God Yogi, I wish I had the courage to post the pictures I took of him during the heaves attack this fall. I honestly thought I would lose him. I was a wreak... As for the keeping him up. I rigged a sling during the heaves thing, so I CAN keep him up. I wouldn't use it for something that there wasn't a chance he could recover though, like the problems we're having now ;) But... It helped to save his life while the medications and his will got to work in the fall. I gave him a week for symptoms to ease up, and if they got worse the vet was on call to put him down. And he pulled through that. I just don't want to put him down when he's obviously still so happy alive.