Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Laila got through her first day...

Our cat made it through the pre-screening process (means she doesn't have major heart problems or cancer), and was treated for hyperthyroid with radiation yesterday. She has to stay in isolation until Friday afternoon, and then must come home with restrictions about closeness because of her radioactivity. It's hard for her to live in a cage when she's used to a big house, so we're hoping for her safe stay in the isolation room until she can return.

She had tumors (benign) in both lobes of the thyroid. Unfortunately, this makes it more likely that she'll end up with insufficient healthy thyroid tissue and will have to take thyroxin for the rest of her life. The up side of this is it's one pill a day instead of three, and it's less unhealthy a base state to be in. We'll know more over the upcoming weeks and months.

I have lots of knitting but I'm too swamped to show you right now (that is, to take pictures). So here are some signs of spring from last week:




4 comments:

Jen said...

So sorry to hear about Laila's illness! Is she pretty good about taking pills? Who am I kidding - I've never known a cat who wasn't a struggle!

Best of luck with it all, Valerie!

April said...

That's wonderful news about Laila! Hooray, Laila, you go girl. Do you think she'll glow in the dark? That would be kind of cool having a glow in the dark kitty.

Julie said...

Oh poor Laila having to be alone, but so good that she's really okay. A pill a day isn't bad.

Earin Marybird said...

I wish her and you and Rob all the best. A pill a day is okay - not fun, but okay. Get better soon Laila!