Saturday, February 6, 2010
Bone is my first pet and I adopted him during my graduate school days. I adopted Bones on Feb 7th of 1997 so he's getting pretty old but he's doing great. Happy Gotcha Day Bones! I did notice the past couple of years he's lost some muscle mass. I talked with the vet about it over the summer. Bones was due for a checkup so last week I took him in. He tested positive for hyperthyroidism. It's a very treatable condition. Three options, surgery, pills 2x a day or radioactive iodine therapy.
So my boy is going in the middle of the month to Purdue Univ Vet Hospital for radioactive iodine treatment. Basically they give him this treatment and then they watching him and wait for his radiation levels to go down safe enough to come home. He will be there for about 10 days to 2 weeks. The drive there, leaving him, and the two weeks will be hard. But in the long run he will be cured and won't have to take pills and I won't have to board him when I travel.