Hello everybody, I'm new, freshly signed in. My name is Antonio, I'm Italian and live in Italy. I live with my wife and two lovely cats aged nearly 17 and 16. None of them is diabetic, but they have other serious diseases all the same. The elder cat, Lola, is nearly 17, but she's been suffering from several problems since she was young. She started with a CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease) when she was 6 and has been successfully treated since. The first bad news arrived when she was 11 and was diagnosed with a carcinoma into her left nostril. She was treated with radiation therapy, they told me it would have been a palliative therapy, but they proved wrong and after over 5 years she's still fine on that side. Last year she was feeling sick and after a long nightmare of visits and analyses she was diagnosed with an extremely rare disease, hyperaldosteronism, that is an adrenal gland was producing more hormones that it should have done. This would have led her to death! Lola had one of her adrenal glands removed in July and everything was going fine, but two months later we found a new carcinoma, this time in her mouth. This new monster can't be won, this time we're going to surrender. At the moment she's still rather fine, yesterday she had half of her tongue amputated, but she's still able to drink and swallow her food. I know it's just a matter of time, but meanwhile I am enjoying my life with her as much as possible. The other cat, Pallina, is one year younger and has been perfectly fine until this past summer when she was found with an apathetic hyperthyroidism, an uncommon form of hyperthyroidism that causes effects which are opposite to the classic disease, anorexia and depression. So you're wondering why I signed up to this forum. Well, I accidentally came across a post of yours on Google where one of the registered users described a problem with their cat and I would like to help them with a bit of my experience, if I'm allowed to. I don't know if I am of much help with your issues, but I surely will learn a lot from you and your messages. I always want to improve my knowledges about cats, I love them! I told you I am Italian, so it is possible that I will make mistakes in my posts. Please, be soft on me and let me know if I have made a mistake. Thanks for accepting me! A kiss to all your cats.