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- Feb 15, 2017
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K T and Cooper
New Member, Female, from California
- K T and Cooper was last seen:
- Sep 12, 2017
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We are Kathy and Tom and Cooper, a 14 year old orange and white big guy who was found with frostbite living under a dumpster in NJ when he was 3 years old. He is a scaredy cat but loves affection from those he trusts. He runs before every test/stick, but lets us do what has to be done after he is caught. While it would be wonderful to get Cooper "off the juice," our goal is simply to resolve his symptoms and keep him stable.
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Diagnosed 12/13/16 with symptoms of weigh loss (>2 lbs), ravenous eating and drinking and high glucose value on a pre-dental blood screen. Vet put him on Humulin N, 2 units twice a day, and said, "home testing not necessary." Dosage increased to 3 units twice a day after 3 weeks, based on a high vet curve. After 2 more wks. with no improvement in symptoms and much research we went back to the vet and strongly requested a change to Prozinc. Vet set starting dose of Prozinc at 3U two times a day, which was started on 2/15/17. We had already started home testing on our own and are using human Contour Next EZ meter.
Current dose: Prozinc, 2.4 U-40 units twice a day (7 am, 7 pm)
The current dose is at 2.4 because we are now using U-100 syringes to make measuring easier, and the closest marker is 6 U-100 units, which corresponds to 2.4 U-40 units.
Current weight: 15 lbs
Diet: FF (low carb) 1/2 can and ProPlan Focus Urinary (low carb) 1/2 can each AM and PM, plus a treat of poached chicken breast or Young Again Zero after BG and shots. Any additional food is noted on SS. We let Cooper (and his civvie brother, Riley) graze, and pull all food two hours before shot time.
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