The random rants and meaningful musings of seven digital divas (who happen to have MS)

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Here I am at last!!!

Naughty But Nice
Well here I am and it's about time, I know I've been gone for ages. Well it seems like it. I have been popping in from time to time but never felt like writing anything but I thought I better this time.

As you may know, most of our time over the last few weeks have been spent backwards and forwards to the vets with our cat. We originally took her in because she seemed to have a cold, coughing and sneezing. The vet gave her some anti-b's and said that she badly needed her teeth sorted out. So we give her the anti-b's and all is well until about a week after the meds have finished and she starts the coughing and sneezing again!!!!!

So we take her back and the vet gives her stronger meds but says that it could be her teeth causing it. She was also concerned as she had lost weight in the 2 weeks since she'd last seen her, so she ordered blood tests. The results came back that she has hyperthyroidism (an over active thyroid, yeah I didn't know cats got the same illnesses as humans!!) So we had to choose between surgery, meds for life or a radiotherapy treatment. We opted for the meds as she is getting on and we didn't want her to have a long op. So she now has 4 tablets to take a day (if you've ever tried giving a pill to a cat you can imagine what fun we had).

They then do more blood tests to make sure the thyroid meds are working which thankfully they are and she has gained her weight back and more but it now turns out she has a slight kidney problem which is common in older cats, so the vet who told me over the phone did a script for more tablets, but when Kieran took her back to check her teeth the vet said it could be controlled by diet. He also booked her in to have her teeth operated on. So that operation took place last Monday and she had all her back teeth pulled and her front teeth cleaned. She has healed up lovely and is eating and everything as normal. So it's now just the 2 tabs a day for the thyroid. As you can imagine she has cost us a small fortune (nearly £500 I think yikes!!) but she is worth it.

So that has been my life for the last few weeks. Sorry if this was long and boring but I really don't have much else to write about (or nothing I can think of anyway).


shop-till-you-drop said...

Welcome back I think most of the ms x bloggers have been awol or busy this last month, lets hope we are all back on track

Naughty but Nice said...

Thanx for the welcome back, it's great to see you too :o)