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Old 07-25-2017, 06:08 PM
 
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I posted earlier about my 10 y.o. little dog with congestive heart failure. She was refusing meds...I was shoving them down her throat, & she had not eaten since Thursday. She was struggling for breath, lethargic & vet said she had fluid in her lungs & abdomen & to prepare to let go. I had actually made an appointment for euthanizing for yesterday, & we planned to spend the weekend just holding her.

Well, on Saturday night, not only did she eat again, starting with my homemade chicken soup, but she started to willingly take her meds. She finished the course of antibiotics & is accepting heart medication & the diuretic. Of course, she is peeing & drinking a LOT, but the ascites is greatly decreased, she is breathing easily, sleeping good, has a dog-smile on her face, & even playing a little with the Dobie.

I am realistic in that I realize she will never be able to run or hike or maybe not even be able to take walks with us again, but she is obviously still happy to be on this planet, & we're happy she is here.

For those of you who commented, THANK YOU for your messages, positive thoughts, & prayers.

And for those of you who love a dog, cat, parrot, etc., of course you should be realistic about their quality of life, but never stop hoping.

Marcia

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Old 07-26-2017, 02:44 AM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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{{{{Hugs!}}}}

Good for you, Sable, and kudos to you, 3M, for hanging in there!
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Old 07-26-2017, 12:41 PM
 
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I posted earlier about my 10 y.o. little dog with congestive heart failure. She was refusing meds...I was shoving them down her throat, & she had not eaten since Thursday. She was struggling for breath, lethargic & vet said she had fluid in her lungs & abdomen & to prepare to let go. I had actually made an appointment for euthanizing for yesterday, & we planned to spend the weekend just holding her.

Well, on Saturday night, not only did she eat again, starting with my homemade chicken soup, but she started to willingly take her meds. She finished the course of antibiotics & is accepting heart medication & the diuretic. Of course, she is peeing & drinking a LOT, but the ascites is greatly decreased, she is breathing easily, sleeping good, has a dog-smile on her face, & even playing a little with the Dobie.

I am realistic in that I realize she will never be able to run or hike or maybe not even be able to take walks with us again, but she is obviously still happy to be on this planet, & we're happy she is here.

For those of you who commented, THANK YOU for your messages, positive thoughts, & prayers.

And for those of you who love a dog, cat, parrot, etc., of course you should be realistic about their quality of life, but never stop hoping.

Marcia
This is a great lesson learned.

Sometimes quality of life can go through swings. A decline may not be permanent. An itchy trigger finger may not be the best thing.
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Old 07-26-2017, 03:54 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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Or maybe the lesson is that sometimes it takes awhile for medication to work, so you must give it time.

I am very glad to hear that the dog is feeling better.
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Old 07-26-2017, 03:59 PM
 
Location: SoCal again
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I have not followed your story but I am happy for you. Gives me happy goose bumps!
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Old 07-26-2017, 04:45 PM
 
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I posted earlier about my 10 y.o. little dog with congestive heart failure. She was refusing meds...I was shoving them down her throat, & she had not eaten since Thursday. She was struggling for breath, lethargic & vet said she had fluid in her lungs & abdomen & to prepare to let go. I had actually made an appointment for euthanizing for yesterday, & we planned to spend the weekend just holding her.

Well, on Saturday night, not only did she eat again, starting with my homemade chicken soup, but she started to willingly take her meds. She finished the course of antibiotics & is accepting heart medication & the diuretic. Of course, she is peeing & drinking a LOT, but the ascites is greatly decreased, she is breathing easily, sleeping good, has a dog-smile on her face, & even playing a little with the Dobie.

I am realistic in that I realize she will never be able to run or hike or maybe not even be able to take walks with us again, but she is obviously still happy to be on this planet, & we're happy she is here.

For those of you who commented, THANK YOU for your messages, positive thoughts, & prayers.

And for those of you who love a dog, cat, parrot, etc., of course you should be realistic about their quality of life, but never stop hoping.

Marcia
Good news! Thanks for the update. The hardest part is wondering WHEN to euthanize. In your case, a few days of agonizing over it took a turn for the better. Enjoy.
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