Friday, October 25, 2013
Maggie's hanging in there
Dear Maggie is hanging in there, able to eat and drink and do her bodily functions. She can't walk well but is alert quite a bit of the time. We are thinking that it may be days or perhaps a week or two, but not much more.
It's such a dilemma with our pets who cannot really communicate with us in words. We have to read their signals and keep in touch with their hearts and souls to know what is best. I don't want Maggie to suffer needlessly, but I don't want to make a decision to end her life before she's ready to go. How does one make this difficult decision.
Today Maggie wanted to come in the car with me when I went grocery shopping and when I took Geordie outside to play she wanted to come too. She can't stand very well, she keeps falling over, but with the harness that the vet has fitted out for her she can sort of manage.
Our friend and house sitter Peggy was such a wonderful caregiver for her. I am so grateful for her love and compassion. And thanks to Maggie for hanging in there until we got home.
Maybe when the fogs lifts my way will be clearer in this tough, tough decision.