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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-19-2017, 11:28 AM Thread Starter
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Hola from West New York NJ gatos!

Hello fellow feline stewards!
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-30-2017, 10:17 PM
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Hi there! Aww, what an adorable pic! I take it that's Dizzy. He, she? Age?

I grew up in north Jersey (West Orange/Livingston).
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My 'son' is 13 1/2. Thank you. He's a typical orange shorthair- very friendly, not a mean bone in his body. The last 6 months have been tough on him as he had Hyperthyroidism. Had the I-131 done a month ago and we got back today from the vet's follow-up blood work. I'm hoping his T4 is normal now- it was 9.7 before the procedure! Resultingly he has another issue that we have to diagnose now, he is half his weight from September (8.3 lbs now, was up to 16 lbs then) and has the excessive eating/drinking & peeing/pooping still. But we had to treat the HyperT first as it is life-threatening. So we're probably looking at an ultrasound/biopsy soon to pinpoint this. I had to take on an extra day of work but I was glad I could.

He's my pride & joy!

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-01-2017, 06:45 PM
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Aw, I'm sorry to hear about the hyperT. Yow, that's a really high T4 result! It seems from what other members have said that the I-131 treatments are really successful though.

The weight loss and the excessive eating/drinking aren't symptoms of hyperT that might go away with the treatments? I think weight loss with excessive eating can be a symptom of diabetes, but I'm sure bloodwork would have revealed that. I hope it's nothing serious.

I have a senior too - 16.5 years old with early stage renal failure. So far doing well though.

Looking forward to having you around and seeing more pics of Dizzy!
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