I was doing research and came around your site. A nice place for moral support! *sigh*
We took our kitties (Haggis & Hamish, 10 years old, half brothers, indoor only grey/black white spotted) to the vet on Friday to get their teeth cleaned. We found out that they both have hyper-thyroidism. So, they have to be on meds for the rest of the lives. Haggis had a lesion removed under his tongue and we won't know till Wed. if it is benign or malignant-although the vet didn't think it looked good because it was spreading. It was operable and he is 99% sure he got it all with the warning that he doesn't know what is going on in a micro level-so Haggis has to be watched closely.
Anyway, stressful and sad. Thankfully, Hamish is finally over his "Haggis amnesia" and no longer hisses and growls at his brother.
Anyone have any experience with hyper-thyroidism? Tongue lesions?
I'm feeling a bit panicked. They are the best kitties.
Thank you for listening.