January 9th 2013 8:16 am
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Hope everyone is doing well and that your new year is off to a good start.
We had wonderfurl news today. I've been completely off insulin for 4 weeks now and today my blood sugar remained normal, it was 90! For the first time since my diabetic journey started in September, I get a one month break from going to the vet. Today I thanked Dr. P and his caring staff for helping me get well and I want to thank all my Catster furriends for your prayers/purrs and your caring comments. Mom and Dad are relieved, they were so scared when this started and it's such a joy to see me playing and feeling good.
Hugs and Purrs, Gentleman Jack
December 22nd 2012 5:47 pm
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Wishing all our wonderful Catster friends a joyous Christmas and the happiest of New Year's wishes.
The very best Christmas gift ever was that for the second week in a row my blood sugar was in the normal range, 120 off insulin, a healthy reading for kitties.
I get a two week break, for the first time since September, of going down to the vet weekly, I don't have to go back until the New Year. I feel good and I'm eating well and playing. Mom says tears come to her eyes when she sees me looking so healthy and happy. Purrs and prayers were truly answered for us.
Mom is still grieving over the loss of her old friend and feels a great sadness but she is taking joy in all the memories she has and the gift of such a friendship in her life.
Peaceful purrs and blessing from Gentleman Jack
December 13th 2012 1:35 pm
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Wonderful news at the vet this morning, my blood sugar was low normal on just 1 unit of insulin. Dr. P took me completely off insulin. No shots this next week!!! I'll go back in one week for a check. Please purr that my sugar does not do something extreme and stays in the normal range.
Momcatt here: What good news today, we've been so worried about Jack this past 3 months. At first we thought we we're going to lose him with the diabetes and lung condition. This is truly prayers answered and a blessing.
Thanks for all the purrs and kind messages.
Love, Gentleman Jack and Momcatt
December 5th 2012 9:52 am
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I just had to sit down and tell you'all my good news. My lungs have cleared, and my blood sugar was 80 (No evil Karo today, thank cattness,I hate having a sticky face)
and my dose is reduced to just 1 unit 2xday! What wonderful news, my pawrents and I are so happy after all the worry of the past few months.
Hoping I'll soon be able to say I'm no longer a 'sugarkitty'
Hugs from Gentleman Jack
December 4th 2012 6:41 am
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Thank you all for your kind words, purrs and prayers. Mom is very sad and tearful today, she's going to throw herself into finishing an outdoor painting project on this rare warm day and embrace the beauty on our mountain.
Grief is what we naturally feel when we lose someone we love, Mom knows this in her head but her heart still hurts.
Mom is remembering things past, all the joyful times she and her friend Sara had, she was one of those 'gift people' in life who help us make more of ourselves and bring joy into our lives.
Peace to all today, Jack and Jen
December 3rd 2012 5:08 pm
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I've tried to be especially attentive to Momcatt today :( So have Micky and Minerva.
Mom received a phone call this morning and learned her oldest and dearest friend passed away last night. It was her friend's time and her passing was peaceful-but that does not make it any easier.
Sad purrs, Gentleman Jack
December 2nd 2012 8:09 am
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I had unexpected news at the vet this week, things are still a bit difficult for me. I'm still going to the vet weekly and we're still trying to regulate my insulin dose. Last week my bloodsugar was too low, not dangerously low, but low enough I had to have Karo. My dose was reduced to 3 units twice daily. Well, again this week it was low and I had to have Karo, ugggggggg. I spit out enough that I had a sticky chest and face, being sticky is not a good feeling :(
The good news is that I'm down to a dose of 2 units 2xday, Dr. P thinks with my change in diet and weight loss I may be one of those kitties who correct themselves and get off insulin or I'll be on a low dose. I hope I'll soon be regulated and can stop going down the mountain weekly.
Today it was very cold. So Mom put the fleece and pillow from my carrier into the dryer and warmed it for me so I'd be warm and cozy for the trip.
I feel better and sometimes play and act like a kitten. All the good care I've had and the purrs and prayers are helping me heal.
Hugs and purrs to my friends.
Love, Gentleman Jack
November 1st 2012 11:44 am
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Tremendously good news! My blood sugar was within normal range yesterday.
It was 178, which is an excellent reading. I'm staying on 4 units of insulin twice a day for now and will return next week. Also, the shadows on my lungs are nearly cleared up. It's been a stressful time for all of us and this is such good news. I'm so thankful for the good care Mom, Dad and Dr. P have given me and all the purr/prayers from my furriends. I also feel good, I'm running and playing more and my appetite is excellent.
But, enough about me. My family has watched the storm coverage and prayed for the best for all the people and pets affected by it. It sounds like it's going to be a long haul to get services restored and clean-up and repairs done. It makes me appreciate all the more my warm house, clean water and all those things in daily life we tend to take for granted.
I am thankful,
October 25th 2012 3:45 am
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Well....it was another trip to the vet yesterday and quite frankly I was just not in the mood nor was I amused :(
When I saw the carrier come out I ran and Aby's can be incredibly swift when we choose to be. I cleverly found a good hiding place under the bed and thought I was well hidden but Mom found me and coaxed me out. I grumbled a bit at first then settled down for the ride.
There was good news, my blood sugar is coming down, so, we'll keep working on getting the amount of insulin right. I'm thankful for the good care I'm getting from Dr. Prince and staff and how Mom and Dad love me and take care of me.
I was grumpy at the start of the day and at the end of the day I was on my soft bed in the fresh air and sunshine watching leaves fall from the beautiful trees, I thought of my seasons in the sun and the joy in my life.
October 18th 2012 3:56 am
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This popular phrase seems to fit my situation at this point.
I'm feeling better and more able to enjoy my daily life, I love my brushings, fresh air, naps and my appetite is good. My lungs continue to show some clearing-but lung disease is complicated and there is still uncertainty and concern.
My blood sugar is slowly responding to the insulin and I'm now on 4 units twice daily. Mom has been concerned with the dose going up about 'crashes' but Dr. P explained how to help me if this should happen and that the insulin for kitties is such an improvement over using human insulin that this is less likely.
Mom says I've been angelic about all this, I don't mind my shots and I behave like a gentleman at the vet, well, after all, my name is Gentleman Jack :)
We'll go back in a week for another check and meanwhile, will work at Keeping Calm and Carrying On...if I were a human, I'd fix myself a nice pot of tea and sit down with a good book.
Hugs and purrs, Gentleman Jack