Laura and everyone, we're right there with you all.
Connie, your "line of dominoes" is exactly what I'm feeling too.
Chi and Dixie seem to be holding steady at the moment but Dixie is coughing more, and I'm dreading what her visit to the vet visit this Thursday will reveal. Tipper, mom's dog and Chi's sister, seems healthy but is totally blind and deaf. Because of her vision and mom's balance troubles, Tipper stays in the kitchen and laundry room now. She has not adapted well to the blindness. I carry her outside a couple of times a day and try to play with her, and she seems so happy for it. If she was younger I'd consider the cataract surgery for her, but at almost 16 years of age.... I carry Chi in and out too, more because of her limited vision and I don't want her falling off the ramp or doing somersaults on landing off the steps. Even my baby girl of the group, Cinnabon, will be 12 in a few months. Time flies by, that's for sure.
Hugs to us all and hugs to our little ones.