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Terry, I am sorry to hear Moe is having problems. Spencer too had multiple cysts in his last years. How old is Moe? Spencer underwent surgery a year ago (at age 13) to have a cyst that would not heal removed. At the time, he was also losing hearing & vision, but was otherwise healthy. He did fine with surgery. As far as letting them go, I've been through it twice now & it is not easy. For me, my head told me when the time was right, but my heart had difficulty letting go. I also hoped for both Sadie & Spencer to "sleep away," but that didn't happen. As hard as it was, I knew that Spencer's quality of life had deteriorated and I loved him so much, I did not want him to suffer. I agree with smitte21 - when the time comes, be with Moe. I had the vet come to my house for both Sadie & Spencer's trip to the Bridge. It eliminated that last stressful ride to the vet. Both left this world in their own bed with me by their side. I would not have had it any other way. I am thinking of you & Moe with love. I know how hard it is. I'm including a poem below. I don't know if you've seen it, but it's helped me.
Amy

If it should be that I grow frail & weak
And pain should keep me from my sleep,
Then will you do what must be done,
For this - the last battle - can't be won.
You will be sad, I understand,
But don't let grief then stay your hand,
For on this day, more than the rest,
Your love and friendship must stand the test.
We have had so many happy years,
You wouldn't want me to suffer so.
When the time comes, please, let me go.
Take me to where to my needs they'll tend,
Only, stay with me till the end
And hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.
I know in time you will agree
It is a kindness you do to me.
Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I have been saved.
Don't grieve that it must be you
Who has to decide this thing to do;
We've been so close - we two - these years,
Don't let your heart hold any tears.
 

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I'm so sorry. Thinking of you...
Amy
 
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