wilbur’s autopsy results are back

Posted: November 29, 2012 at 8:03 pm

he had severe arthritis in both of his elbows…everything else looked good.

5 Comments on "wilbur’s autopsy results are back"

  • erin says

    just because they didnt find it doesnt mean it wasnt there. my opinion? have some baileys and know you did the right thing.

  • Penny says

    You say it’s always about quality of life, Carol. Wilbur would have been in chronic pain with severe arthritis in both elbows. And it would have been so difficult for him to walk – he was a big boy – trying to support that weight with arthritic legs would have been terrible for him. You made the right decision, and didn’t let him suffer. Sounds like he was trying to let everyone know that he wasn’t happy or enjoying life anymore.

  • Fiona says

    He certainly wasn’t happy last weekend, didn’t want to move at all. 🙁

  • Shelley says

    Quality of life isn’t always about tests and diagnosis. It’s also about the intuition of experienced care-givers and the guts it takes to make that final decision. You cannot allow an animal to continue to suffer when you have already done everything possible to fix it.

  • Bridget says

    when you think about it, those elbows would affect everything. it’s just not the same as us humans with ours. it means general movement, and a great deal of pain during. sometimes meds can’t help that if the arthritis is really bad as you say it was. there’s no arthritis Remicade infusions for pigs… and who knows if it would have worked? that’s more for RA.
    you did the right thing.

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