July 6th 2006 5:44 pm
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Last Friday we found out Collins has diabetes. Last summer he praactically slept in the water bowl. But when it got cold out he stopped.
Lately he's been peeing on the bed.
The vet said his glucose was 450, normal is 70-120.
He's gotten skinny , you can feel all the bones in his back. He doesn't look good.
We decided euthanasia was best.
I read all the feline diabetes websites.
Collins isn't a hands on cat. He'll come to you if he feels like it or if you have food.
He's 13 and I couldn't imagine the last years of his life being spent getting 2 shots a day, frequent blood and urine testing and frequent trips to the vet.
He would be miserable.
Quality of life is important.
My goal when I took him from his cat family was for him to have a good, safe life away from the harm of the streets.
He had a great life but now it must end.
I will miss him.