Monday, January 12, 2015

Goodbye Chicken

My girl Chicken died on the weekend. She was my first baby. She was there through those difficult years of infertility. 

I had to make the difficult decision to have her euthanize. Stick with that decision when the receptionist at the vet kept asking if I was "sure". Take her to the vet and watch her die. 

I hope I did right by her. She was 19. Her kidneys were failing. Her heart was failing. Her quality of life was evaporating quickly. 

She was my girl. 


12 comments:

  1. I'm sorry. It's so sad saying goodbye to our pets. I am sure you made the right decision for her; who knew her better?

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  2. It sounds like she had a grand, lovely, long life, but I am so sorry for you. No matter the circumstances, this always hurts like crazy.

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  3. So sorry. She looks like my Princess who died at 18 4 years ago, also kidneys.

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  4. I am so sorry for the loss of your girl. A companion like her was true family. Sending you a hand squeeze and hug, love. XO

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  5. You absolutely did right by her. But I'm so sorry.

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  6. This is heartbreaking. I am very sorry for your loss. Chicken has been so much more than your pet. Lots of love from us.

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  7. I am so very sorry. I had to say goodbye to my dog of 14 years this summer and i still agonize over the decision. He was my buddy.
    You gave Chicken a good, long life. I'm certain she knew how much she was loved.
    Hugs to you my friend.

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  8. Aaarg, Augusta. I'm so sorry. She looked like she was having a really tough time, while being all noble and brave about it. I'm so glad you were there with her, letting her know how much she was loved and valued.

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  9. *hugs* I had to say good-bye to Slinky over summer, and I'm still gutted by it (in part because, what with the move and all, I haven't been able to get another cat. VERY SOON NOW.) The worst part was that I was out of town when it happened, and while I know she died in the presence of a friend of ours who loved her and cared for her, I still hate that I wasn't there. I hope, as time eases your loss, the fact that you were there until the end can serve as a comfort to you.

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  10. Somehow I missed this post and I'm so sorry I did. They are our other babies and I so get it. I lost mine when she was 16 and I'd had her half of my life. It's crazy how important they become and how much we rely on their love. xoxo

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  11. I like your blog! My congrats with your successful de ivf. Your daughter is super cute) I think every mom has such thoughts) I'm not an exception!) But we should control ourselves. To be honest, at first I was completely against de ivf. I thought it’s unnatural and I won’t be able to love a baby of another woman. How stupid I was! This procedure was my only chance to become a mother so I persuaded myself to do it. Now I have no regrets. I look at Sammy and I consider him as my son and no one else's. We had an opportunity to give our doctor list of features we want to see in our donor. We mentioned hair color, nose and face shape, eyes, lips, etc. I should say everyone tells me my son looks like me! We told everyone, even our family, that we had simple ivf. No one can ever tell we used egg donor. Of course I’m grateful to our doctor and that girl, who donated her eggs. I will never forget what they’ve done for us! But I really have no feelings like my son is not genetically related to me or I feel differently toward him. Absolutely no! I love him with my whole heart! As soon as I knew I’m pregnant all my doubts faded away. I carried him, I felt him inside my stomach, I had toxicosis, I sang for him and read fairytales for him, I gave birth to him! He’s my son and only my! We decided we’ll not tell Sammy about egg donor. I think he doesn’t need to know that. I’m his mom and I’ll do everything for him so there will be no need for him to look for donor. We had de ivf in Ukrainian BioTexCom. We had 2 attempts in general. I’ve got pregnant from the first one. The clinic also offers «packages» with 1 or 5 attempts. So we’ve just chosen «package», which suited us the most. Hun, I wish you and your little princes all the best!

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