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  1. racn1320

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    Ok so we just moved to a new house seemed ok yesterday now she wont eat,missed one shot. new house blues? she ate fine yesterday,now she wont even eat a treat and missed another shot now
     
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    She puked twice now,yellowish fluid,seems to be thirsty. still not eating
     
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    That sounds like beginning signs of pancreatitis. Can you get her to a Vet today?
    @Tuxedo Mom @Nan & Amber if either of you are around to chime in.
     
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    My vet is closed till monday.
     
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    They shampooed carpet where i moved,wonder if she may have a reaction to that?
     
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    Could be pancreatitis, could be a lot of things. It's a big problem to not be eating for any length of time, especially for a diabetic cat. The best thing would be to take her to an ER vet if there is one near you, failing that use whatever tricks you can think of to entice her to eat. Try adding something extra-yummy to the food-- tuna juice, a sprinkle of parmesan cheese. If she seems nauseated (trying to eat, then turning away), try elevating the food and water bowls a few inches.

    Are you home-testing? What insulin are you using? Skipping shots in a cat that isn't eating can lead to the development of ketones, which can develop into DKA, a life-threatening condition.

    At the very least, if you are not already, you must test for ketones-- you can pick up the urine test strips at any pharmacy with other diabetic supplies. To catch a bit of urine for the test (you only need a couple drops), some people are able to use a long-handled large spoon, others have had good luck with putting a bit of crumpled plastic wrap in the box where the cat usually pees.
     
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    Ive only skipped one shot and it wasnt last night,i woke up to her being like this. so i doubt its ketones. do i need a presciption and how much does a kit usually cost? i skipped this am shot. i went and bought some hard food to try later for feeding time to try and see if she eats. vet isnt to close and im in kinda of a money pinch. she uses lantus
     
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    Last time we moved she threw up alot too. was very out of it but didnt have diabetes then. im hoping its all move relaated and she comes around
     
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    No prescription, I think around $10 or thereabouts?

    It very well could be stress from the move that has her feeling "off", it's very disorienting for a cat to move house. Hope that's all it is and she settles in soon.
     
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    She seemd fine last night when we came to new place,but maybe she didnt realize what was going on. I remember taking her to the vet last time when we moved and they said it was stress. also what my mom says,she is super sensitive. if she isnt bettet in am ill go get strips tomorrow. then vet monday. right now she is at water bowl hanging out like she is almost sleeping
     
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    Can you set up a little corner of familiar things with familiar smells, somewhere out of the way of all the noise and hubbub of unpacking?
     
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    Ive got all her toys out,i just got her favorite bag out and she is sitting on it now. we are done unpacking so all is quiet here
     
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    If she doesnt eat tnight can i give her just a small amount of insulin. I give her 2 units per shot,what if i gave her .5 would that be effective without getting her numbers to low
     
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    Im not home testing,not for years. vet always said i wouldnt have to,i took her in several times to get tested
     
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    Seems like every Vet says that :banghead:. The issue with taking her in is she will probably show stress inflated numbers. All of us who home test do not regret doing so and it has saved many kitties lives. We wouldn't administer insulin blindly to a human baby or infant without testing, so we treat our fur babies the same way. Just something to think about. I'm not trying to be mean :bighug:
     
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    I tried the pricking the ear deal and couldnt do it with out poking her to much,im not good with needles,only way i can give her a shot in the fur is bc i dont see it going in the skin. i took her in and the numbers were good,a tad high but that was accounted for,for being excited. so far so good in all the years. can i give her a small amount of insulin tnight like .5 even if she doesnt eat?
     
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    I'm sorry, I don't know much about Lantus. I honestly don't know if the Lantus members will give dosing advice without any data. What do you think @Nan & Amber
    Apologies for tagging you so much recently, Nan :oops:
     
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    And thx ahead of time for any info
     
  20. Nan & Amber

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    I don't think anyone would be comfortable giving dosing advice without any data-- I know I wouldn't.

    Let's hope she just starts eating soon once she gets a little more settled in.
     
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    What kind of data you looking for. its lantus, 2 units every shot,no history of ketones at all,been tested regularly to get the unit numbers right.
     
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    We would want to know what her blood glucose readings have been like on the regular dose, and where they are now, in order to have some way to predict how she'd respond to a new dose under these conditions.

    I'm sorry I can't give you a better answer than that.
     
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    To explain further: you know your cat really well and have been living with her diabetes for a while now, which may help you make the decision on whether/what to shoot. We have to go on a much more limited set of information, and we have to be conservative with our recommendations-- we always worry about safety, and in this case we just don't know enough to make a safe recommendation.
     
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    I understand,i went to some pharmacys to get test strips,all closed here. will do that tomorrow i guess. i do see some of her third eyelid. i wonder if something is up with her mouth,she tried toneat hard food but seemed like she couldnt chew. maybe that is why she is holding part of her mouth in the water at times?
     
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    That is very interesting-- I'm going to place a bet on dental issues, sounds like she is having some pain/discomfort.

    Maybe try some wet food mixed with enough water that it can be lapped up? I'm worried about her going too long without food. Why do these things always surface on weekends????
     
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    Yea figures,bad timing. i opened her mouth some,couldnt keep it open long tho,just a sec or two,didnt see anything but i didnt have long tho. any ideas on keeping mouth open constantly
     
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    Unfortunately, not really. Only small tip is when you open the mouth, try not to pull on whiskers.
     
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    On the way to vet
     
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    She has dka,glad i took her,might not have made it to monday. gonna cost $ hoping to bring her home monday but they said i might need to drop her off at home vet for a day or two,i sure hope not. she is getting treatment now. i miss her so much already
     
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    When she gets back how often should i test her ear? once daily,weekly?
     
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    Most of us test at least 4 times a day.....always before the shot to make sure they're high enough for insulin at all, and at least 1 test somewhere mid-cycle on the AM cycle (5-7 hours after the shot) and a "before bed" test on the PM cycle to make sure they're safe overnight.

    The problem with not testing is that lantus dosing is based on how LOW it takes them....without testing enough, there's no way to know how she's really doing. Too much insulin can look like too little. Without testing, there's no way to know for sure.

    Sure hope she comes home soon...DKA is very serious. Sending prayers for your sweet kitty
     
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    How does that work if you work ten hr days and arent here to do so. thank you for the prayers,prob wont sleep tnight. miss my baby
     
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    There's some good idea in this "Is Tight Regulation possible with a full time job" thread

    If you can't figure out a way, then it's even more important to get tests when you can....Like on the PM cycle and then on your days off, you can run a curve (testing every 2 hours for 12 hours or every 3 hours for 18)

    I'm sure you do miss her.....our sugarcats are a part of our family....and usually a lot easier to get along with!
     
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    Prayers for a quick recovery:bighug:
     
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    Sending healing vines :bighug:
     
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    So glad you went to the vet. DKA is really rough on them, but if they get fluids and food and insulin in time, they can recover completely.

    Hoping for a speedy recovery. :bighug::bighug:
     
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    They said i can pick her up tomorrow but said ill prob have to take her to my vet for a couple days,any chance she can recover and i Can bring her home tomorrow,with any of your expierences?
     
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    It really depends on how she's doing, and on how severe the DKA was. Did they give you any information about that? Also, there's a difference between just having ketones present and a full DKA. If it's just high ketones, and they were able to get things under control with fluids, insulin, and food, she might be stable enough to leave the ER under the supervision of your regular vet, but it's really very situation dependent, and no matter what you need to be in very close contact with veterinary professionals throughout, as things can deteriorate quickly while they are still in a delicate state.

    I know that several members here have had cats with DKA that recovered completely, but they are very sick cats until they do. I'll tag several folks with experience now to see if they can offer more specific advice/opinions.

    @Kris & Teasel
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  39. Bobbie And Bubba

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    Hey there and so very sorry to hear about your baby and I am soooooo glad that you took her in as she might now have made it till Monday.

    Actually, I do not have experience with DKA, only high ketones. I know that $$ is tight with a new house and all but I wouldn't bring her home until your regular vet says it's okay to. While she is there they can give her the necessary treatment to get her through the DKA episode and address any infection that could have caused the episode to occur.

    Sending lots of healing vines to your baby.
     
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    They did say she had alot of ketones. possible dka signs. im going to call later to see if i can visit her. i came home last nite and saw all her toys and just lost it.god i miss her and want her back here so bad
     
  41. Nan & Amber

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    I'm so sorry. :bighug::bighug::bighug:

    As of yesterday, she was still at least a little interested in food, and that is a good sign. Visit and/or talk to the vets, see how she has progressed today. She's in the right place for her right now, good vet care is critical at this point.
     
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    They called this am said she is doing better,told me to call 8hrs later,when i do this ill ask if i can come see her. she is about 40 min away.
     
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    Going to visit her now!
     
  44. Meya14

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    Usually, when the cat is able to eat on their own is when it's the right time to start home treatment. Unfortunately, lots of vets will send home cats before they are eating right due to costs and other reasons. DKA is difficult to treat when not eating and requires about a week of round-the-clock home nursing-type care. Hope your kitty bounces back quickly.

    When she does get home, consider blood sugar (ear) testing as much as is possible for you. Some testing is better than none at all, so don't let a strict work schedule deter you. Also urine ketone testing regularly at first, and then with any signs of illness/stress/diet changes can help catch ketones very early, and prevent costly vet bills, as well as keep your cat healthy.
     
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    It was nice going to see her today,poor little baby. she was purring the whole time. im going to take some time off when she comes home. what meter should i get and where should i buy? want to get a good one but dont wanna spend to much.
     
  46. Yong

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    A lot of us use a human meter from Walmart, ReliOn Confirm or Micro (Only difference is meter size).
    1. Meter ($15)
    2. Test strips ($35.88 / 100)
    3. 26 or 28 gauge lancets ($4)
    4. Neosporin or triple antibiotic ointment ($3)
    5. A treat for yourself :cat:

    Here is the Spreadsheet link again, all you need is a Google account: http://www.felinediabetes.com/FDMB/threads/fdmb-spreadsheet-instructions.130337/
    Signature instructions, make sure to also add her DKA date: http://www.felinediabetes.com/FDMB/threads/editing-your-signature-profile-and-preferences.130340/
     
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    Are the test strips for ketones/urine and lancets are for blood right? sorry new to home testing and wanna get this right.
     
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    Do they make a kit for this or is it all separate
     
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    Ive searched around ,can anyone provide a link on all what they use please. greatly appreciated
     
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    Everything on that list is for home testing of BG - blood :). You can also pickup some ketone test strips though since she is post-DKA it will be important to make sure ketones don't come back or if they do, you can catch them earlier.
     
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    No they sell the strips on the same site for about $21 for 100. And you can buy them at some kroger and I think meijer stores under their generic branded meters.
     
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    When i went to visit her today they noticed a lump on her that wasnt their last night. im hoping thats not a new problem and maybe just some reaction to the meds she is getting. its behind her left front leg on side of her body. im not a dr but feels like it has liquid in it?
     
  55. Meya14

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    They may be giving her subQ fluids to help rehydrate her. They put a small amount of fluid just under the skin in the upper back, sometimes the "bump" can be more towards the side. It absorbs in about an hour.

    If they are, you can ask them to teach you how in case she isn't drinking well. This is something that can be done at home to help if needed, and supplies don't cost too much at most vets
     
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    Here is a pic
     

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    Yikes, that does look more like a reaction/infection to one of the shots they have given her than a fluids bump. I hope the fact that they noticed it at the vet's means they are going to keep an eye on it and use caution with any further shots. Doubt it's anything serious/long-term, but it sure doesn't look normal to me.
     
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    Yea it wasnt their yesterday,so i bet it has to be,hope its not permanent
     
  59. Meya14

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    oh yeah, that's not a fluid bump. Maybe skin infection or something similar (ticks? bugbite?). Infections can trigger DKA, so hopefully they are aware and treating it if it's infected.
     
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    That's a good thought-- I had been thinking that maybe dental issues or the moving stress was the trigger, but if she got bitten by something and it got infected, that could definitely have done it.
     
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    Bump didnt appear until today,if she was bit prob a couple days ago,wouldnt it have started with the bump yesterday? i pet her very much yesterday all over and no bumps at all felt
     
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    She had a fever this am but went away this evening
     
  63. Meya14

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    It can take a few days for infections to really get going, so it might have not been noticable before. I would call the vet in the AM and ask them what they think it is, and what they are doing if they think it's infected. Vets will commonly start DKA cats on antibiotics anyway even if there isn't signs of infection, so she might already be getting some.
     
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    Just called,said not a bite,drained some fluid from it. said looks like a hematoma. maybe from a vaccine,which she has had any in awhile or she may have fell at some point,they said like a blood blister. calling in am again then possibly transfering her to my vet? she isnt puking anymore but also isnt eating. numbers are in high 200' s
     
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    Does this kit come with a pin to prick her ear? or do i need to get one? if so where do i get this? they are keeping her another 24 hrs since my vet doesnt have overnite care. said she should be able to come home tomorrow!
     
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    The things you use to prick the ears are called "lancets". Sometimes there will be a few included with a meter, but those are usually too thin for when you are starting out (too hard to get a drop of blood from the ear), so you should plan on picking up a separate box of 26 or 28 gauge (lower numbers = thicker) lancets. They're usually labelled "for alternate sites" or something similar.

    Sounds like she's doing much better!
     
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    Can i get these lancets at walmart?
     
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    you can. the relion thins are a 26 gauge and cost about 2 bucks for 100.
     
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    Ok great,im assuming they sell test strips too?
     
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    Definitely, or at any human pharmacy-- they'll be with all the other diabetic testing supplies. There is usually a "lancing device" that comes with a meter-- some folks use them, others don't (they make a "click" noise, which can startle).

    Yong gave you a nice shopping list here, so I'll just copy it.

     
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    If you are using a human meter you should be able to pick up everything you need at Walmart. If using a pet meter you may have to go through your vet. I use the AT2 and order through amazon. I also have a Henry Schein and have to order those through my vet, so it just depends.
     
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    Ok great,im going later todau to look then when i get thevword she coming home ill buy
     
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    If i buy ketone strips and she shows she has ketones do i have to take her back in or is there something i can do at home to correct?
     
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    Is this all i need? again thx to you all for your help.
     

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    Yes, that is what you need for testing BG at home. Usually for ketones, anything above Trace should receive Vet attention.
     
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    Ok thx. would vet do same thing they are now?very costly if so. these lancets wont poke a hole in her ear correct? i have no idea how lancing device works. didnt buy it yet
     
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    Personally I dont use the lancet thingy, just free hand. It's easier for me to see where I'm poking and I feel I have more control over it. As for going through the ear, you might. I know I have a few times.
    Usually to test for ketones a vet will do a urinalysis (at least mine does) Costs me around 30 bucks. It's much cheaper to do it at home with ketone testing strips. I got mine off amazon for $10 for 50.
     
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    Does that hurt kitty if u go thru ear? what does vet do if ketones detectd
     
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    Cats have very few nerve endings in their ears. It might be a little uncomfortable at that moment, but it will heal right up - its a very very tiny hole. Once I went all the way through and he never flinched. Didn't even know I had done it until I saw blood on the cotton ball from the underside of his ear.
    As far as ketones go, I'm not entirely sure what a vet does to treat since we haven't had any experience with that.
    Maybe @Kris & Teasel @Yong will have some advice.
     
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    Doesn't hurt them anymore than a regular poke, like W.K. said, they usually barely notice if you go all the way through. Firmly holding the ear helps close it up right away and reduces bruising. The ReliOn meter does have a lancing device but most have better luck poking by hand, myself included. I use the lancing device to hold the lancet but never used the trigger function.

    I don't have any personal experience, hope I won't need to, but from reading the forum I've always heard anything above Trace, needs Vet or ER Vet attention. Once they start showing, they can increase quickly and put kitty in DKA. Kris will have more specifics cos Teasel had a DKA episode. My understanding is fluids and antibiotics for initial treatments to try and flush ketones, sometimes Vet will give fast acting insulin. :)
     
  81. Kris & Teasel

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    I've gone right through teasel's ears more than once and they heal just fine. The treatment if ketones are detected will vary with how high the level is. At a low level it might mean extra fluids only, either at the vet or at home. If the level is high there is a danger of life-threatening diabetic ketoacidosis developing. That requires a very expensive stay in the ER ICU, extra fluids, electrolytes, and often fast acting insulin to get BG down quickly.

    The risk factors for ketones developing include:
    • not eating/vomiting
    • dehydration
    • insufficient or no insulin
    • another infection or inflammation going on.
    You can help at home by ensuring good hydration - add a little warm water to all wet meals - and using urine ketone test strips. Here's what can work for that:
    • put a strip into the urine stream while she's in the litter box
    • put a shallow long handled spoon under her backside to catch a bit of pee
    • put a couple of layers of plastic food wrap over her favourite peeing spot in the litter box and push some small depressions into it.
     
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    Ok thx,guess ill get ketone strips too. i think i can just put it under her when she pees. just need a splash right?
     
  83. Yong

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    Yup. Just make sure to look at the result at the time specified. The longer it sits, the colour will naturally get darker.
     
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    Hi. I'm a newbie here myself. I just bought all the supplies you are looking at. Later, you may want to look at eBay for the test strips for the meter. I found them much cheaper there than in the store. I use the lancing device. I trigger it so many times during one test, trying to get enough blood, so I think my cat is now indifferent to the 'click' sound. I found that the 4th line (for depth of the poke) works the best on the device if you choose to use it.

    Good luck with your kitty!!
     
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    Well she still wont eat on her own,how long does it normally take for one with getting over dka to eat? they dont want to release her till she eats,and im starting to get low on funds
     
  86. racn1320

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    Now they say could be bite marks which could have set this whole thing off? vet is very nice people!
     
  87. W.K.

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    No DKA advice from me but, if money is the issue most vets have sort of fund for people who need a little help. Might be worth asking about.
     
  88. racn1320

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    Bite,two fang marks
     

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  89. Nan & Amber

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    Oh, no!!!!! Your poor sweetie!!!! Do they have any idea what it was that bit her?????
     
  90. racn1320

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    They are assuming a spider.
     
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    At least now i know it wasnt insulin related
     
  92. Nan & Amber

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    Ugh. Can they do anything to try to calm it down (antihistamine???) or do you just have to wait until it runs its course? Poor thing, no wonder she wasn't feeling well.
     
  93. Meya14

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    So when something stresses the body, the body needs extra insulin to recover sometimes. This is why DKA can happen. When we test blood sugar regularly, we can see the raise in blood sugar and adjust the insulin to account for these stressors and prevent DKA. As for now, if she is not eating, they need to try giving her an -Anti-nausea- medication (not appetite stimulant) because ketones can make cats very nauseous. At home, you can have this medication as well to help with eating. Homecare if she is not eating consists of syring feeding every 2-3 hours, blood sugar testing, ketone testing and close monitoring of insulin. SubQ fluids are also helpful at home to help with hydration. Cats often have a hard time eating after DKA when recovering. If her ketone level is low at the vet, it may be possible to try homecare if you have time to do nursing care around the clock for a few days. If ketone levels are medium or high, she should really stay at the vet. Also, until that wound is figured out, she should probably be at the vet to get antibiotics.
     
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    She is kn antobiotics and anti nausea meds. i fed her tnight some baby food with a syringe. i really hope to bring her home tomorrow,cost about 700 a day for her to stay there and jm gettn low
     
  95. Meya14

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    Yeah, inpatient is really expensive. Hopefully you can avoid it in the future, prevention is so much easier. It's good you were able to syringe feed. Ask for recovery wet food for when she goes home, anti-nausea meds for at home, sub-Q for at home, potassium supplement if needed, and also a copy of any lab results.

    A recovering cat needs at least 1 5.5 or 6oz can a day of higher calorie food each day. More is better, so it takes a little work to get all those calories in.
     
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    Are all those meds thru syringes,fluid or pills,she wont do pills. so i shouldnt feed her the regular pates or classic food? luckily i have some time off for a week i can stay with her 24/7
     
  97. Meya14

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    You need to find a high-calorie food (Iams kitten food, recovery food, wellness brand foods). about 200 calories a day, so most brands list the calories on the can. You can check what you have at home. Anything that you syringe feed when sick she will probably never want to eat again on her own. Anti nausea and potassium (if she's low) are pills, but you can crush them and mix them with a small amount of the food you are syringing.

    Also, what part of the country do you live in and does she go outside?
     
  98. racn1320

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    Live in pa. she is inside only. guess when i get the meter the day she comes home ill get some cat food,ill ask the hospital for a few syringes for the kitten food
     
  99. racn1320

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    I checked ff and friskies and they didnt list calories,im.hoping other makers list this about calories (
     
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