Monday, November 23, 2009

It's been an Emotional day.

Jeff and I spent another sleepless night taking care of our Molly. Molly is our beloved Border Collie who will be 13 years old soon. She has had a very rough last couple of months and was diagnosed with Addisons Disease a couple of weeks ago. Since then we have gone from bad to worse. What started out as an enormous amount of water consumption has reversed to NO water consumption and very limited amount of food. She has a very difficult time standing up and going to the bathroom. I am bringing her food while she lays and she will barely lift her head to eat or drink. She still wags her tail when you talk to her and tries her hardest to get up and chase the light of the flashlight but I think that old age, arthritis and now Addisons Disease is starting to take it's toll onour old girl.

My question to myself and to those that love our old girl is where do you draw the line? I for sure will not watch her suffer in pain if there is anything I can do to prevent it. I will pay what ever price it takes to make her well but I fear there is nothing that money can buy to make that happen. I asked the dr today what our goal was for her. Quality of life or a life of more test's, more sticks and more sleepless nights. I think Jeff and I know where all this is going but we just cannot bring ourselves to NOT fight for her. Our beloved girl. Our confidant and most loyal companion. For now we will keep the check book open, and keep the prayers going for Molly.