here are all the tests he has had at the vets.
Maison Dieu Veterinary CentreDover20 October 2014Consultation DetailDate:76-77 Maison Dieu RoadDoverKentCT16 1RETelephone: 01304 201617Fax: 01304 210660Email: *****@******.***Species:Mr Sheather Animal:40 Shavaia RoadDoverCT17 9PGFor:Date:AlfieCat15/10/2014 Employee: Stuart Dymov Maison Dieu Veterinary CentreClinical Notes: urine was collected from carier, > Sg -1.035, Blood + leuc. on Microscope not seen any crystalsBlood ResultsIP 1.21 (0.7-2.1)T-CHO 5.81 (0.9-6.5)ALB 26 (26-42)T-BIL 11 (0-10)***HI***TP 84 (56-81)GLU 9.3 (3.8-7.6)***HI***GGT 6 (3-14)CREA 51 (44-194)Ca 2.37 (1.6-3)BUN 7.74 (6.10-12.5)GPT 100 (18-77)***HI***ALP 44 (11-67)Na 154 (140-157)K 3.7 (3.4-5.6)Cl 120 (111-129)WBC 12.8 (5.5-19.5)LYM 0.6 (1-7)MONO 0.5 (0.2-1)GRAN 11.7 (2.8-13)LYM% 4.9 (0-99.9)MON% 4 (0-99.9)GRA% 91.1 (0-99.9)HGB 9.5 (8-15)HCT 25.1 (25-45)RBC 5.7 (5-11)MCV 44.1 (39-50)MCH 16.7 (12.5-17.5)MCHC 37.8 (31-38.5)RDW% 19.3 (14-18.5)***HI***RDW 27.9 (20-43)PLT 126 (200-500)***LO***MPV 9.1 (8-12)ItemWork:Net VAT Total1.00 x Lab in-hse urine SG only 12.84 2.57 15.411.00 x Lab in-hse urine dipstick only 16.03 3.21 19.241.00 x Fi Total T4 (feline) Top Up 15.80 3.16 18.96Printed By: Flick Parry Page 1 of 2 Using RoboVet(TM) From Veterinary Solutions LimitedDate: Stuart Dymov Stuart Dy Maison Dieu Veterinary CentreItemWork:Net VAT TotalTotal Price 44.67 8.94 53.61Printed By: Flick Parry Page 2 of 2 Using RoboVet(TM) From Veterinary Solutions Limited
Maison Dieu Veterinary CentreDover20 October 2014Consultation DetailDate:76-77 Maison Dieu RoadDoverKentCT16 1RETelephone: 01304 201617Fax: 01304 210660Email: *****@******.***Species:Mr Sheather Animal:40 Shavaia RoadDoverCT17 9PGFor:Date:AlfieCat20/10/2014 Employee: Michelle Bartlett Maison Dieu Veterinary CentreClinical Notes: *****@******.***Patient:SHEATHER AlfieStuartAccess Number:14101769139CVS (UK) LTD (DVR)ID:Maison Dieu 76-77 Maison Dieu RoadASG:13 Years 3 Months | Cat (Feline - Domestic) (Domestic Short Hair) | MaleNeuteredDOVERReport Date:17/10/2014KENTRequest Date:17/10/2014CT16 1RETest ResultsTotal T4L5.2nmol/L7.5 - 55.0ItemWork:Discount inc. VAT Net VAT TotalTotal PricePrinted By: Flick Parry Page 2 of 2 Using RoboVet(TM) From Veterinary Solutions Limited
He is not very active and has lost a considerable amount of weight. He never seems to settle and sleep and usually gets up to wander every hour or so and nearly always visits his food bowl when he does. He doesn't like to be touched or stroked and is quite wobbly as he has lost a lot of muscle mass from his hind quarters. He seems to be urinating excessively but only poos once a day.
Just to clarify by poos i mean bowel movement.
I will be seeing the vet tomorrow and will ask him to do the total t4 and free t4 test.
Would the fact that the blood was taken after fasting for approx 13hrs have any effect on the test? Also he was taking prednisolone 4 days before the blood was taken.
He was also initially treated with veraflox suspecting a gastro problem at the start of this ilness approx 2.5 months ago with no signs of improvement.
To be honest I don't think he would survive another two weeks to wait to test again for t4 if he continues to deteriorate at this pace.
When you say suppress the t4 do you mean the same as the hyperthyroid medication would, or just the detection of it. As if its the former would that not rule out hyperthyroidism as he hasn't improved while on steroids.