Thursday, May 02, 2013

Last Days

I think that's where we are with Simone.  She is sliding pretty fast.  She has been nauseous off and on for two weeks now.  Even when I give her two anti-nausea pills a day, that often isn't enough.

Yesterday she was acting really strangely.  She spent a lot of time in her crate.  That's not normal.  She usually is right beside me when I  am on the computer.  Not yesterday.

Last night, I saw she was getting really nauseous, so we went out (to try to keep from cleaning the house).  She didn't try to eat grass or anything, and she only coughed up a little once.  But alas, when she got in ...  well - TMI.

She has been acting really strange since Saturday night.  Of course, that night we had heavy rains and a lot of thunder and lightening.  She had an "accident" in the entry hall.  That almost never happens.  Then night before last, she had another problem,

Last night, I really thought, as I did during Spring Break, that I would be making "the decision" today.  I came up with a plan for today.  She would get the anti-nausea pills as often as she could have them around the clock, and she would eat every four hours so she would be getting all the food she was supposed to have.

She is still acting strangely.  She is very clingy.  Where I go - she goes.  I really don't think it will be long.  I have never had an older animal change like this.

One of these days, my attention will be changed to something else.  She just takes all my attention right  now.    I don't think she will be with us just a lot longer.

6 comments:

JuJu said...

Oh Karen. I am so so sorry. I hope you and Simone bring love and peace to each other these next few days.

Jeanette said...

I'm so sorry Karen. It's hard to see our beloved pets suffering. I know you will make the right decision when the time comes.

Marti said...

I'm so sorry. This is the one of the hardest decisions a person has to make. It sounds like she doesn't feel good and wants her mommy. You will never regret the time you're spending with her right now.

Judy said...

I remember going through this with Fred's dog--and Fred was in the hospital so he couldn't give her comfort. I tried the best I could, but...........I do have her ashes and they will be buried with Fred's--as he wanted. It is so hard--especially after our own kids are gone from our home--these animals of ours become our children. My thoughts are with you Karen.

sherri s. said...

Oh, it's so difficult--my heart goes out to you. Just smother her with love and kisses, as I'm sure you are...maybe she wants to spend as much time with you as possible if it really is the end. I don't know you at all, but I'm sending my very best virtual good thoughts. From one breast cancer survivor to another!

JACKIESUE said...

I am soo sorry..I know what your going thru.