one of our vets finally got back to me last night. we added codeine to her med mix and by 1am she was able to sleep. he said rare or not, she had to have had an aggressive malignancy somewhere for everything to crash so badly, so quick. he said maybe it wasn't the lipomas, maybe it was hiding underneath where we didn't see.
as much as i am rocked off my feet by this, i am utterly thankful that nola did not wait any longer. we almost put her thru that massive surgery.
that is the thing about hope...it floats along until it sinks.
rest in peace nola, good, good dog.
my sincere condolences to dawn who had already opened her heart and was waiting at her open door for nola to come home.