Our 14 year-old cat had his radio-iodine therapy for hyperthyroidism last summer and has been fine since. Last Sunday he suddenly stopped eating and shitting and he's been at the vet's since Monday. They had to give him 2 enemas to clean him out and they think he has cardiomyopathy but can't say which type unless we do the cardiology thing. Thinking back, he's been less active and sleeping a lot more for a few months but no other symptoms until last week. They say they might hear a murmur and he might have a little pulmonary congestion. Our priority is quality of life, not longevity, and I'd rather have him a few more months than drag him back and forth to vets and veterinary cardiologists to prolong his life for a miserable year or more. We're OK with having him just keel over or having to put him down if he starts to have trouble breathing, etc. What I'm not OK with is him ever suffering an excruciating blood clot for half an hour or an hour until we can have him put down after it happens. I want to spare him unnecessary vet work, but I'd consider taking him to a cardiologists once just to ID which type of CM he has if that would allow us to asses the risk of clotting and just medicate him at home...but not if it requires regular trips back to monitor him. Is it possible to just medicate him after diagnosis and just give him a moderate dose and then let nature take its course? I understand why you can't do that with people, but couldn't we just guestimate a dosage of the best choice of drug for his condition and hope for the best with a cat to spare him the vet visits? Sort of an intermediate approach between giving him nothing at all or doing the whole traditional cardiology treatments. Can we put him on just stool softeners to prevent recurring constipation and some kind of blood thinner to reduce the chances of a blood clot? Appreciate whatever you can suggest. We're OK with losing him, but we just want whatever time he has left to be as comfortable and painless as possible. Thank you.