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The last week has been touch and go. Plummy became weak and stopped eating, she started spiraling downhill. Her blood work revealed her kidney values are sky high, despite the iv fluids, medications, and all measures. The vet said there is nothing more they can do, they gave me their on call number so they could come here last weekend and help her end her journey, peacefully.
Since then I haven't left her side and have been doing everything I can to keep her happy and strong. In turn she has been responding and fighting back.
She didn't want to eat but she took food from a plastic syringe that I fed her several times a day, lapping it up like she was nursing from a bottle and it was enough to sustain her. She started drinking a ton of water to hydrate herself. She wakes every two hour in the night to get up and drink water, I help her off the bed as she can no longer jump down and is too unsteady on her feet to trust her stepper. She's drinking enough to stay hydrated and her gums are still pink.
I've taken her on car rides so she can feel the warm sun her face. Her tail started wagging again and remains curled most of the time.
Her trembling episodes from the neurotoxins building up in her bloodstream have ceased over the last few days and miraculously, she has started eating on her own again.
The other night she started playing with a toy that she's never touched before, she was shaking it and throwing it at me like she wanted to play tug of war. She even got the growlies and her will to stay strong and stay with me, moved me to tears.
The Dr's are looking at the numbers on a medical chart and saying she should no longer be here. But what they don't see is her continuing to fight everyday, they don't see that she is still happy and has a good quality of life. She is in no pain or suffering, she is still eating and drinking and loving.
I know that can all change tomorrow and I'll have to make the call, or pray that God takes her so I don't have to.
I can't explain it other than to say as her master who knows her best that it can only be her strong spirit, love, and strength of heart that continues to power her on. She has truly become an inspiration to me, and I am thankful for every moment we have together.