Diary of a Ruddy Aby

Hopeful news

September 27th 2012 9:23 am
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My pawrents and I are feeling hopeful after out trip to Dr. Prince. He is such a caring and calm vet, we're so pleased to have him as our doctor.
First, my blood sugar has improved! It went from 468 ten days ago to 315 today on one unit of insulin! This is good news. Mom says the litter box is less wet and the water bowl is not emptying quite as fast. Dr. P increased my dose for the next week to 1 1/2 units. They discussed my progress and are learning more about diabetes.
In the past kitties had to use human insulin. I'm so thankful that now there is an insulin just for cats and vets are seeing better results.
Now, about my lung condition. There is some improvement in my lung but the area of 'consolidation' is still there. Dr. P says we will let the medicine have another week to heal then we'll go back for a chest xay to see where we are. We discussed possible steps at that point depending on how much more my lung clears.
I'm a tired kitty, I'm going to get some fresh air and take a nap.
Hugs and purrs, Gentleman Jack

Good news about the diabetes at this point, it's sounding like something that can be managed and Jack can have a good quaiity of life.
The lung problem is still a big concern. Will just have to stay hopeful and purr/pray about that. Don't know yet what is causing that and it could be a number of things. Just thankful Jack is feeling better and sleeping better.
Thanks to all our friends for your support, it has helped tremendously.
Hugs, Jack's Mom

 
Purred by: FEISAL (R.I.P. 26 AUGUST 2011) (Catster Member)

September 27th 2012 at 7:13 pm

Oh yes good news on the blood sugar! And we're continuing to purr for EVERYTHING 'til you are 100% again!!

Love
Feisal & MomKatt Laura
Purred by: Meep (Catster Member)

September 27th 2012 at 8:04 pm

So glad to hear you are doing better. Keep taking your meds and we are purring for you.
Purred by: Monster (Catster Member)

September 27th 2012 at 8:17 pm

Still running my motor for you.
Purred by: ♥Simon♥ (Catster Member)

September 27th 2012 at 9:05 pm

So happy to hear about the good results with your insulin! That's great and we'll continue to purr for improvement on all fronts! Enjoy your nap!

Hugs and purrs,
Simon & Reuben(an angel)
Purred by: Samoa - Diva Angel (Catster Member)

September 27th 2012 at 10:24 pm

Good progress, and we will continue to purr that your blood sugar levels drop even more! Also purring for your lungs, Jack!
Purred by: Ka - zar 1.6.1998 to 25.2.2014 (Catster Member)

September 28th 2012 at 12:02 am

Great to hear that things have improved mate. Sending purrs your way that everything stay on the up from now on.
Purred by: ♥ Anna ♥ (Catster Member)

September 28th 2012 at 12:31 am

Wonderful news my furiend! we are so glad to hear you are improving. We will continue to keep you in our prayers Jack, sending you lots of healing hugs
Purred by: ♥Kally Kat♥ (Catster Member)

September 28th 2012 at 12:37 am

This is furry gud news Gentleman Jack

Your so fortunate to have a loving Mommy & a very nice
Vet Dr. Prince!

We keep you in our prayers & thoughts mol..

Luv & purrs,
Kally Kat ღ ღ
Purred by: Skylar db#39A (Catster Member)

September 28th 2012 at 2:39 am

I think you got a great report from the doc! Will keep purring for more good news!
Purred by: Tigger (Catster Member)

September 28th 2012 at 4:10 am

that is wonderful news. We are keeping up the purring that your lung will heal. purrs buddy!
Purred by: Pipo (Catster Member)

September 28th 2012 at 4:45 am

Its great to know that you are on the right track with the blood sugar. Sleeping is a good thing to be able to do, as well as eating, too of course!

Hope that the other issues clear up, too!
Purrs in great abundance going out from us to you!
Purred by: Penelope (Catster Member)

September 28th 2012 at 5:30 am

Great news, Jack! Minnie & I are still sending purrs as always.
Purred by: Ashlynne (Catster Member)

September 28th 2012 at 1:41 pm

We're so glad to hear your good news, Jack. We'll keep purring for you to get better and better!
Purred by: Platelicker ♥ DB#69 (Catster Member)

September 28th 2012 at 2:15 pm

Glad you have a good doctor Jack. We will keep purrin' for you : )


Huggs,
Platelicker
Purred by: Platelicker ♥ DB#69 (Catster Member)

September 28th 2012 at 2:16 pm

Glad you have a good doctor Jack. We will keep purrin' for you : )


Huggs,
Platelicker
Purred by: Platelicker ♥ DB#69 (Catster Member)

September 28th 2012 at 2:17 pm

Glad you have a good doctor Jack. We will keep purrin' for you : )


Huggs,
Platelicker
Purred by: Platelicker ♥ DB#69 (Catster Member)

September 28th 2012 at 2:17 pm

Glad you have a good doctor Jack. We will keep purrin' for you : )


Huggs,
Platelicker
Purred by: Biggles (Catster Member)

September 28th 2012 at 4:22 pm

We are purring for you Jack. Hope your lungs clear soon.

That is a better glucose number. As your body gets use to the insulin,you will start to see even better readings.

Go take a well deserved nap!!
Purred by: Callie (Catster Member)

September 28th 2012 at 6:36 pm

Good news about the blood sugar level. Still purring for you sweet friend.
Purred by: Toki (Catster Member)

September 29th 2012 at 6:40 am

Jack!! I'm so sorry to hear you've been sick! I will be purring and purring for you. So you still have to take the liquid meds? Ugh. My mom thinks liquid meds are much harder to give than pills. She had to give liquid meds to her cat before me, and it was a nightmare. Is there any way your vet can have it made into pill/capsule form instead? My mom finds its much easier and less stressful than having to squirt all that liquid in, because most of it just ends up all over the mouth instead of swallowed. With a pill, you can roll it in butter, put it in that pill shooter thing, and shoot it into the mouth. Then you squirt in a little plain water in the mouth to wash it down. When I was sick, I liked the extra bit of butter that my mom gave me too. Butter is so good.
Anyway, I'm glad the shots are going well and you are resting. Stay strong and brave, Jack!! Love and strength to your mom
Purred by: Jasper, Angel Dreamboat #49a (Catster Member)

September 30th 2012 at 8:14 pm

Terrific news on the blood sugars. Definitely moving in the right direction. Still sending purrs from our house to yours! (And yes, insulin just for kitties is a very big step forward!)

 

Gentleman Jack


 

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