Patches Thyroid Recheck Today
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|Mon, 10-08-2012 - 4:47pm|
Patches had a recheck this morning. The good news is she gained nearly a pound! She's up to 11 pounds 10 1/2 ounces which is better. She is a large cat so she can easlly be 12-13 pounds and not be at all overweight. I'm just glad she gained since she was getting far too skinny.
Her thyroid was still high at 6 (should be below 4.8) but it was improved from over 8 last month. Her kidneys are still normal so that is a relief (since other organs sometimes get worse when thyroid levels are brought down). I'm to continue on the same 5mg pills each day and go back again in a month. If she doesn't get down to normal range they may have to increase her dose.
They also gave me a sample of the new Science Diet y/d to see if she likes it. I tried a sample of the canned last time and she ate it but it was very dry consistency. If she continues to hide or be upset by my giving her pills (plus she has vomited a little bit from it also), I may try this food to see if the food alone lowers her thyroid to normal levels. The thing is you can only feed this food and cannot let her eat any other food or it won't work. (No treats or yummy food with gravy).
Now I'm here seeing how Misha is doing. She is sleeping a lot while she's been sick. I just wish I could get her to eat more.