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My 15 year old cat has been in the hospital for two days and is not improving. He has been diagnosed with pancreatitis, He has not eaten in 5 days or more. He has infection, a yellow tinge to his skin, his serum level is yellow, He has mild kidney disease, they want to put a feeding tube in him today. He might have cancer somewhere too. I love my cat, when is it time to let him go?

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My 15 year old cat is has been in the hospital for 2 days. He is not improving. He has been diagnosed with pancreatitis, he might have cancer. He has not eaten in 5 or 6 days. He has a yellow tinge to skin, his serum level is yellow, he has mild kidney disease, and fatty liver. They plan on giving him a feeding tube today if he does not start to eat. I love my cat, but is it time to let him go?

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Hi

Dr. Paul Brazzell here

Have they not offered an abdominal ultrasound?

Paul

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
They did an ultra sound yesterday. That is when they said he has pancreatitis. My cats name is Tiger.
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
no
Cat Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

Okay

Can you get me a copy of that ultrasound report?

I have been teaching veterinary ultrasound for many years and would like to review it :)

We will get this sorted out

Paul

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
no dont call me
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I think I have my answer. I will keep my cat with me until the end of his life. Thank you for your help
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