Here comes trouble...
November 16th 2010 10:46 pm
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Sometimes in life we can't understand why things happen. For the past 25 years Mom has had this terrible disease but she was very lucky enough that it didn't get really bad until the last 2 years and it has affected everything in her body. All of her spine, her SI joints, and all her organs but especially her Lungs and kidneys. I've seen her go from a very active and always doing something to someone who sits all day on the sofa or lies in bed. She changed so much and you can see the sadness in her face but now even after all that she has gone through nothing hurts as much as knowing we will lose Malty. The vet said there is really nothing they can do anymore- just like Mom. He said again we could do the sonogram and the liver biopsy and even the bone marrow aspiration but they can't do anything more than what they are already doing now. The medications haven't helped him and most likely will not, so all we can do is love him, feed him a special liver diet, and continue with the medications until he gets sick enough to make that painful decision. Mom wonders who will go first. She has thought about it and prayed about it and she doesn't want to go first because no one will love him and hand feed him as she does but at the same time she can't imagine losing him after all she has been through so she cried all day long. The Doctor's have told Mom the same thing that there is really nothing more they can do because there is no cure for her disease and it is in the final stages. The disease has ruined her entire body and Malty is experiencing slow liver failure.