Sally, our 12 yr old little lady is having a rough go of it. Last night, she ate her milkbone biscuit and must of swallowed too big of piece because she coughed (hard) and then yelped. After that, things went down hill.
We thought she wrenched her neck again, but in the morning she refused to eat breakfast. That is when I knew something was VERY wrong. Sally is not one to turn down food. Plus, she didn't want to move and went upstairs to hide in our bedroom. Again, very strange.
Got her in the vet that morning and they did a chest x-ray. There is fluid in her chest cavity and they are pretty sure there is an ugly tumor hiding behind the fluid. Right now, we are treating her with Lasix and Metacam. The goal is to get rid of the fluid and handle the pain. Once the fluid is gone we can see what we are dealing with and how long we have with her.
All Bill and I hope is that we have more time. Just a little more time.