Well, the vet didn't really have a lot of good news. She thinks it could be one of a few things, but, without blood work (Minimum of $120.00 that I don't have) she can't really be sure. It could be kidney problems, thyroid problems, diabetes or cancer. There is no guarantee that the labs would give us an answer and no cure for any of the conditions...they can be managed with medications that I can't afford though. We are going to leave well enough alone for the time being and I will just have to keep a close eye on him and make sure he eats and drinks. In the meantime hopefully I will get a job that will allow me to afford the blood work and whatever medications. She said that his kidneys are small and there is a mass in his abdomen that could be a kidney, but it has a strange shape to it. So, I am just going to enjoy his company as long as he is happy and comfortable and take each day as it comes. Which means checking to see if his chest moves 3 or 4 times a day.
Have a good day all.