Maggots results are in

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  1. MAGGOT THE CAT

    MAGGOT THE CAT New Member

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    Well just got back from the vets , his fructosmine reading came back at 660 and slight Lipaemia , had a practice injection on him which he nearly jumped through the roof . Been given Royal Canin diabetic wet food to introduce to him gradually , back Tuesday for another go at the injections , not sure how long before we start with the insulin injections
     
  2. Tracey&Jones

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    It went that well did it? Lots of time, patience and love. Is there a treat or toy that he goes snaky for to help distract him?

    I find the more relaxed Jones is, the bigger the tent I can make, then I can pull it up so his skin is tight and inject. He still lets me know hurts every now or again but for the most part he doesn't even flinch.
     
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    i think he may have been a bit stressed as he had been there all day with them trying to get a urine sample , he wasnt a happy chappy at all when i got there , but i have to learn how to do it and then go from there
     
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    Tracey&Jones Well-Known Member

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    You can pretend practice with him at him. Get used to handling him and handling the syringe.
     
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    must admit i found the pen a bit easier , other thing that is worrying me if there a prob during the day as we both work all day
     
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    Just dose conservatively and get as many tests in as you can to find the best and safest dose. I can't test during the day unless I have off or the weekend, so I shoot 5:30/5:30 and in the morning can usually get a +2, but in the evening I can get a more helpful +4 before bed. Then weekends I get extra tests in throughout the day. Leave some extra wet food out to graze on So he can eat when he needs to.
     
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    The problem with the pens is you can adjust the dose in 0.25 increments, only half units. You can use a syringe with them though.
     
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    yeh i noticed that with the pen , the vet said his dose would be 1.25 to start with for the 1st month , then do more tests then to see if that is ok , nothing has been said about home tests though , so not sure what to do about that
     
  9. Tracey&Jones

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    I wouldn't shoot blind. I did that to start with too. I ended up on a dose that was too high.
     
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    What do you think i should do ? do a lower dose than she says to sart with ? now i am worried ..................
     
  11. JanetNJ

    JanetNJ Well-Known Member

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    Typical starting dose is 1 unit, so 1.25 isn't far off. Given the super high reading I think 1.25 is ok. Is he still at the vet? I would start injections right away! Ketones can develop quickly at these levels!

    If I were you id pop over to Walmart and get

    1. Relion micro or confirm meter or some other brand that requires a 0.3 sample
    2. Box of 100 extra test strips
    3. Box of 100 28 or 26 gauge lancets
    4. Cotton cosmetic rounds
    5. Neosporin ointment with pain relief
    6. Ketone testing strips
    7. Fancy feast classic foods. No dry or gravy
    8. treat for yourself

    Start insulin today. Try to test the ketones. Anything above a trace take immediately to the vet. Don't wait until Tuesday to start insulin, he needs it now !
     
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