Ever since I got back from my Xmas trip, Jimmy's health has suddenly deteriorated at a very fast pace. His hind legs have lost much of its former strength and he just walks around mostly by dragging them with his front legs (Which are still strong). He's had some jabs to strengthen his legs by the vet but it seems he's not really getting better.... He has lost his appetite and doesn't like to eat as much anymore... last night, he regurgitated his dinner and immediately had a bad diarrhea on the floor followed by very heavy panting. He's refusing water also... I don't know what to do but I just feel it's like he's trying to tell me that he's got to go soon... DH is very very distraught, was crying a lot and we both couldn't sleep... Byron (Our Old English Sheepdog) on the other hand seems oblivious to the situation... We have a trip on Saturday and our greatest fear is that he might pass away when we are gone... I'm thinking of staying on and caring for him... I don't know what to do now, I know he has to leave someday but I am hoping that it woldn't be painful for him. Hoping that he could leave peacefully in his sleep, at least that's painless.... it always rains very heavily when my pet is about to pass away. We've had nice sunny weather for the past 2 weeks after a long series of stormy seasonal monsoon rain and now... it's been raining since last night... What should I do? I keep telling myself that he has to go, he's going off to a better place etc but I can't stop crying and fearing that when I go home, he's no longer there... And if anyone is wondering, yes I'm crying right now.