Hi everyone. I just wanted to let you know that there isn't really any change to report. The medicine is doing it's job of keeping Ellie pretty comfortable. She doesn't have a lot of energy, but she is able to get through the day fairly well. We just try to keep things calm and interesting. So far she is eating and drinking well and we still have a lot of room to increase the drugs and/or change to new ones. The drugs we are using do a great job of pain relief without any sedation-type effects, so Ellie is very much herself. She is still able to get around pretty well, but limps a little because most of the pain is on her left side - leg, hip, shoulder - and we carry her up stairs. One huge blessing is that she is now sleeping well at night. I will let you know if there is a significant difference to the positive or negative. I will also try to get pictures out as soon as possible. We have been trying to get a record of everything these days.
Thank you all for your wonderful comments of encouragement! You have blessed our hearts in so many ways.