A Bath and a Series of Bad Days

This has been a really tough week.

It all started on Sunday when we left the dogs for an hour to go out for breakfast.  We came home to find out that Tucker had urinated on his bed & the floor (which is not normal for him).  He had also apparently laid in his bed after urinating on it.  I had to wash his bed & give him a bath.  Tucker seemed fine the rest of the day on Sunday– he even ran around a little after his bath time.

On Monday morning, Tucker lost his balance & fell over when going out in the morning.  He was unsteady on his feet for the next few days.  We were a little concerned & kept a close eyed on him, but he kept improving.  By Thursday, Tucker seemed back to his normal self.

This morning, he fell down the last few stairs coming from our bedroom down to the living room.  It seems that he also urinated upstairs.  Now he seems to be stiff in the hind end & slightly out of it.  I’m concerned that he had a stroke.  We are headed off to the vet today to find out what they say.

No matter how old your dog is, or how long you’ve had them, it is never enough time.  I’m not ready to go from ‘life with old dogs’ to life with old dog’.  I just know that I need to do what’s best for my best friend.  Fingers crossed.

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