Well, It's time now. Our cat Amber (for anyone who followed my previous thread) is going to be euthanized tomorrow.

She seems ready now, no spunk left, tired look, diareah (just started yesterday), etc. No full meals for 23 days. Little bites of food here an there through the days, that's it. Was still drinking water regularly up until yesterday.
I just hope we did not make a mistake by not trying surgery. All the docs said not to do it, the primary vet, oncologist, etc. The surgeon said he could operate, but hes a surgeon and would favor this to some degree, but even he gave a "guarded" prognosis on the outcome.

So the consensus was the tumor could not be removed. It was too big they said.
We had xrays and ultrasound done. We also had a fine needle aspirate that cells came back consistent with cancer.
Here's the xray's and ultrasound for anyone that either knows how to read them or has/had similar xrays of their pet with cancer. I think the xrays of the organs are clouded from the effusion (fluid buildup/ internal drainage from the Cancer) but you might be able to make out where they say the tumor is in the xray. The ultrasound identifies it by the markings. The Xray does not.
http://www.bmecom.com/cat/xray thorax.jpg
http://www.bmecom.com/cat/xray whole-body.jpg
http://www.bmecom.com/cat/ultsnd mass.jpg
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Well, It's time now. Our cat Amber (for anyone who followed my previous thread) is going to be euthanized tomorrow. ... in the xray. The ultrasound identifies it by the markings. The Xray does not. http://www.bmecom.com/cat/xray thorax.jpg http://www.bmecom.com/cat/xray whole-body.jpg http://www.bmecom.com/cat/ultsnd mass.jpg
Billy, I think this is the right decision. It's always difficult to know when the time is "right," and we tend to second-guess ourselves. However, I think any other decision given the circumstances you have described would be selfish and an act of cruelty. In other words, you would be doing it for yourself and not for Amber. What you are doing for her is the final gift of love. You are sparing her unncecessary pain and you are being a responsible guardian.

I have had friends who have agonized because they waited too long and saw their beloved pets suffer unbearable pain. So, try to console yourself with the knowledge that you did everything reasonable for Amber and that you sought medical counsel before making this most painful of decisions. I have been through the same process, and you have my deepest sympathy and my acknowledgement that you are making the right decision.

MaryL
Well, It's time now. Our cat Amber (for anyone who followed my previous thread) is going to be euthanized tomorrow.

I'm so very sorry, Billy. You have done every loving thing you could for her.
I am very sorry Billy
Well, It's time now. Our cat Amber (for anyone who followed my previous thread) is going to be euthanized tomorrow. ... in the xray. The ultrasound identifies it by the markings. The Xray does not. http://www.bmecom.com/cat/xray thorax.jpg http://www.bmecom.com/cat/xray whole-body.jpg http://www.bmecom.com/cat/ultsnd mass.jpg

You have done your best for Amber - picking the right time is always hard. My thoughts are with you and I'm sure you will feel her protective presence for sometime as I do for my recently passed over Max.
Well, It's time now. Our cat Amber (for anyone who followed my previous thread) is going to be euthanized tomorrow. ... in the xray. The ultrasound identifies it by the markings. The Xray does not. http://www.bmecom.com/cat/xray thorax.jpg whole-body.jpg http://www.bmecom.com/cat/ultsnd mass.jpg

I have no idea about xrays but clearly you're making the right decision. I said before that you can't win, either you think you did it too soon or you regret making them suffer. Maybe in this case you get to question your decision less; everyone is saying it's time and even the surgeon isn't sounding too hopeful.
We're all going to go Billy. When I go I just want it to be time. It's Amber's time I think. I share your pain. At least with people we can discuss their options, with our felines we just have to do what we think is best.
Of course, we can't actually euthanize people when it's their time.
From reading your posts, it seems you have done everything you can for Amber (love her name BTW). Hugs to you today as you say goodbye to her friend. She will be waiting for you at the Bridge. I found this poem a couple of months ago, and thought it was wonderful:

Is Heaven all you asked of it,
O little cat? Did Peter fit
A halo for your graceless head?
Is there a quilt for your special bed,
And a bowl of cream just out of reach
Of your thieving paw? Or do They teach
You not to steal in paradise?
Does the flapping of Their wings entice?
Do you scamper and swing on a golden fence,
Or are They teaching you reverence?
And are there really golden thrones
Up there? Or do the Mighty Ones
Have nice fat chairs that you can claw
And tear and snag with an impious paw?
And do the angels understand
That a little cat in a lonely land
Still longs for a kiss and a friendly cuff?
Celestial joys are not enough.
Please, some small saint in shining white,
Hold her close in your arms tonight.
Bianca Bradbury