I just got a phone call this morning from the animal hospital that my cat of 13 years may have a liver problem plus a slightly high hyperthyroid that needs to be looked at. As it is, we've spent thousands of dollars on trips to the hospital over these years. Now the money situation has been really poor, and has been for a very long time now. The other problems besides the cat is the hardcore reality that we need a new roof on the house so we can sell it in 2 years when my wife retires and we move to out of Mass because it's just too expensive here. Plus, my recording studio business which I've worked for most of my adult life, is on the verge of collapse due to the rapidly advancing technology and it's all I know how to do . Not to mention the enormous credit card debt we're in. We've just recently come into some money that would finally allow us to fix the roof and for the studio, I could catch up with the technology and hopefully salvage the business which has been floundering for the last 3 years and has made little to no income from it and as a result, I've fallen into a very deep deep depression. Now my wife is saying I'm being selfish because I expressed my frustration over having to spend even more money on our 13 year old companion. Don't get me wrong, I love my Sweepea dearly and she has brought us both many years of happiness. We don't really know if she is all that sick because her spirits are very very high, but the doctor says we should bring her in again this week for an ultrasound. This, after bringing her in for tests last week. Does this mean we keep spending money on Pea till she's gone? So now we have a huge decision to make. Do we take care of the cat, or tend to these other problems that will affect our lives in the future? Is my wife right by telling me I'm being selfish? This really sucks.