R.I.P. - Zoe (June 2016 - Nov 5th, 2018)

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    dan2333

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    I had to euthanize Zoe today. She passed at around 4 pm. She was ready to go.

    She was fairly calm and relaxed. I almost feel like she could sense what was coming. I held her on the ride there and while at the vet's office and told her how much I loved her.

    Zoe fought hard for a month with PT and possible heart/breathing issues. She wasn't eating much and losing weight. I had to force feed her every day. She didn't like it. And she was having difficulty sleeping. She was in discomfort. She wasn't getting any better. I did everything I could with all types of meds, syringe feeding, cleaning, petting, and loving care. But she was still slowly declining. She wasn't herself and she wasn't happy. I did what I thought was best for her.

    It was the most difficult decision I have ever had to make because all my other rats passed away before I could get them to the vet.

    I struggled with this decision for so long and even down to the last minute kept second-guessing myself. I almost cancelled the appointment.

    It is so heart-breaking. But I am relieved that she is no longer suffering.

    Zoe, we did everything we could. You were strong. But you no longer have to fight anymore. We took control and said goodbye together on the best terms possible.

    Zoe, I will always love you. I know you are in Heaven right now.

    Pictures: Zoe is the light beige rat. Heidi is the brown one.


    Love,

    Daddy
     

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    I'm so sorry for your loss. Zoe looked like a sweet girl, and she was lucky to have such a loving and caring home. These end-of-life decisions are always agonizing, but you no doubt took the right action. I hope that the memory of your good times with Zoe will help to heal your soul.
     
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    I am deeply sorry for your loss. Such a beautiful sweet little darling. In her life she was loved dearly and happy. The loss is never easy, but we can take solace in the knowledge that we have given them a good, loving happy life, and hold close the memories we have shared with these little blessings.
    Take care❤
     
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    Kisses to Heidi and hugs for yourself. These are difficult decisions but you did the best one for her. <3
     
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    I am so very sorry {{hugs}}
    Pt is horrible, that that is such a very hard decision to make, but you did your best for her
     
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    I recently had to make the decision to put down a rat who suffered from a suspected stroke or neurological problem, I also question my decision however I believe it is a very peaceful way to go and saves them from suffering. You did everything you could. I’ve had many pets that had to be euthanized and every time it seemed incredibly quick and humane. I’m certain she had a great life because of you and that’s all that matters. I’m very sorry for your loss.
     
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    I'm so sorry to hear about your fur baby.
     
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    I'm so sorry for your loss
     

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