Making the decision to put your pet to sleep is one of the most difficult there is to make. Especially when it is the family dog and there are small children in the family. I can't imagine the hurt and anguish the Olivarez family went through after putting their 10-year-old Rottweiler Mia to sleep only to find her awake and alert the next day. Matt Olivarez took Mia to the vet due to her severe back pain that has her in a lot of pain and has prevented her from walking. The vet and Matt decided it was time to put her to sleep, the vet gave Mia the two shots and Matt took Mia home to decide if he wanted to bury her in the back yard or to have her cremated. The next day Matt walked into the garage to find Mia awake and looking for her food bowl to be refilled. Now the hard part will be to make the decision all over again, to put her to sleep or not. The vet had no comment as they wanted to confirm it was Mia that was the dog that was brought into the office. Apparently, the only thing that can save her is a very expensive spinal surgery that may not even work and the family is already having money issues.
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My fingers are crossed that this family finds some peace with this situation and if they do decide to put Mia down, that it works this time. I have had to do this for many pets in the past, everything from the family dog to my pony that was my childhood best friend. the decision is never easy, but the peace of mind knowing that you have done the right thing for your pet is always comforting. To have the pet wake up would be torture. My thoughts are with this family and Mia.