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Hi. My name is***** I'm sorry to hear about the difficulty of getting the medication for Callie into her. For those owners that are doing the oral methimazole for their cats hyperthyroidism and finding difficulty getting it in, they have the option of asking their vet to get a script of this medication compounded as a topical that can be placed on the inner ear instead. You need to call the vet's office and tell them you want to get the medication compounded as a topical for use. They can then call this into a compounding pharmacy where it will be made up and then it can be sent directly to you from that company. Just explain to the vet the challenge you are having and this should be a very good way to get her the medication by a route other than orally.
You said she will eat some things. Have you tried some tuna and juice with it? Some owners can have great success by taking the medication and crushing the medication to a powder and then mixing it with a small amount of this to get them to eat it.
Have you been able to get your internet up again? This situation with Callie is a challenging one. Could she have something else going on besides her hyperthyroidism that is causing her to have her appetite be so minimal? I'll be honest and say that there may be no easy fix for this as it would be nice to recheck some blood work on her to see where her liver and kidney values are at to see if they may be getting off too.
I'm glad to help in some small way at this time with Callie. Getting your local vet involved with her again is going to ultimately be the best thing for her. Being right there to do a physical exam and possible testing is important / needed in these situations. I'm hoping for the best for her.