A trip to the emergency Vet ruled out bloat. Monday she was brought to our friend and veterinarian where she was cared for like she was his own pet. It was determined that she is suffering from anemia and her red blood count is critically low. At her lowest point it was 14/40 and it was determined that a blood transfusion was needed. This boosted her up to 24/40 where she is currently. After a stay overnight, we brought her home for the night and built her a fire and showered her with love and kisses. She returned the next day for more IV fluids and medications and a recheck of her blood levels.
It is touch and go. We are cautiously optimistic. She is not young. We have loved her for a long time. But we are not ready to say goodbye. Not yet. Not so soon. We will if we have to, but for now we are trying all things reasonable to keep her with us a little longer.
Jake misses her too!