Continued, I hit the wrong key!
The vet suggested a couple of things, an exploratory lap, and euthanasia if it was bad, or a needle biopsy, just for a diagnosis. I decided to bring her home for the weekend, and I haven't taken her back.
It's probably adenocarcinoma of the intestines. She's taking pain meds, whether or not she needs them. She's living on the kitchen table (her choice). Sometimes she goes outside and sharpens her claws, and watches the neighborhood from inside a closed patio. She eats very little, a few bites a day..steak, chicken, whatever she likes. Forget the CD diet she's had for years.
When it's time, I have a syringe of medication to give, before we go to the vets for the last time. I'm hoping she'll go at home, I don't want her stressed out.
Are we kinder to our pets than to our patients? We drag the dying to the hospital, put IV's in, NG tubes if they won't eat. My grandad died in our front room, I think the angels came for him, there was such peace when he had passed away.
Anyway, I'll miss her.