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Little Red Man’S Roller Coaster Journey:

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My precious Danny is sick today and the vet is very concerned. She is sure he isn’t in pain, just a very old and tired little fellow.

His back legs have been a bit wobbly for a while and a couple of weeks ago, they collapsed. Magic prednislone did its work, but for the past few days he has been only picking at his food and throwing up every couple of days.

He did an enormous throw up this morning and was having difficulty even sitting up. We have taken xrays and bloods; vet is not sure that he might have had a little stroke, thinks he might have a lung infection.

My heart is breaking, but I think we are reaching the end.

In healthier times:

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Edited by Dame Danny's Darling

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I'm sorry to hear about your little red man (and what a handsome fella he is)....fingers and paws crossed that he has a bit more time with you. :kissbetter:

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DD after my last 24 hours my heart is breaking for you - you could have been describing my Mac - big hugs for you and your gorgeous little red man. hug.gif

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I'm sorry to hear about your little red man (and what a handsome fella he is)....fingers and paws crossed that he has a bit more time with you. :kissbetter:

Thanks Cazablanca. I hope so too.

DD after my last 24 hours my heart is breaking for you - you could have been describing my Mac - big hugs for you and your gorgeous little red man. hug.gif

Silly, I know, but I have always felt that as long as Mac was around so would be Danny, even though their situations are totally different - except for being old.

Danny hasn’t eaten well for several days, yet he weighed in at over 5.4k so we think he is retaining a lot of fluid. Hopefully the diuretics will help.

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Boronia   

No matter how hard we fight to keep them there is that time when we have to steel ourselves to say goodbye.

I am sorry you have to make this decision so soon DDD.

love from me who has two pretty-old takkas

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Thank you all. He has managed to get to his feet and is tottering around after me ........ wagging his tail !! I’ve been in touch with the vet; another huge throw up; blood results not back yet and she wants to see them before advising further.

love from me who has two pretty-old takkas

I’ve always loved your sig photo <3

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Danny is much better today, just a very tired little boy. No throw ups, all meds kept down, toileted on cue after I’d carried him downstairs, followed by a little sniff around. Lots of cuddles after chores done and the others walked.

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Tassie   

Bless the little man .. such a sweetie. You will do the right thing for him at the right time. Hate it when they get older .. Hugs.

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Leaving the vet this morning. Both Danny and I certainly a lot happier than we were before. I honestly thought he was going to just slip away in the night, but bright eyed and bushy tailed (as a nearly 17 year old little man can be) this morning.

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