Sasa has been diagnosed with distemper and parvo virus a few weeks ago. She seemed to be making good progress till this afternoon, where she suffered her 1st seizure. This means her distemper has progressed to a neurological stage, which really means it’s affecting her brains and chances of her pulling through is now next to none. My mom is truly upset. She rescued Sasa from the streets thinking she could give her a good & loving home but now this? My dad and brothers are afraid Sasa might infect the other dogs. Then having the vet recommending euthanasia? It is the hardest, most difficult thing a pet owner can face. I’m feeling incredibly distressed and I can only imagine what’s going through my mom’s mind.
Is it really a noble thing to put your pet down in the name of ending his or her suffering? Would they prefer to die or receive more affection? Is the vet doing enough? How do we know? I don’t know what to say to my Mom. I told her to do what she thinks is best, but it seems like I’m just shirking responsibilities in sharing her pain.
Mom said she will never rescue another dog off the streets again. But can you blame her? I can’t fathom how traumatic this is for her. What would you do?
++ Update ++
Sasa passed away at 4.51pm, 1st of October 2010. Sleep well, little girl. We love you always!