Friday, 5 October 2012

Cat update

The cat's blood tests came back pretty normal, which is a bit disappointing.  If she'd had hyperthyroidism, there's a newish catfood with a very low iodine content, which can usually be successfully used to lower the hormone levels being produced by the thyroid, but her hormone levels are normal, so we don't know what's wrong with her.  The vet's two best guesses, hyperthyroidism and diabetes, both not uncommon in older cats, have been excluded.  Next step is ultrasound and X-ray scans, in case there's something horrible going on inside her.

Of course she's not insured, what do you think we are?

I don't know how this is going to turn out.  The high tech gadgetry will be expensive, but we'll just swallow hard and cough up.  Treating whatever shows up may be a different issue.  We do love our cat, but we're not totally gaga about her, so it's unlikely we'll empty the bank account to make her well again.

Not least because she's about 14, and could just die of old age quite soon anyway.

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