Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Off to Hospital Once More

I’ve decided to take Josie to the hospital for some tests. She has an appointment for late Friday afternoon. The likeliest problem, I think, is that she has developed hyperthyroidism. Judging by Tungsten’s battle with that condition, I would have believed that Josie’s appetite had to be more voracious than it is. Each case of hyperthyroidism may vary somewhat, of course, and, as Flynn’s mum has commented, her Devon cat was active, his coat looked healthy and he seemed to be eating well. Yet he too has the condition. So Josie will be checked for that, and for anything else the doctor may think possible.

The Great White has been doing very well lately, otherwise, and a loss of weight would not be regretted, if it were to occur under less startling circumstances. Once this new problem is countered, she may be set fair for a long and cheerful life, perhaps as my Not-Quite-So-Chubs.

11 comments:

  1. at least you will "know" and the worry can be set aside; well, you know what I mean. we hope nothing is wrong and will ask "frank" for a blessing for Josie....just coz ♥♥♥

    all 984 paws crossed the scale she was weighed on turns out to be a mis read ♣♣♣

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  2. We'll keep our fingers and paws crossed for her. Annie had been asymptomatic, it was caught through a senior bloodwork panel. I think you're wise not to wait to have her checked. Good luck.

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  3. I'm so glad you're going to take Josie to the vet tomorrow to be checked. Your Tungsten had hyperthyroidism, (as did my Cody many years ago.), so you are aware that the condition can be controlled with treatment. Meanwhile, if hyperthyroidism is not the problem, the sooner the condition is diagnosed and treatment begun, the better. Good luck to you and Josie, and we'll be anxious to hear what the vet found.

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  4. Bless her precious heart and may it be something easily controllable.

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  5. Purrs to the sweetie from all of us here.

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  6. We have everything crossed too. Poor poppet, we hope she has something manageable. You do a great job looking after your crew.

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  7. You know we're praying for Josie. Please give her a kiss and a hug from us.
    Many of my seniors , over the years, have developed hyperthyroid and have tolerated the medication without
    untoward effects. God bless you all.

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  8. Hoping all goes well with the tests.

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  9. I hope Josie's tests go well.

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