we managed clyde's passing as well as we could
Carol · May 29, 2008
i gave him 20 mg of acevet, 30 mg of tramadol plus his regular 65 mg of phenobarb an hour before his appointment, he fell asleep on the couch with me but he woke up as soon as i put him in the carrier. he was suspicious and nervous at the vets but he did not go insane. he only tried to bite me once and then we let him stay in the crate. we fed him 2 doses of ketamine but he still would not go to sleep. he did finally lay next to me on the floor and colleen then gently without any fuss, gave him an anaesthetic and he finally fell asleep. from there he slept thru his passing. all total it took almost 2 hours to help him to go. colleen was very patient with us and let him take his time.
i almost called it off several times but she told me his violence would get worse and one of these times one of the vulnerable guys could easily lose an eye. clyde was clyde, it terrorized him to be alone or isolated, but he wasn't safe any more as part of the group. i wish this had ended differently but it didn't and tonight it feels very empty here.
be happy clyde, please be at peace.