Thursday, 28 January 2010

The Saddest Day

I am writing this in tears. Approximately half an hour ago, the vet called to tell me that my beloved Mini had died on the operating table.

After thinking about it long and hard, I decided to take her back to the vet to see if the cyst could be removed. The children were anxious, and I foolishly told them she'd be fine. The vet agreed to remove the swelling under anaesthetic, and I left her there at just gone 9am. The phone call came just an hour later.

The vet told me that the swelling was a huge, pus filled abcess. It would not have got better on its own, and would eventually have infected her nervous sysytem and killed her. I am now wracked with regeret, wondering if opting for surgery sooner would have made any difference. I'm also cursing myself for not getting her, somehow, to a specialist avian vet for the surgery.

All regrets and 'what if?'s are pointless now, though, as she is gone.

I will miss her. Meh-meh :( :( :(


  1. awww :( i am sad for you Marnie. RIP Mini :( I hope chicken heaven is eggtastic xxxx Big hugs for you cuz xxx

  2. I am so sorry ... I have followed her story closely for a while now :(

  3. So sorry for you. You just have to remind yourself that you have given those girls the best life they could of had.

  4. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss, I have been following Mini's journey every step of the way and felt very sad reading this. I hope she is having fun in the 'coop in the sky'. x

  5. Thanks for all your kind comments. She was quite a character, and I am very sad to lose her.