Ok, I can finally write a little.....She was 14. Last few months, she had really bad itchy spots. Chewed and pulled fur out in spots. All she did was scratch, constantly. Poor dog could get no rest. Constantly. scratching. Took her to the vet, said it was allergies. Gave her a couple rounds of steroid shots. Those quit working. Took her back last week, did a thyroid test, said is was low. gave her pills and more steroids. She did great for about 5 days. Like a puppy again. saturday, she could not stand up. or use her back legs at times. Sometime in the night, she got on the couch in the mancave, but could not get back down. She peed all over it. She has not gone in the house since she was a puppy. Yesterday, she kept having spells where she could not stand, or walk. Today, she made it out the doggy dorr, and in the yard, and collapsed in the yard. Holly lifted her up, but she could not stay up. rushed her to the vet, and that was the end. Said he has seen it before, and there was no hope. She was the best dog I ever had. I wanted her to go while she still had her dignity, and not suffering any worse. The worst part is, I'm in Ohio. I could not be with her, say goodbye, or be with Holly. This is a real b****. Thanks for listening. I'll quit BFI'ng out now, and dragging the party down. Thnak you all.