I am so sorry for your recent loss of your Donovan. I hope that you soon have peace and can reflect on your magnificent guy without the searing pain of his loss. Right now, it's just a hard road, three weeks.
I believe that our subconcious minds DO give us information. And that both of our dreams were a tiny window to the future. Though surely, they were not concrete enough for us to act.
Nori is fifteen (and a half) now and she is beginning to struggle. I know that things are going on for her medically - we and her vet agree that at this moment, she is pretty comfortable and happy. I am hoping against hope that things will go easy for her.
At her age, I am concerned that "gung ho" treatment would not be in her best interest so I struggle with the options. The side effects of alot of the meds are worse than the issues they are meant to treat, so I have chosen not to use anything unless absolutely necessary (she had HORRIBLE side effects - including seizures from meds for "pain").
We only do what we can, and hope for the best.
Take good care of yourself during this difficult time, friend. Your Donovan wants you to be okay!
p.s. Did you post a tribute to Donovan? If so, I would love to read it, let us know where it is. During the summer, Kerry and Sunlizard moved Nori's tribute here. It's called "The Wrong Dog".