After a harrowing night, Otis is home. About 7:00 p.m., his breathing became very heavy – not panting, just very labored. He wasn’t able to sleep, and at 1:30 a.m., I took him in. He had a “pneumothorax,” air built up caused by tears in the lungs resulting from the mets. The X-rays showed that it was pushing his heart out of position. The vet drained 2 liters of air from one lung, and one from the other. He is home now. Although there are more invasive surgeries that could seal the tears, in this case, it didn’t really seem worth it. He could have a few hours, or a few days before the air comes back. It was important, however, that my daughter and ex got to spend time with him. The vet gave us some clear signs to look for, and until then, he is going to enjoy time with his family. Cheeseburgers are on the way!