I think I'ts Time

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    My 15 year old Tuxedo kitty has diabetes. He weighed 17 1/2 pounds at one time. He's been on insulin injections twice a day for six months. He has peeing mishaps. I bathed him today and noticed he has big ulcers on the back of each of his legs, he cries constantly for food. He is a lot of work to care for and I don't know how to deal with big open sores and cat littler. I think he's reached his age limit. It's just going to get worse. What do you think? Poor old Bandit.
     
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    Is he in pain? Are the sores from the diabetes? What does the vet say about his condition?
     
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    If he's not enjoying his food, then he'd not enjoying life - and it's time to let him go with love.
     
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    If he's constantly in pain and there's nothing you can do then it is probably time. 15 years with a cat is a long time and usually the sign of a good owner who treated that cat right. You've done your part, now time for him to be relieved of his pain once and for all.
     
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    I don't know if he's in pain. And yes, I think the sores are from diabetes. The last time we saw the vet was a month ago. At that time it wasn't as bad as now. I was coping then.
     
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    He inhales his food.
     
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    If he was in pain I believe he'd let you know. If he were my cat I'd take him back to the vet to see exactly what the sores are from and if there is anything that can be done about them, and to get his opinion. He should be able to tell you what the prognosis is and from that, you may have a hard decision to make.

    Is it possible to keep the cat confined to one floor of the house, so his accidents are at least semi-confined? Is his mobility limited at all?
     
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    Save money on vet fees...use a pillow.

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    I'm sorry for your lots.
     
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    Im sorry Willow it is always a hard choice on what to do
     
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    Well, he's gone. It was the right thing to do. Gentle and easy. We humans should have it so good.
     
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