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Re: increased drinking
« Reply #157 on: Yesterday at 09:40:34 »
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Re: increased drinking
« Reply #156 on: Yesterday at 09:37:47 »


So very true, Paula.

Dawn, you know we're with you all the way to the end, and all praying that's the very best it can be when the time comes xxx


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Re: increased drinking
« Reply #155 on: December 05, 2019, 22:12:49 PM »


So very true, Paula.

Dawn, you know we're with you all the way to the end, and all praying that's the very best it can be when the time comes xxx

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Re: increased drinking
« Reply #154 on: December 05, 2019, 18:50:03 PM »
I am sorry if others have asked the very unfeeling question, but why would we? :hug: :hug: :hug: We have all been where you are now. :hug: :hug: :hug:
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Re: increased drinking
« Reply #153 on: December 05, 2019, 13:12:52 PM »
she is quiet but gets very lively when the cooked chicken comes out of the fridge, I think when that stops I'll know - she is doing the stairs herself which she wasn't before she was admitted to the vet and still potters in the garden a bit

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Re: increased drinking
« Reply #152 on: December 05, 2019, 13:06:13 PM »
Sounds like a good plan Dawn, glad OH seems that her quality of life is good enough at the moment x
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Re: increased drinking
« Reply #151 on: December 05, 2019, 13:05:30 PM »


Very much in my thoughts, too, Dawn  xxx


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Re: increased drinking
« Reply #150 on: December 05, 2019, 01:03:47 AM »
Dawn, you will know Honey. Thinking of you, OH and, of course, Tilley. :Luv: :Luv: :Luv:
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Re: increased drinking
« Reply #149 on: December 04, 2019, 15:48:17 PM »
he is a bit happier with her at the moment, she is responding to him well and likes being fussed by him (she has never liked being fussed by me!) as she is so up and down it changes hourly what we think, I imagine that if she seems withdrawn for more than a day that will be time

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Re: increased drinking
« Reply #148 on: December 04, 2019, 15:01:30 PM »
It certainly isn’t called an emotional rollercoaster for nothing unfortunately. Sorry you don’t feel like you have a good relationship with your vet, it is so crucial in times like this. What does OH want to do?
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Re: increased drinking
« Reply #147 on: December 04, 2019, 08:35:12 AM »
we still see bits of the old tilly, and weirdly (and thankfully) she is getting down from the table to use the tray to poo, she is eating felix, chicken and ham (yes I know) but frankly she can have what she likes as far as I am concerned, oh is still trying with the renal heated up but he has more time to do that sort of stuff so I'm happy for him to give it a go - I don't think it will be long but we keep on

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Re: increased drinking
« Reply #146 on: December 03, 2019, 22:17:54 PM »
Dawn  :hug: it is such a difficult decision and one only you, and your OH, can make. Yes, be guided by your vet, but you know Tilley best  . . .

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Re: increased drinking
« Reply #145 on: December 03, 2019, 18:44:23 PM »
Dawn, only you and OH will know when the time is right, today she sounds as if she has picked up for a little while.

When Trouble stopped playing was when I decided his quality of life had gone, he played almost up to the end, not for as long, and it was nore up close and personal, things that tickled his paws as he couldn't really see very well. I don't know if that helps or not, but Tilley still seems to have a sense of mischief. :Luv:

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Re: increased drinking
« Reply #144 on: December 03, 2019, 14:53:08 PM »
she has moments frances, apparently she jumped out from behind a bush in the garden at oh this morning -he is with her more than me as I work so I have to be guided by him I just wish we had a vet we had a relationship with rather than feeling each is pushing an agenda she did a bit of running last night (she has always only done two speeds asleep and fast) so that was nice to see, she ate very well last night as well but this morning only picked

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Re: increased drinking
« Reply #143 on: December 03, 2019, 14:45:50 PM »
Oh Dawn :hug:.  I have to say I agree with Desley about your vet and Tilly’s quality of life.  However, you and OH are with her and we are not – if she still “being Tilly” and not in distress then day by day is the only way to go.   

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Re: increased drinking
« Reply #142 on: December 03, 2019, 13:05:05 PM »
that was my thought too desley, tbh we are taking it day by day, oh is convinced they just want to keep her going so we have to pay for another blood test, I'm not that cynical yet but as most of you know we lost amber is a very destressing way and I swore that would not happen again

couldn't get to pah at lunchtime, traffic a nightmare due to nato summit in local posh hotel - who would believe it

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Re: increased drinking
« Reply #141 on: December 03, 2019, 12:58:23 PM »
I’m not sure I’d agree with your vet, it’s clear her quality of life is deteriorating if she doesn’t want to come down off the table to toilet. Yes you could live with her peeing, but is it fair on her?
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Re: increased drinking
« Reply #140 on: December 03, 2019, 11:44:10 AM »
thanks Liz, I'm popping out to PAH at lunchtime so if they have some I'll pick it up, typically I had some knocking around for years and got rid of it a few months ago - I appreciate your input, its hard to know what is right, on Saturday I was sure she was ready but on sunday she was on hind legs scratching the plum tree which made us think she wasn't

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Re: increased drinking
« Reply #139 on: December 03, 2019, 11:32:36 AM »
Dawn vet bed is the best thing for this situation if you have any it means the wee doesn't stay near the skin, we had HRH on it for a year till she decided it was time to go to the other side, did save the couch as well, can you sand the table and re varnish x

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Re: increased drinking
« Reply #138 on: December 03, 2019, 10:22:35 AM »
thanks sue  :hug: no she doesn't look uncomfortable just sad, but of course that is my perception she is eating a bit but has food an water up with her I don't know if I should be encouraging her to come down from the table and she might use the tray, not sure

I think the table is a goner to be honest, before I realised she was peeing she was on a coloured towel which has leached into the wood, it is only waxed so it is badly stained, we can buy another table

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Re: increased drinking
« Reply #137 on: December 03, 2019, 10:17:57 AM »


Urine can burn tender skin, but if she's not showing any signs of discomfort and can handle being gently cleaned up when she has an episode, then I would see how she goes Dawn and take each day at a time.   :hug: :hug:

Hydrogen peroxide based solutions are generally good at removing urine stains from most surfaces, but the issue with wood is that it can swell, and of course certain finishes such as varnish can lift.   Might be an idea to put puppy pads over the table top, towels over those and then more puppy pads on top of the towels for the time being.

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Re: increased drinking
« Reply #136 on: December 03, 2019, 09:14:46 AM »
she has had a mixed weekend, very quiet on Saturday and just sitting in urine until I changed her puppy pad spoke to the vet and agreed to take her in yesterday for the final time she was a bit perkier on sunday and even came to have a look at us painting the bedroom ceiling.  Anyway we took her on Monday and the vet said she didn't think it was her time and that the peeing is just part of life I have to live with, not really sure what to make of it, anyway she is home back on the kitchen table (anyone know how to get pee out of wood!!) on a pile of towels and a puppy pad

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Re: increased drinking
« Reply #135 on: November 30, 2019, 07:52:10 AM »
Dawn  :hug:  :hug:

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Re: increased drinking
« Reply #134 on: November 30, 2019, 01:48:43 AM »
Not at all, but you do have us and your OH who is just as invested n Tilly to support you. :hug: :hug: :hug:
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Re: increased drinking
« Reply #133 on: November 29, 2019, 21:15:55 PM »


You'll do what's right at the right time.  Which doesn't make it easier. 


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Re: increased drinking
« Reply #132 on: November 29, 2019, 20:29:19 PM »
 :hug: :hug: :hug: Dawn.
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Re: increased drinking
« Reply #131 on: November 29, 2019, 13:33:01 PM »
Aww, sorry to hear that Dawn.
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Re: increased drinking
« Reply #130 on: November 29, 2019, 12:52:08 PM »
she has moments of her old self - but often looks like she isn't sure what is going on - just spoke to oh, he said she was sitting on the table and started to pee, he put her in the tray and she got straight out, then went back in and went
she isn't eating much and went not on the kitchen table is in the box room and buries herself under the covers  :(

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Re: increased drinking
« Reply #129 on: November 29, 2019, 12:00:48 PM »



Oh Dawn.   How is she otherwise?   

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Re: increased drinking
« Reply #128 on: November 29, 2019, 10:48:02 AM »
she seems to be peeing in her sleep  :(

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Re: increased drinking
« Reply #127 on: November 22, 2019, 13:35:31 PM »
the purina food was delivered to work today so will see how we get on with that

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Re: increased drinking
« Reply #126 on: November 22, 2019, 13:32:58 PM »
Glad you had a nice vet. I wouldn’t be so concerned she hasn’t put weight on so soon, but good she hasn’t lost any. Really glad they want to repeat bloods in a month, hopefully this was just a blip and she will be back towards normal.
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Re: increased drinking
« Reply #125 on: November 22, 2019, 12:38:23 PM »
I'm rather resigned to it now Paula, not like last Friday night when I turned up at the vet like an extra from kiss (thanks for telling me oh!) we take a lot of comfort from knowing she has never, in all of her 14 years, known a day of hardship unlike willow and star

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Re: increased drinking
« Reply #124 on: November 22, 2019, 11:58:36 AM »
I don't know what to say Dawn, :hug: :hug: :hug:
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Re: increased drinking
« Reply #123 on: November 22, 2019, 10:17:19 AM »
well she hasn't put on any weight, she will need another blood test in a month, was a vet I hadn't seen before but would see again she seemed quite with it, oh tried to press on her on timescale she said months but obviously not how many

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Re: increased drinking
« Reply #122 on: November 22, 2019, 10:11:00 AM »
How did it go Dawn?
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Re: increased drinking
« Reply #121 on: November 21, 2019, 15:26:59 PM »
It is normal for them to go off their usual food when ill, I had a nightmare finding something Lucy would eat after her op, ironically the food she ate was one she refused before! Hopefully as she feels better she will eat the others. Of course it could be because you bought more of that flavour!
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Re: increased drinking
« Reply #120 on: November 21, 2019, 14:35:49 PM »
that is interesting to know!  before she was very ill she ate everyone I tried!  I'm hoping as she feels better she will eat the others, typically I got 48 of the chicken and only 12 of the tuna and beef!

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Re: increased drinking
« Reply #119 on: November 21, 2019, 14:29:31 PM »
I've always found the Tuna was the best received of RC.
Me too, although I kept a box of the chicken handy just in case Sasa ever changed her mind ;)

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Re: increased drinking
« Reply #118 on: November 21, 2019, 13:12:17 PM »
Sorry it got cancelled, fingers crossed for tonight. Good she is eating some renal, I've always found the Tuna was the best received of RC.
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