To everyone who gave me advice and shared their stories, I thank you for helping me deal with this. It has been non-stop worrying since Jan 2006 everyday how much longer can he go, but the fact is I am holding on for myself. After reading everyone's posts and talking to my friends and family, I have decided to let him go. I am calling his vet tomorrow to find out what to do and when.
You have all been so generous with your thoughts and feelings. I know all of you so love your pets as much as I do and really understand how I feel. I'm sure when it's done I will want to come back here for more support. I'm sure I will need it.
So sorry to hear about your baby. Its something we all have to face one of these days and it has to be one of the hardest things in this world to go through. Will certainly remember you and be praying for both of you.
My heart goes out to you... Having been in your position more times than I care to remember I came to the conclusion years ago that dogs are put here to teach us about life, love, loyalty, laughter (lots & lots of laugher), & (tragically) loss. While memories of your beloved pet will always be with you & bittersweet, the "rock in your chest" feeling will get better with time. Holding you in my heart & prayers during this very difficult time...