Bacchus has had a good week. Even though he is eating well once again, we see that he is slowing down. What is to be attributed to heart disease versus old age is hard to differentiate. The combination is the difficult part with which we have to deal.
I've friends with dogs who are dealing with similar circumstances and we swap information constantly. The one thing we have in common is that we all realize that we're grasping at straws. I don't know how it will be with my friends, but I do know that at our age, Bacchus will be our last dog. That is why I cling to him so desperately for I will so miss him, his presence, my connection with him. We've had five before him. The loss of each has been excruciating. I don't think I have it within me to do it again.