Sarge's week

Diabetes

May 12th 2011 5:54 pm
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I've been using the litterbox a lot lately. Dad was worried that my hyperthyroidism may be getting worse so he took me to the vet today. I lost 2 pounds since February and some of it was muscle. Everything though was looking good at first. We were sure I could get get an extra half pill a day and all would be normal.

But it wasn't.

I have diabetes now. Dad is very scared. Twelve years ago Dad lost his kitty, Opus, to it. We're not sure exactly what happened, but it was bad and we won't list all the details. The only humane thing Dad's family could do for Opus was to him to be PTS. It was one of the worst experiences in Dad's life. Things have come a long way in those dozen years according to the vet. Everycat is going to be fed special food now and I have to get a shot twice a day. We'll see how things go.

The vet let Dad give me my first shot in the office to be sure he was doing it right. I let him. The vet said I was a lot calmer when Dad was near. It went OK. This shouldn't be a big problem. The vet said it's better to give me too little insulin than too much (we think that's what happened with Opus). Dad sometimes forgets my pill in the evening so forgetting my insulin shot occasionally won't be the end of the world as long as it doesn't happen too often. "When it doubt, skip it." is what the vet said. With a little luck, I may be off my insulin eventually. Let's purr for that!

 
 

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Purred by: River (Catster Member)

May 13th 2011 at 1:23 am

I'm very sorry to read this Sarge, but you should stay positive. Do you know my friend Gump here on Catster? He's like 16 years old and he has diabetes. He's still living a very rich life and it sure looks like you'd never know he was sick from his pictures. You should talk to him about this, he's a smart kitty with lots of experience.
Purred by: Calie Dreamette #17 (Catster Member)

May 13th 2011 at 3:30 am

Oh Sarge sweet kitty I am sorry to hear that I hope your dad can get some peace. I think most kitties live long healthy lives even with diabetes. My friend Big Harry just was recently diagnosed too. Do you know him? IF not let me know and I will send you a link. I think it will help to talk with other kitties like River's friend that are living with it successfully.


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