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Re: Hyperthyroidism operation - anyone have experience of this?
« Reply #133 on: May 24, 2017, 15:22:44 PM »
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Re: Hyperthyroidism operation - anyone have experience of this?
« Reply #132 on: May 24, 2017, 13:24:02 PM »
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Re: Hyperthyroidism operation - anyone have experience of this?
« Reply #131 on: May 24, 2017, 11:38:50 AM »
Great news and weird is good x
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Re: Hyperthyroidism operation - anyone have experience of this?
« Reply #130 on: May 24, 2017, 11:35:14 AM »
Happy and weird is good. :Luv: ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Hyperthyroidism operation - anyone have experience of this?
« Reply #129 on: May 24, 2017, 11:32:48 AM »
That really is good news.   ;D

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Re: Hyperthyroidism operation - anyone have experience of this?
« Reply #128 on: May 24, 2017, 10:56:41 AM »
awww great news  :Luv:

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Re: Hyperthyroidism operation - anyone have experience of this?
« Reply #127 on: May 24, 2017, 10:49:26 AM »

Yesterday Bass had her first blood test since the op. Her levels are now 32.7 (down from 101), which the vet is reasonably happy with (although she said she would like it a little lower).


She's also put on a little more weight, but is still nearly a kilo less than a year ago so we'll have to feed her more pies!


She still seems like her old self - happy and weird - so I'm cautiously hopeful for her.
« Last Edit: May 24, 2017, 11:12:45 AM by jezebel »
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Re: Hyperthyroidism operation - anyone have experience of this?
« Reply #126 on: May 08, 2017, 13:44:51 PM »
 :evillaugh: :evillaugh:  The old Cat Teleportation trick, eh?   I've never worked out how they do that.

Will be keeping everything well and truly crossed that she continues to do well and that her levels will be just fine and dandy when they're next tested. :)

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Re: Hyperthyroidism operation - anyone have experience of this?
« Reply #125 on: May 08, 2017, 13:16:24 PM »
Very well, thanks Sue. :) 


The vet was pleased with her on Friday. Her fur is growing back nicely and she's put on a tiny bit of weight. She's also pretty much back to her strange little self - I'd forgotten how weird she can be (in a good way) sometimes! The other day I found her staring at the side of the sofa. I never did find out why. Sometimes I'll walk into a room and she'll be there to greet me - when I could have sworn I just saw her downstairs. :Crazy:

The next big event will be in a couple of weeks when she has her levels checked. A lot is hanging on those results. :scared:
« Last Edit: May 08, 2017, 13:19:14 PM by jezebel »
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Re: Hyperthyroidism operation - anyone have experience of this?
« Reply #124 on: May 08, 2017, 07:05:10 AM »
How's are you and Bass doing, Jezebel?

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Re: Hyperthyroidism operation - anyone have experience of this?
« Reply #123 on: May 03, 2017, 13:44:47 PM »
Thanks Liz and Dawn, that's a good idea.
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Re: Hyperthyroidism operation - anyone have experience of this?
« Reply #122 on: May 03, 2017, 13:05:23 PM »
I also used complivit when amber was going downhill (treating cat flu but actually cancer) and I'm sure it kept her going, it doesn't look very tasty though I have to say!

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Re: Hyperthyroidism operation - anyone have experience of this?
« Reply #121 on: May 03, 2017, 12:57:11 PM »
Great news!  So pleased it's all gone so well.

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Re: Hyperthyroidism operation - anyone have experience of this?
« Reply #120 on: May 03, 2017, 11:29:51 AM »
To help get weight back on we popped ours on to kitten food mixed with Complivit Food supplement my best weight gain was 200grams in a week great stuff is Complivit

Am so pleased all is well
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Re: Hyperthyroidism operation - anyone have experience of this?
« Reply #119 on: May 03, 2017, 10:59:38 AM »
Thanks everyone! :)


Bass has another check-up on Friday, then in a few weeks a blood test.


Now all I want is for her to put some weight on.
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Re: Hyperthyroidism operation - anyone have experience of this?
« Reply #118 on: May 03, 2017, 05:55:12 AM »
That is such good news Jezebel, I can't tell you how pleased I am for you all. :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:
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Re: Hyperthyroidism operation - anyone have experience of this?
« Reply #117 on: May 02, 2017, 22:49:57 PM »
Fab news!  Delighted for you both  :happy dance:
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Re: Hyperthyroidism operation - anyone have experience of this?
« Reply #116 on: May 02, 2017, 20:51:26 PM »
We're a very purry household now!
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Re: Hyperthyroidism operation - anyone have experience of this?
« Reply #115 on: May 02, 2017, 19:05:02 PM »
Aww, that's great news
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Re: Hyperthyroidism operation - anyone have experience of this?
« Reply #114 on: May 02, 2017, 18:21:53 PM »
I guess you're purring pretty loudly yourself now :Luv:
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Re: Hyperthyroidism operation - anyone have experience of this?
« Reply #113 on: May 02, 2017, 18:11:40 PM »
 :yayyy: :narna dance: :dance:  That has put a huge grin on my face.   :) :) :hug:

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Re: Hyperthyroidism operation - anyone have experience of this?
« Reply #112 on: May 02, 2017, 16:09:27 PM »
can't tell you how pleased I am to read that  :hug: :hug: :hug:

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Re: Hyperthyroidism operation - anyone have experience of this?
« Reply #111 on: May 02, 2017, 16:04:10 PM »
More good news!
The vet rang earlier with the biopsy result, and the tumour was benign. Also, it seems that she managed to remove it all (so less chance of hyprT recurring). She said the results were exactly what she was hoping for!  :cheer:


I asked her about the loud purr but she'd never come across that before.
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Re: Hyperthyroidism operation - anyone have experience of this?
« Reply #110 on: May 02, 2017, 12:52:57 PM »
So pleased things are going so well and Max's purr became louder as well :)
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Re: Hyperthyroidism operation - anyone have experience of this?
« Reply #109 on: May 01, 2017, 17:52:48 PM »
I'm so glad the op has gone so well

I'd certainly mention her purring, as either the vet will know why (some alteration to her vocal cords perhaps? HT does make them yowly, after all) or will find the info adds to his own store of knowledge

Really good point Kay.

Very pleased Bass is doing so well.   :hug: :hug:

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Re: Hyperthyroidism operation - anyone have experience of this?
« Reply #108 on: May 01, 2017, 17:50:03 PM »
Aww, glad she is doing well. The thyroid is near the vocal cords so I suppose it could be connected
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Re: Hyperthyroidism operation - anyone have experience of this?
« Reply #107 on: May 01, 2017, 16:36:35 PM »
I'm so glad the op has gone so well

I'd certainly mention her purring, as either the vet will know why (some alteration to her vocal cords perhaps? HT does make them yowly, after all) or will find the info adds to his own store of knowledge
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Re: Hyperthyroidism operation - anyone have experience of this?
« Reply #106 on: May 01, 2017, 16:17:41 PM »
Bass is doing really well, thanks Paula. She had her first post-op check on Saturday and the vet was very pleased with her. Wound is good, with very little swelling, and she's eating well and seems happy.

She's turned into a total snuggle monster - whenever I'm  on the sofa, she cuddles up to me, which she's never done before. And something's happened to her purr - it's really loud now and she also has that high pitched, "musical" purr, which I'm sure she didn't have before. Perhaps the vet upgraded her purr when she was operating. :wow:

Seriously, though, I think I'm going to ask the vet if having the growth on the thyroid removed has made it easier for Bass to purr. Or is that complete nonsense?  :Crazy:
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Re: Hyperthyroidism operation - anyone have experience of this?
« Reply #105 on: May 01, 2017, 15:45:32 PM »
Bass. :Luv: :Luv: :Luv:

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Re: Hyperthyroidism operation - anyone have experience of this?
« Reply #104 on: April 26, 2017, 13:41:39 PM »
Aww, that's a very neat scar, glad the cough has gone
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Re: Hyperthyroidism operation - anyone have experience of this?
« Reply #103 on: April 26, 2017, 11:52:19 AM »
aww that is such a good update!!

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« Reply #102 on: April 26, 2017, 11:43:03 AM »
Very chuffed, I just hope it continues. She had an odd five minutes earlier when she wandered around looking confused and shouting, but the vet said it might be 48 hours before she's back to normal (whatever that is!).
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Re: Hyperthyroidism operation - anyone have experience of this?
« Reply #101 on: April 26, 2017, 11:25:32 AM »
 :wow: :wow:   Doesn't she look good?  And she really is stunning, isn't she?  She looks relaxed in that photo.  You must be so chuffed!  :hug: :hug:

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Re: Hyperthyroidism operation - anyone have experience of this?
« Reply #100 on: April 26, 2017, 11:23:39 AM »
She is looking good Max was like he had had his throat cut, long may it continue they seem to come back stronger than we are x
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Re: Hyperthyroidism operation - anyone have experience of this?
« Reply #99 on: April 26, 2017, 11:20:52 AM »
Here's my girl taking it easy today on the sofa - the second photo shows a tiny glimpse of her shaved neck, but she was a bit shy about showing it. (She was lucky, she didn't need any external stiches.)
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Re: Hyperthyroidism operation - anyone have experience of this?
« Reply #98 on: April 26, 2017, 08:55:41 AM »
That's great, Jezebel  :hug: :hug:

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Re: Hyperthyroidism operation - anyone have experience of this?
« Reply #97 on: April 26, 2017, 08:51:58 AM »
Bass slept in her usual place on the bed and snored all night!

She seems fine this morning. The cough has disappeared and she's eaten half a tin of her favourite Gourmet pate, laced with Metacam. :sneaky:

I'm working from home today to keep an eye on her, but I don't think she's going to move far from the bed.


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Re: Hyperthyroidism operation - anyone have experience of this?
« Reply #96 on: April 26, 2017, 08:36:28 AM »
glad it all went well, hope you both had a good night

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Re: Hyperthyroidism operation - anyone have experience of this?
« Reply #95 on: April 26, 2017, 08:19:02 AM »
I would imagine the cough is from the op, Lucy had one, but because of what she's had done, I'd ring to be on the safe side
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Re: Hyperthyroidism operation - anyone have experience of this?
« Reply #94 on: April 26, 2017, 08:16:47 AM »
Your guess about the slight cough makes sense but obviously best to ring vet to run it by them to put your mind at rest  :hug:

Hope Bass was OK overnight. 

 


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