Mom thinks looking at X-rays is fun. Here’s an x-ray of me from yesterday. I’ve been fairly sick the last 3 days and I’ve been to the vet twice for exams, medicine, and tests.
All the dark areas are air. You can see my lungs and windpipe on the left side. On the right side you can see the gas in my bowel and something that will be deposited in the litterbox pretty soon.
I’ve had serious tummy upset the past few days. Vomiting every 20 minutes is exhausting! The vet gave me some anti-nausea medication, but I may have had a weird reaction (my face swelled up), so Mom didn’t think it was safe to give me the pill form of that drug that the vet sent home with us. So, we took another trip to the vet where he did x-rays, stole more of my blood, gave me some fluids, and gave me a different anti-nausea medication.
My blood test came back with good results and my thyroid hormone levels are lower. We suspect I’m very sensitive to the thyroid medication and I’m having lots of side-effects. It looks like I may be one of the few kitties who don’t tolerate this drug very well. I’ve stopped taking it for now and we may try a much lower dose of the pill form after my tummy settles down. The cream Mom was putting on my ears was making my ears inflamed and I kept shaking my head really hard because my ears were bothering me.
Since most kitties do very well on this medication, the other hyperthyroid treatment options are used less often. We’re looking into both radio-iodine treatment and a special diet (Hills y/d) but neither is a slam-dunk easy or perfect choice.
The vet didn’t like the look of my intestines and suspects I also have some intestinal health issues. So we may have multiple issues to try to juggle to try keep me as healthy as possible.
Anyway, all is going good right now. I haven’t vomited in almost 12 hours, I’ve eaten 1/2 can of food, Mom is home with me, and I’m napping by the open window.