Moose & Rae
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Birthday:
Mar 22, 1990 (Age: 27)
Location:
Baltimore, Maryland

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Moose & Rae

Member, Female, 27, from Baltimore, Maryland

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    Gender:
    Female
    Birthday:
    Mar 22, 1990 (Age: 27)
    Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Member since:
    4/12/2017
    Hi there! My name is Mercutio Bartholomew, but you can call me "Moose"! My bean's name is Rae. I'm a 12 year, 9 month old male "Nebelung." My bean adopted me when I was a wee lad, only 8 weeks old. She was only 15 years old herself.

    I'm a very lovable, cuddly, and tolerant cat. I will lay on the passenger's seat (with my safety harness on, of course!) and take a nap while my mom drives. Mom is even able to give me baths with ease! I protest a little, but not much. I don't bite or scratch often. Every one who has met me has fallen in love with me and my laid back nature. I love to wear bow ties, but I don't like wearing sweaters all that much.

    When I was growing up, I lived in a multi cat house with my bean's parents, who I lovingly refer to as "grandma & grandpa." My bean and grandpa/grandpa were unknowledgable about the dangers of HC dry food, so my siblings and I grew up eating Meow Mix. We were also free fed. Which was great for me because I LOVE food! I love it so much, that at my heaviest I weighed close to 23 lbs.

    In April 2012, I was diagnosed with diabetes and my vet started me on 1U of Lantus. My bean started to home test me using a Bayer Contour human meter about a year into my diagnosis. I did well on it, and even though my diet consisted of only HC dry food, I went into remission in 2015. Sadly, I relapsed in 2016. My new vet started me off on 2U of Glargine. Not long after, she increased it to 2.5U. The HC dry food wasn't doing me any favors! My vet encouraged my bean to purchase a pet specific meter once she heard that I was being tested using a human meter. All glucose curves going forward were tested using the AlphaTrak2.

    Rae tried so hard to transition me over to wet food. As much as I loved it (because hey, I love ALL food equally!) my stomach could not handle it. I would throw up my wet food immediately, no matter what brand it was or how much of my dry food was mixed in. With the help of members of this forum, I was successfully transitioned to a mix of wet & dry food nine months ago. Hooray!

    However, that slowly led to other issues. Rae was not aware of the importance of spot testing, and only performed a glucose curve every few months at the direction of her vet. She would report the glucose curve readings to her vet, but did not know how to interpret them herself. On the morning of 1/17/2018, Rae noticed that I was acting very strange. I was scratching the wall in the corner of the room for 5 minutes straight. Then, I started to walk in circles. I was looking around the room like I could not see. Rae recognized the signs of hypoglycemia, and spot checked my blood sugar. It was 47 mg/dl. YIKES! She rushed me to the emergency vet where a blood test and urinalysis was done. Thankfully, everything came back normal (with the exception of elevated creatinine levels.) The emergency vet cut my insulin back to 2U.

    Since then, my bean has been inundating herself with all of the information on the FD forum, and actively participating with other members to regulate my blood sugar. She is extremely thankful for the help and support that she has received here on the forum!

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    Moose's Spreadsheet | 12 year, 9 month old male "Nebelung" | Baltimore, MD | 14.6 lbs (down from 22 lbs) | Dx April 2012 | OTJ once (2015) | Creatinine = 2.5 mg/dl (on 1/17/2018) | Transitioned from 100% dry food to 50/50 wet/dry mix 9 months ago ~ Transitioned to 100% wet food (Tiki/FF Classic/Soulistic) on 1/24/2018 | Good eater, never misses a meal! | Glargine Insulin (b.i.d.) | Reli On Confirm | TR protocol​
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