HIYA SAVANNAH HERE!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.