Wednesday, September 3, 2014
A few months ago I started to lose weight more quickly so mum and dad took me back to the vet and I had my blood stolen. The results all looked good apart from thyroid which was in the higher end of normal. The vet advised no treatment at that stage but to keep an eye on my weight. Mum weighs me once a week. Until about 18 months ago I was around 14 pounds. I have always been much smaller than Eric.
Two weeks ago when mum weighed me I had dropped 1.2 pounds in a week and now weigh 11.2 pounds. I was taken back to the vet and had my throat shaved and more blood stolen. This time the T4 was definitely raised. Mum and dad were told of the alternatives for my treatment and decided on pills which I will be on for the rest of my life. I have now been on them for a week and we think it will probably be another week or so before there is any noticeable difference.
Mum is surprised at how good I am to take them which she is thankful for as they are slow release and can't be crushed. I don't fight against them, but I don't like to swallow them but do before too long. I go back after 3 weeks of taking them to have another blood test to see if the dosage needs adjusting.When mum did my weekly weigh I hadn't lost any more weight so that is good.
Mum has been using all the photos that don't show my weight loss and also I have a very thick coat which hides a lot, but in the photo below you can see a definite change in my shape and you can feel every vertebrae when my back is stroked.