Butterscotch's Pawrents
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Butterscotch's Pawrents

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    Location:
    Tacoma Washington
    Member since:
    8/22/19
    Butterscotch is a 14yr old female, likely Maine Coon mix. She began drinking excessive amounts of water, sleeping in her water bowl, begging for food, and becoming less interested in play time when she was misdiagnosed with chronic kidney disease in March 2019. We put her on a renal diet at that time and her health began to decline. She had increased drinking/peeing, extremely lethargic, restless, not sleeping, hiding, not grooming, staring into space, weak hind legs, laying instead of sitting, not meowing, begging for food but refusing to eat a variety of the tastiest things put in front of her, intermittent diarrhea. We brought her to a new vet at the beginning of Aug 2019. We were told she has normal older cat kidney's but nothing to worry about, some constriction in her lungs, abdominal bloating with an ileus, dehydration, weight loss/muscle loss, and diabetes. Her blood sugar was 440 and she had glucose in her urine but no ketones. We started her on 1 unit of Lantus twice daily on Aug 8 as well as SubQ fluids. Getting her to eat anything was an extreme battle despite the fact that she was begging for food. Her blood sugars a week later were between 383-441 and Lantus was increased to 2 units twice daily on Aug 15. She is more alert and more willing to actually eat at this point. Her sugars are 334-402 on the 2 units. She eats very low carb Weruva and Tiki canned food twice daily. Still losing weight and drinking tons of water but walking around more, grooming more, and hiding less.

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    Butterscotch 14yr, Female, 11lb (ideal wt 13lb)| Dx Aug 8, 2019 | Lantus BID | NovaMax meter | SLGS switching to TR | LC wet variety (picky eater) | Plantigrade Stance/walking on front ankles, Stage 3 CKD, 100mL SubQ fluids/day, Eosinophilic Granuloma Complex, Stridor | Tacoma, WA Spreadsheet