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- Goal Met
Karamia is a very sweet girl with a little pink nose. She was very thin and had been trying to survive outside. She is enormously affectionate and loves us humans despite her situation. The shelter ran a blood panel and she has thyroid disease. Which typically is not a huge issue.
We took on Karamia because Purebreds Plus has helped a lot of Thyroid kitties. In the majority of cases methimazole, a very inexpensive drug works great. She was put on the standard does. However, for this girl it was not the case.
We adjusted the dosage as high as we could and it did not work. Her thyroid levels were not stable and the medication was making her sick to her stomach. The only option left is for Radioactive Iodine. For some cats, this is the best and only option for long-term stability. Radio-iodine is the radioactive isotope Iodine-131. It destroys thyroid tumors, thereby curing hyperthyroidism. There are advantages to radio-iodine treatment – for example, it is non-invasive, painless, permanent, and has no side-effects. In the majority of cases, it is a one-time treatment.
Karamia needs Radioactive Iodine treatment to have any hope of a normal life in a forever home. You can help Karamia’s dreams come true! The total cost for this procedure, including pre and post care is ~$2600. Your support will give Karamia her life and future back!
YOU make the difference every single day to cats and kittens that need YOU. We are forever grateful for every one of YOU!