Jaxon’s mate Oska had to visit the Dr this week for Hyperthyroid treatment.
Poor Oska has been suffering from hyperthyroid for a few months, and was severely allergic to any of the medicines the Vet prescribed for him. This meant a lot of throwing up for Oska, and lots of wishful looks from Jaxon at the sick (can’t I just sniff it, Mum? I promise I won’t taste it… yeah right!).
So the great thing about modern medicine is we can apply a lot of human treatments to our companion animals. The other great thing is that enough of us care about them to facilitate this medicine being available to help cure them, and prolong an otherwise short, painful life. For Oska this meant radio isotope treatment.
Thankfully, Oska’s case wasn’t greatly progressed, and we got him quite early in the disease. Oska is already 12, almost 13, and this means he’ll recover 100% and live a normal healthy, happy life to at least the age of 18. Given he’s a house cat, we’re hoping for a few more years than that too.
The downside is that Oska is still slightly radio active. He won’t be able to sit on us for a week or so yet.
As the boss of the furry clan in the house, I’m sure Jaxon will be overjoyed to have Oska back for playtime.
One thing for me – I’m curious to see if he glows in the dark. Maybe we can save on some electricity….