I am very worried about Abbey at the moment. Her back legs have been getting very weak and last week I decided no more big walks for her. They were becoming a real chore for her. It's a fine line with Abbey in not over doing things but giving her enough exercise to maintain a healthy appetite.
Anway, at Rugby she was very wobbly and started to go right off her food. I took her to the vets on Monday morning and he said the wobbly back end is mechanical rather than neurological. It's obviously worse as she's feeling weak due to lack of nourishment.
Ian took some bloods from her and unfortunately the results were not what I wanted to hear. Her kidneys are functioning way below the norm but worse than that her liver is going into the failure zone. This accounts for her lack of appetite because the bacteria which the liver should cleanse is building up in her blood and gut. Ian has put her on a course of special antibiotics to try to kill off some of this bacteria and she has a special recovery food which is easy to eat and full of calories. She liked it a lot to start with but tonight she won't eat it. I'm hoping she'll eat some before she goes to bed.
Sometimes she looks OK and at other moments I think the end could be approaching soon. When I take her for her walk in the garden she mostly lays down on the grass and goes to sleep. In my dreams she would really do this and not wake up but it's rarely if ever that easy. I don't want her to go, she is my most precious dog ever and I can't imagine being without her. It's so hard. Maybe the antibiotics will do the trick and give her some more quality time.
At the moment I'm just praying nothing happens whilst Andy is in Germany. He goes out with the EO team on Thursday morning.