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Old 08-14-2019, 02:18 PM   #1
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Today I made the difficult decision to help Nugget on his way, during a vet visit. I had a vet visit because the Metacam was running out, and it was an uncertain time next. He was looking thinner, but still fairly active and eating. His lumps seemed a bit bigger and he had scratched one. On examination underneath it was quite nasty and vet said he would be suffering. I had wanted to just keep him pain free to the end but it seemed that wasn't going to be possible and she said Metacam wouldn't do that plus it was now toxic to him. It was difficult because he came out like clockwork for his food and was still quite fast. Vet explained that it is an urge to eat when they have cancer, to feed the cancer, which is why he lost weight while eating well. She said she knows it was cancer by his look and a few other things. So we really had to decide to say goodbye to him to prevent him suffering terribly near the end.

So hard and I miss him already. I think OH and I knew this was the next thing because in the last week or so Nugget did look thinner. But his activity and appetite made me think he wanted to keep carrying on. I am sure we made the right decision today but I wish we had hamster hospices instead. I tried my best to give him hamster hospice care as long as I could - he just kept going, three wheels on his wagon.

It is almost a relief in some ways after months of knowing he was probably dying of cancer slowly and months of measuring out tiny doses of medicine and not seeing much of him except at feeding time. But I do miss him terribly. He is having an individual cremation and coming back in a biodegradable urn/tube which I will bury.

Play well Darling Nuggety. And thank you for all the the joy and happiness you brought to us - a gift to be cherished forever. Thank you and we will never forget you.

This is one of the few photos I have, when he was young. He was looking very different when older and I would like to remember him before he got the lumps. My sweet little boy who would listen and have conversations for ages but very much had a boundary at his door - talk but don't touch.

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Old 08-14-2019, 02:36 PM   #2
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Oh how sad. At least he isnt suffering. Bless you Nugget you will be missed on here.

Eta what a gorgeous picture.
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Old 08-14-2019, 02:40 PM   #3
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Serendipity, sorry to hear this. Hugs to you.
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Old 08-14-2019, 03:08 PM   #4
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I am so so sorry to hear about nugget's departure to the land of rainbows. No doubt, you made the right decision but it is a very sad day.
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Old 08-14-2019, 10:21 PM   #5
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Nugget,
Run free over the bridge little dude, there are many friends there so you will not be alone.
RIP Nugget.
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Old 08-15-2019, 02:36 AM   #6
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Thank you all. Am rather tearful. It is still tugging at my heart.
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Old 08-15-2019, 03:04 AM   #7
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Sorry for the loss of your much loved ham Nugget.
The memory of your precious boy will always shine very brightly on this forum xx
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Old 08-15-2019, 04:25 AM   #8
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I'm really sorry to hear that. Do take solace in the fact that he lived as great a life as was possible with you. You were amazing with Nugget and he was truly happy to have you.
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Old 08-15-2019, 08:17 AM   #9
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Nugget was a very special robo to so many of us Serendipity. He was with you from only 8 weeks old and so for nearly 2 years he has had the best possible life with you. Sometimes a little furry can be a look but don't touch pet and you understood his character and gave him everything he needed. He had a wonderful set up in his home, good food and treats, vet care and medicine to help for a long time now. No one could have done more. In the end you made the hardest but most loving decision.
Rest in Peace now little Nugget. Find friends across the bridge to play with. Look back and remember your heartbroken Mum who will never forget you.
Hugs for you Serendipity at this sad time.

That photo of Nugget captured him perfectly.
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Old 08-15-2019, 08:41 AM   #10
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Thank you Coco xxx I have sent for that photo to be printed on wood to put on the wall with 15.8.2017 to 14.8.2019 underneath. It seems fitting it is printed on birch plywood, like some of the hamster items he had. He went to the rainbow bridge the day before his second birthday but another day wouldn't have been good to wait for as he needed to be helped.
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