It has almost been 4 months since Zoe was diagnosed with lymphoma and I feel like we are starting to lose the battle. And I hate to say "losing the battle" because she has put up an amazing fight and been such a trooper. She's still eating well and enthusiastically, gets up slowly to go outside but generally lays around most of the day. She is swollen from the prednisone and the cancer, but her breathing is what is concerning me lately. When she is sleeping, her breaths are shallow and she snores a lot, which she has always done, but it is a little more now and then. But her breathing seems fine when she is standing or sitting. I have never had a dog who got cancer, so this is so new to me. Not to mention a nightmare. I did not do chemo, she is on 40mg of prednisone a day along with several herbs and supplements and homecooked meals. I feel like I have done everything I possibly can and now I feel helpless. I don't want her to suffer, but I am not ready to give up. Everyone says you just know when it's time, and I don't feel like it is yet. She is still happy to see me when I get home, follows me from room to room in the house and gets excited for meal times and treats. It has been far too hot here to take her on walks lately and I hate that. I don't know what I am looking for here, half just venting and half just wanting encouragement for the time ahead. Will I really "just know" when the time is right? I don't want to make a decision I will regret, whether it was too soon or too late. I just don't know how I can do this. I feel like my heart is going to explode just thinking about it.