Thank you for thinking of us. Baxter is doing well, he had his best day yet yesterday. He actually trotted on his walk last night, which is a big change! Recently he has been very slow and sluggish on his walks. He was very alert and active all night. I cooked a chicken last night and Jason deboned it saving a pile of chicken for the kids. When he called them all into the kitchen Baxter came running and plowed over everything (including Dusty) in his path
These are very welcomed improvements! Days like these it's very easy to slip into a state of denial that nothing is wrong with him and that his time infact is not limited. Jason and I are hanging in there praying everyday for a miracle.
On Saturday we started Bax on some medication to help with his leaking of urine. The leaking causes him to lick himself and we were concerned about infection and urine burns. His leaking has decreased but we are still messing with dosages to get it cured. We bought a pad to put on the bed at night and we line it with towels so that he can still sleep in our bed at night, this has worked very well. We get up once a night to potty and exchange out the towel after which he sleeps extremely well. We have a petsitter now who comes everyday to let them all out and feed them a green bean snack. The prednisone makes Bax hungrier than usual so his mid morning snack is helpful. He isn't able to hold his pee for great lengths of time anymore so the potty break is helpful as well.
We pray Mr. B has many more good days ahead of him. We have started marking on our calendar whether he has a bad day, good day, great day or excellent day. Since learning his prognosis on Friday, he had 3 great days and one excellent day so far. We are thankful for each one he gets.
All your thoughts and prayers have been so very helpful, again thank you!