I’m struggling so much with Flair 😦
On the one hand he has only just started treatment, and there is a (very small) chance he could get better…on the other he is suffering so damn much, and it is breaking my heart to watch him struggle. I’ve never seen an animal suffer this badly.
He hasn’t moved for about 12 hours now, and he hasn’t eaten – not his kibble or his meal worms.
Today we will offer Baytril in baby food, and mushed / blended kibble with added baby food too.
If he doesn’t eat that we’re supposed to syringe feed him, but I just don’t know if I’m comfortable putting him through that…
This is a pet that is struggling to live, and has already had a lot of upheaval – transport to new home, vet visit, treatment etc.
I don’t want to stress him out further, and I’m struggling so much with my heart saying that treatment will help and my brain telling me to help him pass away peacefully.
I sent a cold-yet-polite message to his old owners, and they left an answer phone message last night saying they were ‘shocked’ and ‘honestly had no idea’ that he was sick.
I don’t know if they genuinely didn’t know (in which case I feel they shouldn’t own pets as Flair’s illness is so bloody obvious) or whether they’re just lying and have been caught out. Who knows.
Either way we don’t want to talk to them on the phone – we want nothing from them anyway, but I guess if they message we will reply.
With most other pets it has been fairly easy to know when to euthanise…I struggled with a few mice that had tumours, they still acted well in themselves but the tumour had burst / was interfering with their ability to walk…but with Flair I can’t determine the kindest option.
And I so don’t want to make him needlessly suffer more than he already has 😦