Sunday, February 22, 2015

Sunday Selfie and an Update.


I am taking part in the Sunday Selfies with the Kitties Blue at The Cat on my Head.

You can see more selfies here.

My Update.
As you know, I was unable to tolerate the Carbimazole for my hyperthyroidism, so after a month off medication to give my body chance to recover I went on Felimazole which is the same as Methimazole. Unfortunately after 2 weeks I was becoming ill again and had to stop them too.
I have been off medication again for a week but recovered much more quickly this time because mum and dad knew to look out for the first signs that it wasn't going well.

Mum has discussed natural medicine with my vet and ordered Thyroid Support Gold for me which will take 3 weeks to get here according to Amazon. That is bacon flavoured drops that can be put on my food.

The vet rang mum this morning and said he has talked to another vet and has been able to get Methimazole as a transdermal gel, so they went out and collected a pack this morning.
I am having it rubbed into my ear once a day to start with to see how I go with it. If it is the ingredients that I am allergic to, then I still won't be able to stay on it. It may be that my digestive tract can't take the pills but I will be okay with it being absorbed into my bloodstream. We will know how I am getting on with it by the time the Thyroid Gold arrives.

94 comments:

Katie Isabella said...

Thank God that you have the Gold coming though I have not heard of it till now, but thank God the Vet was good enough to try on his own to help our Flynn with the transdermal gel. Admiral did splendidly on it till she passed for another reason. I hope dear Flynn can tolerate it as well. Need a quick blood test as you know with a few days to see what the levels are and adjust accordingly.

xxoo Mom

Nancy said...

Sending love and best wishes to dear Flynn.

Simba said...

Like Katie said, we are glad Flynn can try the transdermal gel. We don't know about Thyroid Support Gold but it sounds like a good thing to try too.

Just Ducky said...

Paws crossed that this new medicine helps you Flynn.

Jans Funny Farm said...

Hope the stuff in the ear helps until the Gold arrives. Sending lots of purrs and tail wags for you, Flynn. Your mom and dad too, since we know this is hard on them too.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I pray the gel will work for you and you won't have a problem with it.

The Island Cats said...

Flynn, we're hoping and purraying that the gel and the Gold works for you. That's an excellent selfie, by the way.

The Cat Realm said...

sending purrs and hoping all will be well!

The Whiskeratti said...

We luff your selfie! Thanks for the update; we wish the medications went more easily with you but hopefully this latest one will work purrfectly.

Stacy Hurt said...

Thou had us at bacon flavored! Rock on dear Flynn! Xoxo
ms Ms Stella O Houligan

Jacqueline said...

Paws crossed all the new medicine will work for you, sweetie... We are purring and praying for you, precious Flynn=we love you so much, dear friend...xoxo...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat

Sweet Purrfections said...

We're crossing our paws and purring that the gel and the new medication works.

Cathy Keisha said...

Sending all my love and healing purrz to sweet Flynn.

The Florida Furkids said...

We're sending super LOUD and RUMBLY purrs that the new course of meds help you.

We love you!!

The Florida Furkids

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Oh dearest Flynn, We are purring and purraying that this will be the answer for you! Your Mum and Dad are moving mountains to take the best care of you--we are sending them our best purrs and purrayers too! XOXOXOXO

Quill and Greyson said...

Sorry you're not tolerating it well but glad your parents figured it out and got you on the right path again. We keep sending our purrs over to you our friend!

Meowers from Missouri said...

Best fishes for success wif the transderm meds, an' we hopes that Amazon hurries up with the Gold! We sends lovin' headbonks to you and yer mum an' dad, an' lotsa hearty purrs fer yer return to health!

Shaggy and Scout said...

Purrs to you Flynn.

Noir the Texas Tabby said...

Oh sweet friend, prayers, hugs and so much love are crossing that big lake called the Atlantic to get to you. We got all paws crossed everything gets going like it oughta!!

Noir

Psalm 50:15

Kitties Blue said...

So happy you are joining us for Sunday Selfies. That is a precious photo of you. Sorry you are having such a difficult time getting your thyroid function straightened out. Hope the transdermal medication works out or if not the one on its way to you. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Random Felines said...

We got our paws crossed

Kellie The Orange Cat -shelley morrow said...

Purring that the new medicines work.

Teri and her Cats ~ Coco the Couture Cat, Brighton, Disco NoFurNo, Kely and Sammy said...

We are glad to hear you are trying some options and hope that you find one that doesn't upset your tummy. Reactions to the 'imazoles' are common...do any vets do RadioIodine treatment there?

A few Good Cats said...

Caitie was on methimazole for the last few years of her life, and since she didn't take pills, we had it compounded into a liquid and gave her a squirt every morning and night. Hoping the transdermal works just as well for Flynn.

Anonymous said...

Oh sweet Flynn, weez will fur sure be purrayin' fur ya' Yous footo is pawsum. but of course it is, it's of a very handsum mancat.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Lexi

meowmeowmans said...

We sure hope that transdermal gel works for you, dear Flynn. We are purring and praying with all of our might. Love to you, Mum and Dad.

Katnip Lounge said...

Flynn, we are all purring that the gel will work the trick for you...we want you to be well soon! 'Specially your Miss Pea, she wants to go frolicking with you in the fields this spring.

Forty Paws said...

We sure hope that the gel works for you Flynn! Tons of purrs, purrayers, hugs, and head bumps!

Luf, Us and Maw

Colehaus Cats said...

Thanks to your vet for trying so hard to get what feels right for you and your mum and dad! We're continuing to send our best comforting purrs, Flynn!

Clooney said...

Oh sweet Flynn, we are sending you lots of purrs, prayers and good thoughts and hope that either the gel or the natural supplement will work well for you without bad side-effects, cute selfie of you...

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Flynn, I am purring lots for some form of medication to work for you! That's awful that you were getting so sick.

Lone Star Cats said...

Sendin ya purrs somefin works.

Mr Puddy said...

Flynn, me does paw crossed for you first. I hope the gel works well for you, buddy !
PURRS
xoxo

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

Firstly, we are glad your recovery from the ill-effects of the medication wa smuch quicker this time. But above all, we hope that the new approach will yield some good results, Flynn. We're with you in spirit.

Purrs,
The Chans

Angel Prancer Pie said...

We are keeping our paws crossed for you and purrs being sent, sweet Flynn!

Fur Everywhere said...

Poor Flynn. We hope the new transdermal gel works better than the pills do for you!! We are sending lots of rumbly purrs and love to you and your mom. <3

The Swiss Cats said...

We send you tons of purrs, Flynn, and we hope this time everything goes well with your medication ! Purrs

Fuzzy Tales said...

Flynn, we have our paws crossed for the transdermal meds.

We know Cheri at Cats of Wildcat Woods is going through a bad time with her Lily right now (cancer), but one or two of Cheri's cats were hyper-t as well and she treated them homeopathically--specially to support the organs, not to "cure" the hyper-t. Anyway, if the natural meds don't help, it might be worth asking Cheri what she had used.

Lots of purrs from us. Take care.

Marg said...

Wow, Flynn, you have one super Mum and one super Dad too. They sure are trying to help you and so we just send tons of purrs and prayers that the new medicine works. What a trouper you are too. Lots of good thoughts coming your way.

Angel Ginger Jasper said...

I am so keeping everything crossed that the gel works. Prayers, love and hugs to you all. Come on Flynn you can do it. X

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

Sending purrs from all of us and crossing paws that this will work!

Laila and Minchie said...

Lots of purrs and crossed paws that you can tolerate the transdermal gel and that it works!

Bev Green said...

What a lovely selfie sweet Flynn.we sure hope he new meds work for you..such scary times for mum and dad..so stay pawsitive ok! loves Fozziemum xxx

Austin Towers said...

I really really hope that the gel works for you, buddy!! You are my hero!! Sending mega purrs to you, buddy !!

Beth Waltz said...

Sweet Flynn, dear old Mephi did well on the transdermal gel for years. Than last year she had the RadioCat treatment and now she's quite plump again and getting around well for such an ancient lady. Tell your mum and dad to keep working with that vet -- sounds like a winning team!

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...

(((Purr)))fect selfie Flynn !
Keep my paws crossed that the new medicine will work and that the Goldie one will arrie fast !!

XOXO

Brian said...

We love your selfie and we love you Flynn. We hope that ear med helps pal, at least maybe it won't upset the tum. Love and hugs from all of us.

Beau Beau & Angie said...

Love your selfie! Nice to see your handsome face :-) We are sending prayers and healing energy. Sending thanks too that many healing remedies are being tried. What an adventure you have been on! We always knew you were a mighty fighter!
~Angie and Mom Brenda

Helen said...

We are pulling for you buddy! We love you! Rudy sends orange purrs!

Madi and Mom said...

Yay for new things to try that don't have be ingested! I bet your ears will smell yummy..wonder what flavor the ear run will be? Moo mol moo..(I am now mooing at all handsome man cats)
Hugs MADI your bffff

Madi and Mom said...

PS I am such a flirt...but when you are almost 13 you can do things like that
😘

Madi and Mom said...

The squares are kitty kisses from me to you

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

Flynn I am doing back flips with all your good news!! This is wonderful and we will be purrin that the transdermal works for you and also that new supplement helps too.
Great selfie.
~Annabelle, Boo, Ping, Jinx

Savannah's Paw Tracks said...

My purrs continue to fly to you precious Flynn. Paws crossed the gel works

Susan and the gang from Life with Dogs and Cats said...

We've done a transdermal gel; it turned out to be a pretty good way to get medicine in my cat. Get better soon!

--Purrs (and wags) from Life with Dogs and Cats

katsrus said...

I hope you can tolerate this kind Flynn. Sending purrs and hugs.
Sue B

Caren Gittleman said...

Flynn the bacon flavored one sounds divine!!!! Hoping the one you rub on your ear works....the good thing, is Mum and Dad are hip now to what upsets your tummy so you can rest assured you are in good hands! Hoping something works for you soon! xoxoxo

Layla Morgan Wilde ( Cat Wisdom 101) said...

We're glad you're open to an alternative approach. It can be frustrating to find what works so hang in there. Hugs to all.

Penelope TheCatFromHell said...

Wes is purraying that everything works out ok. Trying to find the right medications can be so furry difficult. Especially when we try to hide how we feels.
Kisses
Nellie

Nerissa said...

Sendin' lots and lots AND LOTS of purrs your way. Paws crossed this new stuff works well for you without any complications.

Purrs,
Nissy

Anonymous said...

We so hope that your new medication will work, dear Flynn. I wonder, have you ever though about a Homeopathic vet. There are possibilities for thyroid problems too. We send healing Pawkisses and purrayers your way <3 <3 <3

Sweet Purrfections said...

We're sending lots of purrs that the new medication will work

Ellen in Oregon said...

So sorry to hear you are having such troubles with the thyroid meds. again Flynn. Our human has thyroid disease & it can be tricky to find the right medication & dose. Hopefully the transdermal gel will do the trick since it bypasses your digestive tract & the bacon drops will arrive soon if they are needed. We are so glad that Mom & Dad knew what side effects to watch for & stopped the pills before you got really sick again. You are in good hands & Mom and Dad will take excellent care of you as always. You look very mancat handsome in your selfie today. Your camera work is getting better all the time. We are crossing our tails & tootsies that the gel rubbed on your ears is perfect for treating your thyroid disease & it's always nice to get one's ears rubbed as a bonus. Hang in there Flynn. You have bunches of friends cheering your on & want you to maintain the wonderful progress you have made with improving your health. At least no more having to pee in the cup for Mom. We still marvel at your ability to do such a thing!

Kitty Cat Chronicles said...

A wonderful selfie! We hope the new medication works out, Flynn. Sending purrs and prayers!

Melissa and Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

Purring and praying that the transdermal gel works for you. I know that it was a godsend for my Angel Sashi's hyperthyroidism.

Angel and Kirby said...

ending purrs and prayers, Sweetie!

Christy Paws said...

You look so handsome in your selfie, Flynn. We are all so sorry you are having so much trouble finding medication that works for you. Sending purrs that the gel works.

Georgia and Julie said...

Lookin' mighty good Flynn!
We purr the rub works for you.
Sounds easier than pills.
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ

LP said...

Flynn, you look adorable in your selfie! We hope the transdermal gel works for you.We know other kitties who have tried this and it worked for them. Our Angel Tulip also had hyperthyroidism and we understand that it can be tough to treat so hang in there sweetie. All our paws are crossed that the gel or natural meds work.

Love to you and to your pawrents,
your pals,

the critters in the cottage xo

Annie Bear said...

What a wonderful & handsome selfie! I sure hope the new gel works well for you as well the natural drops. It sounds like your mum and dad take great care of you. :)

Squeedunk Cats and Z-Girl said...

Flynn, we echo everyone's sentiments, hoping that the medication works for you. We have all our paws crossed on your behalf.
The selfie is purrfect! Hang in there, buddy! Love the Squeedunk Gang

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

Flynn, we sure hope that transdermal gel werks!

WildCat said...

Hi Flynn😺 So glad you are doing ok, thanks for your update. Purrs for you🐈

Kari said...

Dear, precious, wonderful boy! We are praying our hardest that the transdermal gel works for you. You've been through so much. Our love and thoughts are with your mum and dad too. They love you so much and will go to the ends of the earth to make things right for you.
We love you like you were our own, Flynnie. Big kisses on your handsome little head.

Kari said...

P,S. Something your mum and dad might investigate is Hills y/d cat food. It's for thyroid cats.It may be an option if you're unable to tolerate the medication.

Anonymous said...

Flynn I will be purring that you get the same benefit from the gel and it doesn't bother you to have it in your ear and/or the Thyroid Gold your Mum ordered......it's nice to know there are some alternatives to the pills - just in case I begin to have problems too! You look happy in your photo my friend and I've got my paws crossed that you feel better and better and better as time goes by.

Hugs, Sammy

da tabbies o trout towne said...

DOOD !!! thiz bee aweum mews N we hopes thurd timez de charm N de gel werks til de gold getz ther...high paws ta yur vet !!!
him iz sooooper grate in that him haz reel lee stepped up ta help ewe out !!! in yur honor we will eat 84 tinz oh trout two day...thiz iz gonna werk thiz time buddy....♥♥♥

Marie Symeou said...

You are so handsome. We hope you feel better soon.

Sending healing energy and purrs your way.

Athena and Marie xx

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

What a handsome boy you are! Purring and praying that new meds both work miracles for you!

William said...

Be well, my friend. I hope this works for you!

Hannah and Lucy said...

We hope your new meds will be kind to you Flynn and you can take them without you feeling ill. We are sending gentle purrs to see if they will help.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

John Bellen said...

It's good to have some alternative medicines to work with. My Tungsten gets the gel in her ears twice a day, and it is keeping her numbers in the normal range. I hope it works for you, Flynn.

Dash Kitten said...

Good to hear. We have a senior foster (Nemo) and he is paper thin, we want a second opinion from our vet so we can see if he is hyperthyroid OR kidney trouble. Hearing there are transdermal gels (as opposed to tablets is a truly GOOD bit of news.

Good luck to you and Mum and Dad, and we send our best love Flynn.

Harvey, Miranda, Silver and Marjorie

SuziQCat said...

Best of luck to you Flynn...we hope you can find a medicine to help you!

The Whiskeratti said...

Mom is really happy that you liked the decal; here is the information for it: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0090NJ6ZS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Even better, it comes from your part of the world!

MeezerMews&FrecklesWoofs said...

Hi! Nice selfie!
Hey, we just now are paying attention purrpurrly to your blog and you especially...we here think our Minko might have this thyroid issue, too...hasn't been diagnosed as yet, but meowmy has a hunch. It can't be pancreatitis as the vet was thinking...he only throws up on an empty stomach. And will not eat at all, unless meowmy feeds him, 2x a day...6 or 7 ounce total. he otherwise acts normal...if not getting fed he hides all the time, etc. He looks like a bone rack. went t=down to 6.2 lbs from 9 or so...but with meowmy's vigilant feeding routine, he is back up to 8 lbs:)

Have a great week, and we hope your meds arrive soon!

Marty the Manx said...

Sorry you couldn't tolerate the other pills Flynn. It is great they could find the transdermal for you though. Good luck my sweet friend! We are sending our POTP that it will work or the natural supplements will.
Luvs
Marty and the Gang

Timmy Tomcat said...

Hey Flynn we are all purring fur you to be able to take the trans-dermal medication. Dad says that when he worked in hospital some people with sensitive digestive tracts did that to good results.
Love you pal
Timmy Dad and Family

Timmy Tomcat said...

PS
Love that Selfie Flynn!

GLOGIRLY said...

Oh sweet Flynn, buddy... we sure hope this gel works out for you. We've been thinking about you and sending lots and lots of purrs. And hugs to mom and dad too.
xo

Robyn Harton said...

Great selfie, Flynn. I hope the meds work for you. All the Hotties are sending their best purrs and I'm sending positive energy. *scritches*

Marilynn said...

We love your selfie, Flynn ... Audace especially does! And we all continue to purrrrrrr and pray for medical success. Flynn's adventures need to continue!! We love you, Flynn.

Marilynn, Grace & Company

Cheri Wildcatwoods said...

Purring this works!

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about your problem with the meds, Flynn. My Angel Miscio also had the same problem with the pills. She tolerated the transdermal gel really well. Surprised your vet did not go there immediately after your first bad reaction. Here is hope, purrs, and prayers that the gel will work for you and you will feel better.