Leukemia? I didn't know cats could even get that, I thought to myself while staring at the vet.
'How long does that give him to live?' I asked, hoping for a while yet.
'Maybe 6 months to a year, if he gets the right treatments.' The vet didn't look to optimistic, 'However, most of the treatments are expensive.'
'How long would he have without all the treatments?' I asked in despair.
He looked at me, and I could see the years wearing on him, 'Most likely 3 to 4 months of active life, and then he'll need pain killers for the rest of the time.' he paused for a moment, 'And at that point, most owners choose euthanasia.'
That was a lot to swallow in one day, and as I left the office, I knew I would have to make a quick decision for my cat's future.