I have just reread all your comments from the last
couple of days. I cannot begin to tell you all how touched and humbled I am to once again be the recipient of such kind thoughts, prayers and support. It means so much and helps more than you know!! I'm starting out the day emotionally drained, but as ready as I can be for the events which lay ahead of us. My biggest hope is that the timeline comes together as I've planned it.
I spoke to Patti, (Doris's daughter) and she said that Doris couldn't stop crying when she was told she'd be seeing her beloved Sam today. Patti had not yet told her that this would be the last time she'd see him, and I don't think she is going to. We are planning the visit for 11 o'clock this morning. I am to be at the vets office by no later than 12:30 because they close at 1 PM. I know it doesn't give them much time together, (only about an hour) but I'm hoping that it will be enough.
Sam continues to rally. He managed to bark at the cat, which I thought was a good sign. However he refuses food of any kind--I've tried to give him everything and anything, including cat food, (the canned kind, not the actual cat) but he wants nothing to do with it. He will drink a little bit of water, which I'm glad about. My hope for Sam is that he has enough strength for the visit and Doris won't notice how worn out he is. We've tried to leave him alone and let him get his rest in preperation for the day.
I will try to post later and let you know how it goes. Thank-you again for your prayers, kindness and your friendship--It is truly making a difference.