I took Rumpy to the vet today.
His breathing has been worse, and I wanted to follow up and discuss next moves.
Our vet said this is due to the laryngeal paralysis and partly a result of the rising temperatures. She felt the window a/c unit I installed for him is a good idea.
She prescribed a steroid to see if it will lessen the inflammation in his throat and help him breathe a bit easier.
If the meds don’t help, we’ll do another X-ray to see how much the tumor has grown, then discuss whether or not we should do surgery.
I don’t want to put Rumpy through surgery in his last days, but could it give him a better quality of life during the time he has left? This is a lot to think about.
I just hope the meds work.