My dog is 14 years old and was diagnosed with CHF about 6months ago. She has been put on Lasix, Theophylline, and Hydrocodone. I started with low doses 1x p/day but now she is 2x p/day. In the begining everything seemed good, but lately her coughing has become severe. Almost sounds like she has a bad chest cold right now. Not sure if maybe she contracted a cold or if it is from the CHF. She has also developed incontinence, so now I have added a supplement for that. She has bad hips and can't seem to get comfortable, it takes her a long time to find a spot to laydown, she whines when trying to place herself on her pillow or wherever she starts to lay.
She is my baby and a 2nd generation. I was there when she was born, the entire litter of puppies came down with Parvo, which as you know if fatal to puppies, all but one died and that is my Chanel. We nursed her back to health and she even gave birth to a 3rd generation. We kept 1 out of the litter.
My question is, do I end her suffering by putting her to sleep or let her live her life? Does anyone know if this disease can be reversed? I can't sleep at night just thinking about what is the best thing to do. Am I being selfish for keeping her here? Being a Christian, I don't feel I have the authority to end her life before her time. Either way I feel like I am being selfish. Keep her here suffering or take her life before her time?
This is probably too much for anyone to answer, but any input would be helpful.