Lorrie, my heart goes out to you - please know you are in my thoughts nd 
prayers.
Sandy W
> On April 19, 2019 at 1:48 PM Lorrie <felineres...@frontier.com> wrote:
> 
> 
> On 04-18, dlg...@windstream.net wrote:
> 
> > Hello everyone,I have a 12 year old former feral who was diagnosed
> > with hyper thyroid yesterday.  Herm level is 4.7 and she is on
> > meds, 2.5mg of Felimazole morning and evening. I had one cat about
> > 10 years ago that we did radioactive iodine.  the isolation was
> > very hard on her and she went downhill after she got home,
> > bleeding from nose, etc.  don't really want to repeat that.  Homey
> > is especially bonded with me and has been my caregiver since my
> > heart surgery.  she has alerted me to one time of gasping for air
> > in the night and 3 instances of low sugar.  she sleeps plastered to
> > my chest and when she is on my lap, holds on to me .  I am very
> > attached to her and do not want to loose her so am hoping meds
> > work.  my question is: does anyone know of alternative or better
> > ways of treating this?
> 
> I really feel for you as one of my rescued cats has Hyperthyroid. 
> All my cats are rescues, and when I rescue a full grown cat I have 
> no idea of it's age. This little girl is at least 14 and most likely
> much older according to vet. I've had her ten years, and she is down
> to 5 pounds at her last vet visit a month ago. She is taking 2.5mg of
> Felimazole morning and evening just like your cat. but she has not
> gained an ounce in spite of eating well. Now she is refusing food and
> vomiting (just cloudy liquid) and I'm sure she is going to die soon. 
> I know she is too old for radioactive iodine and my vet said there
> was no other treatment.
> 
> My thoughts go out to you. I am 86 and not in good health. I lost
> my husband of 43 years just 3 months ago, as well as losing two other
> old cats. It is was heart breaking to lose all of them.
>           
> I send you a hug,
> 
> Lorrie
> 
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