More sad news to add to the rest of the sad news out there.
Frosty Paws and I have an appointment for 4:30 tomorrow at our vet's. I think
it is time to let him go, and I refuse to let him suffer needlessly. We all
know how our FeLV kids can suffer at the end. So I believe I'm doing the right
thing. We'll see what the vet says.
I've only had him for about a month and a half. He was a stray who somebody
took in. She had him neutered and combo tested, and the test came back
positive. Since she'd never had a FeLV + cat before, she felt a little
overwhelmed, and since I already had 3 of them, I agreed to take him on. Frosty
has always been quiet - the woman who rescued him said he was the most quiet
and non-confrontational cat she'd ever met - but I wonder if what we thought of
as simply quiet (since she didn't have him for long, she didn't truly know his
personality, either) was actually a sign of illness. He's looked a little down
for the past week, and this morning his breathing was really labored, and was
still labored when I returned home from work. Charlotte's breathing was the
same way before she got a blood transfusion, and she died a month later in
spite of everything. He also appears to have lost some weight, even though I've
seen him eating.
What do you all think? Is there anything else that can be done? Something we
can try? I don't want to lose him if there's a possibility of saving him, but I
don't want him to suffer, either. Thank you for all your concern and advice.
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