My Cat is wasting away before my eyes...
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
I am not in a very good mood today. My 16-year-old cat still refuses to eat. It's been about two months since he's been able to eat well.
He started grinding his teeth when he ate and since then doesn't eat much. At first I started force-feeding him for a week or so, but he really hated it and I felt like I was torturing him. His eyes would go all wild and he would grind his teeth more.
He's had his teeth & gums checked, sonograms, x-rays, prednisolone, anti-biotics and nothiing is helping. I was going to have exploratory surgery done but he's so weak I'm afraid he might not make it and why put him through all that if he does. The vet seems to think he has intestinal cancer (She said she felt some thickening of his intestine walls). He's gone from 10-11 lbs (his usual weight) to about 6/6.5 lbs. He still purrs from time to time but he's getting weaker and tends to like dark quiet places. I just don't understand why he only grinds his teeth when he eats. At least he doesn't seem to be in any pain.
Sometimes I really don't like pets...if they have to die, they should run around all happy and then just stop...not do this terrible lingering thing where you don't know what's wrong or what to do.