I have posted recently about Henrietta's horrible skin lesions and the possibility of Cushing's. The vet wanted to try her on an antihistamine first to see if the lesions resolved. Well, in the mean time, her abdomen has become distended and she gained about a pound of weight in abdominal fluid. She saw her IM specialist today who did an abdominal radiograph and there was so much fluid in her abdomen that she couldn't really see her organs. The fluid is not in her lungs and the heart looks normal so the suspicion is either a tumor with Cushings or stage IV pancreatic cancer possibly. Some fluid was taken out of her abdomen and sent for cytology today. As the tech was handing her back, a length of tissue tore off of Henrietta's back with all the fur attached, much like Elmer's glue would peel off the back of your hand. The vet finally saw this process for herself for the first time and this, with the abdominal distension is what led her to the two suspected issues. If she has cancer, that's it, there is no choice but to do hospice. If it's Cushing's there's a possibility for treatment. My question is, with Cushing's is the abdominal fluid a usual symptom because it doesn't appear to be from anything I've read although I do see many describe a round belly. I'm trying to make the best decision about what diagnostics to subject her to at this point. She is in pain because of the abdominal fluid buildup. Her body temp is also lower than it should be at about 98. She was recently switched to Lantus from PZI because of lesions forming at the PZI injection sites. These lesions have not been an issue with Lantus and her BG has been under better control at about 3.5 units twice daily.