April 21st, 2014

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In The Arms of a Friend

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This is a picture of Nacho, my baby boy. He's not such a baby any more - he's almost 15 - and he has developed hyperthyroidism. He isn't responding well to methimazole, so the next option is radioiodine treatment. The nearest place that offers is it 150 miles away. Best case scenario is four trips - one to drop him off for evaluation, which takes 2-3 days, one to pick him up, one to take him back for treatment, which entails a week of post-op because his poop will be radioactive, and another trip to bring him home.
I've read some very positive reviews of the treatment - apparently it is the gold standard - but I can't help but be worried. Tomorrow (well since it is 2:30 am - later this morning) I'll be calling the facility to see how soon I can schedule him in. It isn't helping that Tuesday I am stuck driving 165 miles for work (I haven't had to travel out of town for work in five years, timing is everything).
Wish us luck, please?