Letter from your kitty to you during this time...

Discussion in 'Health Links / FAQs about Feline Diabetes' started by Robert and Echo, Jan 9, 2015.

  1. Robert and Echo

    Robert and Echo Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    http://www.felinediabetes.com/dear-mom.htm

    Dear Mom,

    I know it's only been a couple of days, but there are a few things I'd like to tell you.

    First of all, you really do have to calm down, because you're stressing me out.

    Please at least let me get all the way out of the litter box before you start to inspect it.

    Don't stare at me while I'm eating. It makes me nervous. I need a little privacy please.

    You really don't have to follow me from one room to the next. I'm not doing anything that I haven't done a million times before. I'm still trying to catch those pesky fish that live behind the glass. I'm chasing the dust bunnies under your desk. I'm waiting to catch Libby (drooler) off guard so I can smack her and run. I'm doing all those catly things I've always done. I don't need a perpetual audience.

    Just because I'm sleeping, doesn't mean that you need to wake me up and check on me every five minutes. I'm a cat. I sleep.

    I feel hot because I've been lying in my favorite sunny spot in the office. Yes, that really is the only reason.

    I know it would make you feel better if I slept in your bed with you, but it wouldn't make me feel better. I've never done that before, so it would feel funny to start doing it now. Besides, I really like my bed. I've had it a long time, you know.

    It doesn't mean that something is wrong with me just because I don't want to play. Don't you remember the rules? When you want to play with me, I want to ignore you and treat you with disdain. I want to play with you when you are reading the newspaper or attempting to drink your first cup of coffee. This has always worked for us, so why would I want to
    change that now? So if I don't want to play with you, it doesn't necessarily mean that I don't feel good. It means that I'm just being the Rainbow I've always been.

    Stop lecturing (boyfriend) every time you leave the house for five minutes. He has read everything you have. He was there at the vet's when you picked me up. He knows all the signals/symptoms of hypo, and he knows what to do. He knows where the syrup is. How could he not, since it's now in every room in the house. Remember when you told me that you would trust him with your life? Well trust him with mine. He loves you, and he won't let anything happen to me.

    You know that pounding headache you've had since last Sunday? It might go away if you'd chill out just a little bit.

    And lastly, every single sound I make need not be analyzed for meaning. Just because I speak to you, it doesn't mean I'm sick or hurting or getting ready to go hypo. I've always been a very vocal kitty. Sometimes a meow really is just a meow.
    Love,

    Your Sugar Cat

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    Written by Laura and Rainbow. We couldn't agree more with its sentiment.
     
  2. Mishelle McCormick

    Mishelle McCormick New Member

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    *sniff* Thank you!!!! We are getting calmer and this was a great reminder!
     
  3. monty_dweezil

    monty_dweezil Member

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    I had read this before but needed to read it again today. Thank you. :)
     
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  4. BonnieB

    BonnieB Member

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    Thank you so much... just what I needed today because:
    she twitched in her sleep,
    she chose a different place to nap,
    she meowed when I woke her,
    she looked at me with sad eyes,
    she needs some rest and I need to chill!
     
  5. Donna F

    Donna F New Member

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  6. Donna F

    Donna F New Member

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    Thank you, I needed to read this. It's exactly what I am doing (was d0ing) I have not gotten to getting my babies insulin yet just diagnosed 2/14 and waiting for results from full blood panel. Tomorrow 2/16 I'll get the whole list of meds and needles. Not a happy day, but I'll do anything for my furbaby. Hoping I can do BG testing at home because my cat gets really stressed at the vet, will let you know how tomorrows visit turns out. Thanks again.
     
  7. Marquene Klimchok

    Marquene Klimchok New Member

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    Thank you for this..Trix was diagnosed last week, and the research and reading and advice and my own thoughts are all driving me crazy! I do need to chill...really.... thank you for the reminder!
     
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  8. Fiona and Sasha

    Fiona and Sasha Member

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    What a wonderful letter. Thank you for sharing it. Earlier tonight I heard this quick, repetitive drumming sound. Jumped up thinking that Sasha might be having a seizure or something. Turns out it was just the neighbour doing some late-night renovations. Seriously, I need to chill.
     

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