I'm so sorry she has reached this stage.  Of the three positives I've lost this 
yr. one was from anemia.  CJ was in distress that last day and I did take him 
to the vet to have him PTS.  Each kitty is unique so don't know if my 
experience is relevant to your situation.   

I'm in the process of losing Mattie now.  She has lesions on her spine and has 
lost the use of her back legs.  The paralysis is spreading and she is now not 
able to have a bowel movement.  I know I'll have to make the trip to the vet in 
the next day or two and dread it.  She isn't in pain which actually makes it 
harder to make that final trip.
Sending hugs your way.

> > Dear Friends, I have a difficult decision to make, and
> I hope you
> > can help....... I have several FelV cats at a shelter
> I have in
> > town. Most remain in good health by all appearances,
> however one 8
> > year old female has been steadily losing weight, she
> is now very
> > anemic; extremely emaciatedm and she stopped eating
> two days ago. She
> > will still lick a bit of baby food from my fingers,
> and she is still
> > drinking water, but this is all. I know she is
> probably going to die
> > soon, but I want her to die in familiar surroundings
> where she is
> > loved, rather than having to make a trip to the vet
> which is always
> > terrifying for cats. The vets here will not come out
> to see or
> > euthanize a sick cat.
> > 
> > This cat does not appear to be in any pain. She has no
> tumors, nor
> > neurogical symptoms, but I know she will soon die from
> the anemia.
> > I do not believe in extending the life of a cat who
> has a terminal
> > illness, therefore I will not put her through
> transfusions or heroic
> > measures. If I had a terminal illness I would not wish
> this for
> > myself!
> > 
> > What I'm asking is this........ I'm sure some of you
> have had anemic
> > FelV cats and I want to know if dying from anemia is
> painful. If so
> > I will have her put to sleep. Even though I know the
> trip to the vet
> > will be frightening for her....... I do not want her
> to suffer.
> > 
> > Thank you for your help,
> > 
> > Lorrie
> > 


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