Angel and his mom say hello <waving paws, furry and otherwise>

Discussion in 'Welcome to the Group - Post an Introduction Here' started by Angel's mommie, Feb 18, 2017.

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  1. Angel's mommie

    Angel's mommie Member

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    Hi everyone! I've been lurking on this group for some months now and have been so impressed with the level of knowledge and helpfulness, that decided to join :).

    Quick intro:
    Angel is an almost 14 year old rescue (possible tabby/siamese mix, long haired) and the love of my life. We also have two other rescues, all getting up there in age (14, 15), lol.

    --He was diagnosed with diabetes about 2 years ago, but went into remission on Lantus within a few months.
    --Long story short, was treated with steroids for severe IBD in June 2016 which, as we'd been warned, brought back the diabetes.
    -- So he's been back on Lantus since. I began very low as per the vet -- as many on this forum have discussed, vets don't want to take chances. However, inspired by this (and other) groups (and I fully understand that you only give 'advice' NOT expert opinion, and it is entirely up to me as to whether I decide to follow that advice or not ;-)) I am now trying the Start Low Go Slow protocol. I began it in a somewhat haphazard way, but am trying to fine tune it more and more. I keep very careful records and will post them once I figure out where to do so here.
    -- My mom and family are in India, and I spend summer etc with them and we also travel a lot, so I'm trying very hard to get Angel into remission once again. May or may not happen, I know...but am trying so so so hard! This last winter break we took a road trip with all three kitties so we could travel AND give him his insulin :) + test him. He is a rescue and very skittish, so a vet tech/boarding are not good options; plus I'm guessing those would send his BG soaring.

    That's it for now! Thanks for reading. I do have some questions so will now head on to other forums.
     
  2. Angel's mommie

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    I also want to say a huge THANK YOU and express total gratitude for whoever began this site, and all those who keep it going, both the moderators (or whatever), and all the members.
     
  3. Kris & Teasel

    Kris & Teasel Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to you and Angel! As you can see this is a very helpful and supportive place to be. :)
     
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  4. Angel's mommie

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    Thanks, Kris and Teasel! (and love that nose)
     
  5. JanetNJ

    JanetNJ Well-Known Member

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    Welcome!
     
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  6. Kris & Teasel

    Kris & Teasel Well-Known Member

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    It's pretty cute. He has a grey chin as well and is extremely spotty all over.
     
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  7. Angel's mommie

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    Thank you, JanetNJ!
     
  8. SweetAngel

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    Welcome from another Angel and his mum! x
     
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  9. Angel's mommie

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    Yay! I always tell folks it's really a description, not a name :)! Mine truly is an angel, as I'm sure is yours!
     
  10. Angel's mommie

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    And delighted to see she's OTJ. Yay!!!! A good role model for my boy.
     
  11. Yong

    Yong Well-Known Member

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    Welcome!
     
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  12. Angel's mommie

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    Thank you, Yong.
     
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