My beautiful 5 1/2 yr old Felix had been hospitalized multiple times from chronic FLUTD. Each time it recurred it was worse than the previous episode.
Yesterday, before hospitalizing Felix, the vet discussed his prognosis - he needed surgery: penis removal and re-routing his urethra. Reminded of the additional complication of a heart murmur , I felt the kindest thing for Felix was to let him slip into a peaceful deep sleep.
I expected a peaceful experience for my boy but was horrified when the vet pushed on the plunger and Felix began gagging like he wanted to vomit! It was so horrible and I wonder if it was preventable.
I opted for euthanasia to prevent suffering and watched my baby suffer in his last moments of life. What went wrong?