This is one of my cats, Luther, and I've had him for about fifteen years. I noticed recently that he was losing weight, and got him into the vet's office on Monday. Today the vet called me and told me that Luther's liver numbers are out of whack. He will do additional blood work and prescribe a pill to help protect the liver. When I pressed him, he said there was a pretty good chance that it was cancer. He would like to do an abdominal ultrasound, but that's several hundred dollars and a couple of hours away. I can't see putting him through all that, and frankly, I don't know if I can afford the several hundred dollars more that the ultrasound would cost.(I spent nearly $400 at Monday's visit.)
i feel terrible no matter what: I feel terrible about NOT treating him, but I would feel terrible about putting him through a regimen of treatments that he wouldn't understand. I guess I just need someone to tell me that it will be okay to let him go if I have to. I know many people will say, "It's just an animal," but to me it's one of my babies and it is breaking my heart.