We went to see the vetty bean today. Rose hasn't been eating much and last night I noticed she is retaining some fluid with 2 of 4 paws swollen. I reduced her daily fluids by 1/2 and watched her for a few hours to monitor her breathing. Respiration rate is OK but breathing is shallow. Her numbers have been going up so I have been worried about constipation and pain. Vet confirmed no physical sign of constipation but was very concerned about her overall physical condition to include weight loss of 1 lb in the last month. Blood work is slightly worse and xrays suggest some challenges for the lungs so we had to have "the talk". I'm going to start Mirtazapine, discontinue fluids and re-check in 2 days. I will make her some chicken - she usually likes that. Thanks for prayers of comfort for Rose. I don't know what else to do. I'm terrified that the fluids that have been keeping kidney disease at bay are no longer an option to help her. Previous.