View Full Version : Sorry I'm sat here at my desk in tears and need to know if Connie will be scared
11th October 2010, 11:26 AM
Sorry everyone to be so depressing, but my head feels like it's going to burst, and i can't keep my tears in anymore.
Will Connie be scared tomorrow? Or will it be so quick she wont know anything? :(
The vet is coming at 2pm and she will be put to sleep by injection in her usual field, I'm going to give her lots of treats and hold her until the end as i dont want her to be alone or with someone she doesnt know well, but i dont want her to be scared when she feels the drugs.
Sorry i know it's a horrible subject xx
11th October 2010, 12:08 PM
Don't apologise hunni that's what we're here for!
No she won't be scared, she will slip away peacefully in your arms and will feel no pain at all.
Big hugs xxxxxxx
11th October 2010, 12:09 PM
I'm so so so sorry...no of course she won't be scared....Perks was put down by injection and my friend was there (I couldn't be there with him) and she said it was really really quick...she just go to sleep, literally.
Will be thinking of you today honey....be strong, be brave xxxx
11th October 2010, 12:16 PM
((HUGS)) to you.
I hope it goes smoothly.
Take care. xx
11th October 2010, 12:47 PM
She won't be scared. My dear old Gemma was pts with injection. She had her friend Bracken with her and it was all very peaceful. She had a sedative first, then the main injection. She just lay down gently and went to sleep. It still makes me cry to think of loosing her, but it was a good way to go.
Sending you a huge hug.
11th October 2010, 01:09 PM
She won't know anything about it. Bridie was Put to sleep by injection, and my friends said it was very quick and peaceful.
Thinking of you xxxx
Why don't you see if you can leave work and go and spend some time with Connie, as I doubt your mind is on work anyway x
11th October 2010, 02:06 PM
Huge hugs to you..
My pony was put to sleep by injection - it went very smoothly..
We took a scoop of feed out into the paddock with us and he munched away on that - the vet then listened to his heart (not sure why) and then gave him a pat and then gave him the injection. He did dance about a bit when she went to put the needle in, but that was what he ALWAYS did for any injections he had to have, vaccinations included, so that was absolutely normal behaviour for him and in no way related to what was happening or the drugs. Pretty much as soon as the needle was in his neck his back legs buckled and he sank back on to his bum with his front legs straight in front of him, he then rolled gently onto his side and did a big sigh. I sat with his head in my lap and stroked his cheek and the vet listened to his heart again and then told us it was over and that he was gone. She then waited for several minutes and then listened through her stethoscope again - she was obviously satisfied that everything was as it should be at this point and she then left the yard.
It was a very peaceful way for him to go and it couldn't have gone any smoother or any better for him. Don't get me wrong I was in absolute pieces and even writing it out like I have has got me welling up five years on, but I would do it again that way without hesitation. I will say that after the injection had been given I tried to close his eyelids so it looked like he was just sleeping but they wouldn't stay shut.. I've since found out that this is quite common so don't be alarmed if you notice this with your lovely girl.
I'm sorry if writing in this much detail has upset you even more but I wish I had known these things before it was my boy's time..
I will be thinking of you tomorrow - be brave and trust yourself in that this is the only option for Connie now - it's the only kind thing you can do for her, and she would no doubt ask you to let her go if she had the words for you to hear.
Only a PM away if you want to ask anything or need a chat xxx
11th October 2010, 02:22 PM
she wont know anything about it, so she wont be scared. you are very brave
massive hugs :(
11th October 2010, 02:32 PM
So sorry to hear she is having to be put to sleep i love Connie
Dennis when he was put down was gone in a matter of miuets, he absolutely hated vets and was super hard to inject but he laid there quietly and let the vet inject him he was gone in a matter of seconds and it was just like he had fallen asleep the vets were excellent with him and with me when it happend
11th October 2010, 02:33 PM
Ditto the others. I used to work for a vet and on a fair few occasions went with her when owners couldnt be present. The first part is just the same as knocking them out for an operation and then they are just put into a "deeper" sleep.
This IS the right thing for you to do.
11th October 2010, 03:03 PM
She wont feel a thing, thinking about you x
11th October 2010, 03:04 PM
My old horse was pts with an injection. He didn't have a chance to be frightened, it was all very calm and peaceful and he just drifted away. It WAS horrible for me but not for him.
11th October 2010, 03:38 PM
:( So sorry hun, i cant add to what the others have said but just wanted to say im thinking of you.
11th October 2010, 05:05 PM
Oh bless you, you must be so upset and worried but she really won't know anything about it. Thinking of you. xx
11th October 2010, 05:12 PM
She wont realise what's happening no. Your so brave, will be thinkign about you loads tomorrow xxxx
11th October 2010, 05:22 PM
She will not be scared it happens very quick.
My thoughts will be with you both tomorrow ((((((massive hugs))))))
11th October 2010, 06:40 PM
Sending huge hugs your way, i have tears in my eyes knowing what your going through.
She will not be scared hun, she will fall asleep peacefull and the pain will stop xxx
thinking of youxxxxxxxxxxx
11th October 2010, 08:23 PM
Will be thinking of you honey. Be strong xxx
11th October 2010, 08:33 PM
Im in tears with you but I think Welly has given sound advice and ive heard from other ppl their horses have gone the same way.
Ill be putting my boy to sleep at the end of this month so have a little idea of what your going through but I can imagine the day before it happens must be very very hard.
Connie couldnt ask for a more loving owner and you have done the right thing by her, ill be thinking of you tomorrow and remember we are all here.
Ive never had a horse PTS before so I cant give any personal experience but there are many on this forum who have been exactly where you are right now.
Big hugs and cuddle to both you and Connie
11th October 2010, 08:36 PM
Big hugs babe (((( )))) xxxx
It will all go smoothly and Connie won't be scared, be brave like you have been and spend some time together before she goes. I really feel for you and I just want to say im so sorry xxx
11th October 2010, 10:22 PM
She wont be scared dont you worry, Janet was done by injection and yes it was horrible for me to watch but it looked very peaceful for her, there was no fear in her eyes, she was sedated first and as said before once it was in, her legs buckled and she laid down and went to sleep.
I'll be thinking of you, big hugs xxx
11th October 2010, 10:24 PM
She won't be scared because you won't be scared and she will feel what you feel. Hold her close and whisper to her and all she will be feeling is the love flowing between you and all she will be hearing is your familiar voice.
For her it will be those feelings that she will feel for the rest of eternity. She will feel loved and calm. That's how it was with me and my beloved dog Emma and I know that she is holding that feeling forever.
12th October 2010, 01:20 AM
When my sister had to have her beloved Pony pts, she was done in the horse box. She thought she was on her way to a show so she was happy as she loved travelling. She was also taken away to be Cremated so my sister could have her ashes back.
She wasn't in any way scared. We kept ourselves as calm as we possibley could and with her going in the horse box and thinking she was going to a show, any stress she did see in us she would have seen as normal stesses of before a show and making sure we had things ready. It was very calm and gentle and she wasn't scared and felt no pain.
My heart is with you, as everyone heres is. All the best but you are doing what is best for her and she will know this from over the rainbow bridge where she will be able to canter and gallop pain free, waiting for the day that she will see you again and run to you to nuzzle and love you in the kindness you have shown her.
12th October 2010, 01:36 AM
I'm in tears reading this and I just want you to know I'm so sorry for your situation and all I can do is reassure you that she wont be scared at all and send huge hugs your way.
I know its no consolation, but my beloved cat got PTS two weeks ago, and I know that she was so relieved to be rid of her pain. Storm on this forum wrote me a poem and it really reminds me of the good times and to forget about how ill she's been. It was really hard to do, but I'd rather that than to prolong the time of her pain. I miss her everyday as the pain is pretty fresh, but it gets easier I promise.
Also, I worked in a vets for a week and I saw two animals go through euthanasia and it was extremely peaceful and painless. Although they weren't horses the vets put them to sleep as though going for an operation then they gave the injection, the animals were none the wiser and only reminded of their relief of pain, so no your mare wont be scared and if your there she'll be reassured of your love and the reason she's had such an amazing life.
Hugs your way, and I'm only a PM away too xxxx
12th October 2010, 01:14 PM
There is nothing more to add as everyone has said what I believe to be true. I feel the same as Jane, she will feel all your love surrounding her and that will be her final memory!
Thinking of you today xxxx
12th October 2010, 02:36 PM
Thinking of you at this awful time. My big man was put down in dec and he went very very peacefully. He just felt sleepy and had a lie down and then he was gone. I really am very sorry for your loss and know how hard it is for you. xx
My Crazy Clan
12th October 2010, 03:30 PM
I am so so sorry you both have to go through it (((huge hugs)))
The injection is quick and peaceful x
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