Originally Posted by MoonShadow
Martini didnt make it either. I feel like such an absolute failure. ..
Don't be so hard on yourself MoonShadow! I have a beautiful new addition to my family who is already loved by all because you are NOT a failure! I know the deaths are hard on you, but you have to remember the ones you saved. Maybe it's time to start printing yourself some before & after pics of your successes like Patrick, Charlie, Cheeto, Oz, Lemon Doodle, Boomer, Whiskey, Norbert, & Echo and hanging them where you can see them regularly. I've known you less then 3 weeks and you've found and rescued all of them since then. Most are now in their forever homes because of your loving care.
There's also the people you have inspired. My daughter is 15, but she now wants to rescue bettas when she gets older. She's already studying what she'll need to know and spent the last money she had to take home a pretty VT with SBD. If I let her she'd bring one home every week, but I put condition on her rescuing (such as learning what bettas might have & how to treat it, plus have meds she might need on hand, and the homes they need while getting better).
You are not a failure, but an inspiration hun. Remember all the fish and people life you touch by doing what you do.