2/23 Yum AMPS 157+3 96+5 64+8 84+9.5 82 PMPS 81+2 49+2.5 86+3.5 172+5.5 149(AT2)

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  1. MJW

    MJW Well-Known Member

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    Last night she had the BCS 9uL.
    This morning I gave her a reduction to 12.75uL.
    Can't complain.

    I contacted RVC about cabergoline.
    I will post more later. Chris says cabergoline only works in a few cats.
    He did have success combining it with octreotide (a somatostatin analogue which does not work well on its own in cats). I will post this I the acro forum as well. It's a combination used for humans.
     
  2. Doodles & Karen

    Doodles & Karen Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully you can shoot the new dose a good 6-8 cycles and without any dramatics. Hopefully Yum will be one of the kitties that cabergoline works.
     
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  3. MJW

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    Dramatics are okay by me as long as they give her reductions!
    I am trying to not get my hopes too high. I've been fooled before here.
     
  4. MJW

    MJW Well-Known Member

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    AMPS+5 64 (AT2)
    Looks like she has earned another reduction, maybe. Depends on the rest of the day, I guess.
    Her appetite is adequate.
     
  5. Stacy & Asia

    Stacy & Asia Well-Known Member

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    Love seeing this progress. My daughter screamed with delight seeing Yum's SS and the dramatic change. Yum is one of the kitties she often asks me about, you have a lot of cheerleaders over here. :bighug::bighug::bighug:

    I hope the new drug combo is a possibility and it works for Yum. :cat:
     
  6. Sandy and Black Kitty

    Sandy and Black Kitty Well-Known Member

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    Wow! Yum has lost the blacks and reds and is waving goodbye to the pinks!
    Go team Yum!
     
  7. Kathy and TiTi

    Kathy and TiTi Well-Known Member

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    Here's to it working!
     
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  8. MJW

    MJW Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for the support! I am fascinated by Asia: she is such a senior survivor!
     
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  9. MJW

    MJW Well-Known Member

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    Uhoh. PMPS+2 49. I should have done another BCS.
     
  10. Bronx's dad

    Bronx's dad Well-Known Member

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    Yum earning multiple reducies :cat:
     
  11. Tricia Cinco(GA) & Harvey

    Tricia Cinco(GA) & Harvey Well-Known Member

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    Wow, she doesn't look like the same cat! :D

    Of course, we know the tumor can wax and wane. Keeps you on your toes for sure! Swim away from the sharks, Yum!
     
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  12. MJW

    MJW Well-Known Member

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    She is on cabergoline. Die tumor die! Or so I hope.
     
  13. Wendy&Neko

    Wendy&Neko Well-Known Member

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    Tonight wouldn't normally be a reduction. The 14.75 unit depot is still in play, and the last four cycles have all had different doses. However, I am mindful of what happened to Marvin when the cabergoline really started kicking in. I think I would go down to 11 units (after a BCS tomorrow morning) and see if you can hold 11 units a little longer.

    You might want to look at Marvin's SS, if you haven't already, starting early July last year. Nat was following SLGS, but she deliberately broke a few of the reduction guidelines. When Neko had her paw on the dose decrease accelerator, I moved to a reduction point of 70 on the human meter, for safety. You might want to think about implementing a temporary higher reduction point on the AT, or you may find yourself with the depot getting ahead of you.

    Surf safe Yum. :D
     
  14. Tricia Cinco(GA) & Harvey

    Tricia Cinco(GA) & Harvey Well-Known Member

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    Oh, I didn't know you started it! Paws are all crossed here that it's driving this drop and the tumor succumbs to its power!
     
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  15. MJW

    MJW Well-Known Member

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    I guess if her slide down the dose ladder is due to the cabergoline, 2 things are happening. The drop in the growth hormone means less "endogenous glucose" is being produced: her base blood glucose level is dropping on its own. Also less IFG-1 is around, meaning the pancreas is no longer being blocked from producing insulin. Maybe this enables the fast drop, as the tide is going out and the dam is breached at the same time. Definitely too late at night for me to be attempting metaphors, but maybe there is less "healing" and more "get out of my way and let me go".
     

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