I need an urgent reply please. 2 months ago a blind stray ginger male cat wandered into my conservatory, he was so thin, I could feel all his bones, I called him Danny, and I feed him up, took him to vets she said he was over 10 years old, no microchip, and he had hyperthyroidism, he had blood tests and his thyroid level was 255,very high indeed. he was put on 15mg vidalta, and after 3 weeks, his level was at 134. the vet then put him onto 2x10mg vidalta = 20mg per day to get his level down quicker. Now after a month on these 20mg, his level is too low at 3.86. I believe it should be between 7.5 - 55 ( Is this correct?) I was shocked to learn it had got so low, as I felt I had been harming the poor little mite, who has been so good at taking his medication, he will never be able to see again, but I do want to do my best for him in his later years, he eats well, never leaves anything, but drinks a lot of water, that he now has a dogs bowl. The vet has put him back on 15mg vidalta, and that has concerned me because surely this will just make his thyroid level dangerously lower still? I just need a second opinion on this for my own peice of mind. Is he ok with these 15mg or would 10mg have been better? Please, please advise. Danny has already cost me £300 in 2 months, so much money and I am a pensioner. Kind regards ***** *****
Aloha Michael, Are you in Hawaii? Thank you so much for your reply, I shall now give Danny the 15mg Vidalta tablets knowing that I will not be doing him any harm, I had asked the local vet to give me a print out of his blood results to read later at home as I did not have my glasses with me when I got Danny's results. This is what it states:-
Total T4 3.86 nmol/L 7.5 - 55.00.
Urea H 22.9 mmol/L 6.1 - 12.5 So this seems out of range too, whatever it is?
Creatinine 166 umoll/L 45 - 170
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Are these readings Ok Michael?
You have put my mind at ease regarding the Vidalta 15mg tablets, its a shame you are not my local vet.
Hi Michael, the only other results on the print out are:-
Calcium 2.5 mmo1/1 1.6 - 3.0 (that seemed to be in range so didn't mention before)
Phosphate 1.8 mmo1/L 0.7 - 2.1 (again this seemed in range so didn't mention
I will ask the vet to monitor his blood pressure when he goes for his next bloods, I do hate putting him through the stress of going to the vets, the poor little chap was shaking and meowing so much last time, and he's not a young chappie anymore, I wonder if I am doing him more harm than good with all the trips to the vets!
But yes, I certainly would like you as my vet, I feel more reassured by your replies today, than the last two (very expensive, welcome to England!) months spent attending my vet.
Splitting your time between Hawaii and San Diego sounds amazing, one of my girls has been to both those places and loved it so much, She adores America, been about eights times, she also did Trek America from East to West coast, camping out. I haven't seen the news about the lava flow, I will check that out on the net. I want to thank you so very much for your expect advise Michael.
Kind regards ***** *****