My beloved cat was diagnosed yesterday, brought on by ongoing steroid usage. She is 16 with either IBD or intestinal lymphoma (inconclusive ultrasound.) She's currently hospitalized at the vet while they sort her out, and responding well to Lantus but not eating much as of yet. I travel extensively for a living and just moved for a new job, so I am really at a loss as to how I am going to manage twice daily injections when my work schedule is very irregular and requires mandatory travel. The specialist vet she's been seeing is about 40 miles away, so they weren't able to help with recommendations for pet sitters that are local to my area, and being new to town I know... well, no one, and it's far easier to find volunteers to pet a friendly cat than it is to find a sitter to give injections. I'd be interested to hear of anyone's personal experiences dealing with her combination of issues, as it's been over a year since she first showed gastrointestinal symptoms. Up until what was a rather sudden change, she had been tolerating the steroids well and had been getting monthly bloodwork to support that. While I'm usually not a fan at all of prescription diets, she was on one that contained hydrolyzed proteins that had worked wonders for her weight and ability to tolerate food, so trying to find a low-carb diet that's suitable also seems like an uphill battle. I have a second cat, also 16, who is a bit of a hothouse flower. He's been doing well on her diet, but he has a history of pancreatitis from when he was younger, and as a result I've always fed them a lower-fat diet. I'm feeling very overwhelmed right now, so while I apologize if any of this feels very negative, any thoughts or advice you all have would be greatly appreciated.