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11/20/2019 Mowgli AMPS 284 +2 252 +4.5 97 +5 92 +6 97 +8 133 +10.5 265 Vet Visit Update

Discussion in 'Lantus / Basaglar (glargine) and Levemir (detemir)' started by AmandaE, Nov 20, 2019.

  1. AmandaE

    AmandaE Well-Known Member

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    Big vetty visit for Mr Mowgz today! He's in good cheer and has no idea what is to come :p

    I hope everything goes well and that he has a good follow up on his DM. I had said that I want this to be a DM followup/check in visit when I made the appointment, do you think they will automatically do bloodwork or do you think I will have to ask for it? I am going to decline a fructosamine if offered. I also asked that we talk about his balding belly and overgrowing, I hope it is nothing.

    I was surprised to see Melly picking lemons today... when I increased last night I only increased by 0.125u so I might go up another 0.125u to 1.13u, thoughts? I would appreciate it if you all could keep our little Melly-Moo in your thoughts today and hopefully he is in good shape :p if lab work comes through I will post ASAP for feedback

    Hope everyone is having a great day!
     
  2. AmandaE

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    Thanks for all the warm and thoughtful well wishes! I really appreciate them... hopefully we come home with a clean bill of health :)
     
  3. AmandaE

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    Huh? quite a drop there at +4.5 Melly
     
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  4. Tina Marie and Jan

    Tina Marie and Jan Well-Known Member

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    Oh my Melly Moo - what's the hurry dropping bud? Amanda, I have 3 cats who over clean themselves at times. They go through phases - one now has all his hair back, one has most, and the other usually has a baldish belly, but the vet isn't concerned as long as it doesn't get red or raw looking. I look forward to hearing what you learn or hear!
     
  5. Sonia & Leo

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    Mowgli must have read your post and took it as a threat!
    Wishing you good luck at the vet!!! :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  6. AmandaE

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    Thanks for sharing that Jan, That was something I was looking for too... he is never irritated and he does have a bit of 'Fuzz' but because a few weeks ago he was vomiting liquid every couple days I was worried he could have a blockage bothering him... he was still eating, drinking and pooing though so hopefully it is the same as your kitties, fingers crossed!
     
  7. AmandaE

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    Thanks Sonia! I dont have any feelings of dread going into it so that is good :)
     
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  8. AmandaE

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    who’s a fluffy-baby handsome man!?
     
  9. AmandaE

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    Nyx ‘helping’ me work at home :p
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  10. carfurby

    carfurby Well-Known Member

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    Love the pictures. Sending vetty vines.
     
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  11. AmandaE

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    Thanks Carla! Fingers crossed we get a positive report :)
     
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  12. Sue and Luci

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    Love your pics! They just do adore laying on the 'cat-top' computers don't they?

    Can't wait to hear the good news from Mowg's vetty visit today. I'm sending you positive vines for a great report! He's looking so handsome and so serious in his pic too! Love bug indeed!!

    Have a great day Amanda!
     
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  13. Krystina & Nelli

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    Why, it is Melly Moo! :cat:
     
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  14. AmandaE

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    Thanks Sue! Nyx would be the one to love the 'cat-top' (good one!) she really loves coming around on her own terms :p

    Thanks for the positive vines for Mowgs visit, he is such a handsome serious man!
     
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  15. AmandaE

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    Our BOY!!!!
     
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  16. JoyBee&Ravan

    JoyBee&Ravan Well-Known Member

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    Nice to see the green back on Mowgli's SS :D
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  17. Debra and Yoyo

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    I sure do hope that your vet visit went well and that you were able to come home with a clear head.
    All paws crossed that Mowgli is FINE :bighug:
     
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  18. Sonia & Leo

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    Two fluffy sweeties!! :kiss::kiss::kiss:
     
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  19. AmandaE

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    We're Back!

    Mowgli's trip to the Vet went awesome! Mowgli only used his left hook twice!

    We did have a different vet than usual, a 'locum' who is only here from time to time, too bad because I liked him. The vet was so happy with how Mowgli was looking that he said he wouldn't bother with bloodwork. He said he was at a healthy weight and that his fur was really healthy, he told me I was doing a great job with him twice. It was really rewarding to hear.

    Diabetes: He did mention that he thought I should start giving maybe 5% more of a dose in the morning than in the evening because of Mowgli's higher days but I told him that it would mess with the Lantus depot. It didn't bother him that I mentioned that, and he admitted he didn't know a lot about Lantus. He tried to sell me on Purina DM and I gave him a firm no, and told him that FF is lower carb with similar phosphorus... he was like: well honestly I have never looked at the specifics so I will trust you on that one. He was into the fact that I was taking BG measurements, and had me explain Mowgli's spreadsheet. He was curious about what strategy I was using for dose changes so I told him about tight regulation with Lantus and he was interested... I told him I would send him the publication on it.

    Teeth: He said Mowgli should have at the very least a cleaning on his back teeth, and I told him I would like to see a quote on it ($809CAD :blackeye:). I know Mowgli needs dental, his back teeth are brown / dark brown and his breath isn't great, although it's expensive I would hate to risk an infection... so dental it is. Right now my vet is booked solid for dental but they told me to call back next week to make an appointment and they would get him in.

    Overgrooming: Much like Jan mentioned above, the vet said that as long as there was no irritation that he would just leave it, he wasn't concerned.

    Mowgli's BG is pretty high right now (ye old vetty visit) so I am probably going to shoot early this evening by about 30 mins

    Anyway! I left with a very positive feeling so that's a relief.
     
  20. AmandaE

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    Thanks Joy! I hope over the next few days we see even more!
    I am so happy with how the vet visit went! Im relieved that the vet had no concerns :joyful:
     
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  21. AmandaE

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    The fluffiest!!
     
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  22. Debra and Yoyo

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    Glad the vet visit went well. It has to make you feel so much better along with relief :)
     
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  23. AmandaE

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    it really does, especially when you're trying so hard to do a good job, it's really nice to have a professional say that they think you're doing a great job :)
     
  24. Wendy&Neko

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    Sounds like a great vetty visit. I saw a locum who finally got Neko onto Lantus from Caninsulin. :) I was so happy when Dr. Joe became a regular vet at the practice.

    Can we have pics of the balding belly?
     
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  25. AmandaE

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    It really was and it’s nice when they don’t try and force testing on you.

    here is a pic of his belly:
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  26. Penelope and Mačka

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    Niiiice! All good then :) I can’t believe they all want to sell us this DM food.
     
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  27. Penelope and Mačka

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    You know, Macka who’s also black, has the same belly as Mowgli. It could be aging too...
     
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  28. AmandaE

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    Oh really!? he has the sparse hair too? maybe it could be age then, you're right. There has never been irritation or anything so if that is the 'take action' point then we're doing ok!
     
  29. AmandaE

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    At least he admitted he had never looked too much further into it than saying it's recommended. He said: it couldn't hurt to feed DM... I was like... yes but FF is basically the same nutritionally
     
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  30. Sue and Luci

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    Awww...that's a cute belly...

    SO glad to hear your vet appreciated all your work with Mowg's! You're a wonderful bean to that boy!! Great that all is well with Mowgli too...and those dentals...Luci and Mowg's will both be signing up for their dentals soon. Luci is next month (after assessing her foot with an -ray on 12/12.

    Have a wonderful evening Amanda! Thanks for the update!!
     
  31. Jill & Scooter

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    Love the pics of your sweet babies! Glad the vetty visit went well. The vet sounds like a good one, maybe he will become permanent. Mowgli does look very healthy.
     
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  32. AmandaE

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    Dental twinsies! so pricey! but I guess worth it :)

    It's so nice to hear you're doing well with your sugar baby! it was totally validating for me (kind of sad I know) I could tell that he was really taken by surprise by my commitment... I was like... you should check out the FDMB hahaha
     
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  33. AmandaE

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    They're the best! love em!!
    I hope that vet becomes permanent too... I wonder if he fills a locum role for a flexible schedule or if he he actually wants a permanent position... Something tells me flexibility is his game :|
     
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  34. TSP

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    Happy to read all went well :)! It’s always nice to have an uneventful vet visit!!
     
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  35. Sarah and Blaze

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    So handsome Mowgli!!
     
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  36. AmandaE

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    Such a relief!! Now we can move forward... like: As you were!!
     
  37. AmandaE

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    I love his handsome face! it's so nice having such a cutie baby in my presence, Since you have Blaze Im sure you understand :)
     
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  38. Sarah and Blaze

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    Oh I totally understand. I always tell Blaze now handsome he is and that he has the facial bone structure of a model.
     
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  39. Wendy&Neko

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    Thanks for the almost nekid belly shot. :kiss: Good to see he is fit and trim and no pot belly.
     
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  40. Krystina & Nelli

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    :bighug: :cat: :bighug:!!!
     
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  41. AmandaE

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    I was nervous he was a little too skinny, but the vet was very clear that he’s in good shape! Almost nekid belly and all :p
     

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