He had a very restless night, until about 3am, when he finally seemed to settle down a bit. Sleep has been punctuated with periods of panting, sneezing, and a lot of nasal gurgling.
48 hours ago, a small crack popped up on his nose leather. This morning is it much more pronounced, with a lesion seen within the nasal cavity...
These are the kinds of lesions seen throughout his mouth, as well, though I did not open his mouth to shoot photos. It clearly bothers him.
I'm concerned about the very small cracks beginning to form on the more clear nostril, as I believe that is the only clear passage for air, aside from panting, that he has.
We are on day three on 80 mg. of Prednisone/day, as well as 25 mg. of Azathioprine/day.
In the last 30-40 minutes I can hear a rasp from him when he's panting, and his bark has taken on a raspy-ness, as well. I know the larynx can be affected, as well, and I suspect that has happened.
I will fight as long as you tell me you want to keep fighting, baby boy. I won't give up on you. If you no longer wish to fight on, I trust you will tell me. Until then, we march on...I love you, with all my heart. I think it goes without saying that I will never be ready to lose you, but I love you too much to push you to fight if you decide you are no longer able. I am listening...