The third problem that has surfaced in the new year is with Tungsten’s weight. If you’ve been reading this blog for long, you’ll know that my tiny cat suffers from hyperthyroidism. This initially reduced her poundage tremendously, and she doesn’t have much to lose. Recently, I noticed that her coat was becoming a little untidy, another sign of hyperthyroidism. Her medicine is supposed to counter the effects of her condition, and had done so up to a few months ago, when the veterinarian professed herself very pleased with Tungsten’s progress. The orange one’s weight at that time was three kilograms. As of Saturday, it is 2.52 kilograms, a tremendous drop in a quarter-year.
Tungsten is spending much of her time sleeping, and is very inactive. She is eating well, and by that I mean that she is eating an amount normal for her. Her appetite is not growing, as it did when she was initially diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. That may be a good sign. In any case, the orange one has an appointment with a doctor on Friday, and we’ll see if she needs more medicine, different medicine or some other treatment all together.
Those are our new year troubles. As problems go, they are not overwhelming. Bear-Bear’s cold will fade and Cammie’s wounds will heal. Tungsten will be attended to by her veterinarian. I’m not worried, and am grateful that things are not worse, as the weather is making lives all across Canada and the United States. I have my feline friends, a warm home, food and the resources to see to everyone’s health. That’s not such a bad way to start a year, after all.
And in case I need it, here’s Renn to remind me what a great Christmas I and my cats had.