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Old 03-17-2015, 06:35 AM
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY
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Many, many more for you, St. Patrick's Day pooch!.
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Old 03-17-2015, 08:32 AM
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Happy Birthday Alfie. May he have many, many more wonderful, food filled, purse stealing days.


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Old 03-17-2015, 09:29 AM
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Wooohooo! Happy birthday, Alfie! What a wonderful thing! Yay!!!!!
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Old 03-19-2015, 04:25 PM
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Happy birthday Alfie boy!! I expect you to have a big 13th birthday teenager-now bash in 2016!!

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Belated Happy Birthday Alphie! I hope you have a great year and may you celebrate many more birthdays
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Old 06-05-2015, 02:53 PM
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Default Is it time for Wee dude Alfie???

Can't believe I am posting this. I always figured I would 'know' when it's time but am really struggling just now. Alfie has been diabetic for almost 7 years and never been regulated just managed as best I can. He has usually been ok as much as an unregulated diabetic can be but recently he has gone downhill. He still eats really well but completely refuses to walk and has started to frequently urinate while lying in his bed without moving so just pees all over himself then lies in it which is a major concern. No UTU or any indication that it's his bg causing any issue. Any time I try to take him out walking he point blank refuses as he appears too scared to move. I have recently changed jobs and he is so distressed at me leaving he is working himself into such a frenzy he is vomiting. I have tried to have him looked after by a very close friend and despite him liking her more than me he is just not coping.
I always thought I would make this decision based on him being in any pain but I figured that would b physical pain and not what I think is the emotional pain he is in just now. Really struggling to know if emotional pain felt by a dog is real or just in my head or if leaving Alfie so distressed everyday is just wrong?!?!
I think in my heart I know but scared if I go though with it I am going to regret it and never get over the 'what ifs'
I know at the end of the day it's a decision only I can make but would really like any input for everyone on making this decision?!?
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Old 06-05-2015, 03:04 PM
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I am very sorry to hear this Allison... If it was me, I would certainly consider the issues like urinating on himself and seeming agitated and not himself as valid reasons to consider letting him go. It's all about quality of life and that covers a lot of ground, much of it emotional.

When Chris started bleeding internally from cancer, he wasn't in pain, just very lethargic and tired. But he also couldn't walk to take himself out to go to the bathroom and that was really traumatic for him.

It was easier for us because we knew he had cancer and wasn't going to get better... but it really was his panic about not being able to take himself out to potty that told us it was time.

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I don't think I will merge your threads unless you want me to, at least not right now. But I wanted to bring Alfie's thread up to the top.

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Old 06-05-2015, 03:09 PM
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You may have seen this already.

http://aplb.org/resources/quality-of-life_scale.php\
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Old 06-05-2015, 03:14 PM
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I don't think I will merge your threads unless you want me to, at least not right now. But I wanted to bring Alfie's thread up to the top.

Natalie
Thanks Natalie. I think for now it's best to not merge them. It's easy to get caught up in too much info and that's not what we r going through just now xx
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