6/14 Jack the Cat AMPS 108, +3 68, +5 20, + 20 min 83, + 6.75 153, PMPS 163, + 2 107

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  1. Jack the Cat

    Jack the Cat Member

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    Jack's AMPS number this morning is 108...I am so happy.
     
  2. Sonia & Leo

    Sonia & Leo Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful start for Jack! :cool::cool::cool:
     
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  3. Ti-Mousse

    Ti-Mousse Well-Known Member

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    He's doing really good, a blue start after those nice greens yesterday! We'll see if he likes his reducie! :)
     
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  4. AmandaE

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    Go Jack Go!! what a great start to the day... almost like Jack knows that it's..... FRIDAYYYYYY
    :woot:
     
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  5. Jack the Cat

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    Well not such a good morning. Checked him at +5 and he was 20. Immediately gave HC food and corn syrup. Twenty minutes later he was at 83. His timing couldn't have been worse as I had an appointment and could not check him 30 minutes later. He is now at 153.

    Would appreciate your thoughts as to what happened that he went down to 20?

    Thanks.
     
  6. AmandaE

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    did you re-test? it could possibly have been a faulty strip
     
  7. Jack the Cat

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    No...immediately went into hypo mode. I will know to do that next time.
     
  8. AmandaE

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    I think it's always better to be safe than sorry... better too high than too low so you did the right thing :)

    Sometimes its good to know the strips can be faulty :)
     
  9. carfurby

    carfurby Well-Known Member

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    Wow on the 20. Numbers that low call for an immediate reduction. I know you just reduced, but you don't want to mess with numbers that low. Tonight you'll want to shoot 0.5 units. I'm glad he came back up for you.
     
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  10. Jack the Cat

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    Reduced dose to .5 unit. I don't have the syringes with the small unit markings. I've ordered them so will start using as soon as received.

    PMPS is 163.

    Have a question. I use the ReliOn Prime monitor and strips. He winces every time I place the strip on his ear. Has anyone else had this issue with their fur baby?

    I will continue to test and record his results until we leave town on Thursday. Hopefully more blues and greens.

    The 20 today was a shock. Jack just doesn't show any symptoms.

    You all have a great evening.
     
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  11. carfurby

    carfurby Well-Known Member

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    I've not had that issue, but you could try putting the blood drop on your fingernail and testing from that.
     
  12. Jack the Cat

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    Tonight's +2 is 107 which is within 1 point of where he started the day.

    Do I need to be worried he with hypo tonight like he did this morning?

    He got .5 units tonight, so maybe not?
     
  13. Krystina & Nelli

    Krystina & Nelli Well-Known Member

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    I would test +2 depending on how much he drops... continue through every hour until he levels out. The depot will still be in play so it is hard to say...
    I too am suspicious like Amanda* could have been a bad strip. :facepalm:
    Next time... o_O
     
  14. Christie & Maverick

    Christie & Maverick Well-Known Member

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    I don't think that 20 was a wonky strip. He angled down sharply last night from PMPS to +2, and had another good drop today between AMPS and +3. Not sure of your feeding schedule but I would have fed carbs at +3 today and checked earlier than +5. Anything more than 20% drop from preshot to +2 or +3 would make me pay closer attention. Just something to keep in mind in the future.

    So that said, tonight's cycle will be more active, seeing that +2 of 107...that's another good drop already. Hope Jack stays safe tonight, but do get a +3 or +4 if you can, that will tell you if you need more testing, or need to intervene with higher carbs if he still drops more. The cycle has only just started ;)
     
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  15. Jack the Cat

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    I did feed carbs at +3 along with corn syrup. I had a meeting that prevented me from testing at +4. Right now feeding schedule is same as dosing schedule, every 12 hours. The reason for that is I am out of town this and next week and cat sitter can only come twice a day to feed and shoot.

    Once this trip is completed I plan to feed 4x a day.

    Today I plan to test every 2 hours to get a good picture of where he is.

    Thank your for your guidance.
     

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