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Re: [FH] Lahri FREE T4???

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  • mary beth fitzpatrick
    THANKS, CAROL ! Lahri was an 8 pound + kitty until just losing almost a pound during all the grief and herpes flare-up. He s at 7 and 5 oz right now. I
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      THANKS, CAROL !

      Lahri was an 8 pound + kitty until just losing almost a pound during all the grief and herpes flare-up. He's at 7 and 5 oz right now.

      I ABSOLUTELY TRUST the cardiologist who prescribed it in 09. She very highly respected.

      Once I can get past some things, will join the thyroid group. THANKS for getting me there !

      PS SUPERB NEWS JUST IN. Have been able to leave message for original cardiologist. Whatever information comes from her regarding the "specialist" who analyzed the echo will be definitive.

      m b and lahri


      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Carol
      To: marybethfitzpatrick@... ; feline-heart@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Monday, December 31, 2012 11:54 AM
      Subject: Re: [FH] Lahri FREE T4???



      hi Mary Beth,

      A Free T4 is a more accurate test for how the thyroid is doing. We never really trust the regular T4 that is done on a regular blood panel. Our Misty will have a normal range T4 and her Free T4 will be elevated or sub normal.

      The dose of Methimazole you're giving, 1/4 and 1/2 is a huge dose for a "mid range" T4. We only give Misty 1/4 and 1/8 a tablet. She weighs only just under 10 lbs though, so your dose may be because Lahri weighs more than Misty.

      There is a really great hyperthyroid group you should join.
      http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/Feline_Thyroid_Support/

      Carol

      -----Original Message-----
      From: mary beth fitzpatrick <marybethfitzpatrick@...>
      To: feline-heart <feline-heart@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Mon, Dec 31, 2012 11:10 am
      Subject: [FH] Lahri FREE T4???

      Hello !

      One of you has just reminded me that Lahri might well need a Free T4 test and I'm trying to remember what that's all about.
      His T4 last week came in at 2.8 and two vets referring to it as a gray zone figure, said they were uncomfortable raising the methimazole. Lahri was diagnosed with mild HCM in 09 but it was quickly under control once he was on Methimazole. He gets 1/4 of a 2.5 table in the a.m. and 1/2 in the p.m Can any of you weigh in with more information on why he needs a FREE T4?

      Lahri is looking better with each day, the herpes flare-up with exhausting sneezing almost indetectible. I am still concerned about his resting state making him look so strangely stone-like. Just when I'm starting to panic, though, he'll change position to the belly or stand up, and he's a normal cat again. (The echo, if it is indeed credible, says there's nothing to worry about re the heart.) Can any of you weigh in on this stone-like appearance at resting?

      MANY THANKS !

      mb and lahri

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