|Purred: Wed Oct 31, '07 11:30pm PST |
|When Nicky stops eating completely and isn't interested in his surroundings, that may be the time. If he's hiding in the closet or under the bed that is a sign that he is in pain. Still, it may be just a "bug" that the antibiotics can eliminate with a little time. Malignancy is always a possibility, though.
If you have a good working relationship with your vets, they can help you with this. I have found that when I ask my vet, "Is this it?" and, in his opinion it isn't, he will tell me, "no, let's try other options". But if I ask him, "Is this it?" and he starts telling me that he can't make the decision for me, but all the options have been tried, etc., . . . kind of beating around the bush and not coming right out and saying it . . . then I know that he feels it IS the time to end it.
This is the hardest decision that we have to make and we have to make it alone, for no one knows our cat like we do ourselves. Then sometimes there is the look that they give us, or a touch of the paw, and we telepathically know that it is time.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Nicky now.
Purrs and Love,
Athena, Apollo and Aragorn
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