Just one more thing to worry about

Discussion in 'Feline Health - (The Main Forum)' started by mary hornbeck, Sep 28, 2017.

  1. mary hornbeck

    mary hornbeck Member

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    hi again everyone:
    I wanted to get some feedback on the next issue that my cat marmalade seems to be having. Today I was cleaning his eyes and noticed a brown smudge on the dark part of his eyeball. You can't see this brown spot unless you look at his eye from the side.
    *'has anyone ever experienced this.?

    Next issue:
    Came home from work the other night and my daughter told me that a mouse ran out of the kitty litter box, what's up with that?
    Any ideas?
     
  2. Woodsywife

    Woodsywife Well-Known Member

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    Ooooh a mouse that's box trained. Sorry I don't know anything about the eye.
     
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  3. Lillie

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    Not sure what a dark smudge would be in the eye itself. Sounds like something your vet needs to check.
    How is Marmalade's glucose now? Your last post I believe sounded like he was going way too low. Any improvement?
     
  4. JanetNJ

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    Does the lens look scratched?
     
  5. Lillie

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    Does it look like a dried blood spot? Possibly some kind of scratch that could have bled. Has it gotten any bigger, or staying the same size?
     
  6. Larry and Kitties

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  7. mary hornbeck

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    I believe the size is staying the same but I worked 47 hours this week so I could be mistaken. When you look to the aside of his eye that is when it is noticeable. Inhavecmqdecacvet visit around October fifth to evaluate. This spot appears to be below the iris, dark spot in eye. His vision doesn't need to be affected. I have googled and it was similar to sun( milenoma) that we would get. I am getting so frustrated with the thought of paying off my vet bill at this point.
    . The vet said that while "he was recovering from the surgery 2,weeks ago now he spent most of the time cowering in the corner of the cage cowering with his head down, maybe he scratched it against something". On top of that his sugar was 276 tonight, I only have 1 more test strips left, as well as 1 more syringe.

    * any recommendations on adjusting his sugar, which seems to be really out of whack. Current dose is 2 units twice a day.

    I have also tried to contact the point person who initially sent me supplies for 2 months now and no one is getting back to me, is there anyone who could expedite test strips or syringes that would accommodate the meter that was sent to me?

    *what part of the eye is the iris?
     
  8. mary hornbeck

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    Upon further googling I don't believe the brown spot is on his iris. I believe it is below the iris when taking a side look at eye. When I look straight T his eye you can't see the spot, maybe the spot is more on the corne of eye.
     
  9. mary hornbeck

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    Hi. I just checked his sugar tonight, 9/30, and it was 276. I am considering bumping it up to 2.5?units twice a day
     
  10. mary hornbeck

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    Now that I notic d that spot I really feel that the goofiness stemmed from something in maybe the corns of his eye
     
  11. Chris & China

    Chris & China Well-Known Member

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    We really need to get you to record your numbers on our spreadsheet....we can't give anything in the way of meaningful advice without it.

    Here are the instructions on getting the FDMB spreadsheet....if you can't get it, let me know and I can set it up for you. Just send me a private message by clicking on my name and choosing "Start Conversation"

    It'd also help if you'd go ahead and fill out some information in your Signature here on the board (what you see below all our comments)....it keeps us from having to ask the same questions over and over again or searching for hours through old posts.

    To fill out your signature info, go to the top right where your sign on name is and there's a drop down menu. Choose "Signature" and a new box will pop up. Enter the following information:

    Your name/Cats name, age, sex, date of diagnosis, type of insulin, type of meter, type of food, any other health issues? and a general location

    Then when you have your spreadsheet link, you'd enter that too!!

    I'm another case manager for DCIN but I haven't dealt with you before. I'm trying to locate the person you were in contact with. The meter we send everyone will work with the strips you can get from WalMart....You need the strips for their Relion Confirm/Micro meter
     
  12. mary hornbeck

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    Hi the point person that sent me supplies was Amy @ 1-410-499-3390. Sent me my initial supplies of meter lancets and test strips.
     
  13. Chris & China

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    Amy is our supplies manager....she sends everyone their supplies, but at the direction of a case manager.

    I think your original contact was with Jennifer

    I'll see what I can do, but the CAP program is really supposed to be a "one time only" program except in special circumstances. DCIN is running over $10,000 in the hole right now because our donations aren't keeping up with the amount we're spending. We generally get people started with enough supplies to cover a few months and then hope they can save enough to continue buying strips on their own from WalMart, ADW (the Arkray Glucocard01 strips) or you can occasionally find some great deals on Relion Confirm/Micro strips on Ebay.
     
  14. mary hornbeck

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    Yes I believe it was Jennifer. I hate to ask for help again but his last extraction was a real,financial hardship for me. If I had the means I would donate myself to help those who have helped me. I will look into walmart and do some comparative inquires.
     
  15. Chris & China

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    @mary hornbeck ....sent you a private message....Please look in your "inbox"
     
  16. mary hornbeck

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    Hi again, can u please let me know what size lancets would be compatible with the akray glucose meter that unsend out, thank u
     
  17. Chris & China

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    You can use the Relion lancets in the device too.

    What we usually suggest is getting the ones for "Alternate site testing" that are 26 gauge because they make a little bigger "hole" when you poke and make it easier to get a blood drop.

    The 31-33 gauge lancets are usually too thin to use on "new" ears.
     
  18. mary hornbeck

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    Just took cats BG and it was 345, 10/1/17. Yesterday it was 276. Both readings with 2 units. Would it be a good idea to jump to 2.5 units timorrow and give another 1/2 unit now
     
  19. mary hornbeck

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    I'm sorry just one more thing. I won't be getting another bag of food until Tuesday so I've run out of food except for dehydrated chicken and a small 3 ounce can of fancy feast kitten food. Suggestions on what I should do on monday
     
  20. mary hornbeck

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    Just to recap again I also have 1/2 can of recover cat food that the vet gave me for the first week after his dental surgery
     
  21. mary hornbeck

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    Hi everyone. I just got home tonight and asked my daughter if she gave him his insulin with his 1/2 cup of food at 5 and she said she forgot to give him the insulin. Just took his BG and it was 413, should I give him a small s mount of food and regular doseage of insulin? He was supposed to get the insulin @5p and now it is 8:30p. Can someone please advise me
     
  22. mary hornbeck

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    Just called the emergency hospital and they said it would be okay to give him his 2 units now, crisis averted, thank you
     
  23. Tanya and Ducia

    Tanya and Ducia Well-Known Member

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    Hi Mary,
    I think you need to start new thread with title line reading something like - forgot to shot what are my options - and make question mark its prefix. You'll get more attention.

    ETA: I would post in the Vetsulin sub forum. It's here.
     

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