Chance is overall doing OK. You may remember he was having nose bleeds on and off, well, he had one that went most of the day so we took him in to the vet. Vet did an x-ray and found a tumor at the bridge of his nose on one side of his nostril. That explained the bleeding, which did eventually stop. In fact, the last two days he hasn't bled, so that is good. I'm sure we're not done with the blood, but it is nice to get a break from it.
On another day this past week, we took Chance in for another x-ray of his liver tumor. Mark felt pretty unsettled about it and needed to know. Well, it fills the whole abdominal cavity and is pushing all his organs back and up. So there is no question we are near the end. He is still eating. Which is amazing because his nose tumor, we believe is affecting his smell, so trying to find something he will eat has been a challenge. He's showing interest, he wants to eat, but the food doesn't smell good. Right now canned dog food is his best friend and he is eating it heartily.
Evenings are still a struggle. I think this is when he misses Blaze the most. He will pace, inside and outside, scratch at door and us and really has a hard time settling down. I do believe we are over the hump of Chance's grief. Mark has been giving lots of squeaky toys, bones to bury, and lots of attention. All this is helping in the healing.
To say it has been easy would be a lie. This journey with Chance has been frustrating, difficult and emotional on so many levels. Trying to help him, understand what he needs and helping him with his grief. Sometimes I wonder if his time is up, but he's not ready to go yet. I know Chance or his body will let me know when it is time.
So we are hanging in there. Thoughts and prayers are welcomed. Thank you!