8/10 Loudogg AMPS 51 +2 52 +3 72 +4 70 +6 123 - BCS dose given for trip this weekend

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  1. Amanda and a Loudogg

    Amanda and a Loudogg Well-Known Member

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    Good morning all!

    Today's the day and this weekend is the time we can see if Lou is a good traveler! Considering how he's been acting the last two days, I don't have an awful lot of confidence, but as with this FD dance, Lou may continue to surprise me. He seemed more himself late last night and he woke me up this morning. Still hissed at Bella even though I had gone out last night and bought cat wipes to give them both a "bath" if her smell was an issue. I can't roll my eyes hard enough at him. Both Caleb and I needed to go to sleep last night so I gave him a tsp of Bella's I/D food (which is 23% carbs) with some LC. I was hoping that would carry him through the night. I was both surprised and not at the 51 this morning. He's determined to show off at preshot time, haha.

    After talking with Wendy last night, I gave Lou a 2.0u BCS dose to drain his depot a bit for the trip. She made a very good point about going too low while on the road. I'll dose him at 3.0u this evening through Sunday morning since I'm pretty confident that dose won't bring him too low. I don't want to worry too much about him, considering that's part of the reason we're bringing him with us! Unless some miracle happens on the 3.0u, I'll bring his dose back up to 3.5u Sunday evening when we return.

    I may or may not be on much this weekend, depending on what's going on at the farm. I'll still try to look in on Bella's spreadsheet (@Bellasmom), though I'm sure he and his dad will be well taken care of! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and I hope your kitties stay safe!!
     
  2. Bellasmom

    Bellasmom Well-Known Member

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    Have a safe trip and look at that amps:D
    What is BCS and why drain depot? Not questioning, just want to learn:bighug:
     
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  3. Sonia & Leo

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    Have a great weekend Amanda and I hope Lou doesn't mind the trip!!! Are you giving him anything to calm him?
     
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  4. carfurby

    carfurby Well-Known Member

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    Have a good trip. I hope Lou behaves for you.
     
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  5. Amanda and a Loudogg

    Amanda and a Loudogg Well-Known Member

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    My original thought for reducing was to just make sure he stays safe during the drive. When I asked about it last night, Wendy had a good point of what if he goes under 50 on the road and there's nowhere to pull over? :nailbiting: Apparently it's happened to her a couple of times. She had suggested decreasing at least 3 cycles beforehand so I could ensure he wasn't going too low, but I asked far too late to do that. Since he's been hanging out around the 50s (AMPS and +2 case in point, haha), I decided to do a BCS to drain the depot a bit to hopefully ensure he's safe for the drive today. I'll also dose him lower during the weekend so I can have fun instead of being a helicopter mom. :)
     
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  6. Amanda and a Loudogg

    Amanda and a Loudogg Well-Known Member

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    I'm not actually! I do have some Feliway spray if necessary, but even to the vet he's a calm traveler. I'm hoping that continues on a longer trip.
     
  7. Olive & Paula

    Olive & Paula Well-Known Member

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    How long is the drive? Have a safe drive.
     
  8. Amanda and a Loudogg

    Amanda and a Loudogg Well-Known Member

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    I always say it's 5 hours and then I'm surprised when it doesn't take as long, but it's actually a bit over 4 hours from here to the farm.
     
  9. Pamela & Amethyst

    Pamela & Amethyst Well-Known Member

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    SAFE TRAVELING:bighug:
     
  10. Tracey&Jones

    Tracey&Jones Well-Known Member

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    Safe travels and hope the Lou Dogg enjoys the country side!
     
  11. Wendy&Neko

    Wendy&Neko Well-Known Member

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    Nice safe travel numbers. :cool: I must admit I had to laugh at the AMPS. Typical cat! :rolleyes:

    And most importantly, have fun this weekend! Behave Loudogg.
     
  12. Jill & Scooter

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    Hope you and Lou enjoy your trip!
     

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