On my last post Zinnia was the first picture I posted - her eight year old portrait, if you will. Today her life is not assured. This morning she was having trouble walking. We took her to the pet hospital as soon as we could get her there. It is obvious that the problem is neurological and the doctor confirmed our fears. She has rapid eye movement, low temp, and her left front leg seems to be involved. Long story short - Doctor gave her an IV of prednisone, a regular shot of the same, and meds to take for the next five days. If, at that time, she's no better we have to face and accept the fact that she'll leave us. I am sorry to say that I have little hope for improvement. (The words stroke and brain tumor were used.)
Judy, when you read this I hope you aren't too sad. Zinnia was your baby and she has become ours. Pa and I are doing all we can for her. She isn't in pain and has a good bed with water and food by her side. She's in the foyer between the sunroom and the screen porch. She is laying by the french door and is being still.
Harry and I will be the best caretakers we can. Will post again when things settle down.