the vets were out again today and we decided to give it one more go..a new long acting antibiotic injection instead of the daily ones and a steroid to help perk up his appetite and clear out his lungs. a couple of hours later he eagerly drank 3/4's of his bottle. kevin checked him before he left and he was doing ok. erin checked on him an hour and a half later when she was dropping off the cats from their vet run and he had crashed. she called me and i went out and norman was down and unable to lift his head and he was in pain. i called the vet and he came right over and said it was time. michelle came for her nightly visit and cuddle and was devastated that hope was gone.
norman was helped to pass from this life gently by our vet with erin, michelle and i bearing witness to the end of his three week life long battle to live.
thank you to everyone who came to give him love and company, esp. to his dedicated barn caregivers kevin, dionne and anne.
huge hugs to michelle who came every day to be with him and became his mom.