Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Round Rock, TX, USA
Life is precious...
I sorta figured this discussion would elicit many emotions. Thank you for your honesty.
You guys know, to us life is precious... even human... =)
As for "human" options, Pope John Paul II, The Great, showed me the way... He used technology to "help" recover from the Assassination attempt... and again at his "end of life", through attempts to improve his breathing... once it was obvious there was no "progress", the "technology" was removed... and after a time, he breathed his final prayer... "Amen" (which means "It is TRUE!").
He was not a burden. He was the Holy Father.
Technology must be controlled. It is clearly out of hand in many cases such as Terry S. There were many other "issues" related to T.S... not applicable here.
Now, when it comes to our "pets", it is quite different.. they can't "decide" about their lives. It is up to us to "decide" for them. I've had to make the "tough call"... I've held them until their lives passed. That's my responsibility I "signed up for" when I began this intimate relationship of "master/pet/friends". I suppose it's no surprise that St. Francis is one of my favorite.
Right now, I'm at the point of letting her live the longest she can without the "treatment". When she's unable to fulfill the "pet" part of the relationship, my Master/friend side will again ease her suffering.
I suppose the title of this post means more than the infection..
Nellie is a 'heartworm'.. as those who've met her can attest... she gets into your heart... and will always be...
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