His name is Scrappy, because he was such a tiny little scrap when we adopted him.
At the moment, there are some very slight signs of improvement ~ very, very slight ~ so the current plan is to let him complete his course of treatment and see if, by some miracle, he improves substantially. I shall discuss it again with the vet tomorrow. (I have been going there so often, lately, that it has set off my allergies.)
I hate to see him suffer, and would not let him endure tests that cannot help him. He has already had quite a few that have provided some useful information.
He is currently sad and unwell, but has occasional brighter moments. If he were in pain, then that would be different and I would, reluctantly, agree to say goodbye. For now, we are just going to give him the opportunity to get better ~ if that possibility exists.
If it does not, after he has had all of the medication, then I know what we shall have to do ~ but none of us wants that.
"The secret of success is constancy to purpose" - Benjamin Disraeli.