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Posted by icequeen on May 04, 2003 at 07:19:19:
In Reply to: Horrid question... posted by chimbakka on May 03, 2003 at 20:36:51:
Do you have an emergency verterinary clinic around you? There has to be someone that covers over the weekends and evenings just for these types of situations.
Call around to various vets, most will give the number to whoever it is that's covering for the weekend...or some will even leave thier home phone number so you can contact them in case of emergency.
I would think it wouldn't particularly matter if it's not your usual vet, as you're only going to have him put down. Give that a try and see if you can find someone, rather than having to bear the burden of doing it yourself.
It's too hard on your emotions!!!
:Ok. This isn't about chameleons, but I thought I would post knowing that a lot of you have other pets and are pet lovers like me, and maybe someone can help me.
:I found out this morning that one of my degus had a prolapse. My dad said he noticed it late last night (I wasn't home till this morning). When I got home to look at it he was on his wheel, and it was REALLY bad. I'm not sure if it is his testicles or what exactly, but the whole organ is outside his body. The wound is healed up, and to put him back together would require surgery. The problem is I can't get him to a vet to have him euthanized untill Monday.
:I know the only way I could humanely do it myself would be to break his neck, but I have never done that before. I don't want to half break it, or something, and have him still alive and in more pain. So, my question is this: Is there a certain way it has to be broken? Also, how much pressure does it take?
:I know this is pretty gross, and I'm sorry. The thought of it alone is making me kind of sick, but I want to do what is best for Kirby.
:Thanks if anyone can help.