Just a quick update to let you know how Hamilton has been doing since he got home. He looks great, and he seems calm and happy. His coat is thicker than it used to be, and he no longer has that half-starved, scrawny look about him.
The next steps in his treatment will be to check his thyroid and kidney levels at one month after the shot, and at three months. There is some slight concern that the radioactive iodine treatment might negatively impact his kidneys, but the vet was very confident that he would be alright. His kidneys were a little small and irregular on the initial x-rays.
For now he is home and happy!