Re: [FH] SweetPete Update/Re: Hyperthyroidism
- Hi Gina,
I have heard of young cats getting hyperthyroidism too, they do seem to be
getting it younger and younger these days.. I remember a
specialist mentioned thyroid cancer b/c of Cinnamon's original high T4
numbers and that a chest xray may show if there was cancer.
I hope your vet is starting Pete on a low dose of the methimazole to avoid
any adverse side effects.
Cinnamon is on the pills and Skylar is on the transdermal ear cream.
Did the cardiologist say the I131 was not an option for Pete. I know
Skylar's cardio said no I131.
If you have any questions please email me at my address.
Hugs to you and Pete!
Candace with Cinnamon and Skylar
On 8/5/08, smudgepooka <smudgepooka@...> wrote:
> Tomorrow Pete will start his medication for hyperthyroidism. He will be
> getting methimazole (Tapazole) along with his three heart medicines.
> This should slow down his monsterous appetite and metabolism, thus
> taking strain off his already overworked heart.
> Does anyone else have a relatively young cat with this problem. From
> everything I have read, it is generally considered a geriactric
> disease, not striking until after the age of 10 years. Pete is only
> four and a half. Although it has not been mentioned by either of his
> doctors, I would suspect that the main cause for this problem in a cat
> of Pete's age would be cancer of the thyroid gland. I am guessing ( and
> that is all it is) that because of his heart, surgery is not a good
> option (since there is a medicine that works) so why bother to talk
> cancer and give me something else to cry about.
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