Re: [FH] Sebastian's vet opted NO surgery at this time!
- Hi Elaine,
Sebastian seems to have all the symptoms of Hyperthyroidism. Why is the
vet/cardio not starting Methimazole/Tapazole first instead of wanting to do
What was Sebastian's T4 level on the blood test? Was a FreeT4ED run at the
Normal T4 for kitties over 7 years old is not the same as for younger
I just wonder why wanting to do surgery, instead of treating with
Methimazole first. I have two kitties who are doing well on Methimazole.
Has the cardio discussed the I131 with you as another option as well?
Candace with Cinnamon and Skylar :)
On Thu, Feb 5, 2009 at 12:42 PM, Cluvaughn28 <cluvaughn28@...>wrote:
> My name is Elaine, I am so relieved that my 10 year old snowshoe cat,
> Sebastian, won't be getting the unidentified enlarged nodule in his
> neck surgically removed for at least a month. He was diagnosed with
> HOCM on Monday 2-2-09, put on Atenolol (1/4 of a 25mg pill Daily). All
> 3 blood & urine tests taken this month have come back NORMAL in every
> category (diabetes, kidneys, liver, thyroid etc) but he has ALL the
> classic signs of Hyperthyroid. But his cardiologist (Dr. Cole, Exton,
> PA) wants to stabilize him on Atenolol before putting him through
> surgery, he is hoping that Sabi's system will slow down and be able to
> gain weight. If not, if Sabi's continues to lose weight (was 19 lbs
> mid-2007 is now 10 lbs), even though he eats throughout the day at his
> feeder, they will remove the lump which they believe is an enlarged
> thyroid, biopsy and see what is going on.
> I hope he stabilizes on the Atenolol and it slows down his heart
> enough to allow his body to get his metabolism on track and gain some
> weight, or at the very least stop losing weight.
> Either way I'm just glad to jump into putting him through surgery
> right away after the last few days of testing, poking and prodding!
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