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6/17/2019 Leoberry status - still with us

Discussion in 'Lantus / Basaglar (glargine) and Levemir (detemir)' started by JeffJ, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. JeffJ

    JeffJ Well-Known Member

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    Leo is still with us. But he is still not eating as much as he needs to - in order to maintain weight. We are trying to make everyday as enjoyable as possible
    - plenty of brushing and sitting with Leo
    - any food he wants, mostly crunch, we have tried over 50 foods
    - backyard time when he wants it
    - "special" chaperoned trips to the front yard to see the world

    Little Dude tries to horn his way into the feeding area every time. LD knows crunch is forbidden fruit. Since he had urine crystals last year, no more crunch for LD. Poor LD just doesn't understand why Leo gets crunch, but LD doesn't. The 2 little dogs get locked in the bedroom during feeding. I don't want Leo to feel he is competing for his own food.

    For Theresa and I, we think quality of life for Leo is:
    - ambulatory
    - eating enough to maintain weight
    - no signs of pain

    Leoberry has been a sweet boy as usual. He is the Best Cat Ever.
    Pics today:
    - Leo on his favorite back porch table
    - LD cooling off on cement (versus just coming back inside)
    Leo - back porch 06-17-2019b.jpg

    Little Dude - back porch 06-17-2019b.jpg
     
  2. Sharon14

    Sharon14 Well-Known Member

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    :bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  3. Ti-Mousse

    Ti-Mousse Well-Known Member

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    Unbeliveable how much you love him! What beautiful moments he has with you ! :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  4. Idjit's mom

    Idjit's mom Well-Known Member

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    Dear sweet Leo. You and Theresa are making each day count and keeping him comfortable. We are all with you in spirit, Jeff.
     
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  5. Squeaky and KT (GA)

    Squeaky and KT (GA) Well-Known Member

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    Hugs and hugs and hugs...yep, day by day by day....

    Hugs to you and Theresa, headbutts to sweet boy.
     
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  6. carfurby

    carfurby Well-Known Member

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    Sending prayers. :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  7. Bellasmom

    Bellasmom Well-Known Member

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    Both so very handsome and they are both in the very best hands, awesome mom and dad! Saying many more prayers
     
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  8. Bron and Sheba (GA)

    Bron and Sheba (GA) Well-Known Member

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    :bighug::bighug::bighug: And pats for Leo and another plane load of apps vines.
     
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  9. TSP

    TSP Member

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    My thoughts & prayers are with you, Theresa & Leo. Leo is in such loving hands :cat:
     
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  10. Shoeskitty-GA

    Shoeskitty-GA Well-Known Member

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    Leo and LD are both lucky kitties!
     
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  11. Squeaky and KT (GA)

    Squeaky and KT (GA) Well-Known Member

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    Just sending extra thoughts and light this morning....
     
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  12. Tracey&Jones (GA)

    Tracey&Jones (GA) Well-Known Member

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    Continued vines for Leo this morning. :bighug:
     
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  13. HWright

    HWright Well-Known Member

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    Sending mega vines with :bighug:❤️:bighug:
     
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  14. Becky & Baby Girl GA

    Becky & Baby Girl GA Well-Known Member

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    Prayers for you all! Those kitties are so blessed to have such great parents.
     
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  15. JeffJ

    JeffJ Well-Known Member

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    Leo is still with us today. Overall, he is in "okay" but guarded condition. He has very little interest in wet food.

    Theresa and I appreciate all the healing vines for Leo, and Leo appreciates them too. Leo was a good boy today. He seems a bit weak. We are providing food at least every 2 hours - whatever he will eat.

    Leo's day:
    A.M. - BG fine (1am, 2:30am, and later), ~5.5 TB dry food...quite a bit
    P.M. - BG fine, 1.5TB dry food so far
    Weight is stable at 12.54 pounds

    Theresa had the neighborhood bunco tonight at our house. Leo initially stayed with the crowd, then came to my study after 30 minutes to rest some more. In his healthy days he used to stay out with the party and revel in the attention.
    Leo with Bunco Party visitors 06-18-2019b.jpg
     
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  16. Tucker

    Tucker Member

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    Such a sweet boy! Your mum and dad love you, Leo! And the rest of us are sending you love too <3
     
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  17. Ella & Rusty & Stu(GA)

    Ella & Rusty & Stu(GA) Well-Known Member

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    Give that fine boy some extra scritches from us this evening. I'm glad that he still participates in the routines of his home.
    :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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    JeffJ Well-Known Member

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