Vet recommends euthanasia tomorrow 16yr old sick Tabby
My cat, Rock, is a 16 year old male tabby. He has had a thyroid condition for 2 yrs and has been taking tapizole to reduce his thyroid function & was doing well. In the past month his behavior is lethargic and we noticed he has become very thin. We took him to the vet she gave him fluid infusion for his dehydration & told us he had lost 25% of his body weight since he was in 1 year ago (is 6 1/2 lbs was 9 lbs). Blood test results: his thyroid function needs to be reduced more, we are giving him a higher dosage of tapizole. His red blood count is very low, doesn't know why he is now anemic. She suspects underlying more serious issues, possibly cancer. If they put him through tests and found the problems then what. She said maybe it's just his time. He is not drinking or eating for 3 days now. She doesn't recommend more tests because he is so weak & is 16 yrs old. She said if he continues to not eat or drink over the weekend we should bring him in Monday to euthanize. Since we came back from the vet he has been getting worse. If the thyroid was the cause of his problems he would be most likely acting the opposite. Very thirsty, drinking alot (he has always loved water, drinks from faucets) and have energy not be lethargic, hardly moving. We have been giving him the increased dosage of tapizole with a syringe applicator since Friday, also administering little water through it. His eyes have become watery. He purrs and moans, walks hesitantly a bit than lays down. He has always had a great fear of the vet. I am sure everyone understands how painful it is standing there not knowing how to help our loved one, if what we come up with is helping, to do or not to do. We would be so grateful if he could get well and stay with us awhile longer. Any advice would be greatly appreciated and give us hope. Is there something we can do to make him better?