March 19th 2012 3:21 pm
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Wow! Spring is almost here and the weather has been great! I've been chillaxin on the deck and rolling in catnip. Our catnip has been getting real nice the past few weeks. I read where my Bro mentioned me in his diary so I thought I'd update whats been going on with me lately. I've been to the Doctors several times this month! Whew! Mommy took me in to the Doc's back in early February for my regular check up. My results were all good but the T4 was slightly elevated. She said to keep and eye on it and recheck it again in a couple of months. Then I started to vomit, Mom said she thought I was eating and drinking more than usual but losing weight, so she took me in again...more blood work and also the blood test for the equilibrium dialysis Free T4. It was elevated. So then, last week Me & Mom & Dad had a consult with one of the Doctors about Hyperthyroidism, the symptoms, treatment and all that stuff which they do right here at my regular vets office. They did more blood work, urinalysis, and two chest X-Rays. Mom and Dad thought the radioactive iodine therapy was the best choice. The chest X-Ray showed some mild mitral valve thickening and because I have high blood pressure & asthma they advised I should see my cardiologist. Our cardiologist Dr. Miller now has appointments at our regular Vet's office so I didn't have to travel as far. My appointment went very well yesterday and he said my heart and lungs were good, my heart was racing though and he said that it was because of the hyperthyroid. He suggested medication for that and if we choose to do the radioactive therapy to first go on a low dose of methimazole as a trial to assess my renal function and re-check the values again in two weeks. That's where we are right now and waiting for the Doc to call Mom back to see the next step. Whew! I didn't realize how long this was. I'm doing well and I still enjoy going out walking. I think it's time to eat and will update my diary as soon as we know more.