Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Another Update

Hi everyone, I just wanted to provide an update. I'm still not feeling well. Mom spoke with both my vet and the vet at Blue pearl today. Neither know why the I-131 treatment didn't work. One of the reasons why it doesn't work sometimes is if the tumor is malignant. My vet assures me that my tumor was benign so cancer isn't the concern. Given my thyroid value is very high and did not improve with the treatment we have 2 options. The first option is to wait a couple of weeks and retest my thyroid levels. Sometimes it takes more than the anticipated 4 weeks to lower the thyroid levels. If the thyroid levels remain high, Blue Pearl said we can try the I-131 treatment again. The second option is to start me back on the thyroid meds, along with a steroid and antibiotic to help with my sneezing, and re-evaluate in a few months. Because I am not eating and still sneezing quite a bit, mom has opted for the 2nd treatment plan. I have started on meds and hope that will start to help me feel better. Mom says I responded well the first time we tried the thyroid medication so the hope is to get me healthy again and then in a few months decide if we want to try the I-131 treatment again. Thanks for all the positive thoughts and prayers! Please keep them coming. I want to feel better soon! 

Thanks pals!

Love,
CJ

27 comments:

  1. dood....all yur palz want cha ta feel way better reel lee quik, like aye es aye pea.... & even faster....

    we think yur mom haz made de rite choice coz ya GOTTA start eatin & gettin better NOW ....984 paws crossed...think oh de medicine as perch pizza .....may bee that will help huh ! ♥♥♥

    az all wayz, blessings frum R pal Frank ~~~

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  2. I hope things work out for you, CJ! I'm sending more purrs - and of course, keep us posted!

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  3. We are sending our best purrs for you CJ and hoping the treatment will work and you will feel better xoxox

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  4. We are all purring that those levels will start to plummet soon, sweetie!

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  5. We're purring for you CJ, and hope you start feeling better real soon.

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  6. We think about you everyday. You are in our prayers. The healing process is slow but steady. Let us know if you need anything. Luv you! Purrs

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  7. CJ we have always had you in a corner of our hearts since your drama and loss those years ago. We want you well, we love you and your Mum and wish with every particle of our beings that you get better.

    C'MON LEGEND KITTY!!!!

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  8. Hi CJ wez sending #HealingPurrs and #HealingPurrayers wez hope you will get better very soon. Hugs n Purrs to yoo n yur Mum.

    Willy Cat n StaffMum

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  9. CJ, get well soon. I am sure those vets and your mom will get it sorted, and nature often has it's own timescale. Sending prayers & purrs to you both. ERin

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  10. We are sending many purrs and kisses to you CJ and hope the vets with your Mom's help will make you feel lots better.

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  11. We sure send many purrs and prayers to you CJ. Sounds like you are having such a rough time. Lots of good thoughts to you too in hopes that medicine starts working well.

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  12. We're sending lots of purrs and prayers your way, CJ! And hugs and hope to both you and Mom.

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  13. You remain in our purrs and prayers , and we are sending the POTP. We know how scary this is for both you and your humans. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  14. We are praying for you - such a brave kitty!!

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  15. CJ our Buddy Budd is on the meds and they work well for him. He has pancreatic issues and got a long acting steroid and antibiotic as he refuses pills. It helped him turn the corner and we are hoping you will too.
    We have info on making pills into fun treats on our blog at the top called "Dads Pill Magic." That may help too
    Love, Purrs and Prayers
    Timmy Dad and Family

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  16. We came from Dash's blog when we heard about CJ.
    WE want you to know we are joining in on the purr patrol and will keep you in our purrs for as long as it takes to get you well!

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  17. Hi CJ. I just wanted to stop and say good luck with the treatment this time around. I'm on methimazole and have been for a year or so - had to double my dose four months ago but we're hoping my values come down with the higher dose. I'm skinny and bony but eating rather well so we know it's my thyroid being difficult!!! Hang in there CJ - I'm sending you lots of POTP....good luck my friend. You've been through so much - let's hope this goes EASY PEASY!

    Love, Sammy

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  18. Dearest CJ and Mom, we are purring up a storm to send you our best healing purrs and also some warm encouraging paw hugs and paw pats. Feel better soon dear boy

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  19. I am sending you lots of purrs CJ and hope the different treatment will help you. I also have hyperthyroidism but am intolerant to most medication which makes me more ill than not taking anything. I take a low dose of Prednisalone every day which helps me. My T4 is still high, but the pred stops it going through the roof. It is the only medication that I have not had a bad reaction too, so if that is the steroid that you will be taking, hopefully it will help you too.

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  20. Hi CJ. I cam from Dash's blog and learned about you there. I really hope that you well feel better very soon.

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  21. Hugzzzzzzzzzzzz, love, and lots of prayers. RAY, TIPPER & TIGER (@DaneRay)

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  22. We are sending you lots of love and support C.J!

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  23. I swore I commented on this. Sending mega mega mega healing purrz. Your Mommy needs you to eat and get better.

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  24. He there! Just wanted to let you know I'm sending lots of healing purrs. Purrs, Seville.

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