pants_of_doom: (hypnotizing tigress)
Samantha's appetite is back, and her blood glucose is up to 105. On the down side, her arthritis is worse.
pants_of_doom: (Default)
Samantha's appetite is back, and her blood glucose is up to 105. On the down side, her arthritis is worse.
pants_of_doom: (hypnotizing tigress)
Samantha hasn't had much of an appetite recently, like she's eating less than half a can of food per day. People on the feline diabetes board have said that she may just not like the food I've been giving her, which seems likely. I've been giving her my roommate's canned tuna the last few days, which she's been a bit more responsive to but still isn't eating that much of. Today I went to the co-op and got a few cans of different things and some freeze-dried chicken to see what I can get her to eat.

I'd say that I've touched more meat since the end of July than I have since I stopped eating the stuff but dry cat food is also meat, it's just dry and easy to dissociate.

Other than that, the only change in her behavior is that she's a little clingier - she likes to sleep on the bed when I'm sleeping on the bed, and normally she's not so much on that, probably because I move around more than she likes.
pants_of_doom: (Default)
Samantha hasn't had much of an appetite recently, like she's eating less than half a can of food per day. People on the feline diabetes board have said that she may just not like the food I've been giving her, which seems likely. I've been giving her my roommate's canned tuna the last few days, which she's been a bit more responsive to but still isn't eating that much of. Today I went to the co-op and got a few cans of different things and some freeze-dried chicken to see what I can get her to eat.

I'd say that I've touched more meat since the end of July than I have since I stopped eating the stuff but dry cat food is also meat, it's just dry and easy to dissociate.

Other than that, the only change in her behavior is that she's a little clingier - she likes to sleep on the bed when I'm sleeping on the bed, and normally she's not so much on that, probably because I move around more than she likes.
pants_of_doom: (hypnotizing tigress)
Samantha's glucose is dropping without medication. She's at 70. According to other people with diabetic cats, this is very good.
pants_of_doom: (Default)
Samantha's glucose is dropping without medication. She's at 70. According to other people with diabetic cats, this is very good.
pants_of_doom: (hypnotizing tigress)
Samantha's blood glucose is still 81. I thought maybe the monitor was screwy and only returning values of 81, so I ran mine (86) and found it wasn't. The vet said not to medicate her until it goes over 300, so she gets a reprieve from having pills shoved down her throat but she also gets stabbed in the ear more, which is not a good tradeoff from her perspective.
pants_of_doom: (Default)
Samantha's blood glucose is still 81. I thought maybe the monitor was screwy and only returning values of 81, so I ran mine (86) and found it wasn't. The vet said not to medicate her until it goes over 300, so she gets a reprieve from having pills shoved down her throat but she also gets stabbed in the ear more, which is not a good tradeoff from her perspective.
pants_of_doom: (hypnotizing tigress)
Samantha's bloodsugar is down to 150. I had to stab her ear like 10 times and I feel terrible about that, but it's down to 150. She's not starving. I'm so relieved.
pants_of_doom: (Default)
Samantha's bloodsugar is down to 150. I had to stab her ear like 10 times and I feel terrible about that, but it's down to 150. She's not starving. I'm so relieved.
pants_of_doom: (hypnotizing tigress)
The vet thinks Sam's medication is working and moved it up to twice a day. This is very good, but means that people who want to socialize need to take into account that I have to be where Samantha is every 12 hours. Currently the time to be home is 7:30.
pants_of_doom: (Default)
The vet thinks Sam's medication is working and moved it up to twice a day. This is very good, but means that people who want to socialize need to take into account that I have to be where Samantha is every 12 hours. Currently the time to be home is 7:30.
pants_of_doom: (hypnotizing tigress)
Samantha's bloodsugar is down to 327. It was over 200 points higher when she was diagnosed, so while this is still high it's progress. She's getting back to her normal sunny disposition and has been very good about both being medicated and stabbed in the ear.

Once again, thank you all so much for the support, emotional and financial. It's meant a lot to me.
pants_of_doom: (Default)
Samantha's bloodsugar is down to 327. It was over 200 points higher when she was diagnosed, so while this is still high it's progress. She's getting back to her normal sunny disposition and has been very good about both being medicated and stabbed in the ear.

Once again, thank you all so much for the support, emotional and financial. It's meant a lot to me.

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