So.. 2 Fridays ago, we made the awful decision to put Benji to sleep because it was just heartbreaking to see him so weak, disinterested and sad. However, we decided to have one last weekend with him as a family because we just weren't ready to let him go.
Thankfully we didn't take him to the vet that Friday evening because HE IS DOING FINE!!!!
It's been a long road (and we're not completely out of the woods yet) but after giving him 24/7 care, hand-feeding, loving him, encouraging him.. he has now put on 3lbs, is excited about his surroundings, is playing, eating, walking for longer (he could barely walk but now is going out for 20 min walks, weather permitting.)
His off-the-charts high urea and creatinine numbers have DRAMATICALLY reduced. The vet is amazed at how well he's doing.
I took this pic of him yesterday. It was a balmy 9 deg. C, and he managed to find a spot to bask in the sun. (Won't be doing that today.. snowing hard and expecting up to 20cm and -17 deg. c. tonight.)