Good news and bad news --
Bad news, Fionn is having diarrhea problems again today and he had another one of those partial seizures where he was walking around like he was drunk. This one was even shorter than the last time, only about a minute or two. I called the vet, and he said that these types of episodes are not uncommon in older cats and that as long as he doesn't go into full convulsions, the episodes don't last longer than 10 minutes, and he doesn't show any lasting side effects we don't really have to worry too much about it. The diarrhea isn't enough to worry about yet, but I'm to keep an eye on it, and the vet suggested I create a little "Fionn health diary" to keep track of any episodes or other abnormalities I notice so we can see if there's any pattern. So get ready to start seeing information on kitty feeding, behaviour, and health in my (soon to be more frequent) daily posts.
Good news -- Fionn's thyroid is much improved. He went from about 25 to 6 in two weeks. Normal is around 4. We're adding another half a pill a day to try and get it down those last two points. They said they've never seen a cat who needed this much thyroid medication, but as long as we can keep it down and maintain it he won't need radiation. Generally if they need radiation the medication doesn't have much of an effect at all. We're not totally in the clear yet, we still need to lower it those last two points and then maintain the normal level for at least two months before we can say his thyroid condition is completely under control, but it's an encouraging sign nonetheless.
Now, in my health news, today sucked as I didn't get much of any sleep last night and I've been feeling run down all week. This is, I think, the most frustrating part of being sick -- the period of recovery where you feel fine most of the time but run out of energy very quickly. I stayed home today, missing my desk shift, so I'll have to take sick leave for that, although I did get quite a bit of work done while I was home. I'm going in tomorrow come hell or high water, at least for awhile, as I've barely been out at all and I miss human companionship.
So yeah, that's my life.
Now back to reading . . .
BTW: I need a bookish icon that reads "So many books, so little time". Anyone want to make me one?