Do I need to stay up for this?

Discussion in 'Feline Health - (Welcome & Main Forum)' started by Chloe007, Dec 2, 2019.

  1. Chloe007

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    Just looking for some quick advice. Oscar got an increase tonight, I'm usually up late at night and go back to sleep after his morning shots due to my work/school schedule so I often end up doing increases during the PM (just in case anyone was wondering why I didn't wait until morning).

    He went from 2.25 to 2.5, and has been consistently high in numbers. He was 382 @ PMPS, he got his increase of 0.25, and at +2 he is 306...so a reasonable drop. Thing is, I'm suddenly not feeling well. I had been planning on staying up all night with him to test, but I can barely keep my eyes open. Should I force myself to stay awake for this cycle so I can test? Or will I be safe to go to sleep? Is there a specific time I should set an alarm for, just in case I do fall asleep?

    I'm at +3 now, and will do a test to see where we are, will update.

    Tagging @MrWorfMen's Mom . Made a new thread since I figured you might not be around right now to advise.

    ETA: Okay, +3 we are at 286. I'm not sure if I'm over thinking things, since obviously his numbers are still high, but with a 100 point drop, and this being a new dose, I'm just not sure if I should get too comfortable.
    Forgot to mention Oscar gets a handful of Dr.Elsey's at +2, so 286 very well may be food influenced. He also gets a LC snack at +5 just to be clear. :)
     
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  2. Panic

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    286 isn't terrible, it's within the 20% discrepancy for meters so it's basically the same as it was an hour ago in that regard. Do you think you'd feel up to setting an alarm for +4 to just keep an eye on him since you did an increase?
     
  3. Chloe007

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    That's true, but he gets a decent snack at +2 (about a handful of Dr.Elsey's) because he tends to drop at +2 for some reason, so that number was food influenced...I should probably mention that in my post. I think I can manage to just stay up until +4, no need to set an alarm, although I will just in case. Do you think I should be okay to sleep after +4? Oscar does tend to start rising again by +7/+8...and he gets a LC wet food snack at +5. I'll make sure not to feed him until his +4 so I can make sure his test this time around isn't influenced.
     
  4. Panic

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    I wish I could say for certain but cats are finicky creatures and do what they want BG-wise. Your health is important too so don't feel like you have to stay up if you can manage squeezing in some Z's between. I wouldn't worry about holding back food, it will help him steer that curve. When do you usually feed him after his PM shot, just +2 and +5?
     
  5. Chloe007

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    Yes, usually just +2 and +5, he will often just graze on the +5 food until he goes to sleep around +8...but he has been quite hungry lately so maybe I will leave a little extra so he doesn't eat it all at once and go without the rest of the night.

    I appreciate your help, I know you or anyone else for that matter can't know for sure where his BG will go. I think I'm just going to give him an early snack and tuck him into bed with me so I can go to sleep right after +4.

    Thank you
     
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  6. Panic

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    Sounds like a plan! You can always set a later alarm if you feel you need but I'm sure he'll be fine. Feel better, get some rest.
     

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