I have a 12 yo (maybe 13. not sure) cat that I have had since I was 14. She has been dealing with weird sores for 5 years. Started getting sick last spring. Got really bad over summer. Been to the vet many times. The past 2 months, you can just watch her fade. My normally snuggly cat doesn't even want to be touched. Sleeps in the litter box. No meds they give her will work. She is getting worse on them. Losing weight even though she is eating and not throwing up or anything. Next step is surgery but more than likely, that won't help either.
So called and set up a time to get her put down Wednesday morning. So hard. I've never had to do this before. I mean, I've had to deal with pets getting put down before but my parents have always done it. Right now, I hate being an adult.
I know it is for the best. She doesn't feel good and isn't going to get better. Even if I had the money to get the surgery(ies) she needs, it probably won't help anyway according to the vet. And I know it is more mean to let her live in pain. And, practically, I can't take care of a sick cat and a newborn.
I'm not a "pets are my children" type of person or anything. But I do like my pets and have had this one for a very long time. Makes it that much harder.