Everyone think good thoughts for Marc Antony
Our Maltese, Marc Antony, has not been doing well lately. We have ben treating him for failing kidneys, a bad liver, and an enlarged heart for some time now. The poor guy is on several daily medications. He started having seizures about two weeks ago and had to be place on phenobarb. He has really been declining every since then. His breed has a life expectany of 12-14 years and he just turned 16 a short while ago.
I have really started worrying because his buddy for the last 9 years, our MinPin Sam, has refused to leave his side for any longer than it takes to eat or go to the bathroom for the last 48 hours. It is like he knows something we do not.
He been having trouble standing for about a week now and has to be assisted when going to the bathroom or drinking. He stopped eating a few days ago and has now stopped drinking. He also has become non-responsive over the last 24 hours. I have noticed he has started keeping his ears back constantly. I am afraid today might be his last vet trip. I cannot continue to keep him going if there is a chance he is suffering.
He has been the sweetest dog in the world. He even raised a stray cat from a baby. He would carry it around in his mouth like it was his own baby. They are still very close. I know I am not supposed to play favorites but he has been my favorite pet for the last 16 years.
Marc Antony in his younger days.
Marc Antony and his faithful buddy, Sam.
Trying to keep him comfortable last night.