Definitely New and Overwhelmed

Discussion in 'Welcome to the Group - Post an Introduction Here' started by Greg and Goma & Friends, Dec 8, 2017.

  1. Greg and Goma & Friends

    Greg and Goma & Friends Member

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    Good Day

    Have a female feline friend (Goma)recently diagnosed with diabetes. I am retired and living in Okinawa with my wife of 40 years. We have many many other feline friends that I provide for the best I can.

    Very limited to resources here and was grateful to find this forum. Will post in medical (?) area soon as I need a lot of advice and guidance.

    Kindest Regards

    Greg
     
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  2. Kris & Teasel

    Kris & Teasel Well-Known Member

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    Welcome! We'll try our best to help you and your kitty. :) When you post on the main health forum, please give us this info:
    • your kitty's age
    • date of diagnosis
    • insulin that was prescribed and what starting dose
    • whether you will test blood glucose at home
    • what your kitty eats
    • any other health issues or medications your kitty has.
     
  3. Greg and Goma & Friends

    Greg and Goma & Friends Member

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    Thank you for the welcome. All my feline friends are former feral so specific age may be difficult however I will certainly comply with the information you mentioned when I post.
     
  4. FurBabiesMama

    FurBabiesMama Well-Known Member

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  5. Noah & me (GA)

    Noah & me (GA) Well-Known Member

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    It's not always necessary to spend a fortune. You're in the right place and you've done a good thing taking care of ferals, their lives are hard enough already. A diabetic cat would die a meaningless death without care so you go to the front of the line in my book.
    You may find the time differential frustrating if you have an emergency. Sometime people will say "Should I do this when I feed him at 6PM?" Just something to think about.
     
  6. Sandi & Whisper

    Sandi & Whisper Member

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    Sorry for the diagnosis for Goma, but we are very glad that you are here. Welcome!
     
  7. Greg and Goma & Friends

    Greg and Goma & Friends Member

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    Thank you for the response and welcome. It is expensive here however I will continue to care for Goma and the others as long as I am able. I hope the time difference doesn’t come into play but am trying to prepare for the worse case scenario. Again thanks for the welcome.
     
  8. Greg and Goma & Friends

    Greg and Goma & Friends Member

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    I was dismayed and still overwhelmed with the diagnosis. However I suspect now I will get through this with the information and support provided by this wonderful group. Thank you for the welcome.
     
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  9. Noah & me (GA)

    Noah & me (GA) Well-Known Member

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    Oh man you're breaking my heart. If you've been married for 40 years you're old enough that I don't need to give you a speech about lessons in life but animals will first empty your wallet and then break your heart. Please be careful. This is coming from someone who has lost eight cats and a dog in the last 3 years.
     
  10. Greg and Goma & Friends

    Greg and Goma & Friends Member

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    Understand what you are saying and I too have lost many in the last several years. Thank you and I really don’t mean to break any hearts.
     
  11. Noah & me (GA)

    Noah & me (GA) Well-Known Member

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    Have to make dinner. Stick with us, there are ways to save money that other people can help you with. 16,000+ members here to help you.
    :bighug:
     
  12. JanetNJ

    JanetNJ Well-Known Member

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    Welcome... We are here for you.
     
  13. JeffJ

    JeffJ Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the diabetes club. I hope we can help you with some good tips. Over the last 2.5 years I have found Ebay to be a good source for test strips. And I get my insulin off the grey market from the Supply Closet in the subforum here - for a good discount off normal retail cost.
     
  14. Greg and Goma & Friends

    Greg and Goma & Friends Member

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    Thank you. I look forward to being a part of something special.
     
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  15. Greg and Goma & Friends

    Greg and Goma & Friends Member

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    Thanks for the welcome and tips. Being here has its down side including obtaining supplies. Fortunately my daughter in Florida has offered to serve as middle person for things I order. I just ordered the monitor and some strips from Amazon.
     
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  16. Greg and Goma & Friends

    Greg and Goma & Friends Member

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    Thank you for the welcome. I viewed your video and now feel a bit better. I am bringing Goma home tonight from the vet and will be performing the tests here at home. So already being a part of this forum has benefited me. Thank you again.
     
  17. JanetNJ

    JanetNJ Well-Known Member

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    Oh good I'm glad you found it helpful! If you need help don't hesitate to ask
     
  18. donnalea

    donnalea Member

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    We have people here from all around the world and from many time zones. You shouldn't have to wait long if you have a problem.
     

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