Guest lauri Posted September 14, 2008 Share Posted September 14, 2008 I'm sorry about how I keep coming back here about Miles' health, but I'm just so tired and sad. Seems just when things are getting better we have another set-back. We had finally gotten him to eat regular meals (althogh smaller than usual) for close to two weeks and then two nights ago, eating was 'OKAY' and then yesterday not eating again. He's depressed, tired, and weak. He's so damn skinny you can see every bone in his body. He has lost his muscle mass and looks like a skeleton. Last night he was looking at e with his big brown sweet eyes and it was like he was saying, "Mom, what's rong with me?" It's heartbreaking. Especially because I have to keep telling myself that this may be close to the end. He's gone from this vibrant happy, playful, loving, chunky Greyhound, into a shell of himself in just a few months. Tuesday I will take him into see the senior vet who owns the clinic that he goes to. I'd go Monday, but I have my chemo treatment then. We're going to do another blood panel and then some other panels that test digestive enzymes and the such. Maybe a round of the Prednisone could work, but that's our last hope. Mike and I have decided against exploratory surgery. I'm not putting my almost 10 year old weak dog through that just to find out that 'YES' it's IBD, 'YES" it's cancer, or 'HMMM' we don't see anything apparent. The vet will be able to tell through bloodwork at this point if things are not going to look good, and if that's the case, we'll just keep him comfortable and love him as much as we can. But please send good thoughts our way that we can find some way of treating Miles. I love him so much and can't imagine our lives without him in it. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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