I have visited this web site many times in my years of having my beautiful Maggie Mae. Thursday of this week I had to put her down and I am so heart sick I feel as if I am dying in the inside. I wonder if I did the right thing, which I know I did, but this doubt keeps popping in my head. Maggie over the last three years has been steadily declining...two years ago she had to have emergency surgery because her liver panels were so high, we took her to a specialist who did an ultrasound and noticed two masses, one in her gallbladder and in in her spleen, we gave him permission to open her up and if there was cancer he was going to put her down but Praise our Higher Power she was cancer free but without a spleen or gallbladder. Over the last year she has developed congestive heart failure , diabetes, liver problems all for which she as being treated with medicine. Arthritis developed in her hips in the last years but due to her liver problems she was unable to take any of the meds for this. Also six months ago when our vet took an x ray of her heart he thought he saw a tumor in her heart but could not be sure because of congestion. Nothing could be done because of her health so we took her home and loved her. Maggie started loosing control of her back legs approximately two weeks ago and Thursday she had not ate in three days and lost control of her bodily functions, her stool was also black. Thursday she could not get up at all and it was then that we decided to go to the vet to have her put down. Our vet has treated or girl for all of her life and he also recommended it, it could have been her liver or a tumor in her heart or a problem with her spine, so this last Thursday my girl went peacefully in my arms. I am heart sick and grieving , I have lost my baby and my best friend...can anyone share their experiences ...