I Tucker rarely let the kittehs post on my bloggy but I is making an exception for kitteh brudder Patch today.....
A picture of me first....
Now he may do his posty....
So they started giving me a little extra each night, soft food - yummers. Now I am 16 years old so I am getting thinner because us oldies lose muscle tone. And I was due for my regular annual exam so she ask Mr. Vet if this was normal for an old guy like me.
Nope not normal to be this hungry.
(Hey are you gonna eat that?)
Not normal to have a fast heart beat (which you couldn't hear over my purrs).
Mr. Vet expected Hyperthyroidism, the blood test confirmed it. So I needs medicine twice a day and I go back in 30 days to see if I am doing better. But, I will need medicine the rest of my life. Radiation is an option but the pills are not very expensive. Only 60 cents a day for 2 pills.
So I should be feeling better soon. Momma looked up some of the Signs of Hyperthyroidism and now understands why Mr. Vet said we caught this early.
* Weight loss (check)
* Increased appetite (check)
* Increased thirst and urination (hmm maybe)
* Vomiting (check)
* Diarrhea (not yet)
* Hyperactivity (not yet)
* Matted or greasy coat (not yet)
So, I'll take my pills and eat my foodables with the others. In a month I go back to see if I am regulated.
At least I won't be so hungry now. And it is important to go for your yearly checkup! If any of you kittehs out there have hyperthyroidism my Momma would love to have some advice.
Meowsers - Patch