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7/13 Figaro AMPS=422 +3=336 +6=384 +7.5=387 PMPS=355 +2=407 +5=334 +7=435

Discussion in 'Lantus / Basaglar (glargine) and Levemir (detemir)' started by Figaro's Liz, Jul 13, 2019.

  1. Figaro's Liz

    Figaro's Liz Member

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    Yesterday

    Planning on a +6 and +9 today. His little ears are healing up, so I don't feel so guilty :(

    My plan was to do some errands between +3 and +6, but we're approaching +4 and he's been napping with his head on my foot for 40 mins :cat: so... delaying the outing, of course.
     
  2. Osha

    Osha Well-Known Member

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    Ahhh yes, the kitties know when we want to get up and go do something. They know we won't move if they are snuggling with us. :cat: Slide on down Figaro.
     
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  3. AmandaE

    AmandaE Well-Known Member

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    Hahaha! Cat cuddles are so irresistible!!! Sometimes I don’t know how I make it to work ;) :p
     
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  4. Figaro's Liz

    Figaro's Liz Member

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    Okay, looks like tomorrow I will try testing +4 / +5, maybe catch a nadir...
     
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  5. Figaro's Liz

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    Figaro is breathing super fast intermittently. Like, 60/sec for several minutes, then falls back to 30/sec or so? Testing now, he's asleep.
     
  6. Figaro's Liz

    Figaro's Liz Member

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    Spoke to him and he woke up like normal. +7.5=387

    Will try to test for ketones tonight and keep an eye on his breathing.

    Maine coons are susceptible to heart issues and it's hard not to jump there. Vet closed til Monday and I'm trying to decide at what point an ER call is warranted.
     
  7. Penelope and Mačka

    Penelope and Mačka Well-Known Member

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    Oh no :( Was he diagnosed with any heart issue though? Did he get IV fluids yesterday?
    Oh maybe it was just a dream?
     
  8. Sue and Luci

    Sue and Luci Well-Known Member

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    The only thing I can guess at the moment ??? Is he dreaming? Is the house air conditioned - not over heated is he? Poor thing...I sure hope he's going to be ok! Keep us posted...
     
  9. Sue and Luci

    Sue and Luci Well-Known Member

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    Liz, when you're really in a panic - you might want to chose the '911' to catch the eyes of the experts and any others who are on the forum currently...
     
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  10. Figaro's Liz

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    Nice and cool with a/c... I should have said, I noticed it while he was awake, walked off for about 30mins to see if he was breathing quickly in response to me staring at him worriedly. When I came back, he was asleep but it was still elevated. :(
    He has not been diagnosed with any heart issue, but I don't think any of his recent diagnostics looked at his heart or lungs specifically. Figaro doesn't get IV fluids at home, but I do sneak as much water into his food as I can! He seems decently hydrated based on skin test...
     
  11. Krystina & Nelli

    Krystina & Nelli Well-Known Member

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    Check the Breaths Per Minute... count for 15 seconds number of BPM, multiply this by four. Normal is between 16-40 BPM. I experienced heart failure with Nelli. Rapid breathing is a heart condition. Please be vigilant and go to ER ASAP if BPM are exceeding 40.
     
  12. Penelope and Mačka

    Penelope and Mačka Well-Known Member

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    I'm asking this because in cats with heart issues, IV fluids are not recommended. But ok, good.
     
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  13. Krystina & Nelli

    Krystina & Nelli Well-Known Member

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    @Figaro's Liz ... great/good idea Sue!!!
     
  14. Figaro's Liz

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    Thanks! I'm trying not to be alarmist. Besides the breathing, he seems okay, so I didn't think a 911 was warranted quite yet.
     
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  15. Jill & Alex (GA)

    Jill & Alex (GA) Senior Member Moderator

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    I can only suggest what I would do given similar circumstances:
    I wouldn't wait to call your vet or the ER.
    My vet has an answering service so I can call even when the office is closed. Does yours? If not, I'd call the ER to ask their opinion. It might make you feel better.
     
  16. Figaro's Liz

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    I didn't know that! Interesting, thanks for mentioning.
     
  17. Figaro's Liz

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    Thanks everyone. Figaro's breathing is back to normal, so I'm going to watch him like a hawk and if it happens again, calling the ER immediately.

    Sending a message to our regular vet right now as well.
     
  18. AmandaE

    AmandaE Well-Known Member

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    Hope everything turns out ok for Figaro. The only other thing I would wonder is about asthma.. do you have a dusty litter and a box with a lid?

    I hope it isn’t a heart issue let us know if you learn anything :bighug:
     
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  19. Moms2Tigger&Blu

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    Tigger breathes so fast and erratic when he is purring, it scares the crap outta me.
     
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  20. Figaro's Liz

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    Fig sometimes too! Especially when he is very excited. When I noticed it this time, I stuck my ear to his side to see if maybe he was purring (he wasn't). My hope is that he was just a bit irritated I've been hanging around him all day... not sure.

    Interesting thought on the asthma. Nothing has changed lately LB wise except I dont leave the hood on anymore (because I check/clean it in real time now :smuggrin:). I will share any updates!
     
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  21. Krystina & Nelli

    Krystina & Nelli Well-Known Member

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    Hi Liz, did you by chance count his BPM :facepalm:?
    I was just thinkin’ It might not be a bad idea next time you talk to Figs vet to ask if this (when he’s very excited), is any reason to be alarmed.
    I am happy to hear his breathing is back to normal :bighug:
     
  22. Figaro's Liz

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    Hi Krystina! I did count, they were around 60/min at rest :nailbiting: and I know they should be closer to 20-30/min. I only knew because the poor guy tends to breathe very fast, even pant, when stressed at the vet, and they were like "umm.. it's not like this at home right?" :eek:
    But it would be a good idea to clarify with them what kind of frequency of this happening would give cause for alarm :) so I will do that.
     
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  23. carfurby

    carfurby Well-Known Member

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    I hope it's nothing serious. I'm glad his breathing is normal again. :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  24. Penelope and Mačka

    Penelope and Mačka Well-Known Member

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    How is his breathing today?
     
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  25. Figaro's Liz

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    So far I haven't seen any signs of it again, phew! I really hope it was just an anomoly.

    I saw you are planning to take Macka to the ER today. Figaro and I are thinking of you!! I know how scary that is, but I hope they can help you find answers. Keep us posted :bighug:
     

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