About 10 days ago, our Basset Hound Maxine began refusing food and water, which resulted in a Sunday emergency visit to her vet. She spent 3 days in the animal hospital, but all that could be found was yet another UTI – something Max has had repeated bouts with since puppyhood. She is 7.5 years old.
Max came home last Wednesday, but continued to refuse most food and water (hardly enough to keep a hamster alive, let alone a 65 pound canine). After two return visits to the vet and a very long weekend of trying to keep her warm and alive, we returned to the vet again today. I received a call from the vet while I was working on this post with very difficult news. The tests today show that Max is in kidney failure and there is nothing that can be done. Tomorrow we will make a very sad trip to the vet’s office again, to spend some time with Max and hold her paw while she finally is able to rest.
Very, very sad here.