A Mumford Update

Well.. Mumford isn’t doing so great.

Over the weekend, he didn’t eat much, but still seemed in good spirits. I had a feeling on Monday, when I went to work, he was a bit off. He was extremely slow on his walk. He wasn’t excited by his food. He woke me up Monday morning at 4 with diarrhea, but I was used to that now.

Monday afternoon I felt in my gut I needed to go home to see him. He was extremely lethargic and didn’t eat much.

I spent yesterday home with him.  I did get him to eat a pig ear as a treat, and a puppachino. 🙂

We went to the park together – it was a beautiful day! – and drove around Hollywood with the sunroof open and windows down. I think he liked that! He only ate half his breakfast, around 5pm.

Today is more of the same. Low grunts when he moves. He hasn’t touched his food. Laying on the blanket I made him on the floor. He woke me up last night around 2am, but didn’t go outside. He’s not barking at the door when I go to take him out, like he normally does out of excitement.

Work is letting me take the rest of the week to be home with him. I’m so fortunate for such a supportive and loving environment, I can’t thank them enough. I have a call to an at home vet, to see what options I may have if he continues to decline through the week. I would like to spend the rest of the week with him, and if we can time it, possibly say goodbye Saturday or Sunday.

I have read many articles online which continually talk about, “I would rather do it a week early than a day too late” in regards to euthanasia. I am just so worried his pain is becoming too much. I don’t want him to suffer, and I don’t want to cut his life short. This is seriously the most difficult thing I have ever had to figure out in my entire life. I keep thinking that I don’t know if I can do it. I just want to do the right thing.

 

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