Hi everyone. My cat Lily, is about 11.5 years old. Since February she has been struggling with health issues. One vet failed to figure out what was wrong, continued to suspect kidney disease and did not look elsewhere. When we switched vets, they suggested an ultrasound, and by this time, Lily could not keep down any food. The ultrasound came back with pancreatitis, inflammation in her spleen, and from they could see, either lymphoma or IBD. The only way to be for sure was to do a biopsy, which we decided not to do. This was because her blood results pointed towards the lymphoma and we did not feel like putting my baby through a biopsy. Being an older cat, I also decided against radiation given the side effects it may have on her health along with her age. We are treating her with prednisone along with some other aids like cerenia, appetite stimulants and some other anti inflammatory I can never remember the name of. She has good days but then has bad days and it is really hard to see when it is time. Her meow seems like such a chore and she has been hiding from me more than being around me. It is also important to note that she is below 7 lbs and with her constant throwing up (even when taking cerenia) there is no way to put weight on her. I am so heart broken given that she is my childhood pet (I got her when I was 10, now I am 21). All I want is the best for her and I have really been struggling with all this. I have lost pets before, but I have never lost MY pet. Tonight we had a moment when I forced her to lay with me and she put her forehead to mine. I sat there just so happy and I felt her put her paw on my cheek. I think this was her telling me that it was okay, and that it is time. Can anyone tell me how their pet told them it was time? I would really like to read how others found this out and just reflect on it. My cat is my life and no one else around me really understands what I am going through, so I thought this would be the perfect place to seek some outside advice/opinions. I just can’t keep putting her through all this when she clearly won’t be getting any better and just poking and prodding her when she fears the vet just stresses her out even more.