My 11 year old cat has a working diagnosis of pancreatits, however the vet we use wants to do an ultrasound because she suspects lymphoma. Out kitty seems improved with 10 mg a day of prednilisone. .5 ml of metronidazole and a 1/4 tab of cerenia, however he is restless.
When I asked him where that what specific treatment we would do if we find lymphoma she mentioned chemotherapy.
From what I read about chemotherapy for cats this would involve injections and it sounds somewhat invasive, especially considering that my very high strong feeling Tammy has to be sedated just in order to examine him.
I am confused about my next steps and need some advice. I do not believe that my kitty could withstand such aggressive measures. He is eating and is more active and my biggest problem right now is that he does not let me sleep as he wakes me almost hourly to pick up the food
pull off of the floor and feed him.
Most of the time he seems comfortable however sometimes he leans into the pain position.
I am confused and need guidance on what to do next.
He does not seem like he is a candidate for euthanasia as he is active if not just a little bit aggressive when he plays with his other kitty siblings.
Should I spend another $1000 to do an ultrasound and a biopsy which seem pretty invasive or seek additional treatment and other medications or change his food? The vet says to not change his food but I have to wonder if potentially he is irritated in his intestine.
Thank you for any help.