Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Michigan (burb of Detroit)
Yes to every thing you mentioned in your posts. He tried, but couldn't eat. Threw up what little liquid he could get down. We brought him in immediately. X-rays showed a mass. Ultra sound showed lumps. Blood work was nuts. He had FeLV for at least two years. Don't know exactly when/how he got it or how long he had it as he was a stray. He was 5-8 years old.
Vet recommended put down. Couldn't do it. Took him to another vet who gave us some hope that the mass could be removed surgically. During the surgery discovered many, many more cancer masses, far too many to removed. I had to accept that we had done all we could do and thus his life was ended. I'm crying as I type this. It still hurts a lot.
It's the worst part of being a caretaker. Try to keep a clear head and remember that you are trying to do what's best for Ellie. There are options up to a point. Some of them can be very expensive and may not have much expectation for success. Again, peace to you and Ellie.