Pet-Peeves: being picked up when he does not want to be
Favorite Toy: Beak the Kiwi Bird
Favorite Nap Spot: On the back of the sofa
Favorite Food: chicken, turkey, Cheesy Poofs, cheese,smart food, pistacchio & corn muffins. Biggles is on a strict diet now that he has feline diabetes. He begs for all of the "bad" people food. But does not get any of it, only turkey baby food as a treat.
Skills: He can bat just about anything with pretty good force. He has very strong paws that he can also use to pull your hand or arm in for a little nibble.
Arrival Story: Born outside under our stairs. He came into our home in June, 1999.
Bio: Although he appears to be pretty cool, and is game for our torment, he really gets pretty mad at us. I guess it's a pride thing. Biggles has
got lots of "tude", which is what makes him such a "Cool Kat".
Biggles was diagnosed with Pancreatitis in August, 2011. Subsequently, he became Diabetic in September, 2011 as a result of his Pancreatitis. Through working closely with his vets, we are managing both diseases with some success.
Now at 15 years old, Biggles is doing well and has a great quality of life although he has the underlying conditions. His vets are extremely pleased with how well he has done over the last 3 years since the initial issues with his health.
I was already eating more and feeling better than I did on
Wednesday. But still stiff and sore in my back legs.
I growled when Dr. Joe touched my back right leg.
He said it does not look like I broke anything. But I do have arthritis and it seems like I may have sprained something.
Because of my other health concerns, he did not want to give me any medications to help with pain. It may affect my kidneys or other organs. He gave Mom some glucosamine tablets to start taking and recommended that I take it easy for a few weeks.
He seemed overly happy with my condition and says that if I keep eating and getting stronger, I should be fine in no time.
Today, I am walking even better and even met Mom at the door yesterday when she came home from doing errands. I had not done that all week. She was very happy to see me there and gave me some treats to thank me for being part of her welcoming committee again.
Mom and Daddy are so happy that I am getting back to my normal self and this quickly. They were so scared last week.
Thanks for everyone's pawsitive thoughts and purrs. It helped so much.
I am going to my local vet today at 4pm. I have lots of specialized doctors’ cause of my health issues. But Mom said we are going to take one step at a time. My local vet is much closer to my house than my other doctors.
I am looking better and my limp isn’t as bad as it was the other day.
Mom put me on the heated throw which felt really good. I slept on the bed and Mommy’s chest for a little while last night. I have been eating normal amounts of food and cried for my chicken this morning.
Thank you for all the POPs and pawsitive thoughts. They really do help!
As some of you know, I have had diabetes for quite a while. I developed hypothyroidism a few years ago and take pills for that as well as my insulin for my diabetes.
I had a little health scare earlier in the year when I began losing weight. We did an X-Ray and Ultrasound which only showed a small dark spot in my lungs. The Dr said she thought is may be the beginning of something. But could also be something with a vein. My kidneys and liver looked awesome and the Dr. even commented, that for a cat with Diabetes, I was in great shape.
We did a glucose curve, which was fine and my T-3 was right in range with where it needs to be.
We could have been aggressive and had a biopsy done then or recheck in a few months to see if the spot is getting bigger.
Mom and Dad decided to go conservative because I am 16 and really was looking and acting well.
I had a wonderful summer and felt great. Did not lose any weight and was pretty much my normal self. Enjoyed lots of time in the sunshine on the deck with Mom.
This past weekend, I started to limp a little and yesterday I felt bad. I ate in the morning. But when Mom came home from work, she noticed I did not greet her at the door and just sat in the living room staring at her.
Normally I follow her into the kitchen because it is dinner time. She waited. I stayed lying down in the living room. She came out and asked me what was wrong.
She took some blood and got my glucose reading which was a little low. But still in range. She was worried that maybe I had crashed and no one was there to help me.
She asked my grandmothers who live with us if they noticed anything odd about me. One said that I had jumped up to the kitchen island recently and fell backwards. She didn’t think anything of it because I have done that before and I usually turn myself right and land on my feet. This time is seems that I may have hurt myself.
Mom always worries that my health conditions could be just too much for my little body and other things are starting to be affected like my kidneys and liver. She is going to call the Dr anyway and see if they can see me for my normal check soon.
I slept on a heated throw last night and seem to be moving better today. I ate a normal breakfast and wanted more before she left for work.
Hopefully, we can stick with that appointment and I won’t need anything sooner.
Just would love some purrs and prayers if you can spare them for me.