Low glucose

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  1. Bexygirl83

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    Hi there! I just woke up to Audrey laying in the floor almost unconscious. Bg readings are coming up "lo". I've tried using a syringe to give her bits of karo syrup. I'm not sure what to do right now.
     
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    *update*
    By is now reading at 45. I'm not sure how much syrup I've given her maybe 3/4 teaspoon. If I can get her to eat I will try. She's not really responding yet to me or food, but she's awake.
     
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    *update*
    She just tried to sit up but is very wobbly. I put food in front of her abt she wants it but acts like she can't eat. Not sure what to do from here.
     
  4. JanetNJ

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    Keep giving syrup every 15 min...
     
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  5. JanetNJ

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    Can you get another reading? How long ago did you inject and what insulin? You may want to rush you the vet
     
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  6. JanetNJ

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    If it's coming up looking that's extremely low. If someone else can drive you can sit with her and continue to give syrup.
     
  7. JanetNJ

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    Do you have any high carb gravy food?
     
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    She's eating some friskies gravy food right now with a little syrup on top. I gave her insulin at about 6 am. I woke up to get laying on the ground totally out of it. Bg is 40 right now. We use vetsulin.
     
  10. rhiannon and shadow (GA)

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    that's a close call. too close...

    keep monitoring her....
    if you can get her to the vet to be checked out, that would be wise.
    You don't know how long she was that low.

    you will need to continue monitoring and giving her gravy or syrup today.

    You want her back up , above 70 without having to give her syrup or gravy .....
     
  11. JanetNJ

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    How much insulin did uou give? Are you on the eastern time zone?
     
  12. JanetNJ

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    I am glad your here... I am distracted at a zoo
     
  13. Bexygirl83

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    Um, yes I believe eastern. Its 1024 am right now. I gave her 2.5 units with a can of ff classic. This has never happened before. She was running close to 500 about a month ago regularly. But I've been cutting her insulin way back. Vet suggested 7 units twice daily.
    *update*
    Bg is 79 right now
     
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  14. JanetNJ

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    Well she's earned a reduction for sure. Did you test this morning before injection? Ok so that means she still has 1-2 hours that she can continue to drop so be vigilant and test every 15 min
     
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  15. rhiannon and shadow (GA)

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    well, she obviously has earned a reduction....

    I see your spreadsheet is way behind.....
    are you keeping numbers in a journal? It would be really helpful to see that data.
     
  16. Bexygirl83

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    I feel like the worst mom right now. I was so tired this morning I didn't check her glucose. Never again. Should I let her eat this whole can of food? It's one of the 5.5oz cans
     
  17. JanetNJ

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    No... Give lots of gravy but you may have to get her to eat later and you don't want her full. Do you have any temptations treats? Those suckers raised my girl fast
     
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  18. JanetNJ

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    Oh good 79 is good but test again. In 20
     
  19. rhiannon and shadow (GA)

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    79 is good but she could drop again, you need to stay with her .....
     
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    I'm giving her some of these Meow Mix Irresistables soft chicken chews. Hopefully these will do?
     
  21. rhiannon and shadow (GA)

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    we'll find out as you keep monitoring.....
     
  22. Kris & Teasel

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    Just seeing this now - very scary for you! I'm not at home right now so can check only sporadically. I'm glad you have help. Will check in as I can.
     
  23. rhiannon and shadow (GA)

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    How is her behaviour now?
     
  24. Bexygirl83

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    She seems very calm and is sitting near the food dish. Still very wobbly when she tries to walk, but i don't know how long she was out for? She was twitching a lot, possibly seizing.
     
  25. rhiannon and shadow (GA)

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    Can you take her to the vet today?
    They need to assess the damage.
     
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    I will definitely call to see if they can get her in. What should I say about lowering her insulin against the vets suggesting? We haven't been back since I've been a member to this community.
     
  27. rhiannon and shadow (GA)

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    I am going to tag others later about what the dose should be.....

    Do you have any current test numbers for the last week....
     
  28. Bexygirl83

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    Glucose is 94 now. I'm in the phone with the vet.
     
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  29. rhiannon and shadow (GA)

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    The vet will tell you to lower the dose , I don't know how much.

    Kitties that get this low can become oversensitive to insulin that's why I need to tag some others to give input.

    @Sienne and Gabby (GA)
    @Wendy&Neko
     
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  31. Bexygirl83

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    Ok so it vet doesn't seem to think she needs to be seen.
     
  32. JanetNJ

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    Thank goodness you caught it in time and we're prepared with syrup and gravy.
     
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  33. JanetNJ

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    Ok so don't feed and check in 20 min. If you get three consecutive readings without dropping and without more food uou are safe
     
  34. Tuxedo Mom

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    Just seeing this. Glad some others were on hand to help with the hypo.

    As has been said you need to continue testing. I t would be helpful if you could post the test reading along with how many hours since you gave the insulin...such as +3 (3 hours since shot) +4 (4 hours since shot) etc.

    If you gave 2.5 units of vetsulin and got that low a reading then that dose is definitely too high. When things settle down and you can breathe properly again it would be helpful to update your spreadsheet with whatever readings you have done in the last month or so. :bighug::bighug:
     
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  35. rhiannon and shadow (GA)

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    Mary Ann, will you be here for a while? I need to go to work.

    @Tuxedo Mom
     
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  36. Tuxedo Mom

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    I am home for a while so I will keep an eye on this
     
  37. Bexygirl83

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    Bg 129 just now.
     
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  38. Tuxedo Mom

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    How many hours since the shot is this now? I am in a totally different time zone.

    How long has it been since you gave either syrup or food?
     
  39. Bexygirl83

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    *update for anyone just joining*
    907 am +3- lo
    930 am +3.5- lo gave syrup
    939 am +3.5- lo gave syrup
    948 am +3.75- 45 gave syrup and attempted gravy food
    1002 am +4- 33 eating food and syrup
    1014 am +4.25- 40 eating
    1026 am +4.5- 79 eating meow mix treats
    1042 am +4.75- 76 eating gravy food
    11 am +5- 94 resting
    1124 am +5.5- 129 resting
     
  40. Tuxedo Mom

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    THANK YOU!!

    "usually" vetsulin will hit the nadir (lowest reading) around +5 or +6 but each kitty can be different. At this point you would want to hold food and retest in 30 minutes to see if the numbers are still going up without syrup or extra food. The syrup wears off quickly but with the gravy and food that could be keep the numbers up. Please post your next reading.

    As Janet said earlier with a hypo episode some kitties can be more insulin sensitive afterwards. The 2.5 unit dose is DEFINITELY too high, but until you get some updated data on the spreadsheet it is difficult to know what to advise for dosing. Glucose levels can change day to day which is why regular daily testing is important. With a faster acting insulin like Vetsulin it is imperative to test before each shot and ideally to retest at +3 or +4 after the shot to see how quickly the numbers are coming down.
     
  41. Bexygirl83

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    I appreciate you so much @Tuxedo Mom for helping me with this. I have to admit that I have been very lazy about testing lately and don't really have any info to report. I'm so glad everyone here was able to help and i was able to start off with great info from the get go here in this community. I can't believe how quickly she declined today. And how serendipitous that I got a phone call to wake me so I could find her. I'm going to be very diligent about testing and keeping her safe.
    Is there a safe place to start again? Should I start with 1 unit again?
     
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  42. Tuxedo Mom

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    Let's see where the numbers are when it gets close to the next shot time. Without much data recently it makes it harder to suggest a good dose. Also with the hypo today the glucose readings bounce and will be much higher for a day to several days. It may be prudent to start low and do regular testing in order to figure out a safe dose. Especially with Vetsulin you do want to have regular testing. With Vetsulin you can have a high preshot number a very low nadir and then another high preshot number. Without seeing what goes on in between shots you can't tell if the dose is too high. That is why some vets keep increasing the dose when in fact the dose should be lowered. The more data the clearer the picture becomes.
     
  43. JanetNJ

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    You did awesome today and literally saved your cats life
     
  44. Tuxedo Mom

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    Janet is correct. Your quick thinking and reaching out for help definitely saved your kitty. And thanks to Janet and Rhiannon for helping you along!! :bighug::bighug:
     
  45. Bexygirl83

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    I really can't thank you all enough! :cat: I usually run to "freak out mode" in tough situations, but you all helped keep me calm through it.
    Bg is at +6- 183 now.
    No food for at least a half hour.
     
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  46. Tuxedo Mom

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    You did a great job of not freaking out..well at least not too much :)

    Sounds like she is going to do a big bounce now after that hypo. Do not give any more food at this point and retest in 1 hour. I predict a very high preshot but that DOES NOT mean that you will need more (ie: higher dose) insulin. Best to test at least 1 hour before regular shot time and post the readings then to get some advice on what dose you should be using. Janet is very experienced with Vetsulin so hopefully she will be around and can give her opinion.
     
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  47. JanetNJ

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    Don't be surprised if the preshot tonight is super high from the bounce off going too low.
     
  48. Bexygirl83

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    Bg is now +7- 214:cat:
     
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  49. Tuxedo Mom

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    Looking good! You can wait until +11 to retest and then post with the number. As Janet and I both said the number will most likely be quite high due to bouncing from the hypo.

    Just to make sure...when you do your preshot test you should be doing the test..feeding and waiting 20-30 minutes before giving the shot. Vetsulin tends to start acting fast and tends to bring numbers down earlier in the cycle so having a decent amount of food in place before the shot is the best approach.

    Please do post when you get your +11 testing.
     
  50. Sandy and Black Kitty

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    Just out of a yoga class and saw I was tagged.

    So glad your phone rang and that you took immediate action.

    I don't have first hand experience with Vetsulin so can't give informed advice on how to proceed however it's true that regardless of which insulin used easy does it.
    I will say take a deep breath. Plenty of experienced Vetsulin users here. The troops have been called in and will provide guidance. Even if she flies up to the stratosphere, consider all recommendations carefully. Remember-
    Better a day too high than an hour too low.
     
  51. Monica Lewis

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    Just seen this, how scary! So glad you were around and able to act so quickly, well pleased to see that Audrey is doing ok.
    I believe that everything happens for a reason...from the wake up phone call to you realising the importance of regular testing and I'm sure that you will do everything to keep her safe..
    Well done for holding it together today, you did brilliant - hope all goes well for you guys from here..:):cat:
     
  52. Yong

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    Just seeing this too. Well done Rebekah :) and she is probably going to have some trampoline time. But definitely earned a reduction. Little surprised your Vet didn't feel a need to check her. Hoping no permanent damage!

    Try your best to at least get PS tests :)

    ETA: should take down 911 now ;)

    Apologies to anyone tagging me lately. I am recovering from another back injury >_<
     
  53. Elizabeth and Bertie

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    Wow, @Bexygirl83, that was some scare, but you did brilliantly! .....Phew! Well done, you! :bighug::bighug::bighug:

    Even though Audrey seems to have come through this experience just fine do be sure to keep a close eye on her over the next few days. Hypoglycemia can really take its toll on a kitty's body; and if there are any concerns at all about her being 'off' please DO take her to see a vet ASAP.

    As others have said, clearly a dose reduction is necessary, but I'd also suggest that you be uber cautious with insulin over the next few days. Hypo can sometimes make a kitty extremely sensitive to insulin, and you 'might' need to reduce the dose more than you'd expect. As an example, my own cat had a very low hypo out of the blue last year and I had to reduce his (typically) 0.75 of a unit insulin dose to 0.1 of a unit to get the same effect.... (Increased insulin sensitivity can actually cause some cats to go into remission following a hypo.)

    Again, well done. ((((Hugs))))
     
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  54. Bexygirl83

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    Ok, BG was at 4 pm +10- 240
    Now it's 5 pm +11- 196

    Seems it's coming down now. Not sure if I should give any insulin at 6 pm with food. Any advice for this mama?

    ETA: @Elizabeth and Bertie @Yong @Tuxedo Mom
     
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  55. Kris & Teasel

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    You gave 2.5 u this AM. She'll be insulin sensitive from her hypo this morning so if she's at high enough PMPS to give insulin you'll need to reduce the dose. Let's see where she is in an hour. I'm thinking only 1 unit tonight.
     
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  56. Tuxedo Mom

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    I agree with Kris. The earlier hypo could still be affecting the numbers and the fact that they are still coming down means that you have to be extra careful about wherher you shoot or not. Please post the preshot number...without any food having been given for at least 2 hours.

    Do remember that with Vetsulin you need to do the preshot and if it is high enough to shoot, you feed first and wait 20-30 minutes before giving the shot so that the food has started to work before the insulin does. Vetsulin tends to have an onset anywhere from +1-+2 hours after the shot.
     
  57. Bexygirl83

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    Ok bg is now reading 219 at feeding time. I'm going to give a can of ff classic and recheck in 25-30 minutes
     
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  58. Tuxedo Mom

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    Seems like the numbers are still rising but slowly. My thought is that you might want to give 1 unit for tonight and monitor as much as you can in the early part of the cycle. although I would like to get some more opinions on this.

    tagging @JanetNJ to see what she thinks
     
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    I agree with 1 unit
     
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    Thank you Janet.

    Also it would be useful if you could enter the readings from today on your spreadsheet so that anyone new coming in can see what has happened through the day.
     
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    Ok bg now is 207 after eating. I should go ahead and give 1 unit dose? I'm a little nervous because I'm working today and lucky enough to be able to leave to check things like this. But I'm not sure how many more tines I can tonight until I get off at midnight.
     
  62. JanetNJ

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    If your nervous you can air on the side of caution and do 0.5
     
  63. Tuxedo Mom

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    With the numbers still dropping after eating and you not being sure how long or how much you can monitor I would suggest skipping the dose. Has she ever been diagnosed with ketones or DKA? If not then skipping may be the best solution. It will give you a chance to rest and get a good sleep. Just remember the glucose readings may be higher in the morning, but that does not mean you need to give a higher dose of insulin.

    tagging @JanetNJ to get her input.
     
  64. Bexygirl83

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    Thank you so much. I think I might skip this dose just to feel safe.

    Thank you for your help today!
     
  65. Kris & Teasel

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    Skipping the dose is fine. Rest and regroup for tomorrow. :)
     
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    I hope tomorrow is a new day and we can regroup and reconfigure. You're all my heroes today and thank you for all your wisdom! :bighug::joyful:
     
  67. Wendy&Neko

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    Good job today. As with all things involving feline diabetes, each day we learn something new.
    You can at least put in the units given, plus today's data. That's all good information to have. I am super glad you did not follow the vet's recommendation of 7 units! :eek: My Neko had two high dose conditions and never got above 5 units of Caninsulin (Vetsulin).
     
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    Yes, as soon as I get home tonight I'm going to check on Audrey and then I can input everything from today on the spreadsheet.
    The vet started her at 4 units and over the course of several months had it up to 7 units. I never gave 7 units and consulted this forum. I'm so glad I did!
     
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    this last evening at +7 Audrey's bg was 151. I fed her a half can of ff classic and headed to bed. This morning at feeding time her bg is 164. I have to take a client to an early doctor appointment don in going to feed her and check glucose after 30 minutes when I return so I can see how insulin is hitting her.
     
  70. Tuxedo Mom

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    Did you give a shot this morning and if so how much? That is still a low number considering the hypo yesterday. I would be inclined to skip this shot and do some more testing through the day.

    If possible please update the spreadsheet with yesterday's numbers so that anyone coming in to offer advice can see what has happened over the last day or so.
     
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    I haven't fed her yet this morning, I just checked her bg. As soon as I'm done with this appointment I'm going to check her again and feed. I will post her updated bg and see if it's any higher. If not, I can just feed and skip insulin and check her periodically through the day.
    I will update the spreadsheet also when I get home.
     
  72. Tuxedo Mom

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    Thank you for the information. The 151 at +7 and 164 at preshot are basically the same with the variance that is allowed in meter readings. These readings are only on the higher end of normal and after the massive dive Audrey did yesterday holding off on insulin would be a prudent idea. She really hasn't come up much considering the hypo...which usually would cause a spike or bounce with glucose numbers and the fact that you didn't shoot last night. A clear sign that she was on too high a dose of insulin with the 2.5 unit dose. Thanks goodness you didn't listen to the vet when they suggested 7 units!!! :eek::eek:

    I will check in later and I am sure others will be around as well, so you can post the updated reading once you are finished with your appointment. :bighug:
     
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  73. JanetNJ

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    If it's shootable don't give the full amount or it will get low again
     
  74. Bexygirl83

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    I'm updating my spreadsheet now. Got home a bit ago and checked Audrey's glucose. 180 at 853 am est. Fed her a can of ff classic and will recheck before I lay back down. I did not give any insulin with this feeding. She hasn't had any insulin now since yesterday morning at about 6am. No more super low episodes either.
     
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  75. Tuxedo Mom

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    Audrey is still not coming up much so skipping this dose as well may be the best approach. You can get some sleep without having to worry and then see how she is doing later. :bighug:
     
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    About 30 minutes post feeding her bg was 144. Should I retest? Seems like a big difference since eating. Spreadsheet is all updated now. Let me know if it makes sense or if I did it correctly.
     
  77. Tuxedo Mom

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    Thanks for updating the spreadsheet. It appears Audrey is still holding/dropping slightly so definitely skip the shot. That 2.5 unit dose was definitely too high and she has probably been dropping low and bouncing for awhile.

    Have you made any diet changes in the last while...changing to a lower carb wet food or the such? Has she been treated for any infections in the last while? Both these things can cause glucose levels to drop which means insulin requirements would also drop.
     
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  78. Bexygirl83

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    The only diet changes I have made was to switch her to the ff classics pate. She was eating mostly gravy/chunky foods before and free eating dry food. She no longer has access to the dry food as I keep it in another closed room for my other cats. She has been eating ff classics for at least a month now though. No infections that i know of. She has constant drainage out of her one eye though. Vet said he thought it was from her being so thirsty, I guess? Not really sure about that though.
     
  79. Tuxedo Mom

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    A diet change from higher carb gravy food and dry food to the lower carb wet food can make a big difference with some kitties. It doesn't always show right away but if it has been a month since the food change she may be starting to show the results of a diet change. This would mean that her insulin requirements will have dropped, sometimes a fair bit. There have been a number of kitties on here that have managed to get into remission ( diet-controlled diabetes) in a fairly short period of time by doing a change to a proper diet.

    My thoughts are to skip this shot, test again around +11 tonight and post again for some input. If she requires insulin at that time it will need to be a reduced amount, maybe even greatly reduced...but we will see later on. In the meantime her numbers are looking pretty good for no insulin!!
     
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  80. MrWorfMen's Mom

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    Been watching from the sidelines. Congrats on handling those low numbers the other day! Great Job! And thank goodness for the phone call.

    I wonder if Miss Audrey's pancreas isn't sputtering into action. The fact that her BG went down after eating suggests the food triggered some pancreatic insulin. This is good news indeed but also means cautious dosing at this point in time. It would be interesting to see what her BG is a an hour or so and 2 hours after a meal without exogenous insulin on board.

    Will be watching with fingers crossed that Audrey continues to improve without any major drama! :D
     
  81. Bexygirl83

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    Hi everyone! Just got home from an outing and checked Audrey's BG. This would be proper feeding time for her and it was 138. She seems a lot more relaxed and not drinking/fiercely hungry/peeing as much as before the episode. Unsure if I should give any insulin with this meal I'm going to feed her soon.
     
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  82. Tuxedo Mom

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    You have gone 24 hours without insulin and Audrey is managing to keep the glucose readings pretty level. With the last reading and the possible effects of the hypo from yesterday maybe keeping the numbers higher. my thought would be to skip this shot...feed her the regular meal and retest again in 3 or 4 hours if you can. This will show how well her body is working on its own.

    The fact that she is feeling good and the drinking and peeing has settled down is a good sign.
     
  83. Kris & Teasel

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    I agree with Mary Ann's advice. You want to see how she does after the hypo effects have worn off. :)
     
  84. MrWorfMen's Mom

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    A third vote for skip here too! :D
     
  85. Bexygirl83

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    should I be concerned if she doesn't finish her can of food? Typically she would devour it, but only ate about half of it. Thanks for all your input!
     
  86. Tuxedo Mom

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    When glucose numbers are in better ranges kitties often will not have the same "I'm starved" approach to food. Since you are not giving a shot, you don't have to worry if she eats a good meal all at once. Just leave the food out and Audrey should go back and eat more when she feels the need.
     
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  87. Bexygirl83

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    So I could be wrong, but I think Audrey might be in the process of passing. I'm sorry if this triggers anyone. Her behavior is different tonight. Hiding and laying in strange spots. Avoiding me for most of the day. She almost seems lethargic. She's letting me hold her now. I'll update later.
     
  88. Monica Lewis

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    I'm sorry to see your latest post, hopefully there's another reason for her odd behaviour.
    I had days in the past few months when due to Josie's similar odd behaviour and obvious signs I was convinced things were coming to an end but my miracle cat pulled through every time so far!
    Thinking of you both and hoping we'll read some happy updates soon
     
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  89. Tuxedo Mom

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    How is Audrey doing? Is she still showing strange behaviour? Is she eating,drinking and peeing ok?

    Praying for a good update!! :bighug::bighug:
     
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  90. MrWorfMen's Mom

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    Hopefully Audrey's behaviour is just her body adjusting from those low to higher numbers. That can make them feel poorly because of the dramatic fluctuations. Fingers crossed that's all this is! :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  91. Bexygirl83

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    Hi guys. Just woke up to check on Audrey and she's still here. Last night when I was so concerned about her I tried offering food and she wasn't interested. She just sort of hung her head over the food. She Laid with me for a while. I put down some wet food and a small hand full of dry kibble. She ate a small amount of it. She has gone to the water dish a few times I've seen. I've also seen her pee and have a small BM. It was just so weird to see her fervently trying to get to spots that she's never laid before. She even hopped in the washer (not on and I've closed it since) to lay down!
    I didn't want to rush to conclusions but I've never seen her be like this.
     
  92. Tuxedo Mom

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    As Linda said in her post the changes in glucose levels can affect how Audrey is feeling. That hypo on Wednesday can really drain her body and make her feel "yucky". Hopefully she will be starting to be more herself today.

    Please do post when you get her first test! :bighug::bighug:
     
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  93. Kris & Teasel

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    She might still be feeling the effects of her hypo episode. It was a significant event according to the symptoms you described so it might have taken quite a toll. Keep a close eye on her and consider a vet checkup if necessary.
     
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  94. Bexygirl83

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    Audrey ate a can of food a little bit ago. I've checked twice since this morning and they were 115 early and 105 after eating. She does seem a bit better today but not 100%. I'm out right now and will check on her again when I get back.
     
  95. Monica Lewis

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    Hello, just wondering how's Audrey doing?
     
  96. Bexygirl83

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    Audrey seems to be doing fair despite her episode earlier in the week. If I'm being honest, I keep thinking she's going to pass every night. But She's still hanging on. She doesn't seem to be able to see very well, wobbles a bit when she walks, and can't jump very well. She's hit her head on a table trying to jump up on it. She also has been wetting on our furniture where she lays. Sometimes I'm not sure she knows she has wet herself.
    I'm trying to stay positive about it all and I keep checking her glucose levels. She's a bit low tonight (has been 50,60,61) so I've been offering kibble and treats because I don't want it to get too low again.
     
  97. Red & Rover (GA)

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    It's been 8 cycles since Audrey has had insulin. Correct?

    50, 60 ,61 are normal numbers. Generally, a cat that has not had insulin for 4 days cannot go hypo. You do not have to give kibble and treats. (Unless she is not eating at all and then you feed whatever she'll eat.)

    It looks like something else is going on. You should make a vet appointment asap.
     
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  98. Bexygirl83

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    I guess I'm just a little nervous about it dropping again, but that was probably due to the insulin. She ate a whole can of ff classic earlier today. Her glucose has been steady this evening. I'm not used to her numbers being this low. We have a holiday tomorrow, but I'll see if I can take her in on Tuesday.
     
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  99. Monica Lewis

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    Oh dear, I'm sorry to hear this, I know it is very hard to see our kitties like that..
    If she was my cat I would definitely take her back to the vet for further checks and tests to see if there's anything particular that causes her these symptoms and maybe could be treated. Especially odd as she's not on insulin and her BG levels are within the normal range..
    Maybe time is all she needs to regain her health back but I would have her checked out anyway just to be sure and to be on the safe side.
    I hope she will improve soon, I'm thinking about you and sending you big virtual hugs...:bighug:
     
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  100. Yong

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    If you're not administering insulin, her own body won't make her go hypo. I hope she is feeling better :bighug:
     

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