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1/13 Loudogg AMPS 287 +4.25 278 +9 220 PMPS 226 +7 318

Discussion in 'Lantus / Basaglar (glargine) and Levemir (detemir)' started by Amanda and a Loudogg, Jan 13, 2019.

  1. Amanda and a Loudogg

    Amanda and a Loudogg Well-Known Member

    Jun 16, 2017
    January 12, 2019 Condo

    Good morning all,
    Lou did a whole lot of nothing yesterday, which was ultimately pretty disappointing. He has today to show me he can still work this dose. I'll be increasing tomorrow morning if there's no action today. And I'll try not to be too annoyed that he decided to wait for an increase when I have to go back to work. :rolleyes: Regardless, we'll be heading into uncharted territory for him, as he's never been above 3.75u before.

    I hope you all have a wonderful day and your kitties surf safely. Sending vines to Angela and Miss P (@Phoebes), Tracey (@Tracey&Jones- GA), and to anyone else in need. :bighug::bighug::bighug:
    Tracey&Jones (GA) likes this.
  2. Jill & Scooter

    Jill & Scooter Well-Known Member

    Mar 7, 2018
    Dosecrease threat Lou! You better get busy!
  3. JoyBee&Ravan

    JoyBee&Ravan Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2018
    I got the same thing going on. Ravan's nadirs are still too high.:banghead:

    Enjoy the Day! :joyful:
  4. Olive & Paula

    Olive & Paula Well-Known Member

    Sep 6, 2015
    Good luck with dosecrease tomorrow. It might be uncharted territory for you, but actually nothing else changes. You still test, you still worry, you still feed the same. You and Lou will be fine.
  5. Amanda and a Loudogg

    Amanda and a Loudogg Well-Known Member

    Jun 16, 2017
    I'm almost surprised at how not worried I am with the increases. I just want him in good numbers, regardless of the dose. This definitely wasn't me last year. I was terrified to go above 2.0u, then 3.0u, and then I knew he needed to go up to 4.0u, but we ended up switching to Basaglar before we got there. I think because of the testing I can see that the dose isn't working. Previously it was only me testing (first to get the hang of it, then Lou wouldn't let Caleb test him), so I worried enormously when I was at work. When we switched to a depot insulin, I told Caleb he'd have to learn to test and he did. There was definitely a learning curve but it's nice to know for us that there's almost always someone home if he goes too low (we work opposite schedules). It's also reassuring having set guidelines to follow. I'm actually kind of excited to increase (it'll be hard not to want to do it tonight) because I'm hopeful that the next dose will be the magic one to get him into better numbers. A pipe dream perhaps with a high dose kitty, as you well know Paula, but sometimes hope is all we have in this dance. That and the love of our extra sweet kitties. :cat: ...Ha, then I had to go and get sappy in the end. Now I feel like I have to go find a Loudogg and kiss his nose. :joyful:
  6. Sue and Luci

    Sue and Luci Well-Known Member

    Nov 3, 2017
    Hang in there Amanda! You know he needs what he needs...sometimes they just need more, more, more to get that pancreas to wake up...get close to his abdomen and say 'wake up in there little fella'! We need you to get to work! Sometimes that works (in my fantasy world :p).... You're doing great mama bean...I just know he knows how much you love him :bighug::bighug:
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  7. carfurby

    carfurby Well-Known Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    Good luck with the increase tomorrow.
  8. Sandy and Black Kitty

    Sandy and Black Kitty Well-Known Member

    Dec 31, 2009
    I remember how completely terrified I was in the beginning-I was sure that BK would OD and drop dead after his first shot, which was 1.0u. Eight months later I was shooting 45u per day and not blinking.

    A kitty needs as much insulin as a kitty needs. Don’t let the size of the dose deter you from making appropriate increases as outlined in the TR protocol. Holding a dose too long can lead to glucose toxicity. Let the numbers be your guide.
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  9. JoyBee&Ravan

    JoyBee&Ravan Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2018
    This is a roller coaster ride & can be very frustrating. Just when I'm sure he's gonna stop the Huge bounces,there he goes again!
    We just need to hang on & see what comes next :rolleyes:

    I hope both our Kitties have better bg tomorrow! :):bighug:
  10. Rosie & Bailey

    Rosie & Bailey Well-Known Member

    Sep 4, 2018
    Good luck with the doscecrease. I hope this new dose is the one to hit the "on" switch on the pancreas.
    Sue and Luci likes this.
  11. Wendy&Neko

    Wendy&Neko Well-Known Member

    Feb 28, 2012
    Hmm, flat yellows?

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