Bandit is in kidney failure. He was at the vet yesterday, he hasn’t been eating well for the last few days. He has been treated for diabetes since May and I finally thought we were close to getting him regulated. He was eating his special high-fiber diabetic food, all of a sudden he started refusing it. Then he started refusing all his favorite foods. The vet called and told us the bad news. Kidney failure.
The vet told us yesterday that we could either take him home one last time and say goodbye today, or we could try treating it with sub-q fluids and pills at home. We chose option 2. He is home and we are giving fluids. However, he is still not eating. My vet said at this point it is OK to give him people food, so I cooked up a bunch of meat but he won’t touch it.
In my heart I know it is time to let him go. My SO is digging in his heels and isn’t ready yet. This is my dog (my first dog, actually), so the decision is ultimately mine, but I am so afraid. He isn’t in any pain, but he hasn’t eaten a full meal since last Wed.
I am off school now so I can spend every minute with him, so that at least is good news. I am so out of it - I left my purse with my wallet, PDA and cell phone in the cart at the grocery store last night (after I bought all the people food for the dog), luckily someone turned it in and nothing was missing. All I can think about is my dog.
This is so hard.