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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #121 on: October 20, 2016, 13:48:22 PM »
THANK YOU ROSELLA.....BACK TO VETS TOMORROW WITH LUPIN....GARETHS NITEMARE  :rofl: .........AND SASA IF I CAN CATCH HER, SO WILL GET RESULTS.

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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #120 on: October 20, 2016, 13:44:04 PM »
I've got everything crossed for Misaman Gill  :( :( :Luv2: :Luv2:

Hope some way can be found to medicate him for whatever condition it is but HyperT sounds right from what you've posted.  A lot of cats do very well on the hyperT meds but as you say it's a question of being able to medicate  :hug: :hug:
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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #119 on: October 19, 2016, 21:40:11 PM »
THANK YOU BOTH AND MISA IS LIKE SYLVIE AND HIDES AS LONG AS THERE IS STRANGER IN THE HOUSE.

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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #118 on: October 19, 2016, 21:08:36 PM »
Seems to be so many hyperthyroid cats around these days, we have just had Moses who is 18 checked but tests came back negative. I have 2 out of 3 cats HT. Silvie is doing really well since she had the RI injection, bouncing around the garden, playing, killing birds :censored: and looks really well. It did cost a lot but her insurance paid for it. My vet never mentioned the ear gel but I had read about it.  She is a nervous cat, every time the door bell rings she flies out the catflap and hides and doesn't like strangers but she did settle in well. Silvie sends her best wishes to Misa and hope he feels better soon and you get a diagnosis :Luv:

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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #117 on: October 19, 2016, 18:45:23 PM »
Ninj was hyper thyroid, he didnt have the therapy as  I think it would have been to hard on him to put him through it - he would have had to stay in hospital along with his other complications and he had never had any vaccinations meant it wasn't really feasible especially when they couldn't guarantee he would improve for having it done (the perils of being a stray and not knowing his age or history).  I struggled to get him to take pills as he would eat around them, if he ate at all.  In the end it was kinder to let him go.

HOWEVER, there is an Transdermal methimazole gel that you can use if he doesn't mind having his ears fussed :) All you do is put the right dosage onto your finger (gloved!) or a cotton wool pad and rub it on the inside of the ear.  It's very easy to do as long as your cat is used to being fussed round the ears.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xq0vmoi-GwI (about 7 and a half minutes in!)

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQG6MC99Itk

It was never very effective for Ninj but he didn't like having is ears fussed so I did find it difficult to ensure he got the full dose - with Robbie and Sky it would be easier as they are used to it.

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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #116 on: October 19, 2016, 16:54:51 PM »
Just having a quick scan thro this thread cos Misa is ill and hyper T is top of the suspect list.......he has lost 2 kgs in weight but he is 15yrs old and scared of people.

He also has arthritus due to a pinned back leg.hip to knee.

He cant be pilled and Gareth his vet thinks he can feel something on his thyroid.....we will have the blood test results on Friday when i take the other two for boosters. :(

He is eating well but his jelly belly has totally gone and thought last night he is even smaller than he was. Orininally thought maybe he was self dieting cos takes the strain off his back legs!

My first cat had the op and then had kidney probs but that was over 10 years  ago and only rereading here do i see one can hide the other.

My beautiful big boy is a much smaller noy now and his fur is not good but thought that was due to him not being able to groom fully cos of his back legs.

This therapy was mentioned by Gareth this morning and knew we had two cats who had had it.............need to wait for the bloods............................ :( .................seems this is not straight forward either.

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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #115 on: August 17, 2016, 08:47:00 AM »
what great news  :hug:

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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #114 on: August 17, 2016, 08:01:46 AM »
The best news ever, Heather.  All in all, not a bad result in terms of cost either.  Very pleased it was covered within the insurance, albeit not entirely.   :hug:

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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #113 on: August 16, 2016, 21:20:49 PM »
Thank you!! :Luv: I am away at the mo at the Edinburgh Festival - I just want to see Silvie and give her a great big hug and a snog! :evillaugh: So for anyone who is ever considering the RI injection, it does work! I was covered by insurance for up to £3k but it just went slightly over and I owe them £88. Not too bad :P

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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #112 on: August 16, 2016, 20:54:16 PM »
That is the bestest news ever ;D :hug: :hug: :hug:

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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #111 on: August 16, 2016, 19:05:31 PM »
Just had a phone call from my vet, Silvie's results are back and her thyroid is now normal, at 20. It was low when she came back from Canterbury but now its fine, so my vet is very pleased and so am I!!  She will go back in 6 month's time to have it rechecked and then just yearly from then on :wow: :wow: ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D.

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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #110 on: August 14, 2016, 12:47:03 PM »
Really pleased for you and Sylvie, Heather :hug:
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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #109 on: August 14, 2016, 06:14:48 AM »
So good to hear this Heather.   ;D

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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #108 on: August 14, 2016, 06:11:28 AM »
That's just great Heather  :Luv: :Luv:

Am sure bloods will confirm what you can see for yourself  :hug:

Just amazing treatment  :wow:

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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #107 on: August 14, 2016, 00:25:09 AM »
She seems really well in herself, she ate less when I went on holiday for 10 days in July, my brother came round and fed the cats. I think she missed me, but as soon as we came home she ate normally again. She has put on weight since leaving Canterbury and is always bouncing around the garden, chasing frogs, the neighbours cats and talking pigeons. Just back to her normal loving self :Luv: :Luv:

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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #106 on: August 13, 2016, 23:05:43 PM »
Everything crossed here for Silvie  :hug: :hug: :hug:

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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #105 on: August 13, 2016, 22:03:54 PM »
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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #104 on: August 13, 2016, 21:25:06 PM »
Silvie went back to the vets today for her blood test as it is now 8 weeks since she had the injection. Should get the results back weds/thurs next week. Fingers toes and eyes crossed that it comes back normal this time (it was a tad too low when she left Canterbury). :-: :-:

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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #103 on: July 08, 2016, 06:43:03 AM »
Heather, all thanks to you for sharing the information and talking us through yours and Sylvie's experience as it was taking place.  It will encourage many others for whom this treatment is a possibility for their hyperthyroid cats. 

Much love to Sylvie.   :hug: :hug: :Luv:

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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #102 on: July 07, 2016, 20:23:57 PM »
What a gorgeous girl :Luv:

Glad you managed to get her to the vet and wonderful news she has put weight on ;D

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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #101 on: July 07, 2016, 20:22:27 PM »
Well the packet of dreamies tempted her and we made it to the vet this time. Silvie had her jab and also a worming tablet. She has also put on weight since leaving Canterbury vets, gone from 3.35 to 3.60 and her heart rate was nice and steady which is good, as last time it was racing!  Just got to go back now in 5 weeks time for another blood test for her thyroid and hopefully it will still be normal. I would definitely recommend the treatment for any hyperthyroid cats, its just an injection under the skin under slight sedation. No surgery, 97% cure rate and the only downside is they are away from home for 3-4 weeks. But it soon passes. But it is expensive, but if you have insurance its better!  :) :)  I am glad this thread has informed lots of you how beneficial it can be! :Luv:

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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #100 on: July 07, 2016, 16:13:14 PM »
I hope you managed to get Sylvie to her vet for her jab, she probably saw the carrier and thought she was in for another 'holiday', I am so pleased that the treatment worked. She is a very beautiful girl :Luv2:
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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #99 on: July 07, 2016, 14:31:30 PM »
Silvie took one look at the cat basket and shot off up the garden, like a steeplechaser, over bushes, through the raspberries and disappeared.
:rofl: :rofl: Mine get suspicious when I start closing doors to the rooms with the best hiding places :evillaugh:.

I'd like to say a big :thanks: to you Heather for all the updates on Silvie's progress.  Fingers crossed none of mine will develop hyper-T but if they did this thread would certainly encourage me to look at radio iodine therapy :).

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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #98 on: July 07, 2016, 14:09:18 PM »
Silvie on the naughty chair at the moment. Was booked in at the vets yesterday for her annual jabs, along with Tabby my other cat. Silvie took one look at the cat basket and shot off up the garden, like a steeplechaser, over bushes, through the raspberries and disappeared.  In the end had to go without her as didn't want to be late for the appointment :censored:.  The vet was disappointed as she wanted to see Silvie after her stay at Canterbury to see how she was.  Now managed to get a cancellation appointment for 430pm this afternoon. So shhhhhh! don't tell Silvie...... :naughty: :evillaugh: :evillaugh:.

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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #97 on: July 01, 2016, 06:40:48 AM »
Yes - that really shows off her coat to good advantage.  You can see all the subtle shading and delicate tiger striping.   :Luv2:

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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #96 on: July 01, 2016, 00:13:01 AM »
ah wow thats great  8) 8) 8)

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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #95 on: June 30, 2016, 23:41:07 PM »
Much better :D
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« Reply #94 on: June 30, 2016, 23:18:06 PM »
Yes much bigger  ;D

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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #93 on: June 30, 2016, 21:55:56 PM »
Is this any bigger?  If it is, don't ask me what I did but messed with an old version of VSO Image Resizer.  I'll just zap it if it ain't no good  :shify:

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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #92 on: June 29, 2016, 18:39:48 PM »
What a gorgeous girl :Luv:

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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #91 on: June 28, 2016, 20:44:47 PM »
PDF to JPEG converter .................I need that!

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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #90 on: June 28, 2016, 13:18:23 PM »


Thanks Mark. 

Sylvie looks so well.  She's a beautiful girl.   :)

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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #89 on: June 28, 2016, 12:33:06 PM »
Ah thanks Mark for posting it. Now everyone can see the lovely Silvie. That is a photo of her the day after she came home, back in the garden near the raspberries, where she makes herself a little cat camp to spy on all the birds :naughty:

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« Reply #88 on: June 28, 2016, 10:37:04 AM »
My Mac saved it before I was able to open it. I didn't have a clue, so Googled and found a PDF to Jpeg converter.  :Crazy: She is beautiful  :Luv2:

(Shame it came out so small as a Jpeg)

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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #87 on: June 28, 2016, 10:14:33 AM »
Thank you I think she is beautiful too and has such a lovely character :Luv: (But we all think that about all our cats of course! :Luv:)

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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #86 on: June 28, 2016, 01:11:23 AM »
I got email with pic but its a pdf file and cant copy or post.

This time your link opened but opened another pdf file of mine first................last time it said too many open!

Silvie is beautiful  ;D

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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #85 on: June 27, 2016, 23:55:07 PM »
I have sent a big box of cakes & biscuits goodies to Barton Vets in Canterbury who looked after Silvie, as they were so nice updating me every day on their client website and also by phone.  Hopefully they should arrive there tomorrow :) 8)

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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #84 on: June 27, 2016, 23:48:44 PM »
Opened okay for me - Silvie is lovely :)

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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #83 on: June 27, 2016, 23:47:18 PM »
Arggh I thought I had cracked it!!  :censored:  Have tried to email them to you......

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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #82 on: June 27, 2016, 23:35:18 PM »
No I couldnt open it.

 


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