Tuesday, March 03, 2009
This is how Baby Mackie looked before his thyroid started acting up. He weighed as high as 18 or 19 pounds.
Now he is down to about 8-9 pounds and looking like a sack of bones. His hyperactive thyroid causes him to lose weight to the point where it's not healthy. He did need to lose some weight, but not this much. It is also hard for him to keep his food down sometimes, although medications have helped him to the point where he now only barfs about once per week. Poor guy... He doesn't act or seem miserable, though. He still plays, still purrs, still cleans his fur.
He's at the veterinarian today, getting half of the thyroid gland removed. The vet called to say Mac made it through the surgery o.k. The vet also said she saw some masses in his throat near the larynx, and she thought they were swollen lymph glands, but removed them and sent them for a biopsy anyway.
We will get him home tomorrow, but he will be weak for a little while. There will probably be meds we have to give him. Wish him the best, because... he's a good boy! 8-)