Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, scoliosis, back problems, hypothyroidism.
Oh Miriam, you are such a sweet heart to ask. I think the diuretcs have reduced the fluid around her heart because she is breathing easier and not coughing as much. I want to perceive this as an improvement but she's just picking at her food. And, she walks around the yard and still sniffs the flowers and all her other favorite spots. But I know the times is coming and the minute she has no real quality of life...well...you know.
Huggies and Kisses
Vesta is my eighteen year old Dalmation. She's a person to me!
Donna, I'm thinking of you and your family. We have gone through this last stage of life with 5 other of our furry family members over the years. Vesta has been with you for so long. I do know how difficult this is. I hope that it helps you to know that so many other people feel what you are going through. Hugs to you and your family.
Thank you all so much for your concern for my little dog. I don't know what to think anymore and just hope we are doing the right thing. I think the time is coming...but she has fooled us before.
She can still give kisses, so I am sending some your way.
I know what you mean, Miriam. I am wondering if I am just being selfish and just because she can still walk around there is some hope here. But...she is just picking at her food...is definetely suffering doggie dementia and last night for the first time EVER...she jumped off the bed and went to sleep on the floor in the family room by herself. I think her connection to us is really fading. The vet is gone for four days and I'm afraid something will happen and I will have to take her to a strange emergency vet which is about 40 miles away. Our vet is a fishing buddy of The Hubby's and said we could call him any time but this is Memorial Day week-end. I am forever second guessing my decision to just 'do it' last week...but how can you put a dog down that runs through the office, out the back door and chases a chicken?
I don't know what to do...I just don't know what to do.
Hug to you all