Thanks, Susan. They seem to live long around here normally. Our other "old man", Buster, will be 14 tomorrow. Our pug, Charlie, passed away 12 days before his 17th birthday! We have been so blessed to have our babies in our lives.
Neko does cough up some of the fluid at times. He takes a heart pill and the Lasix. The Lasix helps hold down the fluid thru increased urination. Neko does have wheezing due to his condition.. no weight issues. He is quite small. Was 5 pounds 2 ounces at his last followup visit in January.
"There’s no changing people, and we can’t even help people with whom we’re emotionally involved. Let them be, stop expecting things from people who cannot provide those things, and recognize that we can live happy, productive lives regardless of what others, even close relatives, are doing or saying."