? 02/25/18 Squallie AMPS 47-70, +1.30/79, +3/62, +5/71, +9/80, +11/69, PMPS 71, + 2/84, + 5/89

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  1. Squalliesmom

    Squalliesmom Well-Known Member

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    Squallie's first AMPS test today was 47. I immediately tested his other ear, thinking I had a bad strip or something; that test was 54. I don't know what to do. Obviously I can't shoot him at those levels - do I bring him up and pass on the shot or do I stall and see if he'll come up enough to shoot? It seems like his nadir gets closer and closer to the 12-hr mark every time I test him!
     
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  2. Mandy & Rex

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    I would stall and if it comes up, shoot. Are you able to monitor and have all the goodies on hand?
     
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  3. Squalliesmom

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    Yes, I can monitor and I have some higher-carb foods. I am waiting on his appy meds to get here, though, so I can't guarantee he'll eat. I am stalling right now and will test again in about 10 minutes. yesterday morning I had to stall for 1 1/2 hrs!
     
  4. Mandy & Rex

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    Have you thought about giving him a reduction if you haven't been able to shoot on time due to low numbers? I know he's a long time diabetic, but I don't know what his count is at for being under 50.
     
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  5. Squalliesmom

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    Yes, I was just discussing this a few days ago and decided to leave him at status quo for the time being, but I'm thinking a reduction is in order now. I have to stall at every PS now!
     
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  6. Mandy & Rex

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    I agree. You can always take it back up. Squallie seems to be saying he wants less juice. He has been in all greens, too.
     
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  7. Beth 73

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    Thoughts and prayers for Squallie and you, Lucy :bighug: That you will know exactly what to do :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  8. Squalliesmom

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    Thanks, Beth!:bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
  9. LizzieInTexas

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    Squallie is doing amazing - except for the low number @ PS :D. Not a bad problem to have :p
     
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  10. Olive & Paula

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    Squallie playing with your bean so early isn't nice. But a reduction is good, so your forgiven.
     
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  11. Squalliesmom

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    I just tested him again and got 49. I think it's going to be a pass on the shot this morning, I don't think he's going to come up enough for me to shoot, at least in a reasonable length of time. Based on his recent history, since he hasn't come up at all yet, he probably wouldn't be high enough to shoot for at least a couple of hours.
     
  12. Olive & Paula

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    I think I would pass on this shot if not coming up. Definitely a reduction after this. Is Squallie a bouncy kitty?
     
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  13. Squalliesmom

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    Thanks, Paula. He used to bounce a bit, but since he's been in these low numbers he doesn't seem to bounce as much, or at least it doesn't last as long.
     
  14. Olive & Paula

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    Little to no bouncing is good. Soon maybe a trial coming up :D
     
  15. Squalliesmom

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    Well, I just checked him one last time and he's up to 70 now, so I think I'll go ahead and shoot a reduced dose and see how he does with that.

    I wish!!! I don't think he'll ever go into remission, he's a long-term diabetic and he's still getting a good bit of the juice. But never say never, right???:D
     
  16. Olive & Paula

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    Never say never when it comes to cats.
     
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  17. Kris & Teasel

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    Fabulous looking SS though! :smuggrin:
     
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    I’d reduce. JMHO. :D
     
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  19. Squalliesmom

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    Thanks, Kris! :bighug:
     
  20. Squalliesmom

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    Thanks! I did, Elise, I dropped him down to 1.75U. He's been running so low at every PS, it's crazy, and having to stall every time doesn't make good sense. :bighug:
     
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  21. Squalliesmom

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    Well, it's earned him a reduction, so I guess that's a good thing, lol!:D:bighug:
     
  22. Stacy & Asia

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    And now you don't have to ponder to reduce or not, he made the decision for you! :p

    Looking amazing, Squallie! :D:D:D:D
     
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  23. Juliet

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    Is he a late nadir kitty? How do you find that to manage? Silver is getting increasingly hard as his preshot is low then he rises during day nadirs around +10
     
  24. MJW

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    Squallie does have a beautiful green spreadsheet. Good luck with the reduction.
     
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  25. Squalliesmom

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    Thanks! Yum's spreadsheet looks pretty good, too! Nice job! :bighug:
     
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    He's never been a late-nadir kitty before; his was usually a fairly early nadir, actually, with a major "dawn phenomenon" of higher numbers. I don't know what has changed to make his nadir so late (or early?), but it has not been easy to manage. Over the last several days I have had to stall repeatedly at both AMPS and PMPS.
     
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  27. Squalliesmom

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    Thanks Stacy!
    I love Asia's picture, her face is so adorable! :bighug::cat::bighug:
     
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  28. MJW

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    The cabergoline seems to be working on her acromegaly. We are so lucky.
     
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  29. Juliet

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    Yes Silver never used to be late either.
     
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  30. Wendy&Neko

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    Congrats on the reduction. Even if it was a rather rude way to wake up. :eek: Neko used to like throwing me the odd 40's at AMPS, but I could always wait 15-20 minutes and she'd come up on her own.

    Do you might modifying the SS, to show the actual time you shot. So you could do something like 49@+12/49@12.x - those could go in the +11 cell. Then do 70@+12.75, or whatever it was, in the PMPS cell. That's so we can see how much you had to stall.

    I loved having a later nadir cat, seldom had to worry about her being low mid cycle when I wasn't around to monitor.
     
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  31. Squalliesmom

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    Hi Wendy, thanks for the advice! What should I do about the rest of the days' entries? For example, do I use +1.30 for his first test, since that's how long it was from his shot, or do I use +2.30, which is what it would be if he'd gotten his shot on time?
     
  32. Ella & Rusty & Stu(GA)

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    Good idea to reduce. Congrats! Even Sienne (@Sienne and Gabby (GA) ), who tested Gabby a lot, wouldn't shoot a PS number under 50.

    Yo Deputy Squallie, the shark nets are OK. You didn't have to check them this morning!
    ~ LagoonMeister Rusty
     
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  33. Squalliesmom

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    I don't want to shoot anything under 70, even that makes me nervous :nailbiting:!
     
  34. carfurby

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    Congrats on the reducie. I hope Squallie keeps surfing safely for you.
     
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  35. Squalliesmom

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    Thanks, Carla! :D:bighug:
     
  36. Wendy&Neko

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    For the rest of the entries, just enter them the way you have, whatever length of time after the shot that they are.
     
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  37. Squalliesmom

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    Okay, thanks! :bighug:
     
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