He is eating, but very little. I'm giving him some CC to supplement what he's taking, but not force feeding him, as I don't think that would be fair on him.
BamBam, I know, but you know how it is! Thank you for your support.
- You can quote me
The "not sure" part is the very worst. We've thankfully only had to face that once or twice. I empathize and send my support and care to both Noddy and to you.
I will say this: in my experience, more vets, even the good ones, seem to tend toward suggesting euthanasia too soon than those that either try to carry treatment too far (the reverse), or somehow manage to get it just right (very rare). I'm not sure why this is, but that's been my experience.
Trust Noddy and trust your gut.
He looked fairly bright, first thing this morning, but isquiet and fluffed up again now. However, he's still with us, so it shows what vets know! He's also eaten a bit of breakfast, so it's not all bad.
You are all right, it's about trusting my gut and being guided by Noddy. I will try to do that.
I put him on the floor, just for a change of scene, but he was having more difficulty moving. His front legs are now more like turtle flippers. Most peculiar.
I just had a nasty shock when I went to get him out of the cage, and couldn't see him breathing, and it took a lot to wake him. Scary. However, we've just had some nice "lap time", where he fell asleep, but even then, was twitching. I guess a lot of the sleepiness, and some of the twitching may be related to a build up of toxins, since his liver and kidneys have been failing for sometime.
Tomorrow is another day, let's see what it brings!
I've been hoping and hoping Mother Nature will intervene, but so far, nothing. And so, with a heavy, heavy heart, and rivers of tears, I've made the hardest decision of all, and have that if he has survived the night, I will take him to the vet to have him helped over The Bridge to his family who have gone before.
He is quiet, and onhis own in a separate cage from MaggieMae because she is just too lively for him to cope with.
Please pray for us all tonight.
I made the hardest decision, but to have done any different would have been for my benefit and not Noddy's. And I believe that to have left him any longer would have been a coward's decision.
Rest well my darling, darling Noddy xxx