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  1. #1
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    Aug. 3, 2004
    San Francisco

    Default Hospice car for the old gal (geriatric lab)

    We are keep Espresso comfortable each day. It is one day at a time. I have arranged for a mobile vet to come and put her to sleep and take her to the pet crematorium when the time comes.

    I thought it was time yesterday and left work early to go home to be with her. She was bright eyed and perky so we went for a slow walk.

    I had a long talk with my vet who thinks it is best not to try and change her medications as she is not a science experiment.

    I did make one change that has made all the difference. Her worst time in first thing is the morning as she is so stiff. I set the alarm for 6am and gave her the rimadyl and we both went back to sleep. I heard her stirring an hour later and she was up looking for breakfast so I feel good about this addition. I also will be late to work for a while so she can go for her slow walk every morning and smell the grasses...

    Thanks for all your support.
    A man must love a thing very much if he not only practices it without any hope of fame or money, but even practices it without any hope of doing it well.--G. K. Chesterton

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    It's so hard to see them going downhill. But it sounds like she's still enjoying life.
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