Saturday, May 16, 2009

Update on Molly


We took Molly to the vet yesterday. They said the symptoms sounded like either diabetes or hypothyroidism or something else that I can't remember. Anyway, they took some blood from her and couldn't get any urine (she must have gone before we left). The doctor called me in the afternoon and said she had good news for me. Her glucose was good and the only thing they found wrong was her thyroid wasn't functioning correctly. It has gone into overdrive. She used to be a really fat kitty. When she jumped onto your lap her feet just dug into your thighs and it hurt. Well, she only weighs 5 pounds now. Her metabolism is so speeded up she is hungry all the time and thirsty and she can't keep any weight on. Hubby said he'd like the same problem. LOL So now they are giving her an antibiotic and a gel from the compounding pharmacy that you run on the inside of her ears. On the left ear in the morning and the right in the evening. So I am hoping she gets back to her normal self quickly. I noticed Chloe was favoring her leg again this morning. I am going to give her a little bit of the anti-inflammatory medicine and see if that helps. I should have asked the vet if glucosamine would benefit her since she has arthritis.
Well, I am going to get to the gym this morning since I missed going yesterday due to taking Molly in. Then I think I will go to the Farmers Market. I miss it every Saturday. I always forget it and by the time I venture out and about it is over with. Our temperature is forecasted to be around 89 today. I think the warm weather is definitely on it's way.

9 comments:

Jody V said...

Kathy,

So glad to hear Molly can be treated. Being a pet owner can be tough stuff huh?

Jody

Neas Nuttiness said...

I had a diabetic cat. I had to give him insulin 2-3 times a day. He got a treat every time he got a shot. All I had to do was get his insulin bottle out of the fridge, and he'd jump up on his table for his injection. Easy, peasy!

I have hypothyroidism...wish I could trade with Molly:-D

Neas Nuttiness said...

Don't you mean that she has hyperthyroidism?

Tatersmama said...

It's good to know that it's fixable at least! I hope it all goes well for her and you can get everything under control

My cat has gained tons of weight since having her girlie bits removed in January... She was always skinny - a long, skinny "snake cat" and suddenly (and I mean suddenly) she's absolutely HUGE, so I guess a visit to the vet is in order.

Kathy said...

Well Libby, I guess hyper is right. I don't know for sure, whichever one makes you skinnier is what she has. LOL

Pam said...

What kind of cream is this? Scrappycat has the same thing, and I have to give her thyroid and heart meds (at about $45 a month!).

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

Sorry that Chloe has arthritis, but at least it's wonderful news that it's not cancer. Sorry about the kitty.

Sonya said...

oh my 89? It's 39 for the low here tonight in middle TN! Glad Molly is ok. I gotta go check out the last entry you left on Chloe.
Good girl going to the gym. So much better than me sitting on my you know whattie studying and playing on YoVille, Facebook, and blogging. lol
Sonya

Treehouse Chef said...

I would say gluco would work in a VERY small does considering she only weighs 5 lbs.