The vet has said it's time to let Inigo go. His blood pressure is very, very low and he's lost more weight. Our only option now is to reduce the medicine that's keeping the fluid from his chest and this will help his blood pressure, but we run the risk of losing him at home.
They feel that if it was their cat, they would let him go peacefully.
Inigo has been so bright the last few days, he was even playing with Rumbles on Monday when the Kritter Kondo arrived! They were playing hide and seek behind the big box it came in and he was so happy. He's been coming for cuddles and brushies every day and he sits in his sunpuddle. He runs in when he hears the undercover mouse start up.
I don't know if he's just trying to keep us from being upset and he's hiding that he's suffering. He's such a good boy, all he ever wants is to love and be loved.
How can I betray him and tell them to put him to sleep?
Update: We couldn't do it, we brought him home. He came right out of his cage and started checking to make sure the house was as he left it.
We put him outside on the deck in his Kritter Kondo, and he was SO happy. There was a bird on the deck next to ours and his eyes just lit up when he saw it - he looked so much like a kitten.
We keep changing our mind about the best way to handle this, and as so many of you have said it just doesn't feel right to let him go today.
He goes back to the kitty cardiologist next week. If he has to go I think we'd prefer her to do it. She loves him so much, and he adores her.
Thank you all for your words of advice and support.