Lightning September 2011 - 2nd June 2013
My budgie Lightning had been ill since before Christmas of 2012 and had deteriorated ever since no matter what veterinary intervention was attempted.
On Friday, I was told that they did not know what else to do and a bird specialist also did not know.
Lightning was in a lot of pain and crying out at various times during the day and first thing in the morning.
She was prescribed painkillers.
After a lot of thought and speaking to supportive family members, I made the hardest decision of my life and decided I did not wish to watch and continue my bird’s suffering.
I phoned the vets at 9am when phone lines open and was told to come in immediately even though the hospital did not open until 10am.
I had decided to have Lightnung euthanised.
The vets had me in before opening to give me some privacy.
My Mother who came for support and I sat there in the waiting room and after the vet took Lightning away to overdose her on anaesthetic I sat back down and burst in to tears.
Lightning was brought back up afterwards wrapped in a towel and placed back in the carrier to be buried at home.
I burst in to tears just outside the hospital and have done so a few times since then.
Her companion Sky knows something is wrong, but does not know why Lightning isn’t there. She ahs been calling for her.
The decision killed me inside and I am hurting bad. I NEVER want to make that decision again.
I will concentrate on Sky and try to keep my chin up and try not to shut myself away too much, although I spent most of my day in my room with the door closed alone with Sky.
My Dad has 2 green male budgies that were free from a lady who could no longer care for her budgies due to dementia.
He will keep one and give me another once Sky and I are both ready.
Lightning with Sky
Lightning September 2012 – 2nd June 2013. Sadly Missed.
- 2 Jun, 2013
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