I am so sorry you are facing this. It is everybody's nightmare
Originally Posted by Benjamin4
You do not say how old Ben is? I made the final decision when my eleven year old Monty started whimpering, but he was old enough for me to feel that he had lived a fairly full life
You have described a dog in significant pain. Even if something can be done to ease him immediately, he is probably going to be left with considerable neurological damage.
How long has he been on the preds? In my experience steroids usually effect a rapid improvement if they are going to work.
We can never know for sure that we have made the right decision, that there was not another drug that may have made the difference, given our pet more days, weeks, or months.
I have regretted keeping dogs alive too long. I can hardly bear to think of them now.
I really do believe better a day too soon than a day too late.
Cavaliers......Faith, The Ginger Tank and Woody.
Japanese Chins.... Dandy, Benny, Bridgette and Hana.
Remembered with love......... Tommy Tuppence and Fonzi