Cat given 10 time overdose at vets

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  1. mykmug

    mykmug New Member

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    Hi,

    My cat was given 15 units of insulin this morning at the vets (where we had foolishly boarded her during an overnight weekend trip) instead of 1.5 units. I'm completely stunned and anguished over this. She's at the emergency vet now, being given a continuous glucose drip -- I'm having difficulty processing all of this.

    She went into a seizure at one point during this and is currently blind. I can't shake the feeling that she's going to be either brain damaged or permanently blind because of this.

    I'm not even sure why I'm posting. I'm so angry at the vet -- someone used the wrong sized needle, even though we brought the correct needle with us as well as explicit, typed instructions on how much to provide.

    Our little cat is 15 years old but it stills seems too soon to lose her.
     
  2. Red & Rover (GA)

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    I'm so sorry that you and your cat are having to go through this.

    The emergency vet is the very best place for her. She is receiving the proper treatment with the glucose drip. They will have to monitor her closely.

    The blindness may be temporary. It is a sign of hypo and in Rover's case, it was temporary. It was like he couldn't see and was walking toward us going by sound alone. We gave karo (corn syrup) and rushed to the ER. By the time we got there, Rover had started to regain control of his sight. The ER vet referred to it as "brain blindness." The signals were not getting from the eye to the brain properly resulting in blurry or double vision. (His episode was due to low numbers but not because of an overdose.)

    It's fairly quiet this time of night. I'm heading to bed myself.

    If you could mention what type of insulin was given, people will be able to respond better. Some insulins are harsh and act quickly. Some insulins are slow to start working and last longer in the system.

    Here is some basic information about hypos: http://www.felinediabetes.com/FDMB/threads/how-to-treat-hypos-they-can-kill-print-this-out.15887/
     
  3. Squalliesmom

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    Oh, how terrible! What incredible negligence on the part of the vet! I can't even imagine the anguish you must be going through. I will keep you and your sweet little cat in my prayers. Please keep us posted with her progress. Many hugs~:bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  4. mykmug

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    Thank you for your quick response, both of you! I should probably go to bed too -- I have panic attacks and feel I'm on the verge. We give her ProZinc. She's had two other hypoglycemic events (once when she was first given insulin and when we switched to a low-carb wet food without adjusting). In both cases, she went blind but then recovered. I feel horrible for both those occasions, but this seems so much worse.

    Again, thank you for responding.
     
  5. Red & Rover (GA)

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    Your cat may be insulin sensitive after this experience. Her numbers may bounce a lot. Do you test her blood levels at home? It is important that you do in order to keep her safe.

    Get some sleep so you can function tomorrow when you take on the vet clinic that made the mistake. I do hope that they are going to pay for the emergency stay.
     
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  7. Sharon14

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    Sending prayers for a full recovery. Please let us know how she is doing.
     
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  8. Lisa and Witn (GA)

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    Praying for you and your cat.
     
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  9. Lesliejm

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    So sorry! I have to board my cat on December 29th through January 2nd and I have the same fear that the Vets going to do what she wants to do and not what I have been doing and they're going to mess him up I don't want to leave but I have my tickets paid for it see my new grandbaby and I have to go I do not want to live the nightmare you're living because of their negligence I am so sorry this has happened I can't imagine what you're going through.
     
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  10. Kris & Teasel

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    I'm speechless! I hope your kitty makes it through unscathed. Please keep us posted. :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  11. FurBabiesMama

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    This is infuriating. Such complete incompetence. I am so sorry that you and your baby are having to go through this. I hope that she comes out of it okay.
     
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  12. Olive & Paula

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    You have every right to be infuriated. I hope you let the vet know in no uncertain terms just how much. Prayers and hugs for your baby. The ER is the best place right now. Keep us posted.
     
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    So sorry to hear this! I took a risk last time I went away and prefilled the syringes for five days. I know we’re not supposed to but at least I knew a mistake wouldn’t be made. Silver was fine and insulin still worked no problem. I pray your cat recovers quickly and vet pays fees for this mistake.
     
  14. Critter Mom

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    Perhaps provide the vets with a 'reference syringe' filled with a coloured liquid up to the required dose? Also maybe bring in a large enough supply of your own syringes to cover the boarding period and include a letter specifically requesting the vets to use your kitty's own syringes exclusively?


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  15. mykmug

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    Hello all and thank you for your concern. I spoke with the emergency vet this morning and Nadia, our cat, has been taken off the bolus (more concentrated solution) but remains on a glucose drip. She had a rough early overnight (with two seizures) but then started to recover more. She's able to get up and walk to her food and eat, which they seem to view as a great step forward. As for her vision, she's not staring so much into space now, so they think it might be returning (oh, I hope so).

    They are going to keep her in the ER again tonight. We have some some unavoidable errands to run for family today but will visit her this evening.

    I keep fluctuating between worry, relief, and anger (towards the old vets).

    I read the article link to Toonces story. It was heartbreaking -- 30 units of insulin -- and infuriating. I'm definitely going to contact the state board when (if) Nadia gets home. And Woodsywife, I did call the original vet when we first found out and did give them a huge piece of my mind. The way they spoke to my wife on the phone about the incident was almost as bad as what they did to Nadia.

    Again, thanks for the concern and kind words, everyone.
     
  16. Kris & Teasel

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    Thanks for this. The very least the original vet practice can do is pay for the ER treatment/stay. How dare they be combative on the phone with your wife!! :mad:
     
  17. LuanneP

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    This is awful & so scary! I'm so sorry you're going through this @mykmug . I hope the vet is going to be paying for your kitty's care at the ER. I would never use that clinic again. Do you have any friends who can pet sit your kitty when you go away again? Or consider hiring a professional pet sitter for two-three daily visits. It will cost you a bit more money but I think worth it for the peace of mind. I used to work for a mobile pet sitting company & it was a great experience, we would send updates & photos after each & every visit etc. Just be sure you do reference checks if you do hire a professional pet sitter. I would not board her with that clinic again. I hope she's going to be ok.
     
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  18. Tracey&Jones

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    I am beyond words on this one. I hope the old vet pays for all that ER care!

    Prayers that Nadia recovers with no long lasting affects.

    I never had to board. I was lucky enough to fine someone that would come to my house and use my supplies. She is a vet tech as well, which helps with understanding the dose. She even came here to ask for advice when we were miscommunicating from different time zones, which means more than I can say. She took Jones' health as her main concern.

    Hugs to you and your family.
     
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  19. Rachel

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    My gosh how scary and infuriating! That vet had better pay for the ER care. Did you let them know you’d be reporting them to the state board?? I hope your sweet Nadia makes a full recovery!
     
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  20. JanetNJ

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    Omg this is HORRIBLE. I'm so sorry
     
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  21. Teresa & Buddy

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    Please tell me what state you live in, so I can make sure to never use this vet. I am so sorry that this happened, you would think your sweet kitty would be safe at the vet. WRONG.
     
  22. JanetNJ

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    Wait until they pay the vet bills and then be sure to share your story on every internet and social media rating site you can.
     
  23. Noah & me (GA)

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    First comes Nadia. I hope you are all together very soon, all my love.
    Now I'll try not to pop a vein. None of us are about vengeance but this goes way beyond stupidity and incompetence. I absolutely believe that if a person makes a mistake they should not have to suffer for the rest of their lives (within reason) but in this case someone has to be accountable. There is a huge difference between actual remorse and just not giving a damn. I'm not saying ruin the vet's entire practice, money doesn't fix everything. An emergency clinic basically murdered Noah's brother so that's where I'm coning from.
    I came across this a few months ago. This is what remorse looks like and why some people should be forgiven. I'm on your side, I just don't want to sound like a lunatic.
    http://www.criticalcarevet.ca/im-veterinarian-make-mistakes/
     
  24. Myagi (GA) and Heidi

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    Thank you @mykmug for updating us. :bighug: so relieved your baby is responding to treatment. Prayers will continue! Tons of love :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  25. Maggies Mom Debby

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    Once Nadia is recovered you can pursue some options about the old vet.

    Be sure to get ALL her records, including written info about the overdose if possible. Get a written commitment that they will pay all expenses that are the result of their error, even any that come up in the future. Like an appointment with an eye specialist. If they don't agree to this, you might threaten them with a malpractice suit. Once you have all of that, contact the state board to make an official complaint.
     
  26. Tanya and Ducia

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    my cat too had hypoglycemic encephalopathy after we overdosed her x 10 right here, at home :banghead::banghead::banghead:
    She lost smell and vision but both restored after she recovered.
    Cat's are very resilient and I hope your girl will recover soon.
    I'd start shopping for a new vet and interviewing candidates while you have time.

    If you still feel angry - I'd flew off the handle, BTW, - channel it into a creativity and write NASTY complaint to the vet's Board and even NASTIER one on social media. Call it being vengeful, if you wish, but I see it as sheer negligence esp after you said that you gave the clinic proper syringes, and if such attitude goes unpunished then it is rewarded and many other pets could be endangered in the future. The world is such way now that being conscientious and diligent is often ridiculed and only strength and power are respected - and the modern "hit" is always the strongest if done on the financial level - nothing else goes thru, sadly.

    I'd do as JanetNJ posted - get them to pay for the ER stay first.

    To end on the positive: some cats are known to go into remission after sever Hypo episode - reasons are unknown. If you'll have to resume her insulin shots please be very thorough with the BG home testing before administering her shots. There must be a reason they say "every cloud has its silver lining" and I hope your kitty does well!
     
  27. Lisa and Witn (GA)

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    I hope your vet is covering all of the emergency vet bills. If not, you definitely need to take them to court for it as well as reporting it to the state board.
     
  28. Carol & Murphy

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    My god, just seeing this. I am astonished and horrified as well. I am so sorry. Fingers crossed for a full recovery for Nadia. Definitely, report to state board, at the very least. After the dust settles, I'd also be sure to rate this vet via any local social media in your area. prayers for Nadia.
     
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  29. Bobbie And Bubba

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    This is so horrible and I so hope your baby makes a full recovery! Sending you lots of hugs. :bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  30. Noah & me (GA)

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    I need to add something.
    >If there's one thing you can take away from this it's what @Red & Rover (GA) said way at the top "Your cat may be insulin sensitive after this experience. Her numbers may bounce a lot." I don't know anything about that but when I get emotional I forget stuff like this. Promise me you won't forget.
    >I am way past caring what someone digs up on social media on me and it's too late anyways. This is when you find out just how many people feel the same way so when @Tanya and Ducia says let er' rip then I'm all in. I do not understand how people are getting more stupid and less caring every day. Just pathetic.
    >What your vet can and cannot say. If you say "I'm sorry" that is an admission of guilt in many places. That's just sad.
    >After what happened to Andrew we now print the things we want a vet to see and make them understand that no matter how minor the detail it's important they acknowledge it. I have some one in a million medical condition and I'm sick of explaining it to doctors who should know better. What happened here may be borderline unbelievable one day but it did happen. If you have to jump up and down and make a scene go ahead and do it.
     
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  31. FurBabiesMama

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    @mykmug please give us an update when you can.
     
  32. mykmug

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    Hi all,

    We're back from the emergency vet and things seem to be going well. She's been off the glucose drip completely for a bit and is able to walk to her food bowl and eat -- pretty good for being 16 years old and recoving from such an overdose. We were able to hold her and be with her alone for a bit. She seems to have some vision back, but probably just shadows and larger objects. We're hoping this improves over time. Her personality seems different, but that's probably (hopefully?) because she's still feeling ill/disoriented from all she's been through. She did purr like crazy when we were with her. She was able to walk about on the floor and didn't do the "circling" she did when she was totally blind.

    The nurse/tech told us we should be able to take her home tomorrow. I asked about home testing and she told us they'd show us how they do it and also that Nadia didn't seem bothered when they do it using her ears. They were positive about home testing -- I hear that some vets aren't.

    Ok, some answers to your concerns (and you people are so warm and caring -- it's really helped me get through this):

    - The original vet (the overdoser) IS paying for the emergency vet. After my phone call to them, the original vet contacted the emergency vet and told that they would pay for our emergency costs. We've verified this with the emergency vet.

    - We are in Indiana. I'm not sure what the forum policy is for actually naming the city and actual vet practice involved. I'm more than willing to name names -- at least after Nadia is out of the emergency vet and the payments have been made

    - I am definitely contacting the state board over this

    - I'll post the vet name and incident details to social media if that is legally safe (haven't had time to check yet). Our town has a pretty active FaceBook page and I'll hit up twitter too

    Again, thank you all for the encouragement, sympathy, and information.
     
  33. Noah & me (GA)

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    Can you hold off for now on naming the vet? This entire site is volunteer run, free and not monitored 24/7 so there are huge implications for the rest of us.
     
  34. Sharon14

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    Great news!!! I’m so glad Nadia is doing well! Continuing prayers for a full recovery:bighug:
     
  35. Carol & Murphy

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    Indeed, great news anxiously await tomorrow's update
     
  36. Olive & Paula

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    Go on the previous vets th page, if they have one and write a review there.

    So many vets don't believe in home testing. So many do believe in it. Regardless, you do it anyway and if the ones who don't like can tell you not to come back if they choose.
     
  37. Rhonda T

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    This is horrifying! I'm so glad your kitty is in recovery though.
     
  38. FurBabiesMama

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    So glad to here she is getting better!
     
  39. Jill & Alex (GA)

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    Ugh. What a nightmare! So happy to hear Nadia is showing some positive signs and is improving. I hope she's well enough for you to bring her home tomorrow. Also happy to hear they support hometesting. If we can help at all, please ask.

    Given the circumstances and the possibility of any future legal action, it might be best for all concerned if the vet's name and address is confined to private messages on the FDMB.
     
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  40. Tanya and Ducia

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    Hi again, @mykmug ,
    thanks for that wonderful update.

    I hope you'll forgive me if I start getting practical/routine sounds like among your horrible crisis! (?!). I mean to help...

    While Nadia is still at the vet's it could be a good opportunity for you to shop for things she'll need the most for you to have once she is back:

    In case you are to continue her insulin therapy at home than you'll need to have available:

    For Insulin Therapy:
    insulin (of course)
    syringes for this type of insulin - they vary!
    glucometer - get a human one, from Walmart , like this:
    Relion Prime - the cheapest, works just fine, the strips are the cheapest imaginable, easy to use. Or, (also from Walmart)Relion Micro or Relion Conform - requeres smaller blood sample , but the testing strips are $35/100.

    Get 100 extra strips for either meter you choose.

    Relion lancets - to free hand test the BG - gauge 26 or 28 also by Relion @Walmart $1.48/100.
    A pack of cotton rounds - cosmetic's isle in Walmart, or a bag of cotton balls - baby's isle in Walmart.
    Neosporin with pain relive OINTMENT ( not cream) - to apply on ears after testing - @first aid isle@Walmart.

    For Hypoclecimia Prep kit:

    Noney
    Karo syrop (baking goods isle @Walmart)

    Cat food (Walmart) to deal w/ Hypo:
    Fancy Feast GRAVY LOVERS: beef feast - 2 - 3 cans,
    Fancy Feast GRILLED: tuna feast, or chicken feast - 2 - 3 cans each. Let us know which you've gotten - we'll tell you how much carbs% is in it so you can use in case she low again. We have a list for this.It is important when dealing with Hypoglycemia at home.

    Fancy Feast Gravy lovers or Grills are not for daily feeding - only to deal with Hypo, in case she goes too low, or too low too fast and not to be given on any other occasions - too high in carbs is bad for diabetics.
    Just keep those cans along with honey and Karo in a separate box.
    Maybe, print out and keep in there THIS HYPO instructions, too. I also printed out THE HYPO KIT LIST.

    The fact that she is eating - simply wonderful! Make sure you have all of her favs foods at home - it's important that she eats.
    Hope very much to hear another good update on Nadia soon!

    Again, sorry if I overwhelmed you with the preps - better safe than sorry, right?


     
  41. Noah & me (GA)

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    Look, there's a Christmas present in the tree!
    christmas_cat001.jpg
     
  42. Phoebes

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    So glad she is ok!! Big hugs:bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug: what a horrible ordeal!!
     
  43. Tracey&Jones

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    That is a great update! Hope she does come home tomorrow. Her best healing will happen at home now she is out of the woods!

    Chin rubs for kitty and hugs for you and your family.:bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  44. Squalliesmom

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    So happy to hear she is doing better and steadily improving. Prayers for a full and fast recovery. :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  45. Olive & Paula

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    Has anyone heard anything yet? Don't see her on fb either.
     
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  46. Tanya and Ducia

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    I am so very hopeful to hear a good update soon...
    :)
    replying mostly to bump the thread up.
     
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  47. Squalliesmom

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    Hope she's just busy welcoming Nadia back home.

    @Tanya and Ducia I love Ducia's Christmas photo, adorable!!!
     
  48. Tanya and Ducia

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    Me too!
    But I thought it was "he".
    Thanks about Ducia's - Happy Christmas, Lucy!!
     
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  49. Squalliesmom

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    Ooops, I think you're right! Apologies, mykmug!

    @Tanya and Ducia Happy Christmas to you and yours, too, Tanya!
     
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  50. JeffJ

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    This whole deal just pisses me off. Poor poor kitty. Idiot vet and/or vet helpers. I sure do hope Nadia is okay.
     
  51. Olive & Paula

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    It's a she. I hope mom comes back for help. I hate when new people come on for just one time.
     
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  52. FurBabiesMama

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    @mykmug please update us when you get a chance. Hopefully, your baby can see, and you have her safe at home, and she has finished a good meal and is purring happily in someone's lap. :cat:
     
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  53. Teresa & Buddy

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    Let everyone who has been following this post know how Nadia is and hopefully that she is at home with her family.

    I also had to say, I love the way Ducia looks in her Christmas outfit. That is too cute !
     
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  55. Myagi (GA) and Heidi

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    Wondering if anyone has pm'd them? I hate to be presumptuous, but we all are concerned and worried and hoping for a positive update; but ready to be of support should it be needed.
     
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  56. mykmug

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    I'm sorry I'm so late with the reply! She is at home and doing wonderfully. It was my first day back at work from an extended vacation and I was swamped until a few moments ago.

    Her vision seems back to normal, she's eating, purring, walking about -- everything she used to do. It's almost like the past few days were simply a nightmare. They've dropped her down from 1.25 to .5 units of ProZinc twice per day. We take her back in February for a 24 glucose curve to see how well her body has adjusted. We're heading out tomorrow for more low-carb cat food and glucose testing equipment.

    In fact, she just now jumped down from her usual perch between me and my keyboard (hint: there's a pic!)
     

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  57. Tracey&Jones

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    That is a wonderful update! So glad things worked out!
     
  58. mykmug

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    Also, if anyone is located in my state and needs more information on the vet in question, please message me. When we checked out today, we verified that the payment had been covered by the old vet -- so at least they have that going for them. Still, I wouldn't want anyone to use that vet without knowledge of what happened to me. Well, to Nadia!
     
  59. Tanya and Ducia

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    :bighug::) how good to read that!
    Thank you!
    Please post whatever questions you might have and do keep us updated on Nadia - we all came to like her enormously in the past few days!
     
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  60. Kris & Teasel

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    Good news for sure! :)
     
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  61. Myagi (GA) and Heidi

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    @mykmug
    So happy for you all!!! :bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:
    She looks blissful on your keyboard! Thank you for sharing that and for updating us! We are with you guys! Welcome home Nadia!
     
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  62. Squalliesmom

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    So glad she is home now and is doing better! She looks quite comfy and content in the picture. :):bighug::cat:
     
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  63. JeffJ

    JeffJ Well-Known Member

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    What a relief she is recovering. And what a great picture of her on your desk. So happy here for the great news!:bighug:
     
  64. LuanneP

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    The best news @mykmug !! I'm so glad Nadia pulled through! What a strong kitty. Hugs to you all!
     
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  65. FurBabiesMama

    FurBabiesMama Well-Known Member

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    Yay! Love a happy ending. Also love big white kitties. :)
     
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  66. FurBabiesMama

    FurBabiesMama Well-Known Member

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    By the way, if you are going to start home testing, you can do your own curves and do not have to take her to the vet for those.
     
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  67. Carol & Murphy

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    Really great news. Bring on the Christmas cheer now that Nadia is back. Are you going back to the same vet? FurBabiesMama's right - if you start testing right away, you so the curves at home - get more accurate readings (avoid the high readings from stress at vet's) and save money
     
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  68. Olive & Paula

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    Wonderful news. She is recovering. Since you have a new vet open to home testing. Check with them about sending your spreadsheet (oh you will see how great the ss is) or the link to view it in real time, and they can stay up to date with the progress.

    I know this is a bit early since new vet and all, but they don't want to see her until February? Do they expect her to stay on the .5 units till then? Or will you be managing dose when you start home testing with guidance from here?
     
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  69. Marje and Gracie

    Marje and Gracie Well-Known Member

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    One of the moderators has asked that this not be done but you can PM Nadia’s dad for the info :)

    @mykmug We are all so thankful that Nadia is at home and safe. If we can help you all going forward on learning to test, when to give the shots, foods, etc....anything at all....we will be happy to do so. And if you join us (and we hope you will) and need help setting up a spreadsheet, please send me a private message (click on “Marje and Gracie” to the left and then “Start a Conversation”). The members on the PZ forum are all, as everyone, warm and welcoming.

    What a wonderful Christmas gift to have your girl back home safe and sound.
     
  70. Noah & me (GA)

    Noah & me (GA) Well-Known Member

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    Nadia, you rock my world! :bighug::)
     
  71. Noah & me (GA)

    Noah & me (GA) Well-Known Member

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    There's someone else here I would bake for. The emergency clinic must have done fantastic work to pull Nadia through this.
    They get :bighug: and :) from me.
     
  72. mykmug

    mykmug New Member

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    I'm considering sending the emergency clinic an enormous box of chocolates, especially because I dig the idea of sending a crate of sugar for saving a diabetic kitty!
     
  73. Carol & Murphy

    Carol & Murphy Well-Known Member

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    :D
     
  74. Lisa and Witn (GA)

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    That is great news she is home and doing well.
     
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  75. Critter Mom

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    Thrilled for you all that Nadia's home and happy!

    Nollaig shona!

    (((Nadia)))


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  76. Sieden

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    I am sorry to hear that this happened to your kitty and I also hope that they pay for your ER bills. I'm absolutely angry over hearing what this vet did to you and then they were rude to your wife, that's ridiculous. I second the pet sitting service as I used to work for one. I had clients that had pets with diabetes and it was always a pleasure to me to make them feel at ease by telling them about Peanut. I would show them pictures of him and even videos of me doing his insulin so that they would really feel better knowing that I knew what I was doing and I would take care of their pet. Sometimes my calls even required me to spend the night at their home and I would send update photos of their pets. It was a cool job and I enjoyed doing it. I also left my cats to the same pet sitting service when I myself went out of town on a 19 day trip about 7 years ago. It was before Peanut was diagnosed with diabetes so I didn't have to worry about that but the sitter still came by to feed the cats every day and she gave me updates so I felt really comfortable with that and the cats didn't have to sit in a cage for and extended period of time.
     
  77. Noah & me (GA)

    Noah & me (GA) Well-Known Member

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    There's something else I'm not getting. Moving a decimal point over on paper is one thing but holding it your hand is another. Just how big was the syringe they used? I'm not trying in any way to see the humor in this but a ten year old would scratch his head and think "This doesn't look right". There's always someone who finished at the very bottom of the class.
     
  78. Olive & Paula

    Olive & Paula Well-Known Member

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    @mykmug how is everything going?
     
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