I think Maxie has started to shut down I went to get her this morning and she was just laying on her side by the cage door. When i opened it she jumped out...but didnt get very far before laying back down with her feet out and her chin on the ground. Her breathing seems labored (her lungs sound clear...she's just breathing HARD) Her heart is working hard. She can't get more then a few steps. She doesn't want to drink or eat (i got her to lick at a little baby food, but i can't get any water or pedealyte (sp?) into her) She just looks so tired! Her cheeks are sunken. I knew this was coming. She's almost 3 yrs. It looks like congestive heart failure to me. Could it be anything else?! She still tries to come when i call her. She isn't disoriented or clumsy. This is just killing me! If it is heart failure how long can i expect her to hang on?