Please pray for Shadow
Dear friends, please pray for Shadow. She collapsed for a second time overnight on Thursday. At 2.30am Mum heard her moving and then coughing so was waiting to see if she settled again. Then Shadow keeled over again and Mum shot out of bed. Shadow was completely out of it for a short while and lost control of her bladder again. Yesterday morning Mum took her to the vet. We’d already concluded this was nothing to do with her hips. The vet has said it is her heart. Her heart murmur has got quite a bit worse quickly. She is going to have to have a scan next week to find out what is going on and what can be done. However, the vet has warned Mum that it is possible that Shadow will keel over again and may not get as far as the scan.
Hard to sleep
Mum says she’s going to find it very hard to sleep, listening for every movement from Shadow. There is nothing we can do differently for her in the meantime, except to hope and pray that she will get as far as her scan and the vets can find what more can be done to help her. We know she’s old but she’s such an important part of the family that we can’t bear the thought of losing her.
We’re all having a duvet day today to catch up on some of the sleep we aren’t getting at night. With going to the vet Mum didn’t finish the fencing yesterday but the weather forecast doesn’t look so good today so I don’t think she’s even going to try.
Shadow’s plan for the day
Shadow says she’s trying not to think about it all and plans to continue as though nothing is wrong. She hasn’t finished writing her Christmas cards for her children so she says she wants to get on with that if Mum will help her. She always has been a wonderfully stubborn dog.