Help! New sugarcat and don't know why lack of energy

Discussion in 'Feline Health - (The Main Forum)' started by Gawgagrl, Dec 17, 2017.

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  1. Gawgagrl

    Gawgagrl New Member

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    Hi! I'm Holly and my sugarcat is Delilah, she's 11 and is a feral American shorthair I adopted at 8 weeks along with her littermate Sampson. She wasn't having any symptoms except for back leg weakness. Her bathroom, eating and drinking habits remained the same. 6 months prior I had changed them both to a high quality weight control diet of dry food and they split a can of friskies seafood pate at dinner. Sampson has only lost 1.5 lbs (22 lbs start) and Delilah lost 7.5 lbs (20 lbs start now 12.5). She was diagnosed on 12/5/17 and I started her on the Friskies only twice a day and she began 1U of Lantus twice a day 12/14/17. Before starting lantus she was very energetic, playful, and affectionate. She followed me everywhere constantly begging for attention likeherbrother. After the second day of injections she became lethargic anduninterested in toys or following me. She was still affectionate andeating well. Bathroom habits remained the same. I was concerned so I took her BG after her pm injection.
    BG 15 min post injection (1U) 278
    +1 BG 238
    +3 BG 175
    +6 BG 190
    AMPS 247
    Gave 1U 15 mins later after eating 1/2 food
    +2 BG 192
    I called the vet and she was pleased with how well Dee responded to lantus but concerned with how fast she dropped (initial BG at diagnosis was 593 12/5) and concerned about the lack of energy. She had me skip the PM dose and test the BG this am (12/17/17) if below 200 I was to skip the AM dose. She was 197 this AM so I skipped the dose and fed her. She's still lacking energy and over the last 3 days her poop has become very loose and smelly. I'm just concerned because she's not nearhypoglycemia levels but she's not acting like herself either. All her other labs and urinalysis came back normal except her BG levels. Her heart and lungs are healthy and her gums/teeth are in great shape. Anyonehad experience with this or advice? I included a pic of Delilah. Youcantell she doesn't feel well though
     
  2. nmveasey

    nmveasey Member

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    Hi Holly. I’m not sure why no one has responded. I’m bumping this post in hopes that others with more experience will see this. I hope Delilah gets to feeling better soon!
     
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  3. Kris & Teasel

    Kris & Teasel Well-Known Member

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    Holly has posted in the Lantus forum and has received feedback there. :)
     
  4. nmveasey

    nmveasey Member

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    Perfect. Thanks!
     
  5. Gawgagrl

    Gawgagrl New Member

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    Thank you! It was suggested to post in the lantus as well and there have been several helpful responses!
     
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