mood: Grieving

2 yr Member
18.6k hugs
given
PC PoohBah!
Default Re: Grieving

How is it going, seesaw?
MickeyCheeky is offline   Reply With Quote
"Thanks for this!" says:
Hugs from:

advertisement
Old 12-02-2018, 06:01 PM   #12
BeastMan
Junior Member
BeastMan has no updates.
 
Member Since: Dec 2018
Location: ok
Posts: 13
1 hugs
given
Default Re: Grieving

I'm sorry to hear that, I hope you're doing better now.
BeastMan is offline   Reply With Quote
"Thanks for this!" says:
Hugs from:
Old 12-02-2018, 06:07 PM   #13
seesaw
Human
 
seesaw's Avatar
seesaw grieving
 
Member Since: Apr 2014
Location: Home
Posts: 5,992 (SuperPoster!)
My Mood: Grieving

3 yr Member
595 hugs
given
PC PoohBah!
Default Re: Grieving

It's still rough. He seems to be stabilized after the initial weight loss. I'm not sure the prednisone is doing much but he doesn't seem to be losing MORE weight. He's being picky about food but he will eat some things for me, so that's good. Gonna go broke buying chicken breast for him, lol. He's turning down wet dog food. So I'm strategizing. I've had to do like 3 meals a day for him the past week to try and stave off the weight loss.

I'm hoping the vet will okay me taking him up to the mountains next weekend. However, I'm reading a lot of different things about when to help them pass. I don't want to wait for him to get too sick to eat or poop or stand. He really has very little energy now and I'm not sure it will get better. I'm sort of hoping I'll get an idea in the next few weeks, that he'll show me. I think if the weight loss begins again and his appetite staves again, then it will be time. I'm not going to let him suffer any more than he has to.

I'm still having a hard time with it. I cry a few times a day. I do think it's more hard because I'm living with making a decision versus it being over and grieving...I think I cry more because I am unsure what to do for him, not because he's gone. That may be selfish, I don't know.

He did have enough energy to come up on the sofa and get in my face briefly this afternoon. He has done that in a week. Wagging his little tail. I thanked him for giving me some love.

I'll miss his smelly farts when he's gone.
__________________


What if I fall? Oh, my dear, but what if you fly?

Primary Dx: C-PTSD and Severe Chronic Treatment Resistant Major Depressive Disorder
Secondary Dx: Generalized Anxiety Disorder with mild Agoraphobia.

Meds I've tried: Prozac, Zoloft, Celexa, Effexor, Remeron, Elavil, Wellbutrin, Risperidone, Abilify, Prazosin, Paxil, Trazadone, Tramadol, Topomax, Xanax, Propranolol, Valium, Visteril, Vraylar, Selinor, Clonopin, Ambien

Treatments I've done: CBT, DBT, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), Talk therapy, psychotherapy, exercise, diet, sleeping more, sleeping less...
seesaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2018, 06:34 AM   #14
wolfgaze
Member
 
wolfgaze's Avatar
wolfgaze has no updates.
 
Member Since: Dec 2014
Location: Earth
Posts: 365
3 yr Member
216 hugs
given
Default Re: Grieving

a cbd-rich hemp oil could be helpful:

10 Things You Didn't Know About CBD Oil For Dogs
__________________
"Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it"
wolfgaze is offline   Reply With Quote
"Thanks for this!" says:
Hugs from:
Old 12-04-2018, 07:21 AM   #15
MickeyCheeky
Wise Elder
 
MickeyCheeky's Avatar
MickeyCheeky My echo is the only voice coming back
 
Member Since: Jun 2016
Location: Italy
Posts: 7,863 (SuperPoster!)
My Mood: Grieving

2 yr Member
18.6k hugs
given
PC PoohBah!
Default Re: Grieving

I'm so sorry you're struggling, seesaw You and your dog don't deserve to go through any of this. I'm sorry you have to deal with this
MickeyCheeky is offline   Reply With Quote
"Thanks for this!" says:
Hugs from:
Old 12-06-2018, 02:21 PM   #16
Wild Coyote
Wise Elder
Community Liaison
 
Wild Coyote's Avatar
Wild Coyote has no updates.
 
Member Since: Jun 2016
Location: USA
Posts: 9,541 (SuperPoster!)
My Mood: Grieving

2 yr Member
53.8k hugs
given
PC PoohBah!
Heart Re: Grieving

I believe we are, in every sense, guardians to our animals.

I know you take this very seriously.
Your dog has been very fortunate to have you.
I know you are very concerned about his suffering.

I feel you will know best re: when to stop his suffering.

Love and Prayers,

WC
__________________
May we each fully claim the courage to live from our hearts, to allow Love, Faith and Hope to enLighten our paths.


Kutless - What Faith Can Do
https://youtu.be/u1JBSQMkQEo
Wild Coyote is offline   Reply With Quote
"Thanks for this!" says:
Hugs from:
Old 12-07-2018, 09:07 AM   #17
seesaw
Human
 
seesaw's Avatar
seesaw grieving
 
Member Since: Apr 2014
Location: Home
Posts: 5,992 (SuperPoster!)
My Mood: Grieving

3 yr Member
595 hugs
given
PC PoohBah!
Default Re: Grieving

I decided this morning to say goodbye to him this afternoon. He's struggling to get around. He is still eating small amounts but still losing lots of weight each day. He's starting to show signs of being in pain. We have a winter storm coming in and I don't want to get stuck on the top of our mountain and not be able to get him to the vet.

He's had his last good days, it's clear. It's downhill from here and it's happening fast. I don't want him to suffer any longer, and I can see the signs in his eyes, so we will say goodbye this afternoon. My dad is driving us to the vet later today.

My heart is broken.

Seesaw
__________________


What if I fall? Oh, my dear, but what if you fly?

Primary Dx: C-PTSD and Severe Chronic Treatment Resistant Major Depressive Disorder
Secondary Dx: Generalized Anxiety Disorder with mild Agoraphobia.

Meds I've tried: Prozac, Zoloft, Celexa, Effexor, Remeron, Elavil, Wellbutrin, Risperidone, Abilify, Prazosin, Paxil, Trazadone, Tramadol, Topomax, Xanax, Propranolol, Valium, Visteril, Vraylar, Selinor, Clonopin, Ambien

Treatments I've done: CBT, DBT, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), Talk therapy, psychotherapy, exercise, diet, sleeping more, sleeping less...
seesaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2018, 09:48 AM   #18
AB2371
Member
 
AB2371's Avatar
AB2371 Editing
 
Member Since: Mar 2017
Location: NY
Posts: 286
My Mood: Grieving

150 hugs
given
Default Re: Grieving

also very sorry for your loss
AB2371 is offline   Reply With Quote
"Thanks for this!" says:
Hugs from:
Old 12-07-2018, 10:13 PM   #19
mrsselig
Junior Member
mrsselig Running marathons
 
Member Since: Jul 2013
Posts: 21
My Mood: Grieving

5 yr Member
48 hugs
given
Default Re: Grieving

Seesaw....I'm so sorry about your doggie This is heartbreaking. I truly believe animals are the purest of souls, and I'm so grateful that this doggie ended up in your loving care. you gave this doggie love, and that is what matters most. I know your heart is broken, but I hope you can find some comfort in that he was securely in your loving care and had a charmed life when he was with you. Thank you for rescuing him, you're an angel and our Universe needs more people like you. Sending hugs and comforting thoughts.
mrsselig is offline   Reply With Quote
"Thanks for this!" says:
Hugs from:
Old 12-09-2018, 02:22 AM   #20
where_to_begin
Member
where_to_begin has no updates.
 
Member Since: Jun 2015
Location: Southwest
Posts: 51
My Mood: Grieving

3 yr Member
Default Re: Grieving

Seesaw, I'm so sorry to hear about your dog Over the years I have had to have 3 dogs put down. Two had cancer. It broke my heart every time. You did the best you could. Please don't blame yourself for not trying to make it last a few more days.
where_to_begin is offline   Reply With Quote
"Thanks for this!" says:
Hugs from:
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

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



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:23 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® — Copyright © 2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.



advertisement

 

The material on this site is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice,
diagnosis or treatment provided by a qualified health care provider.
Always consult your doctor or mental health professional before trying anything you read here.

 

HomeAbout UsContact UsPrivacy PolicyTerms of UseDisclaimer
Forums HomeCommunity GuidelinesHelp


 
Helplines and Lifelines