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Monthly Archives: April 2012
The test results came back for Mama Cat last Monday. They showed that she is severely hyperthyroid. That same day we put her on medication to lower her levels and hopefully get her on the road to recovery.
Mama is not too happy about the increase in the amount of pills she must now take each day. She protests loudly with weapons drawn when “pill time” rolls around. She really hates the nutritional supplement, too. Forcing her to take it( with a syringe) is stressful for us both. In the meantime her appetite for normal food has picked up. She’s eating more and keeping it down. Maybe we can stop the nutritional supplement soon.
With only a week’s worth of medication in her system, Mama is showing improvement in her behavior too. There are less signs of weakness and she is more alert.
I admit that I want one of those instant recoveries. I know that it won’t happen that way. She will have to have the medicine adjusted, maybe several times before we get the best results. I’m just impatient.
Mommy caught us nibbling the house plants.
Mama Cat is sick.
We made an unscheduled visit to Dr. Kevin last Thursday afternoon. Mama Cat had become listless with labored breathing and a rapid heartbeat. She was vomiting often.
We had to wait while Dr. Kevin’s staff worked us in between appointments. It wasn’t a long wait. Soon Dr. Kevin was examining her. She had lost weight, down to 5.5 pounds. Her mammary tumors were no larger than several months ago. Her teeth were good. Her temperature was normal. Her heart was racing.
Mama and I waited while Dr. Kevin ran blood tests.
The results showed some indications of heart failure. Dr. Kevin prescribed a heart medication and a nutritional supplement. He also decided to test her for hyperactive thyroid.
Mama Cat’s condition has not improved since Thursday. Oh, there are times during the day when she seems better . Then she droops and seems weak and uncomfortable. Her irritability increases each day.
The last test results will be in today. I hope it is the thyroid. We can treat that.
Here is Mama Cat. . . pictures taken this weekend.
Mama is a very sick kitty. We are praying that Dr. Kevin will have answers and additional treatment options today.