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Her Fuzziness seems pretty placid now. Every so often she asks for food and she's really only accepting lightly beaten eggs. Mostly she's just sleeping under the couch, emerging occasionally to totter here or there just to sit somewhere else for a while. She's staring at birds through the screen door at the moment.

She climbed into the (empty) bath yesterday. Twice. She's never done that before, but she seemed to like it in there. I had been having a bath earlier yesterday when she came in and stared at me and I realised she'd not seen me in the bath before. Maybe she finally realised that a bath is a thing to be sat in, and decided to test it out.

I haven't given her the appetite stimulant she usually gets every third day: it makes her jumpy for a few hours and in the past, that seemed like a reasonably price to pay for two and three-quarter days of better appetite and a considerably longer life of good quality. It doesn't now: the last few times she's had it, it has not improved her appetite significantly and I just want her to be comfortable now. There's no long term benefit in giving her that pill. I ...think... that's the right decision.


I am spending today alternating between playing with pencils and doing light physical stuff.

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Oct. 26th, 2014 06:05 am (UTC)
If she's asking for food, I'm pretty sure you're right.
Oct. 26th, 2014 06:34 am (UTC)
Well, she's not asking for food like she usually does.

It's more that I don't think it's the time for life extending medication if it makes her feel crappy for several hours. Especially given she's not likely to eat much more food than usual.
Oct. 26th, 2014 06:52 am (UTC)
Gah. Buggar.
Oct. 26th, 2014 12:20 pm (UTC)
and I just want her to be comfortable now. Yes, that's the overriding factor isn't it at this stage of her life. I remember Lambi's last days, trying desperately to hold on to her for as long as I could and balancing that with wanting to do what was the very best thing for her. It's a really hard line to walk.
Oct. 26th, 2014 04:23 pm (UTC)
If she's in no pain and great distress, you are doing all you can for her. She can still climb in to the bath? It's a tub? There's still life in the old girl, then.

I wish you all manner of peace and wisdom.
Oct. 26th, 2014 11:02 pm (UTC)
I wonder if the bath is nice and cool a she's been feeling overheated. I know our dogs like lying on cool tiles on hot days.
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