Savannah's Paw Tracks

Autobiography of a Former Shelter Cat

I am cured!!!


It’s true, it really, really, really is true!!! Last December I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. I was losing weight even though I was always hungry and my furs were looking rough, dry and kind’a not well groomed, na’ mean??

Mom L just knew the diagnosis would be hyperthyroidism and she had no idea how she was ever gonna be able to get a daily pill down me. I don’t do cheese, or pill pockets and once you pick me up and pill me, I won’t ever let you get too close again. So the answer was to compound the medicine into a trans-dermal gel for my ears.

Not hearing you

I sort’a have nice large ears, so that ought to work ok. One dab in the morning and another at night. Except I started to vomit after a few days and I started to scratch at my ear like crazy. YEP!  I am allergic to the medication which is pretty inexpensive. So now what??

Mom L learned about a radiation treatment that would attack only the tumor on my thyroid and the outcome of the radiation treatment ought to cure me!! So you all know I went through the Radiocat treatment on January 21, 2020 and I had to stay three nights and three days in hospital. My first time ever aways from my castle and family. You know about my home coming of course.

I am home!!

So I had to wait a whole thirty days before they could steal my blood for yet another test. And on February 24, 2020 I was pronounced CURED!!! My radiation treatment worked!!! My thyroid tested normal!!! Now I just need to keep on eating and eating to gain back the weight I lost.

Good news is that Mom L and Dad P can see that my luxurious furs are once again shiny and soft and looking well groomed. But there is much more that this treatment and being away from home has done for me.

I am working hard on becoming a LAP CAT!! YES!!! Seriously!!

Can you see how shiny my furs are??

When I came home from hospital, I started sleeping right up against Mom L’s chest and tummy and I haven’t left that spot for my usual foot of the bed place where I always stayed before my treatment. So’s one night Mom L couldn’t sleep and she went downstairs and reclined in Dad P’s chair. I thought “what the heck?” Mom L covered herself up with a nice soft fleece blankie so I strolled across the couch, over the end table right onto her lap!!

And since then I have bee experimenting even more. Now Mom L reclines her side of the sofa that we share at night for TV watching, and when she puts her feet up and adds that fleece to her lap—bingo!! I am right there!!

I have become more patient with Katie. I allow her to invade my personal space, although as you can see—I am not always relaxed!

And I am allowing TKS to share Mom L’s lap.

Go ahead, sit there but don’t get too comfy

Lastly, since my incarceration hospitalization I have started to explore parts of the couch that I have left to TKS and KK. I think I might just like the back of my couch, what do you think??

Hope you will celebrate with me in my total recovery from hyperthyroidism.


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29 thoughts on “I am cured!!!

  1. meowmeowmans on said:

    Savvy, this is the most wonderful news. Congratulations to you, sweet friend. We’re happy that you are doing so well in so many ways. A lap cat? You GO, girl! XO

  2. This is such super news Savvy. We are so glad it worked. Dad had a suspicion about brofur Toby having Hyperthyroid and he was diagnosed last month. Dad gives him his meds in his own treats. They are listed on our blog on the page names “Dads Pill Magic.” He gobbles them down and went for his second vampire visit at the Vet today. So glad you are enjoying the family with such close cuddles. Great

  3. Bruce on said:

    Our Binky says yay,great news.

  4. Claudia on said:

    Wow, amazing changes!! Go, Miss Savvy!! So glad the treatment worked!!

  5. 15andmeowing on said:

    Congratulations! That is wonderful news.

  6. Whoa! Missing Mom L those 3 days and nights made you appreciate her more. You must have been terrified that they wouldn’t come to get you. When I first came to live here and was so feral, one of TW’s coworkers actually suggested that she return me for a couple of days and maybe I’d be calmed and more appreciative when they picked me up. She said it worked on her cat.

  7. catladymac on said:

    Great news on all fronts Savvy ! Being away in a strange place (hospitals are pretty strange) made you realize how much you liked your happy home !

    Raven over at “Indulged Furries” had the same treatment a year or so ago and hers was cuccessful too.)


  8. Con-catulations! You look paw-some! Purrs, Snoops and Kommando Kitty

  9. The Swiss Cats on said:

    Yay ! We’re so happy to read such good news ! We’re glad you’re doing well with your family too ! Purrs

  10. Savannah, this is such good news. Yay!

  11. Yay for you, S. And yay for your whole family and all of us who love you, too! Medicine is amazing. All you need is the courage to get through it. Well done!

    Love and licks,

  12. I love this post, Savvy! I’m so glad the treatment worked, and you are doing so much better in so many other ways too!

  13. That is wonderful news, Savvy. We are very glad you are all better!

    Tama and Genji

  14. I am so happy,this is the best news in ages!Love you Savvy,xx Speedy

  15. Thanks for sharing the wonderful news. We are all here so happy that everything is going well for you. Just keep eating to get your weight back to normal. We love seeing the photos of your furs looking shiny and feeling soft again. Have a great day.

  16. Edie Chase on said:

    That’s great news! I’m glad you’re feeling better and feel comfortable enough to explore all the comfy places in your castle.

  17. That is great news! Years ago we also had a kitty who had the radiation treatment for hyperthyroid. She did really well for many years afterwards!

  18. savvy….we iz BUZZED happee for ewe …thiz iz knot onlee good nooze it bee GRATE nooze & we noe mom L, dad P and yur sisturrz TKS and katie iz happee for ewe all sew !!! HOORAY & YAY….letz all N joy a heartee lunch 🙂 ♥♥

  19. How absolutely wonderful for you! I’m sooooo glad. 🙂

  20. That’s the best news sweet Savvy, we’re totally thrilled for you sweet girl!!!

  21. mistletoeandhitch on said:

    Watch you, Savannah, give me courage to keep going. Maybe someday I can also show the World my true self.❤️

  22. Carole Schulman on said:

    SavvyDo, I am so happy for you. One of my kitties, Robin, the Matriarch of the entire family, had that too. She had to stay a week however. That was 1997. If Katie becomes hyperthyroid, off she goes though it will kill us both to be separated. SO happy for you and your mom. XXXX

  23. ATCAD on said:

    We are so happy for you and your family. The pill for hyperthyroidism made Socks sick. That’s why he had to do the Special Diet. We have read more and more about the pill and the cream making other cats sick, which is a shame because it is a pretty inexpensive solution.

    Your furs look wonderful

    And we are so proud of you for trying new things and interacting with your family more.

  24. Memories of Eric and Flynn on said:

    That is wonderful news! And what a great side effect too of you becoming more confident and friendly.

  25. The Very Best of news! Thank goodness, for you all and especially all of your perseverance with treatments as well as the other felines 😉

  26. How cool is this, cured, happy and queen of your domain.

    Great to see you home Savvy.

    Silver and Marjorie

  27. That is wonderful news, Savvy! You’ve got your life back. Now go and enjoy it to the hilt!
    Pawpats and kitty kisses to you.

  28. we jump with joy and we are so happy about this wonderful news!!!!!

  29. Hip Hip Hooray! Best mews evfur!! Glad you are well and doing well with all your furmily too:)

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