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post 28th Jan 2017, 9:03 pm
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QUOTE(kimw @ 27th Jan 2017, 7:13 pm) *

Well after a bit of a delay, Tig's blood test results came back today. Everything was within normal range, although generally towards the higher end. Her Thyroid results are "in the grey", so inconclusive. The vet has suggested another set of bloods in 6 months, if no other concerns, to see whether there is any change. Tig's kidney function is at Stage 2 (of 4) and ordinarily, without any other issues, that would just warrant "keep a check on that". As her blood pressure is still too high and the tablets are not doing quite what the vet would like, she is going on kidley tablets and hopefully a stable or managed kidney function will lower her blood pressure.

So, overall I don't think too bad for a 16 year old lass and hopefully the two sets of tablets will work well together :)


Hope the tablets keep her well for a good time yet wub.gif

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post 28th Feb 2017, 8:00 pm
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Tig is proving a medical enigma! rolleyes.gif

The lass went in for more blood pressure checks today. As she hadn't had a wee the vet also thought it would be a good idea to take a urine sample ok.gif

Well Tig had other ideas so pee'd on the blanket instead of in the tray and then gave what the vet described as a series of "quite random" blood pressure readings... the conclusion... Tig had a nice day sleeping in the on call vets flat and I didn't get charged anything as they couldn't get any sensible test results rolleyes.gif lol.gif

Tig's BP is still too high really but for now, in the absence of any other obvious problems, the vet suggests keeping a watchful eye with her taking the tablets she already has and we'll have another go with a round of tests in a couple of months... typical cat! rolleyes.gif
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post 28th Feb 2017, 8:18 pm
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Strange, I was about to ask what news there was of Tig wub.gif Glad she's still ok, and keeping everyone guessing rolleyes.gif

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post 26th Apr 2017, 8:53 pm
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Tig Pip is an enigma no more rolleyes.gif We were back at the vets yesterday for a routine check for her Loxicom and, as Tig has been eating loads over the last week and has been vague on her bearings, she had some more blood tests. Her inconclusive thyroid test isn't inconclusive now and she will start pills for hyperthyroidism tomorrow. At least we now know for sure what the problem is.
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post 26th Apr 2017, 9:55 pm
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Tig wub.gif One of my bridge cats became hyperthyroidic in old age and had to have tablets for her last couple of years. She settled fine on them wub.gif

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post 27th Apr 2017, 9:07 am
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I do hope Tig does well on her new medication. Whilst we loved her enigmatic ways wub.gif it's good to have a definitive diagnosis because at least she can get the right drugs now. smile.gif
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post 26th May 2017, 7:48 pm
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Tig News smile.gif

The good news is that Tig's thyroid levels are good, her kidney function is no worse.

The vet is concerned about her potassium result though so Tig is staying on the thyroid, kidney and blood pressure tablets but being weaned off Loxicom and going to try special food... renal stuff.

That will be fun with 7 cats used to free access to biscuits but I'm sure I'll find a way of stopping all of them snaffling the wrong food rolleyes.gif


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post 1st Jul 2017, 5:21 am
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Tig is back to the vets this morning for a check up. She had put on weight... or at least was feeling heavier after a couple of weeks on the renal care food... but had an iffy few days this week and was off her food and drinking more. She's eating alright again, the last couple of days certainly, so hopefully won't have lost weight overall smile.gif

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post 1st Jul 2017, 5:14 pm
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Pleased to hear Tig's still doing well wub.gif

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post 1st Jul 2017, 6:45 pm
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QUOTE(doggroomer @ 1st Jul 2017, 6:14 pm) *

Pleased to hear Tig's still doing well wub.gif

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Thank you smile.gif Tig has put a little weight on which is good as up until now she has either maintained or lost weight. The vet was happy with her general health so just waiting for her blood test results, which should be back on Monday, to see if her meds need tweaking smile.gif
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post 3rd Jul 2017, 6:57 pm
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Tig's blood tests are all stable and, so long as she doesn't have any problems in the meantime, next check isn't for six months smile.gif
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post 4th Jul 2017, 3:21 pm
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Missed this yesterday, but pleased to hear it wub.gif

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post 2nd Oct 2017, 8:24 am
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Sadly, having at last achieved a normal blood pressure, Tig's kidneys are giving up sad.gif She was in the vet hospital for two nights last week, seemed to rally and came home on Saturday. That rally was not as hoped and it is time to say goodbye... Tig will leave us, the last of my Mum's cats, this morning at the grand age of 17 and a bit wub.gif crying.gif wub.gif

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post 2nd Oct 2017, 11:08 am
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Aw KimW I'm so sorry, its horrible when they get old. Peaceful onward journey Tig, to be an eternal kitten again free of the limitations of old ages. Hugs to all those that will miss her terribly hug.gif
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post 3rd Oct 2017, 8:19 am
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Really sorry.
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