|Barked: Thu Jun 23, '11 10:29am PST |
|My Margaret will be 18 in about 6 weeks. I know I am beyond blessed to have had her this long. She was diagnosed with Cushings several years ago and we've only had to treat her symptoms instead of treating the disease. Of course, she's always had an (overly healthy) appetite. So, it greatly worries me that she hasn't really wanted to eat lately. I did take her to the vet about a week ago and I got the prepare yourself talk and came home bawling, with some canned food. Now, I know we need to prepare ourselves...she will not live forever. But, just how am I supposed to do that? Like you really can. It wasn't her usual vet and she even called her by the wrong name. So I left a little aggravated. I know that part of it was just her being honest about something I didn't want to hear.
Anyhow, we are rotating different canned foods, scrambled eggs, chicken and rice...whatever we can get her to eat at the time. I got her to eat an egg and some chicken at lunch. She wont touch the latest can we opened. I don't know what to do. I know I don't want her to suffer, but I don't really know that she is or that she's not. She still wags her tail when her daddy comes from work. And quite frankly, I am not ready to take things into my own hands and put her down. I can hardly even type those words.
I don't know what I'm even looking for here. Obviously, any advice is welcome. But, I guess I just needed to ramble somewhere that I knew others would understand and maybe find some support for this next chapter that has crept up on me uninvited.
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