Back from the vet

Discussion in 'Acromegaly / IAA / Cushings Cats' started by JanetNJ, Jul 8, 2019.

  1. JanetNJ

    JanetNJ Well-Known Member

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    Cc spent four days being boarded and had a dental. She got a shot at 5:45 this morning. At 4 pm she was looking for dinner so I tested her... 55! Lol. Ok here's dinner early. Now it's 7:30 which is 2 hours past normal pm shot time and she's 96. Ha
    Guess we are stalling. Or skipping.

    When I brought her in Fri her bp was 185. Tested again the next day 176. Tested the next day, 131. Much better. Whew. She must have just been stressed.
     
  2. Wendy&Neko

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    Good news on the lowered BP, yet another thing acromegaly can affect. Neko's first go round at BP testing she was over 210 - barky dogs, vet delayed getting to us due to emergency, yada, yada. Second attempt a puppy jumped her carrier in the waiting room - 180. At the dental vet in the room with Feliway - 141.

    Good luck with whatever you do tonight. She must be glad to be home. :D
     
  3. JanetNJ

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    Well we tested again and she's 77 so at this point we are skipping. After 3 nights of less sleep we want a good night sleep so I don't want to have to get up to test at 2-3 am. Lol guess we'll see what it is in the morning. Such an awesome trip. My son got to meet 18 of his half siblings this weekend. :)
     
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  4. JanetNJ

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    Check out these numbers so far today! Wow! Even had to do some steering this morning.
     
  5. Wendy&Neko

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    That is one long green stretch. :D
     
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    :D Looking good CC!
     
  7. JanetNJ

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    Still 101 at shot time. Wow. May have to skip or really reduce
     
  8. Sharon14

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    That was always a dilemma for me....
     
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  9. JanetNJ

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    I reduced a lot. Don't wanna be up late. I'm not a night person. haha
     
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    Not a bad +3:cool:
     
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    And really not a bad AMPS considering last nights dose! Come on CC let’s see more blues and greens today!!!
     
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    She seems to bounce for a day after a really low day so it might be higher today. Let's see.
     
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    If that was a bounce, it wasn’t a bad one:cool:
     
  14. JanetNJ

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    yeah she did good! nice preshot too... 249
     
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    Hit the greens tonight!
     
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    I'm glad C.C. is home and enjoying the good times. It is good to see some greens for her. Your chart is very colorful. Another bouncy Acro kitteh. Hugs to you. I know just how hard it is to keep an Acrocat somewhat regulated.:bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
  18. Sharon14

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    Another good start to the day for CC:cool:
     
  19. JanetNJ

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    right? I stalled 45 min and it went from 166 to 169. lol I wasn't sure what to give so I went with 7. Looks like we may have to reduce her regular dose a little more. I'll try 11 tonight. Looks like that dental last week did her some good! I hope it gives her kidney's a break so the numbers improve.
     
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  20. Sharon14

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    Acro dosing is hard! Have you thought anymore about switching to Lev? In some ways it’s easier to dose it since it has a later onset and nadir. I used to give Colin his full dose on pretty much any PS. Though sometimes I chickened out, and sometimes I was wrong because the lower number was due to a tumor fluctuation. Then the high dose Depot was scary!
     
  21. JanetNJ

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    I don't know. I feel she's doing good and I don't wanna mess that up. I think I'm just going to stick with this for now. It's a crap shoot no matter what anyway. Lol. All you can do is take your best guess
     
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    Yeah, I liked lev, but there were times when I thought an in and out insulin would be better. Especially when I’d shoot 18u and the damn tumor decided to shut down for the night. That didn’t happen often, but when it did that big Depot was scary for a longer time than with prozinc, since Colin’s nadir with Lev was almost PS time...
     
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  23. JeffJ

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    Leo's nadir on Levemir was often late in the cycle too. But he bounced around so much sometimes, it was just hard to get patterns established.
     
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  24. JanetNJ

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    Cc got into contraband around+7. Lol. Oops let's see what happens.
     
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    Not bad after decreased dose and contraband
     
  26. JanetNJ

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    Lol yeah and I think she got a lot of no no food. Oops!! Lol
     
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  27. JanetNJ

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    Ok back in the blues at +4
     
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    Still blue this AM I see :cool:
     
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  29. JanetNJ

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    Yeah those morning preshots are looking pretty this week

    I am not going to be home during the day today so I was nervous to shoot too much. Hopefully it was a good choice. I know I need to get her on a more consistent dose.
     
  30. Sharon14

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    It’s hard to have a life with a diabetic kitty, especially a high dose one!
     
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    Well it must have been a good choice because an hour to shoot time and she's still 180... So maybe I'll do 9-9.5 again tonight.
     
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    Besides the posted protocols, there is no amazing strategy that will create a perfect nadir in a bouncy Acro-cat. I tried. With Leo bouncing all over, I varied the dose too, within a range.

    Our goal with Leo, was to follow our vet's advice "Keep Leo safe." I tried to get him some blue numbers each day - a simple goal to make him feel normal and keep him out of the bad high numbers.

    We took a drive today, in memory of Leo. It was the driving leg of the first hour of Leo's September 2016 trip for SRT (radiation) - from Austin to Ft. Collins, which gets to Lampasas TX (one hour north of Austin). We talked about all of Leo's great health achievements and wonderful life. And we made a mock stop to "check up on him in the back of the car". We had one of his blankets. Leo did good during the 2016 trip. It was a good trip.

    Theresa and I talked about the Acro-kittehs here too. Including Colin. Including C.C. Including Neko. And the newer Acros. And others (Sophie, Shmee, Bronx, others).

    We both feel that Acromegaly is cruddy (put more cuss words here). We also hope you son is still having good vision, and if not, we hope he is getting good memories to store for his remaining days with good vision. The vision loss situation is horrible.

    Our Biggest hugs to you Janet - the Mom of the Year.:bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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    We took him to an small amusement park today. I'm not sure how much worse his vision is from a few months ago. I can't tell if it's actually worse or if we are just a lot more sensitive and aware of it. Either way it was a good day. Pray the science goes fast and the eyes go slow. We have an appointment for more tests down in Philadelphia this time on Wednesday. Wish us luck. The genetic part of it could take 6+ months to get results.
     
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  34. JeffJ

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    Those are some cool looking shades, and a great picture of him. I hope the science catches up quickly and can resolve the issue. I'm glad to hear he has another appointment.:bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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    Phil is such a cutie. We are all pulling for him, very hopeful that in the very near future something will come along to help or intervene.
     
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  36. JanetNJ

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    Thank you
     
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  37. Sharon14

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    More nice numbers:cool:
     
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  38. JeffJ

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    Those are some nice numbers, which also leads to some nice evenings of full sleep.:bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  39. JanetNJ

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    Nice to have some GOOD news. Lol. She's doing GREAT this week. Guess I could have done 11 this morning, but still good numbers.
     
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    Yeah was still green an hour and a half past shot time! What am I supposed to do with THAT??
     
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    Ps good problem to have. Lol.
     
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    I think thats where the lev is handy. I pretty much shot anything over 50, though I did sometimes do a BCS!
     
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  44. Sharon14

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    Good luck tomorrow Janet. Hope you get some good news.
     
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  45. JeffJ

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    Green is a good luck sign for your family. I hope the new lower BG numbers hang around for awhile. And good luck with the Dr visit tomorrow.:bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  46. JanetNJ

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    So I skipped last night and expected a number in the 300's this morning. Nope. 174!!!
     
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    Another nice day for CC. :cool: Hope yours went well too.
     
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  49. Sharon14

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    :cool:Back to blue!
     
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  50. JanetNJ

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    Yep! I'm going to see if 11 am and pm works for now.
     
  51. Sharon14

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    She’s doing so well!
     
  52. JeffJ

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    Looks like a good recent pattern of decent nadirs. It can be really challenging with all that bounciness. Agree with Sharon - C.C. is doing well this week.:bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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