My cat is 10 years old and he has been diagnosed with chronic renal failure. I feel so bad for not noticing until the last minute. He was supposed to stay at the hospital for a week and have the saline infusion done. I brought him home today (after the day worth saline infusion) so he can spend the night at home and go to the vet tomorrow morning. I was determined to get him to the hospital and do something about his conditions but I am not so sure of that decision anymore.
Since chronic renal failure is an incurable condition, I don't see the meaning of making him go through all the infusion and make him stay at the hospital where he feels confused and lonely. And on top of that, after the saline infusion today, he seems so weak and drugged. He can't walk properly, he is drooling and seems confused. The vet says it's because of the pills and although I trust the vet to help my cat, I don't want to put my cat through something he does not understand. Right now, I don't want to send him to the hospital anymore, but rather take care of him myself at home by giving him proper food and water.
I am scared for him and I don't know what the better decision could be. The last thing I want to do though is for him to feel confused or scared. If the pain he feels have little difference even with the saline infusion, I'd rather keep him home and give him the peace and comfort.
If any of you guys went through something like this with your cat or dog please give me some advice. Thank you.