I'm absolutely devastated and just cant stop crying.
Jake is 10 but a very fit and active 10 year old with absolutely no signs of slowing down.
Friday night, everything was normal, had an active walk running after sticks then had his dinner. By 8/9pm, he started to get very restless, as if he couldn't get comfortable. He has mild arthritis so we thought he was just a little uncomfortable. Anyway, we all went to bed and he slept between 11pm and 5am and was then up again, restless. I got up with him and took him outside to see he wanted to go to the toilet. He could hardly stand up and was all wobbly - he just wanted to lay down. My husband got up and checked his gums - they were so pale. We carried him to the car and took him to the vet.
We were so lucky to get him there as quick as we did as he was going into shock; his body temp was very low.
They put him on a drip straight away and started to run tests.
They called me later that day and unfortunately his kidneys are failing From the initial results, it appears they are only working at 25% - how can it be so advanced? His last blood check was June. We are in so much shock and I'm absolutely beside myself - I love this dog so much I have been crying all weekend. He's my life and my best friend.
They are going to run some more tests today to see how his kidneys are after being flushed and we are hopeful he'll be home later but they cant say how long he's got - that's the hardest. Could be a week, a few weeks or a few months.
He is going to go on a special renal diet to help but I'm so scared how I feel now that I know that soon I will have to deal with losing him. It's not his time to go and I am crying now just thinking of my life without him These were taken last summer: