Discussion in 'Feline Health - (Welcome & Main Forum)' started by Susan & Claudio, Mar 25, 2020.
Gave food with syrup mixed in.
What else to do ?
How soon and often do I retest ?
@ Deb & Wink
Test in 30mins.
And watch him carefully. oi
I think the standard suggestion is to test again in 15 minutes. You also don't want to give too much food, especially LC food. You don't want to fill him up if you need to bump his numbers up with more food. I'd stick with HC spoonfuls until his numbers stabilize.
Thanks. I was gonna test in 15 'cause it was so low.
Where are we now in the cycle? the last number on your spreadsheet is a 61 at +4.
Thanks everyone for jumping in.
Gonna watch him like a hawk !!
@Nan & Amber (GA) is taking the lead on this. The rest of us will observe from the sidelines.
Ok to take the 911 prefix off the post now, since you are being helped.
That's fine... it takes a bit longer for the food to have an effect, which is why I usually say 30mins, but with numbers in the 30's it's good to keep a close eye.
Nan & Amber
He's at + 5
15 minutes later, he's at 50.
Should I now test in 30 ?
Yes. And no carbs now that he's (barely) in the 50's. Let's wait and see where he is at the next test.
Yes. test in 30 from last test.
Be prepared to feed 1 more teaspoon of low carb food after the next test.
We don't want Claudio to fill up too quickly.
The sugar can wear off quickly.
Usually within a couple of hours.
p.s. Tag for me did not work Susan. You had a space between the @ sign and my user name. They need to be right after each other.
Nan & Amber (GA)
Thank you ever so much !!!
Am so glad I printed out the hypo page.
Deb & Wink
1st Time I ever tagged. And wasn't exactly thinking about properly tagging. Had something more important on my mind at the moment.
Understood. Just making you aware for next time.
p.s. Claudio just "earned" his first dose reduction.
So reduce back to 4.5U at pm shot time ?
I just upped it this morning. Geez !!
Yep, a number in the 30's means an automatic reduction.
Usually, they do this when you just threaten a dosecrease, guess Claudio wasn't paying close attention yesterday and had to scramble!
And you may want to hold the doses for longer than the 6 cycles you had been holding them. Not forever, but a cycle or 2 longer may be in order.
Did Claudio eat as usual this morning?
Nan & Amber
Nah. He's a rebel. Threats don't work with him.
He's a tricky one.
No symptoms. Was actually play fighting with the civie when I took a follow up test from that 61 @ +2.
Deb & Wink
Funny you mention that.
He refused his usual food of raw. So I gave him Friskies LC. He ate all of that, no problem.
He's keeping me on my toes today.
It's my fault though. Yesterday I said why couldn't he go low during the day so I could get more sleep at night.
He heard that, but didn't listen when I threatened an increase.
thats why this is called the "DANCE" We've ALL been to it!
106 @ +6. 30 minute test.
jt and trouble (GA)
Problem is I have 2 left feet and don't dance well, lol.
OK, I'd say he's definitely on the way up!
I would test again in an hour, to make sure he doesn't have any more tricks up his sleeve, but we're in the second half of the cycle so hopefully he's out of the woods.
Will test in an hour again.
Whew x 100 !!!
He better not make a habit of this.
I'm grateful this didn't happen during the overnight.
well join the left foot CLUB!
Congrats you're doin great!
Feel like I've been on Mr. Toad's Wild Ride.
After all this was over, that sad ASPCA commercial came on.
I went from very nervous to very sad. Had to change the channel.
Well, I think you can relax now. You've done a fantastic job keeping him safe!!!!
Hopefully I never have to do this again.
If he was in the 50's I could handle it.
But 35 was waaay to low for me to handle it alone.
Definitely a decrease tonight.
PLEASE ACCEPT MY SINCERE THANK YOU FOR EVERYONE'S HELP.
CLAUDIO & I GREATLY APPRECIATE IT !!!!!!!!!!
Separate names with a comma.