Originally Posted by 1dog3cats17rodents
It is completely up to you, but at this point I personally would euthanize him. But that is what I would do, not what I'm saying YOU should do. It's a choice you have to make.
I always consider the animaks quality of life. If there's a good chance they will become sick again or have a poor quality of life, I find it easier on them to let them go. It's hard, but I think it's usually nicer to them than having them go through treatment, and then still be sick
While I agree that euthanasia should be an option, it should not be done on a "what if?" A good chance would not be enough for me to want to die, so why should I make that choice for my animal? If they are in obvious pain, yes, but if there's a chance they may be at some point? No.
Icrazy, prior to Logan having his tumor removed, he was on Prednizone for almost a year and a half, and had an excellent quality of life. It counter-acted the insulin affects of the tumor, and he acted like normal. Just monitor sugars in his food, and never let him go without having something to munch on...it can cause them to "crash".
Pancreatic or Insunolomatic tumors only have a 33% reoccurance if all the tumor is removed. My ferret, Logan, had his tumor removed two years ago, has had no reoccurance, and recovered very quickly. He also lost his girlfriend to adrenal (grew into her main artery) this winter, and is doing fine lone ferret.
Icrazy, feel free to PM me anytime if you want to talk more about fuzzies.