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Friday, January 6, 2012

Downhill

I called Ernie's vet yesterday morning, even though Walker and I had agreed to let nature run it's course.  She still isn't eating much, and I couldn't believe she isn't suffering.  I decided that I've had Ernie for almost 23 years but I've only had Walker for eight.  Ernie has seniority.  Besides, my mom taught me at a young age that it's a woman's prerogative to change her mind.  So I did.

The vet agreed that bringing Ernie into the clinic would cause her too much stress, so she made up a syringe full of antibiotics and left it for us at the front desk.  Walker picked it up and I administered it as soon as he got home.  It's basically a last ditch effort to keep Ernie comfortable while we wait for her time to go.  The vet said it will take a day or two to work.  If she isn't perked up and eating by then, she won't ever be.  I'll be sticking close to home again this weekend, taking care of my girl.

The good news is, apparently at this stage it's likely Ernie isn't feeling much pain.  The kidney failure causes her thinking to get fuzzy, so she doesn't likely realize she's sick.  Mostly she sleeps.  It's not much, but it's comforting.

5 comments:

  1. If she's not in pain, that's the biggest concern. Who knows, the shot may help, but if it doesn't, you know she is comfortable until she slips away.

    {{{HUGS}}}

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  2. My heart goes out to you all and Ernie. Bless her little heart.

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  3. I hope this works,but if not then aslong as she isnt in pain hold her and love till she crosses that rainbow bridge. hugs to you both.

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  4. Thinking of you as Ernie makes her transition. I hope it's a slow and comfortable transition and you have her for a while longer.

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  5. ERNIE we all love you. You do what you have to do sweetie. If it's your time. It's your time. Your momma and family love you. Right now they are trying to make you comfortable, while you decide to LET GO or HANG ON. You've lived a GREAT life. You and your family will be in my prayers. Take care.

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