Diary of a Ruddy Aby

Jack's trip to the vet

October 3rd 2012 10:41 am
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Jack is home taking a nice nap. The diabetes had not responded as well as hoped, the blood sugar was still 358, a bit higher than last week. Dr. Prince increased the dose to 2 units, twice a day. Increasing the dose must be done carefully to avoid hypoglycemia and a "crash." We're hopeful about more improvement.
His chest xray did show some improvement. Since the needle biopsy does carry some risk, Dr. P decided to give Jack another antibiotic injection and have him return in two weeks.
Long term, the diabetes has a good chance of being managed. The lung condition is still up in the air. Had a long talk about possible outcomes, for now will just take it day by day and give thanks for having a wonderful creature of God like Jack in our lives.
By the way, St. Frances Day is Oct. 4,will take Jack's picture to be blessed since he's not able to go in purrson, the Blessing of the Animals Services are always heartwarming.
Hugs and purrs to all our friends.
Gentleman Jack and Momcatt

 
Purred by: Angeni (Catster Member)

October 3rd 2012 at 5:49 pm

oh Jack... millions of critters and people live long healthy lives with diabetes... here's hoping that you are one of them, and as for the lung condition.. we have 9 lives.. make sure to use one and get well soon... Purrs to you
Purred by: Ashlynne (Catster Member)

October 3rd 2012 at 5:54 pm

We're purrrrrring even harder now for Jack to keep improving!
Purred by: KIBBLES (Catster Member)

October 3rd 2012 at 6:49 pm

We will keeps purring for you Jack.
St. Francis will be watching over you too.
Purred by: Gleek (Catster Member)

October 3rd 2012 at 7:01 pm

Keep on fighting, Jack, and we'll keep on purring!
Purred by: Henry (Catster Member)

October 3rd 2012 at 7:24 pm

You can do it Jack! Puuurrsss of lurvs
King Henry
Purred by: Bibi (Catster Member)

October 3rd 2012 at 8:39 pm

Sending more purrs!
Purred by: Tigger (Catster Member)

October 3rd 2012 at 9:22 pm

Keep on going strong buddy! we are here purring hard for you to feel better.
Purred by: Lu Lu (Catster Member)

October 3rd 2012 at 11:02 pm

Sending purrs and love your way...Bamboo, lu lu, Baby Major and Mr. Baby
Purred by: Lu Lu (Catster Member)

October 3rd 2012 at 11:02 pm

Sending purrs and love your way...Bamboo, lu lu, Baby Major and Mr. Baby
Purred by: ♥Simon♥ (Catster Member)

October 3rd 2012 at 11:51 pm

Still purring and praying for you Jack! Take it one day at a time just like your family said!
Purred by: WeBeesSiameezers (Catster Member)

October 3rd 2012 at 11:57 pm

Our purrs and pawyers go out in full strength...
may your mom find peace in that service, and may you, too feel the blessing.
Purred by: Kaci Sunshine - Beloved Angel (Catster Member)

October 4th 2012 at 12:21 am

Continuing to purr hard for you Jack!
May St. Francis watch over you and bless you!

xoxo
Kaci
Purred by: Alex R

October 4th 2012 at 1:04 am

We're purring for you, Jack. St Francis' blessings on you.
Purred by: Skylar db#39A (Catster Member)

October 4th 2012 at 2:34 am

Blessings of St.Francis to you and your family. The diabetes will take some time to get under control, but I think you can do it. Glad to hear that your lungs are looking better. We keep purring for you!
Purred by: Jasper, Angel Dreamboat #49a (Catster Member)

October 4th 2012 at 2:34 am

We'll give our thanks for the improved chest X-ray, and wait for good news on the diabetes. I'm sure there will be some! Lovely to take Jack's picture to be blessed. Mom took me in person once when I was a youngster, but since I behaved like I needed an exorcist rather than a blessing, she decided not to do it again.
Purred by: Alex R

October 4th 2012 at 12:15 pm

Jasper - good one, hehehe... That would be what would happen with Fearless - she's a real case. (sadly shakes her head)
Purred by: Platelicker ♥ DB#69 (Catster Member)

October 5th 2012 at 3:17 pm

gonna keep on purrin' : )

Huggs,
Platelicker

 

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