Thanks, I'll ask about this.  We have tested him a couple times because she 
thought she felt something a bit odd last time.  We had just tested him a few 
months before but tested again.  I'll confirm which tests she has done.


--- On Thu, 6/18/09, Belinda Sauro <> wrote:

> From: Belinda Sauro <>
> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Losing weight
> To:
> Date: Thursday, June 18, 2009, 9:22 PM
>     Hi Amy,
>  A regular T4 thyroid test sometimes won't give a high
> reading until it gets fairly high.  Fred always tested
> normal but my vet could feel a small nodule on his thyroid
> and we kept an eye on it.  When he went in for his
> physical a year later she felt it had gotten slightly bigger
> so we did another thyroid test but we did the T4 and the T
> FREE 4 also.  The T4 was within normal range and the T
> FREE 4 was very slightly high.  We caught it very early
> and he had the radio iodine treatment.
> Some of Fred's symptoms were, he was always hungry, every
> time I got up to do anything he would get up and follow me,
> just in case I was going in the kitchen.  He ate a lot
> of food but never gained any weight.  He also would
> howl sometimes.  He drank a lot and peed a lot but the
> was because he also had kidney issues which we diagnosed at
> the same time as when we found out about the hyper-t.
> -- 
> Belinda
> happiness is being owned by cats ...
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