Saturday, February 27, 2021

Happy, happy, happy!

The vet just called. Reynaldo's bloodwork came back with great news. Thanks to the medication, his thyroid levels are normal.

My little old man will be 17 years old in April. That's the equivalent of 84 in human years. He'd been "off" lately: manic in his begging but picky about his food and losing weight, vomiting, confused and worried about being alone. 

But since we started on the meds last month, he's gained 8 oz., he's eating more normally and I've found fewer wet surprises on the carpet. The bloodwork proves it: it's working!

This medication can lose efficacy after two years. But then he'll be 19, and 19 to a cat is 92 to a human. That's as much as I have any right to hope for.

I am feeling so grateful right now.



4 comments:

  1. So glad to hear he's improving!

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  2. That is such great news! My thyroid is messed up and I take medicine for mine. It makes me feel so much better. I am glad he is doing better!
    Ready for some baseball? We haven't had any luck finding a way to watch yet, but still trying.

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  3. Wonderful news about Reynaldo!!
    I don't have a thyroid anymore, it dissolved after radiation treatments as a baby.
    If I don't take thyroid medicine I will die (didn't mean to be gloomy).

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