Our 14 year old cat, Sam, has been diagnosed with cancer. Ultrasound showed a large mass in his abdomen, involved the lymph nodes, then thickened intestines suggesting intestinal lymphoma. Cytology on the mass revealed it is an aggressive form of cancer. There is no hope. My vet has prescribed several medications. One we have started already is buprenorphine for pain. Sam is very hard to give medications to, but this one is liquid and such a small dose. My husband and i have been working together to get it down him twice a day. Then now we have been given liquid Vitamin K, as he seems to be having clotting issues. Prednisolone, and then a chemo drug Chlorambucil. That chemo med came in a bottle inside a plastic bag covered in warnings about how toxic it is. That scares me. i'm pondering the wisdom of holding him down several times a day to squirt many syringes of medication down this throat. Several years ago, i lost 3 cats in quick succession. Their last days were filled with struggles as i forced medications down their throats. It crushed me to see them run in terror when i only wanted to help them. i can't go through that again. And with Sam, there is no hope, he will not recover from this. i just want him to be as comfortable as possible. If any of these medications can make him feel better, i'm all for it. i just dread the struggle.