So a couple weeks ago, I noticed that my cat, Pandora, was not eating very much. We give her Temptations hairball treats every day to combat hairballs, and she wasn't touching those a lot either. She began throwing up randomly, but it was always clear and goopy, never food. She was still peeing in her litter box, but her poops became very small. I took her a week ago to the vet and they gave her a rehydration and did bloodwork. This cost $350. The bloodwork didn't have much in the way of a conclusion, so we did x-rays next to see if there was anything to show what was wrong on those. Those cost $250. The x-rays showed an odd lump near the top of her intestine, which was like a fat upside down "L" in the morning and had changed into a straight shape by afternoon. She's going in in the morning to get exploratory surgery done to see what the lump is. The doctors have said that it's three posibilities. Firstly, an invaginated intestine, where the intestine has folded in over itself. Secondly, she's eaten something odd and it's stuck in her. The third, is of Cancer. This surgery tomorrow can cost between $930 and 1200 and up, depending on what it is. I'm having an incredibly hard time with money right now as my fiancee and I are months away from our wedding and time are tight enough right now as it is. I absolutely love my cat and have had her for 11 years. I want to do whatever I can to keep her healthy, but I'm afraid that after this surgery tomorrow, I probably can't keep going with the fixes. It's a tough situation. The other dilemma is that my fiancee is a slob and I'm constantly getting after her to pick things up off the floor. I'm a bit afraid that they're going to find something odd of hers inside the cat. I really don't know what I'd do if it turned out to be something like that... the idea of leaving her has crossed my mind, but I don't know if I'd actually do that. She'd blame herself too much and might do something stupid. I think my cat knows she's not doing well, she's been spending more time than usual with me lately, and it's a good thing. She's on my lap right now as I type this. I've been lucky all my life and haven't had to deal with death, but I'm scared that my pet that I've loved for so long might be my first experience with it. Even worse, that should it be cancer and it's really bad inside of her, I will have to be the one to make the call to put her down. I really don't know if I'm strong enough to do that. Just needed to vent to someone... it's a shitty situation, but I'm praying that Pandora has something minor and it has no major ramifications. Thanks, folks.