We have been very concerned about Addie for the past several weeks. As previously mentioned, the prednisone has been helping her to move and eat, but she still was not wanting to eat her full breakfast. However, about 4 days ago, a change occurred and now she cannot get enough to eat. She cleans not only her dinner bowl spotless but also her breakfast bowl!
This seemed to coincide with our reducing her prednisone from 1 tablet each morning to 3/4 of a tablet. Not sure if that is a coincidence or not. We will keep her on 3/4 for 8 days, then 1/2 tablet for 8 days, then 1/4 for 8 days, then she should be finished.
We are hoping that as we ween her off the prednisone, she will continue to eat and move well. Hopefully, we can get her back on the Neoplasene within the next 3 weeks.
The only issue we are currently battling with her now are 2 “bed sores” she has on her hind legs from laying on the tile. They have both opened up again and she wants to continuously lick them. It is quite the battle to keep them medicated and covered so she cannot access them!
We know that we truly are on borrowed time with her. And more often than before, we go through the quality of life checklist to make sure we are doing the right thing. It is so very hard to ensure we are keeping her comfortable and happy and not prolonging her life for our benefit.
Today, we still believe we are doing the right thing….