Lovely, sweet Duchess enjoyed the brief spring and now the early summer. She loves to lay in the backyard and look up at us with those incredible eyes.
This is our first thunderstorm season with her, and she is especially bothered by the lightening. We give her calming treats when we know one is on the way, and that helps a lot.
Over the last two months, Duchess started having a few accidents in the house that have since increased. She has been tested for urinary tract infections, and all was normal as well as her thyroid level and blood panel. She seems confused as of late as she pees when she comes inside.
We are working on ways to help her improve upon this as she might be experiencing early signs of dog dementia. We are monitoring closely.
Unfortunately, this week she also suffered a seizure. The vet is not concerned as this is the first one we have seen since last November, so for now, she will stay on the same dosage of seizure meds and prescription neurological food. She is also continuing her arthritis meds.
Given all of her health and behavior issues, RAGOM has made the decision to put her on hospice. We will continue to love her as big as the sky and give her all the care that she needs.
We haven't conquered her fear of taking a walk, but she had a small breakthrough and she will sit with us in the front yard. We are grateful for small victories.
Duchess is in a good place, much better than her days alone in Turkey, so we are grateful for that, too. She brings us joy and love, unconditionally. You can't ask for more than that.