I came into the kitchen hallway just now and found Reese stretched out in the sun on one of the carpets. He has never been big on the warmth of a sunny spot – that was always Bundnie’s thing (my girl, she was our first daschie and the bane of poor Reese’s existence for 12 years.) He has always preferred burrowing into two or three blankets in the comfort of his kennel but given the chill in the air maybe the warmth of the sun is comforting.
I wish things were getting better but after an initial “looking good” things have taken a downturn. He’s lost a good deal of weight and he’s not eating regularly – sometimes that chicken and green beans looks good other times he just sniffs it and turns away. One back leg in particular is not supporting his weight and he sleeps most of the time. He is still having accidents and the accompanying embarrassment.
We still really not sure what happened just over a week ago – they assured us at the Clinic that is was not from licking the medication we were apply to his skin which is a relief. The way things are going its almost like his immune system can’t handle things anymore. But we’ll go to the Vet’s tonight with all the test reports, get a professional opinion and talk things over with him. We don’t want to do anything rash but we also don’t want Reese to suffer. The quality of his life is going to have to be our main consideration in any decision we make this evening.
Thanks to all of you for your concern and thoughts – I know he doesn’t hear when I read them to him (and fool that I am I do)but….
23 Ottobre – San Giovanni di Capistrano