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Bubby was a sweet boy for the vet. He was terribly thin at 11 lb 2.5 oz (less than when he came to us!) and didn't flinch at getting his temperature checked, which was down to 96. He tested negative for FeLV, but the chemistry panel revealed he was in diabetic ketoacidosis and had a blood sugar level of 580.

He might have made it through the night with intensive treatment, but his quality of life would be greatly diminished. We said our goodbyes and Vogon and Laurel waited in the waiting room while I stayed with him as he was euthanized. He was a good boy to the end.

Bubby

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suburbfabulous
Sep. 12th, 2008 11:11 pm (UTC)
Sorry, hon.
sage_and_sea
Sep. 12th, 2008 11:14 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry.
leucotheasveil
Sep. 12th, 2008 11:31 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry that you had to have Bubby put down, it's an awful thing, even when you know it was the most compassionate thing and the right thing. :(
*hugs*
firni
Sep. 12th, 2008 11:35 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry. That's such a hard thing to go through, I know. *hug*
ex_ciannait
Sep. 12th, 2008 11:46 pm (UTC)
Poor Bubby. He had a good life with you. Thank you for taking such good care of him.
greeneyed_devil
Sep. 13th, 2008 12:15 am (UTC)
oh I'm so sorry. I can't imagine.
slutmuphin
Sep. 13th, 2008 01:22 am (UTC)
I am so glad that Bubby got some time in with you before moving on. Big hugs to you!
redqueenofevil
Sep. 13th, 2008 02:47 am (UTC)
:( I'm so sorry that he had to be put down. I'm glad it wasn't FeLV though. At least he had an awesome last couple of years with you.

*hugs*
radixx
Sep. 13th, 2008 05:12 am (UTC)
I'm so very sorry, but it was the right thing to do!
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perigune
Sep. 13th, 2008 07:18 am (UTC)
I'm sorry :(
Daniel [oeconomist.com]
Sep. 13th, 2008 08:07 am (UTC)
I'm sorry that you lost him, glad that the last two years were made good for him.
polyhymnia
Sep. 15th, 2008 03:36 am (UTC)
Oh no, poor baby. RIP Mr. Fender and deep sympathies to you all.
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