We have always promised that if Shaun's situation was suffering without end we would make the call. Today we made that call.
We had to put Shaun to sleep this morning at 10am, Saturday 30 September 2023. It may never become clear quite what was causing the immense pain and discomfort he began to feel just over a couple of weeks ago.
Last night, when his morphine wore off, he was in absolute agony. He was screaming and writhing in pain. The recommended dose of morphine didn't work. We doubled it. It took 3 hours after that for Shaun to get some respite. When the sun came up we took him outside and we knew we couldn't let him suffer any longer.
The morphine started to wear off around 9am. We couldn't let him go through the agony of the previous night. Nothing was working and we had no answers.
We made the decision to let him pass peacefully. It was the hardest decision. Christine held his head in my hands and told him how much he was loved. He passed with so much love surrounding him.
We didn't give up on him. We did what was best for him. We cremated him in the afternoon and have placed his ashes in the clinic.
He was the bestest of boys.
We will name our free clinic The Mighty Shaun Memorial Clinic. We will provide free treatment in his name and alleviate so much suffering.
Run free Shaun. Our hearts are breaking. You can read more about Shaun and his remarkable resilience against the raw deal life threw at him, and the happy years he spent in our lives, on his profile page here.