Should my quality of life affect the decision to put my cat to sleep?
My cat was diagnosed with diabetes a few months ago. Things are not going well.
He won't eat his new food. I'm having trouble testing his blood. He howls through the night and during the day when I'm home. It's affecting my sleep and my work, I'm going broke, and it kills me to see him in pain. (The vet thinks he has diabetic neuropathy.)
He does have his good moments--his moments when he sits happily in my lap getting a kitty massage and purring.
I know I have not done everything that can be done. I could be stricter about the food. . . but then I'll be up even more than I am now. (Up from 3-6 this morning.) I could try harder to test his blood to see where we're at. But in the meantime, we're both miserable. I have very little money left to spend on him. And I have my own health problems that aren't being addressed because of his issues.
Would it be awful to throw in the towel and put him to sleep, or is it my obligation to do everything I can to try to help him get better?