And it's not good. Charlie went to the vet today; actually two vets. The one that did an exam and x-rays and our regular vet who worked out a game plan with us. Charlie has kidney cancer and it has metastized to her lungs. The thing is, today was one of the best days Charlie has had in a long time. She got in and out of the jeep just fine, we went to the park, she met some kitties at the one vet's office, and she enjoyed an sonic hamburger. I really like the vet we took her to for the x-rays. He's young (omg, they are graduating them young - or I'm old). Just a few years out of vet school, so he's up on all the latest in vet. medicine. He said Charlie was the most cooperative dog he's ever x-rayed and he said she was super sweet. Like I didn't already know that. Anyhow, between the two vets they convinced us that Charlie can have a few? more pain-free days. She's on steroids, which really seem to be helping and eating again since they got her nausea controlled. Our regular vet's DH gave us a great idea for getting the meds down. Use a straw to poke a hole in a vienna sausage, insert pill. Why didn't we think of that??? So, she's with a us for a few more days. We are going to make them the best days of her life. At least now when the time comes both me and my DH will be able to accept it. Thanks y'all for the support thru all of this.