Thank you everyone for your kind words about Belle. In some ways she's better- her coughing is much less so the diuretic is working. However, she's still very lethargic and not eating. The vet has adjusted her heart meds to see if that helps. He's surprised that she's worse than when he saw her. To me it makes sense- people have heart attacks and go to the hospital, some get better and some do not. I can't see why it would be different than dogs.
I am doing everything to entice her to eat. The latest is a some browned hamburger, rice and a splash of my beef barley soup. The look she gave me today makes me believe that she appreciates the irony that I'm giving her her favourite foods and she doesn't want it.
d'Arcy is benefitting from the diet but believes that it really is too much that he can't have hers too.
There are a few positive signs- she barked at the UPS guy yesterday and got up on the couch today.
But she's not herself.
At what point are we no longer giving her time to get better but prolonging her misery?
Despite her start Belle has been loved for the past 8 years. She has learned to run and play and be loved. She always struggled with the idea of sharing toys
A dog needs to run and be happy.
|and to plot how to steal sticks when d'Arcy isn't paying attention|
I don't know the answer yet but I am getting closer.