So we are going to take it day-to-day with her. I don't know what kind of quality of life she is enjoying right now. She pretty much slept all day before whatever it is that happened to her last Monday, and she's pretty much sleeping all day now. So not much of a difference there. And on Saturday night she was actually able to jump up on the couch to lay down with me while I watched Notre Dame whupp Army. Well, she got about halfway up and I helped her the rest of the way.
We've had the discussion, or many discussions, on whether or not we should just put her down. But she doesn't appear to be in pain right now. She takes her medication like a champ. Even if it doesn't appear to be correcting any issues that she's having. The one med that we stopped giving her was a pain medication. Like I said, she doesn't appear to be in pain and the drugs were making her even dopier. She's been much more aware since we stopped those.
I think the only reason we WOULD put her down at this point is for our own convenience, and that just doesn't sit well for either of us. Sure, she's putting a cramp in our lifestyles right now. We've pretty much been on Sammi watch for the past week, staying home to be with her instead of going out. That might get old pretty soon, but again...a pretty weak reason to put a beloved pet down.
I've already arranged with my sister to bring Sammi along with us to Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday. We'll put her in the extra bedroom with a litter box, a blanket and some food and water. Visiting with her often, of course. We always spend the night anyway, so as long as she isn't too freaked out by the change of scenery I think it will work out. The alternatives are either me leaving Gia home alone to care for Sammi while I enjoy Thanksgiving with my family or both of us staying home. Neither of those appeals to me.
So we are in a holding pattern. I don't know if she is going to get better. She's an old girl. But I just don't see putting her down so that our lives are made more convenient.
I think anyone who loves their pets would agree.
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