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My furby has it all - CHF, Diabetes & Kidney Failure

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I am not here for a diagnosis just support and if anyone shares a similar experience.

My dog bijoux (female) is 13.5 years of age. November 2022 she was diagnosed with diabetes and shortly after CHF from a missed murmur. This was very hard for us because she does regular blood checks and vet visits as she's an older dog and we don't understand how the murmur was misdiagnosed for "collapse trachea".

Anyway forward to present day, she was doing extremely well on her meds, however, last week before the end of January 2023, she started vomiting, refusing to eat and distancing herself. We rushed her to the vet to repeat blood works and saw that her kidneys failed.

I am distraught, confused and totally shattered. The vet is trying to "save" her kidneys and wants to give her a fighting chance. Euthanasia is on the table but I never wanted to have to do this to a dog again.

Looking forward to anyone's kind response.
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Ours is fourteen years old and suffers from multiple medical issues, one of which is kidney failure. Our Vet has been treating her with fluid treatments for over a year and a half now, and her last blood test showed her kidneys had improved slightly, so there is hope. Unfortunately for our girl, the same blood work also shows her liver isn't doing all that well. So far she seems to feel well and is eating and drinking, so the treatments continue. We are adjusting some of her meds, hoping that her liver will at least stabilize. Its all kind of a balancing act, especially when they get older.
Thank you so much for this I was beginning to feel like I'm an anomaly. My dog's liver was struggling but with the fluids for the kidney it got better.
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