We almost lost Confetti today. Her breathing was so labored that the vet couldn't hear her heartbeat. They pumped her full of Lasix and she managed to stabilize and tonight she's comfortable again. We have instructions to dose her as needed to keep her stable for as long as the medication works but there will come a point where it will cease to help.
Until this morning she was stable and enjoying every bit of life, and she seems to be content again for the moment. FH and I have decided that once the Lasix stops helping her quality of life will be totally worthless and we will have no choice but to have her put to sleep.
It was not an easy conclusion to come to, but neither one of us want to see her suffer. In fact we were both convinced we wouldn't be bringing her home this afternoon. She's been a fighter her whole life but I can see her beginning to get tired. I don't think we will have another miracle like we had today.