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15yr Fur Baby with Metastasized Thyroid Cancer

I have been reading a lot of the post about cats and Chemo and side effect and time buying....still would like to ask...
My fur baby Punkin has been diagnosed with Metastasized Thyroid Cancer and i was told that the medicine for hormone control with comfort,  but having the chemo would be mostly for buying time....She finds being handled by others very stressful. She is half Siamese and  Manx with Severer deformity of tail...and has overly sensitive hip and tail area....I am torn.....  should i take her to have at least on round of treatments to see how she responds as my head says, or should i let her lay around the bedroom and enjoy the last couple of weeks/months?? doing what she loves ?
Any words of advice or experience would help... thank you all
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Oh My Manx!!!!! So sorry to hear about your Punkin. Fifteen years is a long time for Punkin to have been loved and cared for by you. She is one lucky little lady.

Anyway--my opinion only---Allow Punkin to live out her days being close to you and doing all the things she loves to do, even if it is just laying around on your lap.
We as caregivers must make the assessment as to what is best for our babies, and it is not always easy. I find that if a treatment (that may only prolong her life) is so stressful for them, then what kind of PROLONGED life are they going through all this stress for---Quality of life is most important...don't you think?

So in my humble opinion I would want to keep her pain free, home with me , being loved and spoiled until she is ready to leave her sick body and become your spirit companion and guardian. You have given Punkin a wonderful life and for that she will always walk beside you. Even in death
the spirit finds a way!!!

To you and your precious Punkin, enjoy the wonderful times together that are ahead of you, for how long as that might be.

God Bless you both and my prayers are with you during this very difficult time.

Sincerely,
A Punkin Lover
CML
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