Our cat is back on the drugs.

2013-12-09 23.09.16

I had something else to write about today, but all I can think about is Torgi. The extended blood panel indicated that he has slight hyperthyroidism, which is a very common thing for cats to have, and treatable with medication.

That medication started today. It involved me tricking him into looking upwards and gently opening his mouth before dropping a tiny pill down his wee throat. O, I felt bad for doing it. The poor guy has been through so much. He gave me such an intense stare right afterwards. Perhaps that was his version of a dirty look?

In four weeks we will find out if this is a temporary condition or if he will need daily medication for the rest of his life. I’m trying not to see this as a setback, but I had fooled myself into thinking that once he beat the diabetes he’d be free from all of this bad stuff.

When stress levels get high, my useless repetitive behaviour ramps up. In addition to this, I stuck close to home today so I could watch for bad side-effects of Torgi’s meds. The combination of these two things meant that I worked on everything I needed to do and yet somehow, magically, almost nothing got done.

Not even a clever lyric from They Might Be Giants from me today, I’m afraid. Just mope-twitch-mope-twitch. Please, December, let’s pull out of this tailspin.

Writing from: a mostly-dark lounge. Mope-tastic. Listening to: “Little Drummer Boy / Peace on Earth” by Bing Crosby and David Bowie.

Published by Halsted M. Bernard

An ever-molting black swan. Reader, writer, library director, over-enunciator. Listening + Unlearning. Opinions are my own. She/her. #BlackLivesMatter

4 thoughts on “Our cat is back on the drugs.

  1. Yeah, the transdermal gel is worth asking for if pilling is bothersome to anybody involved. Sometimes you have to use a mail-order or compounding pharmacy to get it. My mom could never pill her cats, so I’m glad it’s an option.

    I hope Torgi does well on the meds! Toeffe was pretty unwell before he was diagnosed as diabetic early in the year, and it’s been near miraculous to see him perk back up with treatment.

    1. I will definitely look into this. Thank you. Torgi has been mostly all right with the pills this week but it is clear they cause him gastrointestinal distress. I’m glad Toeffe is doing so much better!

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