Update: 02.13.2009


^ Spot's Shaved Belly ^

Sorry it took a few days but here's the scoop on Spot's injection:

We stopped Spot's pills a week before her injection as instructed by the vet. Then, last Friday we got up at 8 AM, fed Spot, put her in her carrier and started on our hour and a half drive to Miami. (Traffic down here is AWFUL!)

We got to the vet's early and filled out the paper work. The office was really nice and had lots of neat animal artwork. We recognized Dr. Mears immediately from his picture on the internet.

In the waiting room we met one other cat who was getting an injection. His name was Tuxedo. =]

Finally it was our turn. We went back to the exam room where the vet tech and Dr. Mears looked over Spot. Then they took her back for an EKG and ultrasound to make sure she was healthy enough for the injection and sent us on our way.

Later that day we got a call saying they had shaved her stomach for the ultrasound and a spot on her back for the injection and that they had given her the shot.

The vet tech called us several times over the next few days to give us updates. He said Spot was tired and not eating that much but that was to be expected. Sunday night he called and said she was doing better and would be ready to come home Monday afternoon.

We picked her up Monday and were given special instructions for her care over the next two weeks.

We had to wash our hands after touching her and avoid prolonged petting and cuddling. She wasn't supposed to sleep with us and we had to use litter box liners and gloves to clean up after her. We had to change her litter everyday and dispose of it down the toilet as it would be radioactive.

But all in all, Spot was just happy to be home. The little changes didn't seem to bother her. Well, we have about a week and a half more to go then we should be back to normal.

In a few weeks, Spot is going to see her old vet, Doctor Shank, and get her thyroid levels checked again. They should be really low at first and then eventually go back to normal. We'll keep you updated!

Update: 02.06.2009


Spot's owner here: Spot is at the vet RIGHT NOW getting ready for her shot!!! They are doing an ultrasound and EKG to make sure she is healthy enough for the injection and then they will give us a call when they are good to go. She has a slight heart murmur that they are checking on but it shouldn't be a problem. I'm working tonight but I'll update as soon as I can.

waiting room

Friday, October 3, 2008


My name is Spot. I had hundreds of fans and friends on Facebook until they decided to delete my profile and pages because I am a cat. So, now we're bringing the fight to Blogger where they are more feline friendly. =]

The goal of my Facebook was to help raise awareness of feline hyperthyroidism and funds for a medical procedure that will cure me.

Facebook is still a great resource for reaching out to animal lovers and activists world wide. The only thing that will change with this site is that instead of giving out the fan page address, we can give out this Blogger address (which will not be deleted!)

I plan on posting pictures, info, and updates here, just like I did on Facebook so feel free to spread the word and follow my journey every step of the way.

Thank you everyone for all of your support!


Spot Cao said...

I know I don't have a wall (I'm trying to find something like that- any suggestions?) but you can post comments after any of my blog entries for now.

Turbo Turtle said...

Yes, the lack of a 'wall' is kinda limiting. but we can still comment. maybe a chat room type of app will do the trick?

btw Spot, I've just donated to u just now :) Finally got my credit card bills sorted out. sorry for the small amount and for being late buddy! :)

Hope you are well. You are in my thoughts constantly.

-Dani Irwan @ Facebook