She is 12 years old and was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer not quite a year ago. For most of the day she lays in one spot and will only get up to eat or go to the bathroom. She's not quite hitting the litter box, but it seems as though she can't get into it. She is taking Cerenia (anti-nausea medication), Prednisolone (steroid), and morphine. She still has a good appetite but it could be because of the steroid she's taking. When she does happen to get up from her spot to walk around, she only takes a few steps before she's lying down again. I should also mention that she doesn't appear to have lost any weight, not any significant weight that is. It makes me so sad to see her have trouble getting around and I just don't know what to do. Is it time to put her down, or am I being selfish and fooling myself when I think she's probably okay and I just couldn't bear to have her gone from my life. Please help.
First off, I'm very sorry to hear that your cat's ill. I don't know enough about pancreatic cancer to be able to tell you how long your cat can survive & whether or not it's in pain. It sounds like you've been taking her to the vet & doing the best you can to treat her condition. I'm sure your vet will let you know when the time has come to put her to sleep.
It's good that she's eating & hasn't lost a lot of weight. I wouldn't expect her to be too active if you're giving her morphine pain meds. You may want to ask your vet if you can cut back on the morphine & see what she says.
We had to put our 18-year old cat down when her liver failed. It was obvious to all that she wasn't going to survive & was in pain. The vet gave her a sedative first & then another shot to put her to sleep. I held her in my arms the whole time & tried to comfort her. It was difficult, but the right thing to do.