Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Iodine Uptake Results

Oh, I herd Dr. Raplee on tha phone....what am her sayin????

Momma gots Graves Disease??? What am THAT??? Hyperthyroidism???? Same fing? Yup.

Oh Momma, I is so worried bout you. I wubs you. (See how little her foot am?!?! Daddy say she shood sue them for non-support!)

(The uptake scan showed a cyst in the left side of my thyroid & I do have Graves disease. I have to see an endocrinologist sometime soon. I started taking Toprol for the rapid heart rate last night. Don't like taking anything that slows down my heart!! Thank you so much to all of Oreo's (& mine) friends for helping us out. We truly appreciate it, especially since it looks like I'll still have to see specialists.)

38 comments:

Riley & Tiki said...

Mommy has a friend who has this. They gave her a radioactive pill that fried her thyroid and now she takes Synthroid forever and ever (They weaned her off the Toprol a long time ago.) Anyway, we just wanted to say that after they get you all fixed up (however they do it), you will feel all good again. This happened to her friend 6 years ago and she has felt good ever since, so hang in there, soon you'll be feeling better too.

Anonymous said...

Hang in there. At least you know now what the problem is. I'm sure you'll start feeling better soon.

utenzi said...

I've known a number of people--but no cats--with hypothyroidism, Oreo, but not anyone with Graves'. From what I read about it, it seems pretty serious but quite treatable. I hope you're nice to your Mommy while she's getting treatment for this, Oreo.

mannyed said...

Hi Oreo...

I was diagnosed with Graves' Diease when i was 16 years old. I took toporol, also...and something else also, but I can't remember. The medicine didn't work so well so I underwent a radioactive treatment that killed off the thyroid and I became HYPOthryoid, the opposite. Now I treat it with synthryoid daily. Both hyper thyroid and hypo thryoidism is very treatable. If your mommy has any questions she can email me anytime.

Ciao!

Zeus said...

Goodness...and I came by to say thank you for the beautiful Christmas card...

I am so sorry to hear of this, Oreo. I hope that your human lady pet feels better soon, and please let her have some headbutts and purrs from Isis and I.

Sudiegirl said...

Oreo...you need to purr lots and lots to make yous mama feel better.

Oreo's mom...
My dad had Graves Disease as well. It's one of the more common forms of hyper-thyroid, but usually one it's diagnosed it is controlled right away. Barbara Bush (as in Dubya's mom) had it too. One thing - make sure you watch your vision...in severe cases, your eyesight can be affected. My dad's was, but that's because he was a butthead and didn't go to the doctor right away.

Anyway, you and the kitty and all your folks hang in there, and have a good holiday.

Snoodleroo said...

WE LOVE YOU!!! You have to take care of yourself Auntie Heather! Just remember that you can always come rub us and feel much better after! TTYL
Jamesie, Scooby, & Family

Scoobythecat said...

Dear Sister,
I have hypo and you have hyper, hmm, we would have one good thyroid between us! You will be ok, I know it. You are very strong, for someone so short. By the way, your feet are not small! They just look small next to Oreo's! You have stomped on my foot many times so I know what I am talking about. TTYL
Amber

Eric and Flynn said...

Hi Oreo's mum
Hope yoo feel better soon now yoo no what the problum is. My mum sed she has a frend wiv Graves an she had a radioactive pill or sumfin like that several yeers ago. Her eyes are slitely bulgy, but hardly at all, an she has to haf her thigh-roids levels checked efurry yeer, cuz she cud go furrom hyper to hypo, but she feels great now,duzn't feel ill at all.Don't no what all this means, just telling yoo what mum told us.
Hey Oreo, we's still finking bowt yoo an yer mum. Yoo been doing a gud job looking after her.

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

that's what's wrong wif our teenagers' daddy, an he's got pills an stuff an efurrything's goin' fine now. we duzzn't think any kinda medycull problem should be called "Graves Disease" though - kinda freeks ya out, duzzn't it?

lotsa purrs ta yur nice momma!

Dragonheart said...

Oreo's mom - Dragonheart's mom here - glad to hear you have a diagnosis. Graves disease can be fairly easily treated. One of my good friends was diagnosed with Graves, underwent radioactive iodince treatment (which caused her to go hypo) and now takes thyroid medication daily. Other than some fatigue when she first went hypo, that was fixed once they adjusted her thyroid meds to the right levels, she's had no problems. Of course, any disease sucks (I have three chronic illnesses, so I can sympathize.)

Glad to hear it's not cancer, and I hope you get in to see an endocrinologist soon. Take care.

Pink Chihuahua Princess said...

Girl. I feel tremendously bad for your situation, but I'm jumping up and down that its not the big "C." The girls and I have been praying and wishing and hoping for you for so long, and I'm just so glad to hear that you are cancer free!

Gemini said...

We are glad that what you have is something that's mostly fixable--and can give you a long and happy life once it's managed.

Purrs.

DEBRA said...

Puurrrssss

Purrrrrrrrrsssss


Purrrrrrrrrrrrssssss
{{{OREO'S MOM}}}}}


We is happy and sad all at once. Happy to know what it is and that it is treatable, but sad that you have to go through all of this.

Just follow what the doctor says and get better and betterer!!

Abby's Mom
Debra

PrincessMia said...

::Purrrrrs::

I'm relieved that at least we know now. It seems like it is a very treatable condition. Stay positive and do what the doctors recommend. We will keep you in out thoughts a purrayers.

love,
Mia

Kimo & Sabi said...

Our Mommakitty has Graves Disease too! She says if you haves any questions, you can go to our bloggie and email us (her). Hope you feel better :)

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Glad you know what it is and it is treatable. I have the opposite -- no thryoid -- and take synthroid daily.

Oreo, you keep taking good care of your mommie (we know you will).

Justin said...

Don't cry baby. Momma will be well soon.
cheer up as its christmas time!

check out this funny video on christmas pet bash!.

God bless
bye.

nels, ed, nitro, and/or xing said...

oh, yay! OH, YAY!! your mom is gonna be all right!!!

all us furries & beans has purrayed for her bean vets to get wif the program -- an' now they finally has!! our mom sez they can fix that problem, although it will take a little time and some fiddlin' wif meddysins! you has kept her goin' wif your lovin's and purrin's--you is the furry best nursie she can have!

bless you all, now, on christmas, and forever after!!

love & purrs from the meowers, mmmom, & mmdad

Patches & Mittens said...

Oh, Oreo's Mom.........we are sending all the loves and kitty kisses we possibly can. Our Momma has the thyroid thing too. She takes pills, hope you can get something to help you. We love you!

The Big Piney Woods Cats

Ariel said...

Hope your mom feels better soon.I want to wish you A very Merry Christmas.

The Meezers said...

you are in our purrayers OreosMom. We hopes that the speshulest can help you!

Karen Jo said...

I am glad that you found out what the problem is and now you can treat it. I have the opposite and take synthroid every day. The hardest part of thyroid problems is finding the right dosage for the meds. Once that is done, you should feel great. I do. Oreo, take good care of your Momma. Give her some snuggles from me.

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

I'm so glad they figured out what the problem is. Now they can fix it! Poor Oreo, don't worry, the nice speshulests will takes wunderful care of your mommy.
You just keeps giving her love and snuggles to keep her spirits up. That is just as important as medicine.
We're sending you lotsa purayers and love through this.

PS my mommy's feets are small too, a 5 1/2, so our mommy's haf that in common too! that is funny, sue for nonsupport. we likes that...

RobC said...

Hey Oreo... now that they know what is wrong with mommy they can fix it!
Me, Myoo and the rest of us will have you all in our prayers.

One of us said...

Well Oreo hopesfully they can fix your Momma now and makes her as good as new. Oreo's Momma we hopes you are feeling betters soon and Happy Hollydays to you all ~Poiland Tribe

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Hi Sweetie! I'm so happy that your Mommy has a diagnosis at last. This thyroid stuff can be treated!!! Don't worry. I'll give her a call when I get back to D.C.

Kisses!!!

Deb

KC said...

hi, Oreo. we gotted yours bee-you-tee-full pickshure yesserday. wow. even mine Daddie Charley likes it.

hope u haf a Merry Christmas, luv from Missy Blue Eyes, KC and little Bear.

Munchkin, Missy and Monte said...

Merry Christmas from all of us to all of you and yours.

Kelly Cat said...

No fun being sick at Christmas... wishing your human good health soon and comfort and joy to all from me and all the Good Cats (and our humans too).

Max said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!

giraffe said...

Hey Oweo!
I just stumbled upon here. Cool!
Do you know, I'm the same colours as you? (which is simpwy handsome isn't it?)
Hope your Momma's going to be feewing better weally soon.
Mewwy Chwistmas!

I Gatti Americani said...

Sorry to hear about your health. Hope you are better soon.

We are and just wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!
Love,
Opus and Roscoe

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

we sure hope you had a furry Merry Christmas! purrrrrrrrrs!

I Gatti Americani said...

Hope your Mum is feeling better soon. Sending our best wishes from Italy.

Merry Christmas!
love,
Opus, roscoe and the humans

valderbar the cat said...

Yikes. A lot of that going around. I'm on pills every day for my thyroid.Do people get extra thirsty with that too?

Jake and Bathsheba said...

Happy New Year!

We're glad that your Mommy has a diagnosis and it's treatable. I have hyperthyroidism and I have to take half a pill twice a day. My symptom last summer) was that I constantly washed myself and licked my tummy bald! At first the vet thought that it was just "stress" and he told Mom to watch it. She didn't think I had a stressful life, and sure enough, when I had that awful bloodwork done, it found hyperthyroidism.

I saw that others noted that Barbara Bush had Graves Disease too. Well, so did the first president Bush. It was considered quite the coincident that they both were diagnosed with it within a couple of years. They even tested the water at the White House, Camp David, and Maine to see if there was too much iodine or lithium in it. (Check out http://www.doctorzebra.com/prez/g41.htm)

Wishing you and your family the best.

~J&B

Anonymous said...

see www.curezone.com and look through the iodine support forum posts.