This has been developing for a while now, but I didn’t want to tell you all since there is so much awful going on in the world, but I feel like I sort of have to so if something does happen, it will not come as a huge surprise out of the blue.
Rosie is not doing very well this year. Her hip degeneration has been worsening over the past few years, and for the past few months she has been really losing weight. I took her to the vets a while back for a battery of tests, and all her bloodwork was fine, so nothing showed up there. However, even though she is eating, she is losing weight, just not herself, and has been drinking a lot of water, and just slowly deteriorating. I’ve watched her fall down the stairs a couple times, and she just sits there afterwards with a sort of sheepish “god damnit” look on her face- the same way I felt when I fell through the deck the day I bought the house.
I’ve spoken with Harry, and he thinks she may have cancer, but there is not really anything we can and should do for it, because with her hip degeneration, any treatment might kill her, and she is too frail to really have surgeries to begin with. So we’re basically just keeping an eye on her, keeping her on her pain meds, and making sure she is still living her best life. I made her some scrambled eggs for lunch, and she is eating like a champ, so that is always good.
Again, there is nothing imminent, but I wanted to let you all know.