we lost both abbey and ollie.
the vet, mo and i all agreed abbey's quality of life has deterioriated to the point of just simply existing from one moment to the next. we wanted more for her than that..at least some joy and happiness. the vet found a large mass in her belly which supports the theory that her seizures were probably caused by a metastatic lesion to the brain.
i knew ollie's kidneys were crap..his bloodwork a few weeks ago showed he was bordering on end stage renal failure. he has continued to lose weight, and while he was still eating and drinking well, he also was very dehydrated. the head tremor that started this weekend was because his electrolytes were out of whack. the vet said we could try IV's and meds but at best we would only buy him another week or so. in any case things were about to go from not great to pretty damn bad..ollie was far too sweet and innocent to risk letting him slip into true suffering.
rest in peace abbey and ollie..you were both wonderfully sweet, gentle and very kind souls.