My husband and I have some talking to do this evening about our situation, but wondered if anyone else has had to face something similar. We have a 16 year old cat named Tabitha. We got her right after we were married and she has grown up with our 2 daughters - she is a close part of our family. She has diabetes (we give her 2 pills a day for it), arthritis, blindness, vertigo (she walks sideways - cannot keep her balance). The vet has prescribed something that "might" help with the vertigo also. She is now at the point where she only cleans her face, falls over with every other step, and has just begun urinating and "pooping" wherever she is at (not the litterbox). Today, we discovered blood in her urine which is probably a urinary tract infection. Our vet is wonderful and has let us know that we can try to help the things that can be helped and "buy" some more time for her. I am wondering should we be doing all of this to keep her around as long as we can or if it would be in her best interest to be euthanized and go peacefully. I am so torn up about this. Any thoughts or opinions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for listening!
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11/7/05 at 4:52pm