The dogs tend to be more photogenic, so its easier to focus on them. But a cat update.
For Trouble not much has changed. She still lives up to her name, enticing Arty into chasing her and then swatting him with claws when he does, and trying to eat any piece of plastic bag type material I miss when cleaning up.
Unfortunetly the same can’t be said for Janie. Her health has continued to deteriorate. We keep having to adjust her thyroid meds. She’ll be stable and then her thyroid will go screwy again. One of her last sets of bloodwork showed some odd numbers that the vet thought MIGHT be indicitive of Addisons disease. Addisons is REALLY rare in cats, but its inevitably fatal if not treated, so we tested for it. Came back negetive for Addisons, but possibly positive for Cushings (which is basically the exact opposite). Except its only possibly positive. And while Cushings is technically easily treatable, when you add in her other problems (random pancreatitus, kidneys slowly failing, an out of control thyroid, occasional IBS) we don’t know how the meds will work with her. I HIGHLY suspect that the REAL cause of her out of control thyroid isn’t that her thyroid is getting worse, its that her kidney’s are getting worse resulting in improper dosages of medication actually getting absorbed. But checking her kidney’s requires another ultrasound, which means another day spent at the vets, and every time we do that she comes home sicker from the stress, and we have to re-integrate her into the household cause she smells so odd that none of the other animals want to deal with her…..and I think she’s heading into another bout of pancreatitus on top of needing her thyroid meds adjusted again…..the bad days are starting to outweigh the good ones, and I’m not sure its fair to her to keep prolonging the pain and misery…..