- May 26, 2021
scouts vet visit today came with very bad news. she has cancer, which is on top of the kidney disease she has been living with. for the past week, scout has been refusing food. only taking a couple licks or bites, every once in awhile. the vet gave me some pain pills to make her comfortable but they said it wouldn't be long. I have the option of at home euthanasia, which is very expensive but worth it to have her be more comfortable.. but im not sure if we are at that point yet... she is still being her sweet and affectionate self and even if I am not able to be with her bc of work, my mom stays with her so she will never be alone. but should I hold off or is it selfish? is it wrong to hope that she can go peacefully while on the pain meds? she is wandering around more often now bc she gets restless on pain medication. and she is purring very loudly which isn't unlike her normally. my parents think I should hold off. and I would gladly hold off if I wasn't so afraid of her suffering in her last minutes.