|Barked: Fri Jul 26, '13 5:00am PST |
We have sort of the same issue with my mother( I know, a human not a dog) she is diabetic, has heart disease and is on dialysis 5 nights a week for 8 hours. She has no kidneys, one was removed due to cancer, the other malfunctioning and causing her to get sicker, she can no longer have new ports to continue dialysis because they have simply run out of viable sites and her current port leaks blood with every treatment. She also has a chronic ear infection and can not hear about 75% of the time and has lost most if not all of her vision. She also has osteoporosis and can break bones just standing up. We, the doctors, and the staff of the nursing home she is in made the decision to allow her to have whatever she wants. It really won't make that much difference in prognosis but it makes her happy to finally have what she has not been able to for years. I don't know how long it will take Sabi's problem to progress but there is a time when quality of life does come into play, if all you want is her happy during her last bit of time, then let her go and give her what she wants, or as Fritz said, use a compromise. Let her have a few treats but perhaps cut back a little on kibble or use treats she enjoys but are healthier. Good Luck.
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