Persia is still doing well with the transdermal version of the Tapizole. No
red ears or itchiness. She's eating well. I haven't free-fed her in years
because for a long time she was overweight at 16 lbs. She's chowing down
and not getting sick to her stomach. But I'm afraid she might still be
losing weight. I spoke with the vet yesterday and she wants me to up the
dose of Tapazole. 5 ml in the morning and 2.5 in the evening. (It had been
2.5 and 2.5.) The handy-dandy applicator lets me do that easily enough.
So I'm still keeping a close eye on her. The radioactive isotope therapy is
still very much a possibility. (I still shudder at the expense and all the
stuff I'll have to do for the two weeks after the treatment. To say nothing
of having her locked up 125 miles away for a week! But I'll do what I have
to do.) The vet agrees we should keep trying this treatment for a few weeks
and monitor her very closely.
Meanwhile, her new Kitty Walk has arrived. Almost simultaneously, my friend
picked up and put together my new patio furniture! The weather has been
just beautiful down here on the barrier islands of coastal South Carolina.
Temps averaging about 70F, sunny and bright. (Of course, I've been at
work.) If it's that nice again this afternoon she and I will be sitting
outside together on the patio. Me with a book, she with the birds and
squirrels for entertainment.
If she's lucky one of those Anoles (lizards)
http://www.hscbemidji.org/images/green%20anole.jpg will be stupid enough to
get inside her Kitty Walk with her ;) Last evening there was one on the
screen door. (I hadn't opened the glass doors due to previously stated
problems with them being able to get in between the screen and the door).
It was waaay up there on the outside of the screen. She spotted it and was
leaping for it! I swear she leapt two feet off the ground trying to get to
it. She thinks Anoles are the best toys since Bast invented milk-jug rings