Oh yes, I can't help thinking about having to put Dorcas, Duffy, and Chauncey to sleep. I sure can feel your pain and worry.It's so hard when they get old and sick...I know I don't have to tell you that with your history of your furry companions.
Don't worry about the buffered aspirin bit. You got her to take some cheese, anyhow. It is regular aspirin on an empty stomach that is so bad.