I have a female Domestic Long hair that will be 19 in about 2 weeks. She was diagnosed with a good sized mass in her belly that they weren't sure if it ws an oversized kidney or an intestinal tumor. Well after months of chronic diahrea (even with the meds, but not as bad) she all of a sudden became constipated (that lasted about a day and a half) I made an appt to take her back to the vet but before we could go, she was able to go in the litter box. We went anyway and they drained her anal glands but the dr. confirmed the mass in her belly was most likely a cancerous tumor as it felt bumpy and varigated. She had also dropped 14 ounces from our last appt (about 3 weeks earlier) leaving her at a whopping 3 lbs 14 oz. She is a small framed cat to begin with. The Dr. basically told me at this point I needed to keep an eye on her quality of life and do what needs to be done once she starts to fail (or by the grace of God, goes on her own) Aside from the diahrea and moving a bit slower, She seems to be holding her own. I have a litter box on each level of the house and she is still using them regularly. Her appetite is still very hearty, she still follows me all around the house and she still likes to crawl into my lap for affection. Am I wrong for waiting this out longer and delaying the inevitable. I just feel like I am not ready to let her go yet. I just want to make sure I am doing the right thing by her. I also worry about how my 7 year old male cat will react once she dos go. Any advice? The whole thing just makes me extremely sad. Thanks for listening.
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3/3/07 at 10:28pm