the xrays showed that infection had invaded the bones of his foot and osteomyelitis is so very, very painful and impossible to treat in a 600 pound pig. there are a lot of unhappy thoughts and feelings swirling around in my heart and head....mostly centered around regret.
but the 2 things that I know for sure are that kevin took wonderful care of Wilbur these past weeks...ensuring he got his antibiotics, pain meds and foot soaks..including coming in on his weekend days off to take care of Wilbur when I was at work. and I know that however difficult these past few weeks were for Wilbur...now, at this moment and forever... he is free of all pain and suffering.
I know the pope recently said that there is a place in heaven for all animals. and I hope there really is a heaven for all living creatures because this earth offers no comfort, no safety, no compassion, dignity or respect for millions upon millions of sweet, intelligent pigs like Wilbur..they live in hell from the moment of their births until the moments of their deaths.
rest in peace Wilbur..we saw you, we knew you and we loved you.