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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #81 on: June 27, 2016, 23:27:50 PM »
pics of Silvie  - not sure if you can see them, can someone let me know if it worked?  :doh:
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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #80 on: June 27, 2016, 18:13:53 PM »
Missed all of this but just great news  ;D ;D

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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #79 on: June 27, 2016, 04:23:07 AM »
Missed this update.  Delighted for you both  :) :) :)

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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #78 on: June 21, 2016, 17:43:29 PM »
That's fantastic news, Heather.  Am so pleased for the pair of you.   ;D :hug: :hug:

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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #77 on: June 21, 2016, 17:39:01 PM »
results finally back after a nail-biting 5 days!! Her level has gone from 499 down to 3.9 so it looks like the injection worked!! :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow:

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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats - IT WORKED!!!!
« Reply #76 on: June 18, 2016, 21:30:05 PM »
Results were not back yesterday so have to wait till Monday :(  A funny thing happened last night, I went out and stayed with a friend, and my mum was in the kitchen cooking some pasta, when the smoke alarm kept going off! Nothing was burning, so she went in the hall and Silvie had done a massive poo in her tray. Mum turned the smoke alarm off, as soon as she switched it back on it went off again. Turns out it was Silvie's stinker that had set it off :rofl:. As soon as it was removed and disposed it, the smoke alarm went back to normal. Maybe there is still some radioactivity in her bowels! :naughty: :naughty:
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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #75 on: June 17, 2016, 07:28:23 AM »
Lovely to have her home again Heather ;D

Everything crossed for the results :hug:

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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #74 on: June 16, 2016, 22:19:45 PM »
Thank you :Luv: Silvie has settled in well really quickly considering the time she has been away, nearly 4 weeks. Keeps trying to get out the cat flap :naughty: but now settled down on the back of the settee with me. She did do a tremendous sneeze early, just as I was sitting there eating my dinner, so it had a fine coating of radioactive nasal spray over some of it!  :censored: Will update tomorrow when I get the results back :scared:

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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #73 on: June 16, 2016, 22:04:06 PM »
Hope the sneezing isn't anything to concern you Heather  :hug: :hug: :hug:  Am sure you will be over the moon to have your darling girl back home.

I have a feeling she will surprise you at how quickly she settles in again.

 :crossed: for tomorrow's blood results.

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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #72 on: June 16, 2016, 21:39:44 PM »
I bet you are glad you went through it all now!

Enjoy your first evening back with your girl  :Luv2:
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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #71 on: June 16, 2016, 19:38:05 PM »
Silvie is home!! had quite an easy journey to Canterbury and back. We got there an hour early and they let us be seen earlier. She was pleased to see me and was really good on the journey home. 1 hour in my friends car, then back into mine for the last half hour. She is a bit disorientated and also sneezing, possibly picked up a respiratory infection there so will have to keep an eye on her. Got to wait for blood test results tomorrow for her thyroid and everything crossed they come back okay. Just so pleased to have her home! Thank you for all your messages and best wishes. I will try and sort out a photo soon and post it on here. :Luv: :Luv: :Luv: :Luv: :Luv:

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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #70 on: June 16, 2016, 08:59:10 AM »
Great news Heather :D - bet you can't wait x
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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #69 on: June 16, 2016, 01:11:36 AM »
Heather I am so pleased for you, wonderful news at last :hug:

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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #68 on: June 15, 2016, 22:19:22 PM »
Am thrilled for you both Heather  :yayyy: :yayyy: :yayyy:

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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #67 on: June 15, 2016, 15:11:39 PM »
wonderful news!!!!

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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats - Silvie is coming home tomorrow!
« Reply #66 on: June 15, 2016, 15:05:50 PM »
Silvie's levels are enough for her to come home now, so we will be off to pick her up tomorrow evening at 5.45pm :Luv: :Luv: :Luv: :Luv: Can't wait to see her little face again! :innocent:
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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #65 on: June 15, 2016, 11:14:52 AM »
great news, hope she can come home soon

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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #64 on: June 15, 2016, 11:12:54 AM »
Fingers crossed for the levels to be low.
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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #63 on: June 15, 2016, 10:21:55 AM »
Silvie still doing really well. She is still in the unit but they let her out for a wander in the mornings. Today she will have her radio active levels checked again and hopefully they will be low enough for her to come home soon :)

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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #62 on: June 10, 2016, 08:25:33 AM »
OMG well done you!  breeding brother and sister what is that all about

glad she is doing well, I'm rubbish with pics as well but found if you put them in a thing called tinypic.com and cut and paste the link (img I think) it works, even for me!

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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #61 on: June 09, 2016, 22:36:00 PM »
I haven't worked out how to post photos on here yet, need to find out and then i can post some pics for you to see her. The vets love her, said she is a really lovely cat.  They don't know about her early years when her ex-owner had her as a stable cat where I used to keep my horse, along with her brother. She wanted them to breed together as they were both so pretty >:( sadly her brother got run over and after Silvie used to wander down to the same mainish road, i catnapped her :evillaugh: Smuggled her home in the boot of my car one night with my friend acting as look out.  She has been a pampered cat ever since. Once she was spayed,, vaccinated and de-feralled ;D

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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #60 on: June 09, 2016, 22:22:05 PM »
Bless Sylvie gal  :hug: :hug: :hug:  Do you have any recent pics of your beautiful girl Heather?  Would love to see  :shy:

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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #59 on: June 09, 2016, 18:09:32 PM »
Sounding good and bet you can't wait to get her home :hug:

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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #58 on: June 09, 2016, 06:44:09 AM »
That does sound good Heather.   :) 

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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #57 on: June 08, 2016, 23:57:25 PM »
All sounding good  ;D (except for the week wait)
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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #56 on: June 08, 2016, 22:23:51 PM »
had a phone call from the vets today, Silvie had a scan and her radiation levels are too high for her to come out of the unit (hers are 80, they must be under 25) but hopefully by next Wednesday when they test her again they will be fine. They let her out today for some exercise but she kept trying to hide :scared: but she has put on weight and still eating well so that's good! ;D

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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #55 on: June 04, 2016, 23:39:27 PM »
That is really good news Heather am so pleased for you. :hug: Will not be long now before she comes home :hug:

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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #54 on: June 02, 2016, 05:49:46 AM »
 ;D. That's really great to hear Heather

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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #53 on: June 01, 2016, 22:12:17 PM »
Way ta go Sylvie lass :crossed:

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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #52 on: June 01, 2016, 21:49:56 PM »
One of the lovely vet nurses rang me this morning as their website was down. Silvie is still eating really well and they said she is a lovely easy cat and loves all the attention. She has lost a little bit of weight, went from 3.1 to 2.90 but they said nothing to worry about, thats normal, and also she didn't eat for 2 days. (but making up for it now ;D). Another week to go and they will check her radioactive levels. She said she will probably need to stay there another 2 weeks but a few cats have been known to go home after 2 weeks. If she carries on eating a lot and drinking a lot, and weeing and pooing a lot, hopefully she may be one of those few 8)

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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #51 on: May 31, 2016, 09:16:40 AM »
that all sounds good!

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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #50 on: May 31, 2016, 07:00:49 AM »
Really encouraging progress Heather.  Know how slowly it will seem to you that time is passing, but it'll soon be here.  You're one day closer to her coming home already.   :hug:

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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #49 on: May 30, 2016, 22:21:23 PM »
She had the injection last wednesday so they wait for 2 weeks and then test her for radioactivity levels. So hopefully that will be the 7th of June. If she ok can come home prob the weekend of the 11th, but if she is still radioactive may take a little longer. The more she eats and drinks, the quicker she will pass it through her system ;D. They did warn me that it could take up to 4 weeks before she comes home, but I am hoping its sooner than that! Miss her little face sitting next to me on the settee :)

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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #48 on: May 30, 2016, 22:17:09 PM »
Indications sound good, everything crossed for Silvie.
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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #47 on: May 30, 2016, 22:07:23 PM »
All sounds good - have they given any indication when she can go home - hopefully after the 2nd week. If so, half way there  ;D
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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #46 on: May 30, 2016, 19:56:46 PM »
Thanks everyone :Luv: Vets emailed me earlier said Silvie still eating well, she is bright and purring away, so I am happy and can't wait to have her home now ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #45 on: May 30, 2016, 09:06:28 AM »
That's great news Heather. Can only imagine how upsetting it is for you to be without her but this treatment will hopefully change her life very much for the better. Cling to that knowledge  :hug:

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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #44 on: May 30, 2016, 07:21:16 AM »
Thinking of you both Heather and so pleased she's eating again x

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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #43 on: May 29, 2016, 21:09:55 PM »
Not sure what pill they gave her, although I am thinking it probably was a steroid but it did the trick, she ate her food overnight, phew! :) i spoke to a vet nurse there this morning and they said she had eaten everything overnight but will keep an eye on her and if needs be, will give her another pill to make her eat. They also update me on the Vetstoria website, which is great. Horrible when they are away from home and you can't see them :(

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Re: Radio Iodine Therapy for cats
« Reply #42 on: May 29, 2016, 01:39:15 AM »
Hopefully she ate during the day.Fingers crossed for her. I assume it was a steroid pill they gave her? - Our Clapton went right offhis food in the early days of his CRF - he was also a cat that loved his food. He had a steroid jab and it worked like magic.
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