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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > RAINBOW BRIDGE > I'll see you again, sweet West.
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User is Offline bunnnnnnie!
Illinois
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2/27/2012 5:34 PM

West has passed.

Her chronic bouts of stasis were not improving.  The last one turned very severe very fast.  I wasn't going to let her be in pain.

She went very very quietly.  I held her in my arms while the sedation and painkillers took effect, and she just relaxed and you could visibily see the pain leaving her body.  She felt so much better, total relief from pain.  The vet took her in the back to give the final medicine, but she was non-responsive already.  She drifted out of consciousness in my arms, being pet and loved, and me telling her I'll always love her and I'll care for her til the very end, but that this wasn't the end.  We'll see each other again.

The final medicine was given and the vet said she didn't even flinch.  She was gone within a minute or two.

I miss my girl, but I am so comforted in the fact that I know she'll never be in pain again, she'll never be afraid again, and that she was ready.  It was 100% clear she had chosen her time to go.

Love you, little girl. 

He's the floppiest... he's the loppiest... he's King Zeus, the gentle giant French Lop!

She's the fuzziest... she's the wuzziest... she's Little Hera, the spunky Lionhead!


User is Offline bunnyfriend
Wisconsin
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2/27/2012 5:37 PM
Reading this made me cry. I am so sorry. You really took amazing care of her and fought so hard for her. You were strong enough to make the best decision for her. Binky free West
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User is Offline bunnnnnnie!
Illinois
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2/27/2012 5:41 PM
Posted By bunnyfriend on 02/27/2012 08:37 PM
Reading this made me cry. I am so sorry. You really took amazing care of her and fought so hard for her. You were strong enough to make the best decision for her. Binky free West


Thank you so much for the kind words.
 

He's the floppiest... he's the loppiest... he's King Zeus, the gentle giant French Lop!

She's the fuzziest... she's the wuzziest... she's Little Hera, the spunky Lionhead!


User is Offline peppypoo
Texas
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2/27/2012 5:43 PM
Oh no I'm so so sorry...I've been following along hoping that things would work out . I'm glad though that West found someone to love her like you did...binky free, Miss West!
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User is Offline FrankieFlash
Michigan
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2/27/2012 5:54 PM
Bunnnie, I'm so sorry. I'm having trouble finding the right words to say as I'm crying now too. I think you did amazing by her. You gave her the best days of her life and she was lucky to have you. I know she appreciated all you did for her. We will all miss hearing stories of her rabbitude. Binky free West!

User is Offline bunnnnnnie!
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2/27/2012 5:54 PM
Posted By peppypoo on 02/27/2012 08:43 PM
Oh no I'm so so sorry...I've been following along hoping that things would work out . I'm glad though that West found someone to love her like you did...binky free, Miss West!


Yeah I truly thought things would work out too.  But after seeing her tonight, it was really clear that even if I got her through tonight, she was going to continue to suffer.
 

I swear Zeus knew.  He quite deliberately went up to her cage today, sat with her and watched her for a good minute, gave her a sniff, then slowly hopped away.  He never does that.  Now he keeps sniffing my hoodie covered in her fur, then staring at me, right in my eyes.  He's being super cuddly.

He's the floppiest... he's the loppiest... he's King Zeus, the gentle giant French Lop!

She's the fuzziest... she's the wuzziest... she's Little Hera, the spunky Lionhead!


User is Offline Malp_15
British Columbia, Canada
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2/27/2012 5:55 PM
Oh my gosh! I am so sorry you gave her a wonderful life and she is in a better place now.

User is Offline Huckleberry
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2/27/2012 5:55 PM
I am so sorry to see this. We were all praying for her to pull through. It takes a great strength to make such a painful decision, West is lucky to have someone that is that loving and strong. Binky Free, West! You are loved.

User is Offline bunnnnnnie!
Illinois
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2/27/2012 5:57 PM
Posted By FrankieFlash on 02/27/2012 08:54 PM
Bunnnie, I'm so sorry. I'm having trouble finding the right words to say as I'm crying now too. I think you did amazing by her. You gave her the best days of her life and she was lucky to have you. I know she appreciated all you did for her. We will all miss hearing stories of her rabbitude. Binky free West!


I really appreciate it, thank you for the support.  When she was drifting off from the sedation, she was just cuddled up in my arms, totally relaxed and comfortable.  She trusted I would keep her safe.  The last few weeks we really bonded.  I'm glad for that, she had someone she trusted would protect her during the whole process.
 

He's the floppiest... he's the loppiest... he's King Zeus, the gentle giant French Lop!

She's the fuzziest... she's the wuzziest... she's Little Hera, the spunky Lionhead!


User is Offline Monkeybun
Hillsboro, Oregon
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2/27/2012 5:59 PM
i am so so sorry

Binky Free little West. Watch over your mama from the other side of the Bridge. We'll miss you, pretty girl.

User is Offline bunnnnnnie!
Illinois
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2/27/2012 5:59 PM
Posted By Huckleberry on 02/27/2012 08:55 PM
I am so sorry to see this. We were all praying for her to pull through. It takes a great strength to make such a painful decision, West is lucky to have someone that is that loving and strong. Binky Free, West! You are loved.


I know, I got so much support from the BB members, and I'm so grateful for it.
 

Malp; Thanks for the kind words.

He's the floppiest... he's the loppiest... he's King Zeus, the gentle giant French Lop!

She's the fuzziest... she's the wuzziest... she's Little Hera, the spunky Lionhead!


User is Offline emkvet
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2/27/2012 6:00 PM
I am absolutely bawling right now. I have followed you and West, and I was hurting for you when she was sick. You took amazing care of her and did everything right. It was hard to know that she was struggling. I couldn't believe it when I saw this post. I am unbelievably sorry for your loss, and am truly feeling for you. I think you are incredibly brave for letting West go; I believe that euthanasia is truly a gift that takes courage and love to give. (((BINKY FREE WEST))), and sending so much love and hugs to you, bunnnnnnie!

User is Offline bunnnnnnie!
Illinois
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2/27/2012 6:01 PM
Posted By Monkeybun on 02/27/2012 08:59 PM
i am so so sorry

Binky Free little West. Watch over your mama from the other side of the Bridge. We'll miss you, pretty girl.


Thanks Monkeybun.  I know West is still with me, I told her I'd never leave her and I never will.  We'll see each other again.
 

He's the floppiest... he's the loppiest... he's King Zeus, the gentle giant French Lop!

She's the fuzziest... she's the wuzziest... she's Little Hera, the spunky Lionhead!


User is Offline bunnnnnnie!
Illinois
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2/27/2012 6:03 PM
Posted By emkvet on 02/27/2012 09:00 PM
I am absolutely bawling right now. I have followed you and West, and I was hurting for you when she was sick. You took amazing care of her and did everything right. It was hard to know that she was struggling. I couldn't believe it when I saw this post. I am unbelievably sorry for your loss, and am truly feeling for you. I think you are incredibly brave for letting West go; I believe that euthanasia is truly a gift that takes courage and love to give. (((BINKY FREE WEST))), and sending so much love and hugs to you, bunnnnnnie!


Thanks so much, I really appreciate it.  It was a hard decision but West definitely let me know she was ready.  Watching the relief wash over her little face made me feel so much better about the decision.
 

He's the floppiest... he's the loppiest... he's King Zeus, the gentle giant French Lop!

She's the fuzziest... she's the wuzziest... she's Little Hera, the spunky Lionhead!


User is Offline SirThumpsey
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2/27/2012 6:32 PM
Oh my gosh. I was looking for an update on this story and I was hoping I wouldn't find it here. I am so terribly sorry. Truly, I am. It is so amazing to me how she just kind of fell into your lap...how lucky she was to have done so. And you did the very best you could and made a very hard decision. My thoughts are with you and Zeus.

(((Binky free Sweet West, your momma loves you)))

User is Offline MimzMum
Interior Alaska
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2/27/2012 7:23 PM
I am in total shock. I can't see through my tears. I'm so sorry you had to make this decision.
I haven't been to BB in awhile. I had no idea she was ill. I'm so very sorry.
You and Zeus are in my thoughts and prayers. (((((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))
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User is Offline KytKattin
California
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2/27/2012 8:12 PM
I am so sorry for your loss. So good of you to take such good care of her. You gave her what she could have never received at the shelter, and even though her time with you was short, you gave her a wonderful gift. Now that she is at peace, how are you doing?
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User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
New Brunswick, Canada
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2/28/2012 1:20 AM
I'm so very sorry about West. I'm very sad to find this post this morning.

What a wonderful gift you gave her, she had a person to love her unconditionally. And she left this world knowing she was loved and that she belonged. **Many hugs to you** And for what it's worth, I truly think you will see her again.

(((Binky Free Sweet West)))
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User is Offline bunnnnnnie!
Illinois
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2/28/2012 2:02 AM

Thanks for all the condolences everyone, I appreciate it.

This morning has been hard.  Waking up and not having her there, throwing her little dish around demanding her breakfast.. I miss her.

Spending lots of time with Zeus.  He sniffed all over her cage this morning, looked at me, then hopped away.  Animals seem to understand and accept these things far better than we do. 

He's the floppiest... he's the loppiest... he's King Zeus, the gentle giant French Lop!

She's the fuzziest... she's the wuzziest... she's Little Hera, the spunky Lionhead!


User is Offline Sarita
(Dallas)
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2/28/2012 2:34 AM
I'm crying right now. She was lucky to have someone who loved her so much and she spent her last few weeks in a place of comfort and happiness. I know making this decision was hard, but it was a very selfless thing for you to do. Hugs to you and I will light a candle for little West so she can cross the bridge and be whole again.
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