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  1. Meya14

    Meya14 Well-Known Member

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    Just a question, I know the spreadsheet is a work in progress, so I wanted to clarify:

    The past week there was 0.0 for all the doses, was she getting insulin at this time? If so how much? If not, what was the reason for no insulin?
     
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  2. Robin&BB

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    At the time (6:30 am) I told her not to shoot, she was still dropping & I wanted so see how things were progressing. Was concerned, esp. after she shot 2 units twice in a 2-hr time period last night. But maybe a little dose will help now. I guess we'll find out more after Melissa returns from the store ...
     
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  3. Robin&BB

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    BTW ... Am very glad you're online now, BJ. :)
     
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  4. BJM

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    I'm glad Meya is here; she has a lot of experience managing ketones.
     
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  5. Robin&BB

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    Why this server just posted the same reply twice, I have NO idea. As I only hit it once. Wonky!
     
  6. Critter Mom

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    I'm really glad to see BJ and Meya here, too.

    Melissa - I understand only too well how tough it is when our little ones need help and finances get in the way. Please keep posting regular updates here if you can't get your cat to the vet.

    Will check back later to see how things are going.
     
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  7. Wendy&Neko

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    FWIW- It's Pepcid AC, regular formula or 10 mg. You give 1/4 of a tablet.

    Here are some suggestions on how to stimulate kitties appetite.

    I've dealt with a hepatic lipidosis (fatty liver disease) cat at home. One thing that may be required, no matter what the issue is, is some form of assist feeding if she won't eat by herself at home. This video here shows you how.

    I also agree that getting some insulin in is a good idea.
     
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  8. Robin&BB

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    Hi there, Meya - Yes, I was curious about that, as well. Appears kitty wasn't getting insulin again until last night, and apparently Melissa had run out of test strips, too (based on SS note). So I think that high BG# she popped last night scared Melissa; hence, the 2.oU doses just 2 hours apart.
    (I sense that Melissa is pretty overwhelmed right now; I would be, too.)
     
  9. Robin&BB

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    I'm hopping off for a while ... am glad to see Melissa will be in some hands who are more experienced than mine in dealing with ketones, etc. Will be good to see an update from her when she returns from the store. Keeping my fingers crossed for Sassy!
     
  10. granadilla

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    What do you all think about giving Sassy some water and food through a syringe?

    Melissa, you could get a baby syringe at the grocery store or a pharmacy (costs about $1). Put a little wet food in it (something smooth, not chunky), and feed it to her that way. When Marshmallow went hypo, I wasn't on this site yet but I knew I needed to get food and water into her, so that's what I did.

    That way Sassy might pee soon and you can test her for ketones (if she doesn't throw it up).

    Melissa, I would do a search for a vet clinic that is open on Sundays, even if you have to drive 45 minutes to get there. Call and ask them about billing and explain your situation. She needs to be seen as soon as possible.
     
  11. Shiloh & Rhonda

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  12. Julia Rae

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    Hell please dont leave us hanging we are all worried about your fur child!
     
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  13. BJM

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    @Julie Rae she may not be back, or may be trying to test or ...
     
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  14. Tucker&Me

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    I have been to the McLean County Emergency before. I think Melissa should at least CALL THEM and see what could be arranged.
    Just maybe they would take a post dated check.
    It is worth a call.
    Prayers for this entire situation.
     
  15. Jan Radar

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    My dad lives on a farm in rural southern illinois not too far from where Melissa is located. . I'm sure she is just navigating the corn fields. Sending all my good thoughts, wishes and prayers for this little sick one as I have nothing else to offer.
     
  16. Julia Rae

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    I hope she has not gotten lost.... or ran into children of the corn??!!??
     
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  17. Jan Radar

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    Great idea Brenda. It's worth a try. It sounds like she really needs to be seen by a vet without delay!!
     
  18. Tucker&Me

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    Yes! As you know, it is the Heartland! People can surprise you here.
    And at the very least, if clinic simply cannot help, they may have some type of RESOURCE LIST to offer.
    I'm certain they've heard this before, in light of the disastrous economy now.
     
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  19. Julia Rae

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    I dont know if there is a companion clinic out there, but they have been known to waive fee's for those fur children in need.
     
  20. mfrancis69

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    Her newest reading is 308 from 389 at 1030, it is now just after 1 pm here now.
    I am going to keep monitoring her close and hope that it comes down enough for an appetite revival.
     
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  21. Julia Rae

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    "HUGS" I am glad it is coming down, have you tried the assisted feeding???
     
  22. Jill & Alex (GA)

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    Hi Melissa. Happy to hear Sassy is coming down some!

    Wendy posted some real good reference material above:

    "Here are some suggestions on how to stimulate kitties appetite.

    I've dealt with a hepatic lipidosis (fatty liver disease) cat at home. One thing that may be required, no matter what the issue is, is some form of assist feeding if she won't eat by herself at home. This video here shows you how."



    Both the suggestions to stimulate kitty's appetite and the link to the syringe feeding video were very helpful to me when I had similar problems with Alex. That video is one of the best I've ever seen. Getting any kitty to eat is definitely a step in the right direction. Any luck picking up some ketostix to test her urine for ketones?


    If there's anything we can help you with, please let us know. Many of us have been where you're at now and would be happy to help in any way we can...


    :bighug::bighug::bighug:



     
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  23. BJM

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    If you need to assist feed, a children's oral syringe may work, or if there is a near-ish tractor supply store, they may have larger oral syringes (ex 10 mL).

    Is she dehydrated by scruff test? By gum test? If yes, syringing in some water may help.
     
  24. Robin&BB

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    Sure hope Melissa can get some nutrition into her with assist-feed, and that she can find a clinic that offers waived or (at least) reduced fees.
    It's a tough spot to be in ... thank goodness you're all here for her! (I love this membership!!! You're awesome.)
     
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  25. Jan Radar

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    Melissa, Im sending you hugs and best wishes. I just wish there was actually more I could do.

    All of you out there who've helped in whatever way you could, I'm in awe of your kindness and support in a difficult situation. :bighug: To all of you!! You are awesome human beings!!
     
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  26. Patricia & Noodle

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    For what it's worth, when my cat was very ill in the hospital with DKA and FHL (liver disease from not eating), I insisted they syringe feed her when she still wasn't eating after 24 hours there. It actually helped to jump-start her appetite and she was eating on her own 24 hours later, I think it saved her life. The video that has been posted on how to do it is great. You can use your normal pate and blend it up with some water to make it easier to administer. There is also a recipe on here for a nutritional "slurry" you can give at home to get those much needed calories in her. I'll try to find the link.

    It is really very important that she eats, I can't stress that enough. Those more experienced can guide you on how much and how often to give food and water.
     
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  27. Meya14

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    Typically, a cat will need at least one 5.5oz or 6oz can per day to maintain themselves. This is the goal for assist feeding. The more calories, the better, so a kitten food or Iams Max Cal are good choices. Iams kitten food is fairly high cal and available as well. Feed a syringe or two every 1-2 hours. Follow with fluids.

    Goals with fluids is 300ml from all sources including fluid already in wet food. So it's best to keep track of what you add to the foods to blend them, and what you give as free fluids. To get an estimate of fluid in a can of food, you can convert to ounces to grams, and multiply by the % moisture listed on the can. 1ml of water is 1 gram.
     
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  28. Wendy&Neko

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    If you can't get Iams Max Cal, Royal Canin Recovery RS is also diabetic friendly carbs and a good consistency to syringe feed. It is what I used. Another thing to consider, cats often develop aversions to whatever they are syringe fed, so feeding something off the regular menu at first might be good. My guy decided he no longer liked chicken, a really hard one to eliminate from his diet once he started eating on his own.
     
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  29. Elizabeth and Bertie

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    Melissa, here's a link to page of info/instructions on using ketone test strips (the ones on this page are a brand called 'Ketodiastix', but there are other brands and generics also).
    http://www.sugarpet.net/urine.html
    Essentially, you only need to dip the test strip into a tiny amount of pee, count a given number of seconds, and then read off the result. Crumpling plastic food wrap in the litter tray is a good way to catch a sample.
    Anything above a 'trace' reading is considered a reason for a vet visit ASAP (although it sounds like a vet visit is in order for Sassy anyway...)

    Also, be aware of how Sassy's breath smells. Does it smell like normal kitty breath? Or does it smell sweet/fruity like acetone? That can also indicate ketones even if the test strip shows a negative result.

    Sending 'eat your fuds' and 'feel better soon' vibes to Sassy, and a big reassuring hug to you. :bighug:

    Eliz
     
  30. Critter Mom

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    Hi Melissa,

    Just checking in to see how things are going with you two.

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  31. mfrancis69

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    For some reason I am just seeing posts from this morning, not sure why I didn't see them earlier. i appreciate all the support and the sympathetic worries from all of you.
    She did get a shot this morning of a normal dose of 2 units, around 1030 my time (central).
    It seems to be coming down slowly but I can only get her to drink water.
    She won't even drink room temp milk. I have tried scrambled eggs, tuna and boiled chicken??? I'm at a loss.
     
  32. Chris & China

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    Have you ever applied for Care Credit Melissa? They usually give you at least 6 months to pay off at no interest (sometimes longer)

    Might be worth trying so you can get her to a vet
     
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  33. Shiloh & Rhonda

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    Melissa, what ws her most recent test?
     
  34. mfrancis69

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    She is at 272 now
     
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    No I have not dosed her when I couldnt test her.
     
  36. mfrancis69

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    As my finances have not been good, as goes for my credit
     
  37. Chris & China

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    I know how that goes, but it can't hurt to try...you can apply online and they should tell you if you're approved or not and for how much
     
  38. Cat Ma

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    If she isn't eating, force feed her with a syringe. Canned Wellness Core beef, venison, lamb or Wellness grain-free i.e chicken or turkey have smooth textures and are great for force feeding. There are excellent tips on force feeding in earlier posts in this thread. Your cat cannot live on water alone.
     
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  39. Meya14

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    Although hypoglycemia is dangerous as well, when a cat who is diabetic doesn't get insulin, they start burning their fat stores and their cells don't get the sugar they need to work. This is what leads to diabetic ketoacidosis, ultimately, lack of insulin when it is needed by the body.
    In the future, it's safer to give half the usual dose or even a third than none at all if you can't test. I have no doubt that your cat is probably in DKA, which is an emergency.

    So, I'll start by saying that she needs to be at a vet. Take her to the vet, try to figure it out if you can. DKA is deadly.

    If you are unable to go to the vet, there are ways to minimize the issues (although this probably will be touch and go and may not turn out well):

    1. Get ketone testing strips. This is the only way you will know if she is improving. Test at least once a day, better twice.
    2. Do not skip any insulin doses for the time being, even if not eating. Get a baby syringe and honey, if needed to keep the sugars up. You may need to increase insulin to keep sugars between 150-low 200s.
    3. Test blood sugars regularly every 2-4 hrs, and post them so others can help.
    4. Get some higher calorie kitten food and syringe feed every 2 hours or so. Aim for 6 ounces of food. If she will eat dry, feed dry. Feed ANYTHING she will eat. Don't worry about carbs right now. Cats really can't go more than a day without eating.
    5. Syringe fluids. Lots of them. Aim for 300ml in food+fluid.
    6. Try to see if any vet will prescribe you anti-nausea medications and will give your cat subQ fluids (you can do these at home too if they show you and save a lot of $).
     
  40. Critter Mom

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    Hi Melissa,

    I'm glad to read that Sassy's numbers are down a bit and that she did manage to drink a little water. I am fervently hoping that the assist feeding will go as well as it can for you both.

    When you get a chance, it would be helpful to hear whether she has used her litter box for poop/pee/both.

    I'll check back again tomorrow. Sending wishes that Sassy will improve as soon as possible. I feel for you. :bighug:
     
  41. Shiloh & Rhonda

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    I have been talking to Melissa. I told her to basically feed Sassy anything she will eat. She doesn't have a syringe, I suggested a turkey baster. She is trying chicken bouillon at the moment
     
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  42. mfrancis69

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    Thanks for the advice
     
  43. Robin&BB

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    Thinking good thoughts for you, Melissa, with fingers crossed that you'll get some food into her --- and here's a solution to having no syringe for feeding (I just tried this): Snap the needle off one of your insulin syringes. Then Take a pair of pliers (I did it by hand, though) and work the needle holder off, and - voila - a little syringe-feeder. (And it draws, too - I tried it with some water in a glass.) May be dinky, but is better than nothing!
     
  44. mfrancis69

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    I found a meat injector that I am going to try. The hole is smaller but bigger than her syringes. I just moved so I am trying to find my bullet or blender to grind something up.
     
  45. Robin&BB

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    Good!!!
     
  46. mfrancis69

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    Just tested her again. She is still coming down (237 now) last reading was 272
     
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  47. Robin&BB

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    That's encouraging! Fingers still crossed for you on the feeding ...
     
  48. BJM

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    A wire mesh strainer and a spoon can be used to sieve the food into small particles that will work well with a syringe.
     
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  49. mfrancis69

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    I found my bullet and tried blending the egg from earlier and some chicken bouillion for flavor, and added some cheese.
    Didn't want anything to do with it.
    I just tested her again and she is going up again, her last shot of 2 units was at 1030 am this morning and her reading was just 290 after being down to 237 an hour ago.
    I gave her another 2 units, but nothing seems to be helping and she will not eat even being forced.
     
  50. Robin&BB

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    Wow, I'm stumped here. And your kitty MUST see a vet, Melissa, if you want her to survive.
    As by morning she'll be pushing toward 48 hours without food. While I realize the expense seem unmanageable, most vets will work with you on the cost. And you do have a true emergency on your hands now. Has she peed at all; have you been able to check ketones?

    Sorry if I'm sounding somewhat stern here, but what needs to be done needs to be done. And I will continue to hope & pray for her recovery.
    (Please know that I realize that this is all very difficult for you.)
     
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  51. Robin&BB

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    Wow, I'm stumped here. And your kitty MUST see a vet, Melissa, if you want her to survive.
    As by morning she'll be pushing toward 48 hours without food. While I realize the expense seem unmanageable, most vets will work with you on the cost. And you do have a true emergency on your hands now. Has she peed at all; have you been able to check ketones?

    Sorry if I'm sounding somewhat stern here, but what needs to be done needs to be done. And I will continue to hope & pray for her recovery.
    (Please know that I realize that this is all very difficult for you.)
     
  52. Robin&BB

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    Please keep us posted, Melissa. We all care very much about you and your Sassy.
    (I will be around tonight until about 1:00 a.m. your time, if that's helpful to you.)
     
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  53. manxcat419

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    I can't stick around late tonight unfortunately - work in the morning. But I do want to second what Robin said - please try and find a vet who will work with you on cost so that Sassy can get the treatment she needs. It really is less expensive in the long run to get treatment early for most conditions...something that can be manageable at home early on can turn into an extended hospital stay for a kitty if it isn't treated quickly.

    I do understand the concerns over paying the vet's bill. I think many of us here have probably wondered at one time or another how we're going to afford treatment for our kitties, but there must be a vet out there who will help you. :bighug:
     
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  54. rhiannon and shadow (GA)

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    do you have any frozen breaded chicken ( or any chicken)
    sometimes fried chicken ( take the breading off) can entice them to eat a little.

    will she eat dry cat food?
    bacon?
    lunch meat?

    the longer she goes without something in her stomach, the worse it gets....
     
  55. mfrancis69

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    I have boiled chicken, scrabbled an egg nothing seems to entice her at all.
    I have tried to force feed her, she spit it back out and didn't even swallow what made it in her mouth.
    I have to start a new job and have to be up at 530 in the morning, partly the reason for not going to the vet as well.
    It is already 1130 and I should be asleep. Need to try and get some Z's, 530 comes early.
    I just tested her again and she is down to 252 after a shot an hour ago, and she was at 290 then.
    Hopefully all will go well and I can take her tomorrow.
     
  56. mfrancis69

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    Good night all and thanks again for all your advice and support.
     
  57. Robin&BB

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    Bless your heart, Melissa. Know you're doing your best. Good night to you & Sassy.
     
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  58. manxcat419

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    Good luck with the new job Melissa. And good luck to you and Sassy with finding a vet you can go to tomorrow. Please keep us all updated when you have the chance. :bighug:
     
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  59. Dusty Bones

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    Hope things get better soon. Try plain chicken Vienna Sausages, my cats can't resist them and they work to jump start their appetite.
     
  60. Jill & Alex (GA)

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    Melissa, just wanted to drop by before bed to wish you the best with your new job as well as check in on Sassy. I know you're in a difficult spot and hope we're helping rather than overwhelming you.

    I don't know if anyone has pointed you in the direction of the list of financial help links we've put together. Perhaps you'll find some help from one of these organizations: Financial Help Links.

    Hoping Sassy will begin to feel better soon!




     
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  61. Critter Mom

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    Thinking of you and Sassy, Melissa.

    Please post a short update when you can. Wishing you the very best with your new job, and I hope you'll find a friendly vet to help.
     
  62. Bron and Sheba

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    @BJM
    @Meya14
    I apologise for giving the wrong advice in saying do not give insulin if not eating. Thank you both for correcting me. I knew she needed insulin for the ketones but was worried about her having it because of not eating. It is good to know what is needed.

    I was wondering if it would be possible to put together a sticky on what to do if there is a situation like this again.
    It would be really good to be able to direct the person to a well thought out plan of action and options. I know every situation is different......this ketone situation comes up often.....and it is often out of hours for the person and they are often strapped for money.....and who isn't??
    Often there are few people on the board (especially in the evenings my time) and it is hard to find an experienced person to turn to for assistance............I'm not saying that happened this time.......just that it does happen a lot I find. And sometimes people need help there and then.
    Thanks
    ETA I know Jill has written a really good sticky on ketones/ketoacidosis ....not sure if it talks about giving insulin when not eating and situations like that .....but I could be wrong
     
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  63. BJM

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    I was thinking the same thing.

    I just started a Think Tank post here.
     
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  64. Elizabeth and Bertie

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  65. Robin&BB

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    @Bron and Sheba - Yours is an excellent idea re: DKA sticky! (I just saved Jill's entire page as a pdf to my desktop for ready reference.)
     
  66. Critter Mom

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    Hi Melissa,

    Just checking in to say I hope the first day on the new job's going OK and hoping Sassy's eating something. Will check back later to see if you've got an update.

    :bighug:
     
  67. Shiloh & Rhonda

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    I just heard from Melissa. She and Sassy are on the way to the vet now.
     
  68. manxcat419

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    Thanks for the update Rhonda. :) Hopefully Melissa will have some good news to report later on!
     
  69. Mitzelplik's Mom

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    I read thru this thread earlier today and have been thinking about Melissa and Sassy. So glad to hear she's going to the vet. Fingers and paws crossed for a good outcome!
     
  70. Critter Mom

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    Thanks so much for letting us know, Rhonda. I've been fretting about them. I'm so relieved that Melissa has managed to sort out the vet.

    How's Sassy doing?

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  71. Shiloh & Rhonda

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    She didn't give me any details, just that they were heading there.
     
  72. Shiloh & Rhonda

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    Just a question, is a vet like a hospital, that they have to provide at least emergency treatment regardless of the ability to pay?
     
  73. Dyana

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    I don't know the answer to your question.

    I am sending good and wise vet visit vines to Sassy. I hope the vet is willing to help her.
     
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  74. Chris & China

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    Unfortunately no :(
     
  75. Critter Mom

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    Thanks for coming back to me on that, Rhonda. I guess the focus needs to be on the fact that Sassy got through the last 24 hours.

    Fingers and paws crossed for a good result at the vets.
     
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  76. Shiloh & Rhonda

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    They have Sassy on oxygen right now and want to keep her overnight to monitor her and get her re-hydrated. Full blood work up and x-rays are planned.
     
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  77. Tucker&Me

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    Hallelujah Chorus - Mormon Tabernacle Choir:
     
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  78. Tucker&Me

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    Do you happen to know which town she went to? Bloomington or Springfield?
     
  79. Shiloh & Rhonda

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    I have asked, but don't know yet.
     
  80. Critter Mom

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    It's such a relief to know Sassy's where she needs to be, poor wee créatúr ... (Melissa - you did great!)
     
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  81. Tucker&Me

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    Sending you a DM
     
  82. Robin&BB

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    Oh, now THAT'S better news! (Not that need being in hosp. is ever "wonderful" news for anyone with a fur-kiddo.) But am greatly relieved that Sassy is being treated by a vet! Many prayers for Sassy ...
     
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  83. Robin&BB

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    Wow, that is precisely what hit my music-loving brain the moment I read Rhonda's update ... (must have a mind-reader in our midst).
     
  84. Shiloh & Rhonda

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    Emergency Animal Hospital of Springfield.
     
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  85. Robin&BB

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    @Shiloh & Rhonda - Thanks for these updates, Rhonda. (So glad that Melissa is keeping in close touch with you while she's over there.)
     
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  86. Tucker&Me

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    Come on Sweet Sassy girl.. You can do it. Hold on.
     
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  87. Shiloh & Rhonda

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    They plan on IV fluids and nutrients, oxygen chamber as long as needed, and monitoring all night.
     
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  88. Julia Rae

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    Thank the powers, I have been so very worried about both of them, please keep us as up to date as you can Rhonda. :bighug: :) :nailbiting: :nailbiting: :nailbiting:
     
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  89. Shiloh & Rhonda

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    I will. They are waiting on the BW results now.
     
  90. BJM

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    I found an Emergency Animal Hospital of Springfield - is this the one?

    1333 Wabash Avenue
    Springfield, IL 62704
     
  91. Critter Mom

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    Sending healing vibes from the Shire >>>>>>>
     
  92. Shiloh & Rhonda

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    Yes, that is it.
     
  93. Cat Ma

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    Thank you for keeping us updated, Rhonda. Hoping for good news for Sassy. Hope Melissa is hanging in there.
     
  94. Shiloh & Rhonda

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    Don't have all the details, but not good news. Kidney failure. Melissa has taken Sassy home.
     
  95. Robin&BB

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    Oh, not what we were hoping to hear. This is a heartbreaker.
     
  96. Julia Rae

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    Oh gods, Melissa has to be tearing herself to shreds over this, the evil could have, should have, would have dance!
     
  97. Elizabeth and Bertie

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    Oh gosh... Sad to hear that Sassy is so poorly, but glad she is the hospital receiving care right now.

    Sending healing vibes to little miss Sassy, and a huge reassuring hug to (((Melissa))).

    Eliz
     
  98. Critter Mom

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    (((Melissa and Sassy)))


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  99. Voula

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    Healing prayers for Sassy and a hug for Melissa too.
     
  100. Shiloh & Rhonda

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    Don't know if I should continue to post here, or start a new one. Sassy made it through the night, and through today. Melissa is stopping on her way home to get baby food, as Sassy still will not eat. She is very lethargic, and peed on herself during the night. She let Melissa clean her up this morning, but other than that is not very interested in moving.
     

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