the vet came...not good. he said the damage to her leg structures from the chronic edema and infection is apparent. he said spritely is palliative now, pain control and quality of life are the only goals. he said that if we can get her pain under control and get her walking by saturday, we can maintain her on the quatrosol until she flares up again. the quatrosol will cost $10 a day for her indefinitely. but either saturday or with the next flare up, that is it, spritely can't take any more. so we shall see what saturday brings for us, a little more time or not. at least she is eating again.