Hi I'm Shelagh and I have three cats - Jester, Bastian, and Sage. Jester is my oldest and the only one I've had since he was a kitten - he's twelve years old now. Trying very hard to hold it together for him. I've been mostly unemployed for several years now and am currently pretty poor. I literally had to go price shopping because I couldn't afford the price tag for our regular vet just for the visit and blood tests. Jester's blood sugar is in the 400s right now and we have an appointment tomorrow to see about getting the insulin and syringes - still don't know how I'm going to pay the $160 for them on top of the visit. About the only relief I had was that there were no ketones in his urine. It's hard enough to cope with a new normal, but to have to beg for help from a vet's office to save your baby's life is horrible. Thank you all for letting me vent.