Dose?

Discussion in 'Prozinc / PZI' started by Peppersmom72, Jan 13, 2018.

  1. Peppersmom72

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    Can someone please help me with a question about Peppers dose tonight?
     
  2. Djamila

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    I'm so sorry no one was around! It looks like you decided to shoot 1.25u, and that's fine. Get a test in a few hours if you can and see how she does. If she goes up or stays flat, then you'll know in the future you could have tried the full dose. If she goes down with the reduced dose, then you'll know in the future to reduce on lower numbers.
     
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    I'm so sorry we weren't here earlier! Usually someone is around...today must have been one of those crazy days where we all got busy at night!
     
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  5. Peppersmom72

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    I'm not upset about it. Everyone has a life to live as well.
     
  6. Peppersmom72

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    Peppers +4 is 325, so it is going up instead of down
     
  7. Djamila

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    Well, it's too bad she went up, but that's helpful data for next time she gives you a low PS.
     
  8. Peppersmom72

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    Here we go again. Pepper is due for her pm shot and she is 278.
     
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    Look at this. Time for pm shot and Pepper is 278. Numbers in the yellow again
     
  10. Djamila

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    How many hours between shot time and bedtime for you? If you can get a +3 or so, I would suggest giving the full 2u.
     
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    4 hours.
    Could not pooping for a couple days cause a higher BG? She pooped (a lot) this morning after her shot, but had not pooped for a couple days before.
     
  12. Djamila

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    Yes, not pooping raises BG for lots of kitties. That could definitely contribute. Okay, as long as you can get a before-bed test, I'd go with the full dose. Are you comfortable with trying that?
     
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  13. Peppersmom72

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    I'm jumping in with both feet.....she got the full 2u. Paws crossed for a smooth cycle
     
  14. Djamila

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    Fingers and paws crossed for you here too! Keep us posted on how it goes tonight. I'm feeling hopeful that you're going to get some pretty numbers on this cycle.
     
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    I'm praying this is the beginning of good numbers for her from here on out. So far, I like the Prozinc for her. No jinxing, but she has not vomited on this insulin like she did on Novulin N.
     
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  16. FurBabiesMama

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    I feel some blue coming. :D
     
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  19. Djamila

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    I'm a fan of prozinc too. I've tried Lantus and Levemir as well and Sam did not like either of them. That's a little weird since most cats do well on both of those....but as I was told when I first joined here: the best insulin is the one that works for your cat.

    For what it's worth, I'm not nervous. My $$ is on a lovely, safe cycle. (Now I'm going to be really sad if I'm wrong o_O)
     
  20. Peppersmom72

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    How would I know, if I'm sleeping?
    Pepper doesn't usually leave my bed at night or eat during the night.
     
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    :p
     
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    Ohhhh how exciting! Hoping this is the start of good things!
     
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  23. Peppersmom72

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    Me too.
     
  24. Djamila

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    Well, we might not know, and that's okay. Sleep is important. We should be able to get a sense of things by the before bed test. And then if she's high and flat tomorrow, that will be a sign that she had a good cycle tonight. I know that seems backwards, but she isn't used to good numbers, so if she gets some, she'll likely be high and flat for a day or two afterwards.

    You could always put your testing supplies and a snack on your bedside table tonight. If Pepper does wake you up during the night asking for food, grab a test.
     
  25. Kris & Teasel

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    Exciting times! This is exactly the type of experimenting you have to do to build a useful data base on your SS. :)
     
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    We're at +4 and Pepper is 157
     
  27. Djamila

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    Perfect. She should be safe from here. Sleep well, and good job, mama! How are your nerves? Are you doing okay?
     
  28. Peppersmom72

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    I got a little nervous when I saw the 157, but I'm ok now. I'm happy with her BG tonight. I'm hoping/praying she keeps up the good numbers. Now if I can help her with her neuropathy.
     
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    How much would I give her and do I sprinkle it in her food?
     
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    Yes, you just open the capsule and sprinkle it on her food once/day.
     
  33. FurBabiesMama

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    Yay! There's that blue. :)
     
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  34. Peppersmom72

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    197 this am, what do I give her? I will be gone all day at work.
     
  35. Critter Mom

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    If the wind changes, you'll stay that way!

    :D


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  36. Peppersmom72

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    I have to leave for work in 15 mins. I don't know what to give Pepper for her dose this morning. She is at 197
     
  37. Critter Mom

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    Hi Missy,

    Just a note to say that I haven't used Prozinc so I wouldn't have been any help on the dosing earlier. Sorry. :(

    (Was helping out with a hypo kitty on Feline Health till now.)


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  38. Djamila

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    Did you skip? That would have been a tough one for any of us to know what to do. I probably would have suggested a BCS dose (Big Chicken Shot) since you weren’t going to be home all day - maybe 1.5?

    I think it’s fine if you skipped though. It’s hard to know what to do when we have to leave and the numbers aren’t normal.

    But what a great number!!! It’s so good to see her coming down like that.
     
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  39. Peppersmom72

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    I ended up giving her a fat 1.25u
     
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  40. Peppersmom72

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    I saw that. Wow! You're a great support system.
     
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  41. Kris & Teasel

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    Good choice I think. Your instincts for what to do in these situations will grow over time. :)
     
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  42. Rachel

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    Sounds like a good dose to me!
     
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  43. Critter Mom

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    Other members have held my hand when Saoirse was running low, and I was very, very grateful to them. :)

    This morning's event with Ringo was really tricky because he's having trouble getting food down. I'd have been bricking it if I'd been in that situation. Ringo's mama did a tremendous job of keeping his BG up long enough till she could get him to the vets.


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