Hello all. It's kinda funny, when I started to post this, I saw my post about Baby crossing the Bridge just over a year ago. Well, now I have a new patient, Conan. He's just over 16 (or so) and about 6 months ago he was dx'd with a spinal tumor. Because of it's logistics, there is nothing that can be done short of palliative care. The tumor involves his spinal column and nerves. We are grateful that there doesn't seem to be an issue with pain. It's just that he's losing the feeling in his hind end, day by day, it seems to get worse. We keep trying new and different meds, hoping to find one that helps. At least he isn't generally incontinent. We've had the odd "accident" but, well, I guess I would have them too if I was in his shape, so we forgive, mop, disinfect
First, almost 5 years ago, I lost my sweet Emily, and then, just over a year ago, I lost my precious Baby. Now, it seems, that Conan won't be too far behind. As I write this, Conan is sitting at my feet having a snooze. He still plays, with a little vigor, enjoys having head nuggies, and reigning as the "king", disciplining the twins, when they're in reach.
OK, enough whining, sometimes, I just need to vent. Like I'm sure we all do. I still miss my ones that have gone on before. It's hard knowing that my big dumb guy ( our pet
name for Conan) will join his sisters. And that more than likely, we will have to send him Home. Just don't know if I can go thru that again.
I'm grateful for this group, as a place to "go" where everyone understands, and some of you have even "been there, done that". So, once again, I'm sorry for whining, and sounding like I'm the only one who's ever been thru this. I know many others have been. Thanks