12 year-old feline with intestinal tumor
Our little girl Sophie had not been looking well for the past few months. Although she's always been tiny, she lost some weight and now appears to be losing muscle mass. She is just skin and bones and her face is so gaunt.
She's hyper-t and her T4 was 18 last week. We've since switched to liquid meds flavored with real tuna so we are hoping she improves on that front.
Today she had an abdominal ultrasound that showed a mass in her intestines. They took a biopsy and we should know the type of cancer by the end of the week.
She is not active, while she seems interested in food she barley eats. We will start giving her the hyper-t meds directly tomorrow as shes not getting enough of it through the little food she is eating.
She doesnt look good but still purrs when she sits on daddys lap. My heart is breaking for her. I know it is premature but I can't see putting her through a surgery should that be an option. I also don't want to get to the point where she is suffering. I don't even know if shes suffering now. I certainly dont want her to suffer with a blockage.
I know I need to talk to the vet more, but I am terrified that she is going to suffer and dont know if we should just put her down before anything happens.
I don't even know why I am posting. I guess itmight help to hear from someone who has gone through this with a senior cat.