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My beautiful unique little Dotty Pig died today 3 months after her sister. She was five and a half. I am distraught as loved her so much and was not able to be with her at the end. She was with a wonderful kind vet that was trying to save her.
She started wheezing a few weeks ago and her asthma medication did not help her at all so I asked for chest xrays. She had heart failure and asthma and was on medication for both quite happily. However, last night she was not eating the normal amount she eats but still eating. This morning she was quiet and wanted to cuddle. She then started to get floppy so she went to the vet who was unable to save her and was with her at the end.
Rest in peace my beautiful chatty little pig I will love you forever xxx
OhSilver Im truly sorry to read about Dotty, she was doing so well, and as you said, she had lots of fun with the babies around her - she was a grand old age, and gave you lots of pleasure - I do think once their 'life companion' leaves, they never really recover, but it sounds like her last months were full of fun. Bless her - I know how much she meant to you and your family - it is so hard to lose someone you have loved and cared for, she was a lucky girl, she had lots of love and care, and a wonderful life. Sending you hugs and lots of happy thoughts - give all the babies extra cuddles tonight xx
news Silver. Your 3 girl pigs will be sorely missed I'm sure. I know you had complete faith in your vets, so you can be assured that at the end they would have done everything for her. NightNight DottyPig.
Thanks everyone for your kind words. I have been crying on and off all day and my heart feels like it is broken. I just feel so sad because the heart medication only gave her an extra 17 days of life and she went downhill so quickly. If I had known this would happen I would have had her PTS at home two weeks ago. I am struggling with the fact that she may have suffered in the time it took to get her to the vet yesterday. She had a checkup at the vets on Saturday and was completely fine.
Oh Silver I know just how you feel, it is so devestating to lose your little friend, and you do beat yourself up thinking you could have done more - but please don't - she would have been so much happier in her own surroundings and with the care and love you gave her, you were only doing your best to give her the best chance she could have. These little creatures are not terribly robust, so to live such a good life, well loved and safe and secure, is such a great thing - she tried her best and knew you were there for her. My children wrote poems for all of ours, which we kept, just memories of what was special about them, and we kept it and now and again look at them. I think towards the end, they kind of drift off, and go into their own space, they know they are in their bed, and they are safe. Take good care, and give those lovely little babies extra big cuddles.