I had to make a really hard decision. As much as we try to avoid it, death is a part of life. Even though we don’t always achieve the desired outcome, I’m glad I went the extra mile to see if I could save this rooster. But there came a point where I had to make a really hard decision.
My sweet Roo had a relapse. I was optimistically thinking he would be fine now. But I soon realized this virus would probably plague him all of his life. He was still eating and game to fight on but his comb was turning blue and I knew it was probably a respiratory infection. It was hard to make the decision to put an end to his life when for weeks he looked into my eyes and it felt like he trusted me to care for him. But I knew I could not continue to devote this much time to him indefinitely. I miss my little buddy but glad we had our time together.