May 29th 2009 6:59 pm
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Well, we have some results from the vet but not all of them. The two things we needed to see were 1. If my hyperthyroidism is cured and 2. If my kidney function is still ok. (Hyperthyroidism can mask kidney disease and then the kidneys can fail when the thyroid is cured.)
For question number one, the answer is maybe. My thyroid is down to 3.9 from 18, but that is still on the high side of normal. I remember that the Radiocat man-nurse named Ron told me that they gave me the maximum dose of radiation, and I might need another one. Anyhow, the thyroid level can vary due to normal fluctuations, so they sent my blood out for a different test that will tell us for sure if I still have hyperthyroidism. We get the results on Monday.
As for my kidneys, everything looks normal on bloodwork. (In fact, the blood results showed improvement in kidney and liver function since just before I had my therapy.) My urine indicates a couple of levels that are slightly off, but they are no worse than last time, and they are to be expected in a 15 year old mancat. No one is worried about my kidneys at this time. However, I had white blood cells in my urine, which indicates the presence of infection, so I have to take pills!
The best news is that I gained two pounds since my therapy, so that made everyone very happy. Also, my heart murmur is gone now. (I had a grade 3 murmur that was associated with the thyroid problem.)
Kiki has to take the same pills, as she has a UTI as well. Fun for the people for two weeks!
Thank you to everypurr who sent me pmails to check on me and gifties. I love all of my friends on Catster dearly.
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Mouse, this is good news. I'm happy that your thyroid seems normal! Happy Cat Dance! I know the pills will knock out your infection quickly. Remember that nose-smooches from Kiki will help you heal faster! MOL! Love to you and Keeks,
Your blood looks good to me, those numbers are good!!!
And yeah for gaining weight!
cousin Hazel Lucy
This all sounds like great news Mouse. We are so happy!! I wish I could gain weight but I am not allowed. Eat lots for me!!!
Purrrs from you pal, DIego
Mouse! Wow this is good news! Purrs that the results Monday are good news too. Way to go Mouse! You are one brave and tough mancat! *hugs*