Been there and done that.  You don't know which way to go, afraid if you do 
euthanize him orher it will be a wrong decision and yet you do not want them to 
suffer  I would rather suffer great pain my self.  Right now, Annie is 
recovering from an upper respiratory infection and since she is positive, it 
has me worried.  I asked my vet about Winstrol and Doxy and she is willing to 
try it.  Thank you Lord.  She is eating, drinking and although she has lost a 
little weight, seems to be doing well.  Main thing now is she goes about the 
house meaowing all the time. driving me nuts.  She wants me to eight sit with 
her or go to b ed so she can lay on my chest.  I don't know she will do when I 
go in hospital for a valve repalacement, will be gone for a week.  When I went 
in 4 days for broken arm, they all sat on me, grabbed hold with ther claws as 
though trying to force me to stay home.  They are just recovering from that.  
Annie is quiet now, sitting on desk in front of me.  
Hope your baby gets well, will keep you both in my prayers.

---- ROBERT CHAPEL <bcha...@optonline.net> wrote: 
> Thank you all for your support and suggestions...  It is a comfort to me 
that I have a group of folks that I KNOW get the attachment that we can 
develop to an animal... and when we have a truly special one ( ALL to me 
are special..thats the baseline... it just goes up from there : )       
it is that much more painful....
I was ecstatic this AM when Jelly seemed to truly enjoy his grooming and 
pushed him little head INto the brush..then fell on his side inviting me 
to brush his sides and back....after that he actually ate a little bit 
of baby food off a plate.... I had to leave for a few hours and I was 
hoping against hope that when I returned he would have finished the rest 
of the baby food I left on the plate....   I don't know which bothers me 
more...getting my hopes up to have them dashed hours later or just never 
getting my hopes up?...  When I returned home he was quite lethargic and 
had not touched any of  the food...   His gurgling ( which had abated 
considerably for several hours( maybe the Winstrol IS helping this 
Amani? ) was back and getting meds and a little food into him was a 
challenge again.....  Still... he DID improve for a few hours which " 
may " be a good sign...or..no sign at all...  Every day I decide 
to...than decide against putting him down about 40 times...  But.. I'm a 
little better this time around with my ability to recognize Kitty 
discomfort and not rush to end a life that still HAS some life left...
As to foods he loves ( referencing Jennifers comments)....  I'm actually 
rather gingerly "force" feeding him his favorite food which always was 
turkey baby food....   Squirting a bit into the gum pouch opposite the 
side I place the syringe so that it does/t just go down his throat....   
Once it's in his mouth he generally swallows it...   I leave plates of 
anything and everthing he ever liked in numerous places throughout the 
day so that he never has to go far to take a " bite " if he is 
inclined..... and Sheri... I can assure you that this little guy is not 
wanting for affection....  any time that he is willing to stay near me 
he IS near me ( but that was always the way it was...  I am literally 
unable to be in the presence of an animal without having a hand on some 
part of it's body.... Moreso my own pets but really quite the same with 
any animal any WHERE... I've been that way since I was a youngster..... 
   I'm the guy who would be VERY conflicted between saving the guy I 
don't know or his dog if their boat flipped in frigid seas ( with at 
least a 60% likelihood it would be the dog).....   So.... thank you all 
for your support and particularly for the love and care you provide the 
little creatures that so many others overlook...

Bob 


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