Well, this is somewhat of a sad story. We have had Kitty for 13 years since we rescued her from the alleyways of Chicago in the dead of Winter. Don't know how old she was when we found her---maybe 1-3 years old. She has had a great life and is our favorite cat out of 3 that we have. Anyway, about 4 years ago she developed feline asthma. Since that time we have been managing the disease with a combination of inhaled steroids and a bronchodilator. Well the inhaled steroid ceased to work about 6 months ago and we have been using a combination of injected steroids and oral steroids. Recently, scans of her lungs revealed a collapsed lung lobe, significant scarring and a lung tumor. Since that time she her weight has fluctuated, she has become increasingly lethargic and her breathing has become significantly labored and rapid. She got a long acting steroid shot a couple of days ago, which seemed to help some, but she is definitely on the decline. The vet we see says Kitty has the worse case of asthma she has ever seen. That coupled with her decline and other indications on the lung scans have convinced us that now is the time to put her down. She just can't get comfortable and we want to avoid an emergency situation of her going into respiratory distress. So, we have scheduled the deed to be done tomorrow afternoon. This is definitely a hard decision for us, but we think this is in the best interest of the animal before she gets any worse, which could happen any day now. We will miss our Kitty :sad2::sad2: but think this is the best thing to do right now.