Max is 14 years old. He's been with me 8 years after his owners moved out and appeared to leave him behind. There's just me and him in the house, so he has all the peace and quiet he needs. He's been deaf for about 1-1 1/2 years but he's really showing signs of ageing since March / April. He's drinking water almost daily and quite deeply (he eats wet food). The last time he was at the vets, they tested his kidney function because of his age and it isn't what it should be so it's no surprise. In April, he struggled to jump onto my bed. He was practically climbing. Then his back legs went weak and I parked him in front of a heater, made sure his water and food were a step away and in a few days he was back to normal. He thoroughly enjoyed the summer heat until the beginning of August when he began going to the toilet in the house and didn't want to go out at all. I bought him a litter tray which was upstairs on the landing which he was using as his toilet. Last week, he literally slid down the stairs twice and again was climbing onto my bed or the sofa. The litter tray is now downstairs and I've shut the door at the bottom of the stairs to confine him to the ground floor. Then last week and today, I noticed him bumping head first into the legs of chairs and the coffee table. He appears to have poor sight / blind. He purrs when I pick him up or groom him and gets jealous when I'm at my laptop, and tries to reclaim the space for himself. I was thinking about turning the spare room into his room with his food and litter tray. It's a large size double bedroom but I'm conscious of moving him around too much and upsetting his routine. I also think it will be warmer than downstairs when winter comes. And would it be wise to spoil him food wise? He loves cooked meat but I know that it may put pressure on his kidneys. I haven't taken him to the vet as I'm not working at the moment and nervous of agreeing to treatments that could get me into serious debt when he's at the end of his life anyway. Of course, my stance would change if he shows signs of pain and discomfort. If you have experience of looking after an elderly cat, your advice would be appreciated.