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  1. Sue and Luci

    Sue and Luci Well-Known Member

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    Yesterday's Condo

    Good Morning everyone and Happy Friday!

    After hearing from the vet yesterday that Luci has hyperthyroidism I'm somewhat relieved to understand why she's been losing weight although eating quite well - for the most part - she's had a bit of an upset tummy lately and he said the hyper_T can cause that - and the weight loss - although she still has the diarrhea and has basically refused to eat this morning - again - I've been using the ForteFlora instead of the Tylan, but today I mixed the Tylan into her food - she didn't even bother coming in for a sniff - she'll be back later to check it out. Luci tends to be a grazer so we'll see what she thinks in a bit.

    I'm waiting to hear from the compounding pharmacy for her medication - so we'll see how it goes after we pick that up - hopefully later today.

    Have a good day everyone and I hope your kitties surf safely.
     
  2. Butters & Lyla

    Butters & Lyla Well-Known Member

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    It's good that you have a diagnosis so you know what you're working with. I hope the medication gets her hyper-t under control. Do you know if that could have any impact on her BG numbers, or are the two entirely unrelated?

    Have a good day, Sue.
     
  3. Sue and Luci

    Sue and Luci Well-Known Member

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    Yes, the hyper-t causes her metabolism to utilize her insulin faster and can cause her numbers to go up - since she may need more insulin to do what the previous amount used to do - it is most definitely related.

    However, for now, I'm going to hold with what we're doing - since hopefully I'll be starting her first dose of the thyroid med tonight and I don't want to do multiple things at once. The vet felt that once the thyroid starts to behave properly a lot of things are going to fall into place - the tummy issues and her BG's - let's hope it all starts to come together soon...fingers and paws crossed :)
     
  4. JaxBenji

    JaxBenji Well-Known Member

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    ooo interesting. Paws crossed you can help Luci with the hyper-T and then get better duration on the insulin :bighug: Have a wonderful day, Sue:cat:
     
  5. Cheryl & Jazzy

    Cheryl & Jazzy Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully her medication will sort out the hyperT quickly and get her appetite back to her normal. :bighug: Happy Friday :)
     
  6. Zelda & Walter

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    Hi Sue—glad that you got a diagnosis for Luci and that you can treat her. I’m sure that she’ll be back to her usual self in no time. Sending good thoughts to both of you!
     
  7. thebigfuzz

    thebigfuzz Well-Known Member

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    Hope the hyper t treatment goes well!

    Have a good day Sue :)
     
  8. JOJI and Kit

    JOJI and Kit Well-Known Member

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    good luck w the treatment and happy friday.
     
  9. thebigfuzz

    thebigfuzz Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if that is the reason for the yellow bookends?
     
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  10. Sue and Luci

    Sue and Luci Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure...it seems to have really shown up more recently...but there is a relationship between FD and hyperthyroidism...in the last few months Luci hasn't been herself..I thought it was the Tresiba...but now I'm thinking it was most likely the onset of the hyper-t, rather than the Tresiba...just unfortunate timing.
     
  11. jt and trouble (GA)

    jt and trouble (GA) Well-Known Member

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    Awwww (((((Luci and Sue)))))
    I do hope this answers the questions you had and that things move smoothly and get better.
    j
     
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  12. carfurby

    carfurby Well-Known Member

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    I hope the meds will help get things under control for Luci quickly. Sending prayers.
     
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  13. Butters & Lyla

    Butters & Lyla Well-Known Member

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    Sure will be interesting to see how Luci's BG numbers change once the hyper-t is under control. My fingers and Butters' paws are crossed for Luci. :bighug:
     
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  14. Wendy&Neko

    Wendy&Neko Senior Member Moderator

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    We've seen a number of kitties have more steady numbers (and sometimes reductions) as their hyperT comes under control. I remember one kitty who went OTJ, and came out of remission when the thyroid meds needed tweaking, then back again as the thyroid was controlled again. I'll be watching and hoping those lemons become less interesting.
     
  15. Sue and Luci

    Sue and Luci Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, Wendy...it makes me feel a little better to know there is still hope...although at this point that light is very dim.
     
  16. Diane Tyler's Mom

    Diane Tyler's Mom Well-Known Member

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    Hey Sue hoping once her thyroid is under control, you will see better numbers :cat:
     
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  17. Lisa & Oberon

    Lisa & Oberon Well-Known Member

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    So glad you've got a diagnosis and it's something manageable. Best of luck with the treatment.
     
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