While I am moaning about myself, there is some news that is more good than bad. Bentley is feeling much better and is showing some signs of his old self.
The long and short is he has the dog version of Addison’s Disease. His body no longer produces the hormones needed to deal with stress like it should. Because of this he has electrolyte imbalances and whenever he becomes stressed he can go into crisis mode. The great news is this is very treatable and he is already improving. The bad news is this is an ongoing process and he will require medication daily throughout his life and will need to go to the vet often for blood work.
Still, just seeing the very loving dog we adore coming back to us lifts our spirits.