Alas, our little gal has not been doing well of late. Increasingly, she’s been having trouble eating – chewing and swallowing – and whenever she drinks, her nose runs. She’s been having trouble breathing but seem to do better when she is in certain positions, with her chest propped up.
I suspect it’s the neurological condition that initially paralyzed her back legs and, eventually, her front ones as well, slowly working its way up her little body.
Given her advanced age (18 years and 4 months), I had kind of hoped she would drift peacefully off in her sleep one night. But she’s a feisty one and, every morning, she is up and demanding to be fed. So her appetite is still there.
We have an appointment with the vet tomorrow to discuss her condition and options but, sadly, it doesn’t look good for our gal.