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    I had a long chat with the vet today. Monty has not improved except he does not regurgitate any more. He has been on anti-nausea meds though so that might change. Still gallons of drool and coughing to clear his throat. There are some additional things we are noticing. He used to be a "dainty" drinker. Not anymore, he now splashes it everywhere. He seems to be having problems swallowing. With just a teaspoon of hand-fed soft food, it will take him a long time to get to the swallowing point. I now feed him many small meals throughout the day. His tongue comes out of the side of his mouth when attempting to eat, also new. He gazes into space and often appears "lost" or can't find us when we say his name, even a few feet away. I think he can see just fine. He is unsteady on his feet at times. With these other symptoms arising, we have come to the conclusion it is something in his brain. Strokes are fairly unusual in dogs but they happen. It could be a tumour. The only way to find out for sure is an MRI and we are not going to do that as it will not change a thing plus he would have to be sedated. He does not appear to be in any pain. We are going to keep him as comfortable as we can until we think he has no quality of life or things get really bad.

    This is not what I thought would happen and I know everyone understands how heartbroken we are with what is to come. Our lovely sweet boy.
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    I’m so sorry... I wish I could just hug you and help you and Monty both feel better. I will pray.
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    Pam... I’m heartbroken for you all, he is the sweetest boy and loved beyond words. We all support you and know you will always put Monty first , loving him, hand feeding, and comfortable as you possibly can.

    sending you tons of hugs and love. Please give him a hug and kiss from me.
    if there is anything we can do for you, please let us know.

    not what I was praying for... but I agree no need for the MRI, it as you said, won’t change anything.
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    I just don’t know what to say. All this is so odd. I would have to agree with you “no MRI.” Sadly your hands are tied n I know it’s hurting you too. We just want to help them and we can’t. Keep doing what you’ve been doing with the hand feeding, cuddles, talking to him. Even though he appears lost, he knows you’re there. Hugs to you n Monty. We are here for you!! Xoxo

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    Horrible news ! I'm sorry to hear that about poor Monty. Did vet discuss a feeding tube?

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    So sorry to be reading this!


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    Best wishes to sweet Monty and you from us.


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    Oh dear! I was heartbroken to read this update on sweet Monty! Not that it matters but I’d be doing the same thing if I had to make that decision, to me it shows the enormous, unending love you have for your boy!

    Peace and my continued prayers friend!
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    I am so sorry to hear about Monty, he's been through so much. Enjoy your time together and it already sounds like your doing a great job of keeping him comfortable. I've been there and know how hard this it for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dollys Owner View Post
    Horrible news ! I'm sorry to hear that about poor Monty. Did vet discuss a feeding tube?
    Thank you.

    No, he didn't and in all honesty, I don't think I would go that route. He is still eating albeit slowly and the food is very soft. As I am hand feeding him, I think he thinks he is getting loads of treats! My other dog certainly thinks so! He doesn't seem miserable, just a bit vacant, sometimes more so than others. He is still doing his 'Chewbacca' thing when he wants a cuddle and has had no more accidents in the house after the first two when he first went on prednisone. He is off it now but will see how he does appetite-wise. He is a changed dog but he is still 'our Monty' if you know what I mean. We will continue for as long as it is fair to him.
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    My heart truly hurts to read this, I'm SO very sorry...

    I agree that an MRI is pointless, and I agree that this does sound like a brain tumor... when my boxer Roxie started acting odd and out of sorts they diagnosed her with cushings disease. We knew at the end she had a brain tumor, it was so hard to watch her decline. I hand fed her, and gave her water... she let me know when she was ready.

    Love on sweet Monty as much as you can... each day is a blessing of course. We are here for you

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    @1Chumly Sorry to hear such sad news about Monty. Just recently been through almost same situation with Katie. I am so sorry that you and Monty have to go through this-but you are still together,and he loves you and you love him. He knows this and when this time comes, all we all can do, is the BEST we can do for them, and also the kindest. We give them alot of love squeezed in a few short years,and they in return do the same for us. God bless you both.
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