Wednesday, September 17, 2014

My Health Update

I have been on my thyroid tablets for 3 weeks now and I went back for another blood test last Friday. In the UK we use a different set of numbers for the TT4 test and the normal is between 18 and 25. When I had the last test my result was 55 so quite high. The vet rang my mum yesterday with my latest results. Can you see me and my dad smiling? My reading is now 21. Right slap bang in the middle of normal! My kidney results are good too. That means that my 1 small tablet a day is the right dose for me.
I go for another check up and have my blood stolen again in 2 months time to make sure I am still on the right dose. If you look you can see my poor shaved throat.
The only thing that wasn't right is that I have traces of blood in my urine. That means I have to have antibiotics for 10 days in case I have an infection. After that mum has to chase me with her plastic container again to get another pee sample. She is very glad I pee standing up like a mancat when I am outdoors.

55 comments:

Georgia and Julie said...

Flynn, we are delighted with this news :)
We purr the meds fix you up and that you have another great test in 2 months!
WooHoo :)
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ

Brian said...

We are thrilled with those good numbers Flynn! Keep doing all the healthy stuff cause we love you and want you well.

Quinn and Angel brandi said...

Keep being healthy! Very good news!!!

Quill and Greyson said...

You do look happy! And we're happy for you too buddy!

Poppy Q said...

Awesome dude. We are glad your results are so good. We love the manly photo.

The Whiskeratti said...

We are so glad that there has been some good progress here, dear Flynn. Hopefully the antibiotics will clear that other stuff up real fast.

Mr Puddy said...

Hooray ! The best news ever to know you are back on good track ! And everything in control :)
Kudos to your pawrents , they have done the great job.
Happy Hug
xox

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

This is such great news! Thyroid pills can make a world of difference, and we're so glad they are working for you. This made the had peep smile really big... and us, too!

William said...

I guess I missed this when I was away, Flynn, but I'm glad everything is working out. Be sure to have some fun with your mum when she comes after you with that cup!

Derby, Ducky said...

Good news Flynn. Let's hope the pee issue works itself out.

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

We are delighted to hear yer numbers are purrfect center normal!

Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz said...

We had to snort at the image of the plastic cup and your cat mum! We are purrin' with delight at the good mews about your thyroid levels!

The Island Cats said...

That's great news, Flynn! We purr that you continue to do well. And that your pee clears up too.

Punapippuri said...

Happy dance! We are doing the Happy Dance! This is most excellent news, Flynn. Brilliant! Those thyroid meds are pretty darn good. How's the appetite and weight going ? Lovely photo too.
Now, we'd love to see photos of your mum catching your pee! Hehehehe. Happy aiming. And we hope the infection clears up pdq.

Summer said...

Yay! I am so happy your numbers have stabilized, Flynn! I'm purring for your UTI to get better fast! Can you get a video of your human chasing you around outside with a cup?

Angel and Kirby said...

Wonderful news! We are doing a happy dance!

meowmeowmans said...

Flynn, this is some really great news, pal! We are SO happy for you. Paws crossed that the antibiotics clear up that infection.

Hugs to you, Mom and Dad!

Kari said...

Oh Flynnie, you look the absolute picture of health and contentment! Excellent news about your thyroid. Once you get your urinary tract situation under control you'll feel like your old self again. God bless you, sweetheart. We love you.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are so happy that you had good results from the vet regarding your thyroid tablets - no wonder your Dad is beaming. We hope you give your Mum a kiss for chasing you to get your pee sample.
Hugs to your Mum and Dad.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Ann Adamus said...

YAY, Flynn.
Keep up the good work sweet boy!
Love,
Zoolatry

Marg said...

Oh Flynn, that is such great news. We are so glad that you are so much better. Bet you feel a lot better now. We are sending tons of purrs that you stay in the right spot. Have a great Wednesday.

Vanessa Morgan said...

Get well soon, little one. But I'm already glad that your blood levels are right. Make sure to have your heart checked with a scan too, because hyperthyroidism has an impact on that.

Sagira said...

SO happy to hear the pills are helping you and you are getting things regulated. Hope the other meds fix the other problem as well.

pilch92 said...

That is such great news!!!!
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Fur Everywhere said...

We are so happy you are doing well on your thyroid medication. That is really wonderful news!

angelswhisper2011 said...

That's good to hear, my furriend. Healing Pawkisses are on your way <3

SuziQCat said...

Flynn, Don't know how I missed the intial post about your hyper-T...glad your pills are working. We send healing purrs to you for continued success!

John Bellen said...

That's very good news, Flynn. What a relief it must be for your mum and dad, though they'll never cease being vigilant.

It's good to know another man cat wets standing up. My new foster-cat, Kola, does that, and I had never seen it before.

Good news to read for my early morning!

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

i think the duck needs to go to your vet because he still doesn't have his thyroid meds right. lol

smiles, auntie bee
xoxooxxo

Jenna said...

We are so happy to hear the great news about the thyroid problem!

We'd love to see your mum following you around for a pee sample ;-)

Caren Gittleman said...

that is PAWTASTIC NEWS!!!! Except for the infection! I don't know what I would do if I ever have to collect urine from Cody, I would have NO CLUE as to how to do it! xoxo

Oui Oui said...

Oh Flynn, we hope your numbers stay good and the blood goes away! We'll be purring hard for you! We think Julie has hyperthyroidism too. She goes back for more tests in a couple months, but she has lost a pound in the last year.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

dood...this foto oh ewe N dad bee priceless....we loves it !!! ♥♥♥♥♥

N we hope de nastee infectshunz getz outta ya...N stays outta ya...spesh a lee sew mum doez knot hafta chase afturr ewe witha plastic cup ♥☺

The Crew said...

We're so happy you're feeling better, Flynn. Now take you medicine like a brave Mancat and get well!

Meowers from Missouri said...

we are dancin' wif delight that yer "numbers" are all better! swallerin' a pill ain't so drefful when you consider the alternative!! we wants you around fur a long, long time!

Laila and Minchie said...

Oh, Flynn, this good news totally made our day! Smiles around for everyone!

Kitty Cat Chronicles said...

Great news!

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...

Grreat news except for the urine thing.
Can you please ask your dad-person to take a photo when your mom-person chase you with a plastic container !
That picture would be prizeless *mol*

XOXO

katsrus said...

Bless your heart. Glad your doing well on the meds. Hope the infection clears up fast.
Sue B

Madi and Mom said...

Yay Flynn!! Wonderful news...OMCs I want pictures of your mum chasing you to catch your pp
Hugs madi your bfff

Katie Isabella said...

I'm with Madi and Mom. I wannna see that too. I love my mom but never in the world would I plow her to catch my PP.

SO glad you are better dearest Flynn. You are so dear to us all.

Maxwell, Faraday and Allie said...

Dood, that's FABULOUS news!!

Cathy Keisha said...

Oh, my poor mancat Flynn. I’m glad your thyroid is working but now this infection thing and your poor shaved throat. I wish I could give you some of my furs to cover your throat up. xoxoxo

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

Flynn this is fantastic news!!! We are doing a happy dance!

Spike William and Angels China Cat and Willow said...

I am so glad to see you and your dad smiling with those test results! :)

Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs, Spike William

Kellie The Orange Cat said...

Flynn, I am very glad to hear the good news! My Mum is in awe that your Mum can actually capture a urine sample, she must be very talented.

Marty the Manx said...

Flynn that is FANTASTIC news!!!!! We are so excited here we are all doing a little happy dance :) Your parents have to be over the moon!
Luvs ya my friend!
Marty

Clooney said...

We are so happy to hear that the medication is working so well for you, great news! Purrs for all to heal up quickly with ease...

The Swiss Cats said...

We're glad with this news !
We hope the meds works and you have a successful blood test in 2 months ! Purrs

Monty Q. Kat said...

Normal is awesome. :)

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

Sorry about the shaved throat, Flynn, but excellent work on the thyroid readings! Now get that other infection cleared up, will you?

Purrs,
The Chans

Timmy Tomcat said...

Yay we are all doing the happy dance Flynn! So great you are good to go with that little pill.
Purrs from all of us my furend
Timmy Dad and Family

Katie and Glogirly said...

This is very good news, Flynn!
And you look SO sweet in your daddy's arms.
xo

The Cat From Hell said...

Flynn, does yous take the tablets like a good boy? Mommy had to crush Hissy old Licorice's and put them n cream cheese! And Flynn, this is the bestest news ever!
Many Nelle Kisses
Nellie

Kitties Blue said...

Flynn, Concatulations on that good check-up. We'll be purring and praying that you remain in this excellent stable place. Whenever we see you with your dad, it makes mommy feel all mushy in her heart. You two are so precious with each other. XO, Lily OLivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo