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happybird

(4,588 posts)
Thu Jan 4, 2024, 07:31 PM Jan 2024

Update on Pooper! [View all]

We are home!



Hyperthyroidism and severe dehydration. Of the four main possibilities that one is the best outcome. Not that thyroid issues are great, it’s just way better than cancer or failing kidneys. Plus, Leo had hypothyroidism so I am familiar with the routine of treating it. Even the meds are the same.

I was almost certain it was cancer. The doc looked at me funny when I gasped, “Oh thank gawd!” when she showed me the lab results.


Thank you all so much for your good thoughts and love! I’m positive it helped. It certainly helped me stay calm while we waited.



They gave her sub-q fluids with glucose added and a shot of anti-nausea medication. She already looks better– eyes more clear and bright, and her meows on the way home were hearty and of the “why am I still in this stupid crate” variety instead of the sad, weak, and hurting sounds she was making on the way to the vet.

She just had her first Tablespoon of Rx food at 6:00. She ate half (Yay!) then came back for a little more a few minutes later. So far, so good! I’m going to feed her little portions every few hours. No more meds due till tomorrow morning so we are just going to take it easy tonight, hopefully do some snuggling, and pray her food stays in her.

Sorry it took me so long to update. We went and got her thyroid rx filled and then over to Petsmart for a bag full of canned foods. No wonder she was bitching about being in the crate!

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Update on Pooper! [View all] happybird Jan 2024 OP
Yay! Very happy for Pooper and you! skylucy Jan 2024 #1
Great news! brer cat Jan 2024 #2
Way to go Pooper! Permanut Jan 2024 #3
Good to hear! montanacowboy Jan 2024 #4
She looks pretty good, thanks for the update I was looking for it. Hope she has a good night Walleye Jan 2024 #5
Whew! Thanks for the update EverHopeful Jan 2024 #6
God bless you and little pooper. MOMFUDSKI Jan 2024 #7
Happy that her results are something that you can deal with. Polly Hennessey Jan 2024 #8
Very happy to hear the problem is something manageable! ShazzieB Jan 2024 #9
Yay for Pooper !!!!!! Karadeniz Jan 2024 #10
If she's only 12, she's got a lot of good years left. Laffy Kat Jan 2024 #11
👏👏👏👏👏 irisblue Jan 2024 #12
That is a relief! MLAA Jan 2024 #13
Great news! AltairIV Jan 2024 #14
I'm so happy to hear. onecaliberal Jan 2024 #15
Cheers for Pooper and thanks to you and the vet. twodogsbarking Jan 2024 #16
Oh, thank Goddess!!! Such good news!!! Vibes for healing, calm and niyad Jan 2024 #17
Hooray nt XanaDUer2 Jan 2024 #18
Good going Pooper nocoincidences Jan 2024 #19
Excellent news. Ellipsis Jan 2024 #20
I was afraid to click and see a certain traitor. Thanks for good kitty news! Hermit-The-Prog Jan 2024 #21
Eggscllent. AllaN01Bear Jan 2024 #22
Very glad to hear she will be all OK. flashman13 Jan 2024 #23
That's wonderful news! chowmama Jan 2024 #24
my last 2 + thier brother + 1/2 brother had thyrois prob. 1st 2 had kidney issues, tho whiskers lived for years til pansypoo53219 Jan 2024 #25
Hooray for pooper. Duncanpup Jan 2024 #26
Wonderful! Goddessartist Jan 2024 #27
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