ppp
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Female
Birthday:
Mar 3, 1948 (Age: 69)
Location:
michigan
Occupation:
retired

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ppp

Member, Female, 69, from michigan

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    Gender:
    Female
    Birthday:
    Mar 3, 1948 (Age: 69)
    Location:
    michigan
    Occupation:
    retired
    Member since:
    2017
    My 8 year old cat, Tut, has been diagnosed with diabetes, following a steroid injection for lung inflammation*. However, he was losing weight even before this so he might be here even without that shot. Went down from over 17 pounds to 12.9. (At 14 now - good profile, 12/7/17.) (Large/long cat.) Blood sugar at vet's office around 360.

    He was diagnosed with herpes virus as a kitten (not the 'cold" that our rescue organization described), especially affecting right eye. Opthamologist later diagnosed some type of immune disorder in left eye, now affecting both eyes. These seem to be controlled for now with drops.

    *We were pretty sure the lung problem was some kind of inflammation; especially after we xrayed a younger cat in the family (unrelated, ferile from a different location) who seemed to have a milder but similar 'cough/gag'; vet thought conditions looked very similar, although younger cat much milder. However, when second xray on Tut looked much worse, this was sent to a radiologist, who suspects cancer. Vet (mysteriously, to me) is resisting sending the younger cat's xray to radiologist. I am considering going to another vet for a second opinion.

    Tut has been the dominant animal in a household of 4 cats and a dog. All get along well. He has always been a mellow (might say 'lazy') guy, who loves nothing better than trying to lay on the computer keyboard while I'm trying to use it. Hard to tell if he is laying around more. Still will play, great purrer, change in behavior is he no longer sits on my lap; seems to want to be on a very firm surface -- my instinct is that his lungs are uncomfortable in uncontrolled positions.

    When vet introduced the possibility of insulin, I was very frightened by the possibility of a 'crash'. (had a human friend, who almost died numerous times. (How would I know when, most of the time, he is sleeping?) Very reassured by the videos I have seen attached to this site about home-testing, as well as how to give shots.

    We are out in the country; only cat-sitter we can find is gone up to 12 hours a day at work (she does stay overnight). Worked at kennel and certified to give shots.

    Really appreciate the site. Food recommendations very helpful. (Started on DM, but he shortly started 'turning up his nose' at this. Now, Friskies & Sheba pate, with chicken & turkey meat treats.

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    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1TdMcxzRgn4gF8iQ5yCSGtLCA3veRAA-x3s-UvME7lg4/edit#gid=361360320Tut
    8 year Tut diagnosed 9/17 post steroids; 14 lbs (gained 2 back of 5 lost; profile good now) ; From Iams dry to low-carb wet food; Lantus 11/11 1X day; 11/21 2X day; Relion confirm meter; trying to follow SLGS; tho did not start low. REMISSION: 12/30/2017: normal BG (55) after 13 days without insulin!!! Great thanks to all.