Had to take Bob to the vet today ~~~~~~
||Tue, 04-29-2003 - 10:39pm
He's been troubled for some time with deafness and developing hip dysplasia, but yesterday he started to fall down. He could be standing or walking across the floor and all fours would give out and he'd go down. The vet determined that Bob may be having disk problems as well, and he was falling as a result. The way in which the vet explained it, Bob is in no pain, as a human may be with the same problem. His legs apparently go numb to the point of his not being able to feel them at all.
Bob is much too old to perform surgery on, so all we can do is keep him comfortable. He still loves to play and his appetite is good, so the vet thinks he may live another year or maybe two. We know it's just a matter of time before he leaves for the Bridge, but we won't dwell on that. There are many more chances to make some lovely memories.
Thanks for 'listening.'