Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Tummy, Tail, Toesies and an Update on Tuesday.
Mum hasn't given an update lately as every time things start well, then it goes wrong again. We have been afraid of jinxing things but lots of you have been asking how I am doing.
I was doing all right on the transdermal gel but after a few days I started to go downhill again getting lethargic and sick.
Mum had ordered holistic Thyroid Gold Support for me. The first day I ate my food with the drops on it. The second day I wouldn't touch it, so she mixed them with water and gave in a syringe. I was sick afterwards. The same thing happened on the third day and I was violently sick and I had stopped eating again.
It seems that even though it is a natural product that I can't take that either.
I went back to see my vet last Monday and even though I was eating very little, I had put a very small amount of weight on. He checked my heart and said it sounded good. That is the problem with not being on thyroid medication, it can put a strain on my heart and lead to heart failure. Kidney failure can also result from untreated hyperthyroidism. I am being monitored for both but didn't have to get my blood stolen this time.
My mum caught a pee sample from me and that is showing blood again and also high white blood cell count.
My vet wanted to put me on antibiotics but knows how mum feels about them after taking the others in the beginning, and also the convenia injection which she is sure is what made me so very ill.
He suggested to her that I go on oxytetracycline tablets and watch carefully for any adverse effects. I have been on them for 8 days now and my poops are getting better. They do give me wind when I get in the litter box though, so everyone knows what I am doing.
I am also on a low dose of prednisolone to help any inflammation in my gut, and he said sometimes they can also put weight on and make me want to eat which would be good in my case.
Mum weighed me again at the weekend and I had put a little bit more weight on and am now exactly 11 pounds. I had gone down to under 10 pounds when I was at my worst around Christmas.
I always used to be a fit 15 - 16 pounds and we know I will never get back to that, but any weight increase is good.
I am much livelier too and go for short walks when the weather is good. I do tire easily, but maybe one day I will be able to go on longer walks around the fields again. I have my paws crossed that I continue to feel better and am asking you to keep your paws crossed for me too.