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This is Shadow. He is 19 years old and I have had him since he was about 4 or 5 months. I just got the news from the vet that he won't see 20 years.

Last December his kidney functions were on the high side of normal. In February they were just a little bit high. Yesterday....

The vet says if I can administer daily subQ fluids, he may have another six months. With luck. If not....

My first attempt this morning was...not a complete success. He didn't want to cooperate - didn't scratch, bite or run away, but he would NOT hold still and it took me three tries to get maybe enough fluid into him. I have to hope things go better tomorrow.

I'm really not taking this well.

Originally posted to TheOtherMaven on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 12:20 PM PDT.

Also republished by PWB Peeps.

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