Betaille is back from her radiation treatment at the Feline Hyperthyroid Clinic in Shoreline. I can't imagine that the treatment takes effect so quickly, but Betaille certainly seems a much improved cat. Instead of huddling under the porch with a desperate, disoriented look in her eyes, she's coming in the house, curling up in one of the cat beds in my office, and ignoring Zoe's bullying. Perhaps she's just grateful to be back from the clinic, which must have seemed like a strange place to her. A number of our cats have been strays and accustomed to changes of scenery. Betaille has been with us since she was 5 weeks old, and her only adventures trips to the vet (the same vet for 15 years).
Betaille, who is quite small and has had impaired kidney function all her life, was given a low-end dose of radiation therapy. Our vet will check her in a month or two to see if her thyroid levels are down to normal and her kidneys are "normal" for her.
It's nice go out the back door and see her sitting happily on her cedar bench in the yard.