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Need help With vetslin

Discussion in 'Feline Health - (The Main Forum)' started by Jenny reyes, Oct 19, 2019.

  1. Jenny reyes

    Jenny reyes Member

    Aug 18, 2019
    Just wondering about something my cats bs has been higher due to antibiotics and know she is off of the antibiotics because due to her become sick from the antibiotics the vet told me to take her off after I got several no reads on her meter I’m not really sure what to do becuase her sugar since feeding her wet food has been anywhere between 200 to 300
  2. Sarah&Soph

    Sarah&Soph Member

    Jun 18, 2019
  3. Marje and Gracie

    Marje and Gracie Senior Member Moderator

    May 30, 2010
    Thanks @Sarah&Soph I’ve used Humulin which is similar in its action to Vetsulin. :):bighug:

    Take her off the insulin or take her off the antibiotics? Unless you were giving her the antibiotic that you have to mix and has sugar in it, I doubt the antibiotics were causing her BG to go up. There are a lot of different antibiotics that don’t have the same effect of making the cat sick. I’m surprised the vet totally stopped them. If she has an infection and didn’t get enough antibiotics, you are setting her up for DKA.

    The reason I am not comfortable giving you dosing advice and others should also be cautious is because you aren’t testing enough for us to give you solid advice. You’ve done better with some of the night cycles.

    With all those blacks, my suspicion is she is going low on you somewhere, bouncing hard, and diving again. I’ve mentioned before that you can’t just keep shooting 2u of Vetsulin “blindly”. It’s a harsh insulin, can drop her rapidly, and then she will respond by these high numbers you see.

    Linda suggested you drop the dose back and it’s a good suggestion. It’s not the first time one of us has been concerned that her dose was too high.

    If you can’t get daytime tests due to work, if you can share your schedule, we can help you figure out when you can test so we can have a better idea of what’s going on.

    We would really like to help you and Phoebe but our hands our somewhat tied if you don’t have any data for us to go on. Insulin is a hormone, not a medication and so you aren’t always going to get the same response from cycle to cycle.
  4. Krystina & Nelli

    Krystina & Nelli Well-Known Member

    Jul 4, 2018
    Hi Jenny,
    How is Phone doing today. I see your last entry in SS was 11/09 and High...
    Care- to see update :bighug:
  5. Jenny reyes

    Jenny reyes Member

    Aug 18, 2019

    Thank you for asking she had actually decided it was her time that day I had gone out with my special needs brother and he had 3 seizures that day I took him to the er my husband called me saying something was wrong with her she had waited for me to get home and she was laying on the floor of the bathroom I picked her up and rushed her to the er and I tryed to make it on time but just before I got there she took her last breath in my arms and passed
  6. MrWorfMen's Mom

    MrWorfMen's Mom Well-Known Member

    Feb 18, 2015
    Oh Jenny, I am so very sorry to hear it was Phoebes time. They are never with us long enough and they leave such a hole in our hearts. You were her guardian angel and now she is yours. RIP sweet Phoebe. cat_wings>o
  7. Diane Tyler's Mom

    Diane Tyler's Mom Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2018
    So sorry Jenny

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