Would you resuscitate if your pet was critically injured?

Anonemous

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Just came back from the ER of a vet hospital. Still in shock as I type this. Having the worst week in my life. My cat was stabilized but the extent of his internal injuries are unknown. If he survives the next 24 hours, he will need extensive surgery to reconstruct his lower jaw and eye (if it's still functional). Filling out all the medical forms, one question stuck out that was too tough for me to answer.

Resuscitate?

My cat obviously is in a lot of pain right now with a broken jaw and massive blood loss (actually coughed blood as I held him in my arms) and various uknown injuries. So if you ever had to decide for a loved pet what would you choose?

edit: just closing up this thread, thank you all for your support and comments.
 

bapace

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So are you beating yourself up since it was your fault he got hit by the car? Keep your damn pets inside or on a leash.
 

Eli

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Uhh... Well, I don't really know how, so.. no.
 

Skyclad1uhm1

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If it would be able to lead a good life yes, if it would be in constant pain no.

Would you want to live the rest of your life as a plant, or with a shattered body and in constant pain? Or would you rather die after such a heavy accident? If life stops being worthwhile, if you have no chance of improval, I would not want it.
 

Insane3D

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Originally posted by: bapace
So are you beating yourself up since it was your fault he got hit by the car? Keep your damn pets inside or on a leash.

Hey, how about you go skullfvck yourself with a rusty nail...

Why don't you give the guy a break a$$hole. :|
 

bapace

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kiss my @ss. This is like someone being upset that their girlfriend died in a drunk driving accident when they were the drunk driver...nobody to blame but themselves. Besides, cats are the most worthless thing on the planet.
 

Insane3D

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Originally posted by: bapace
kiss my @ss. This is like someone being upset that their girlfriend died in a drunk driving accident when they were the drunk driver...nobody to blame but themselves. Besides, cats are the most worthless thing on the planet.

It's hard to believe anything is more worthless than your dumba$$ self. I hope you get hit by a car and no one sees you so you get repeatedly run over....at least then you would be somewhat useful as fertilizer.

You don't keep cats on leashes fvcktard...but someone should probably have kept your mom on one.
 

Syringer

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Originally posted by: bapace
kiss my @ss. This is like someone being upset that their girlfriend died in a drunk driving accident when they were the drunk driver...nobody to blame but themselves. Besides, cats are the most worthless thing on the planet.

I think you just took over that most worthless title with that post.
 

Yo Ma Ma

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If it was a healthy animal prior to the auto accident, and I had the financial means I would want to keep the animal alive.

It's hard to think straight during that kind of emergency. Best to you and your kitty.
 

notfred

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I wouldn't. I know some people who's cat was hit by a car. The vet put it back together, mostly, but for the rest of it's life the last inch or two of it's large intestine hung out it's asshole. The thing always looked uncomfortable whenever it sat down after that.
 

Yo Ma Ma

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Originally posted by: bapace
kiss my @ss. This is like someone being upset that their girlfriend died in a drunk driving accident when they were the drunk driver...nobody to blame but themselves. Besides, cats are the most worthless thing on the planet.

Cat haters.. so tedious.
 

Yo Ma Ma

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Originally posted by: notfred
I wouldn't. I know some people who's cat was hit by a car. The vet put it back together, mostly, but for the rest of it's life the last inch or two of it's large intestine hung out it's asshole. The thing always looked uncomfortable whenever it sat down after that.

Yeah, some cases are extreme. My brother's ex-GF had a cat that had to have its bladder squeezed out a few times a day, couldn't pee on its own any more.

Our Maine my excellent compatriot was injured and needed hip surgery. Seemed very painful before and after during recovery, not sure I have a cat put though it again. OTOH, he is just fine now, no pain or limp or anything.
 

Insane3D

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To answer the OP, I wouldn't. If he/she was that damaged, it's probably best to end it's suffering. Your first instinct is to do everything you can to save it, but ask yourself if you are putting it through all that pain for him/her, or yourself? It's a tough call, and a rough situation. Good luck to you and your pal. :(
 

Goosemaster

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Originally posted by: bapace
kiss my @ss. This is like someone being upset that their girlfriend died in a drunk driving accident when they were the drunk driver...nobody to blame but themselves. Besides, cats are the most worthless thing on the planet.

em·pa·thy Pronunciation Key (mp-th)
n.

1. Identification with and understanding of another's situation, feelings, and motives. See Synonyms at pity.
2. The attribution of one's own feelings to an object.


Read it. Learn it. Save yourself from eventual gunshot wound to the nads:beer:
 

Yo Ma Ma

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Originally posted by: bapace
IT WAS HIS FAULT THE DAMN CAT GOT HURT! What should I be empathetic for them?

Look bapace, you've made your thoughts known. The OP didn't ask about should he keep his cat inside, his cat might be dying and he can extrapolate all the what-ifs himself I'm sure.

I don't care if you have empathy or not, just shutting up would be OK now.