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  1. Kate and Kloever

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    Taking the +2 in 40 mins. +4 puts me at 12:45am....you're saying I need to be up for that? I totally will...was just hoping I could sleep...haha! :)
     
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    It's not a definite that you'll have to stay up that late, but I can't rule it out as a possibility until we know where she's likely to go on this cycle. Most of us find that taking a nap in between tests gets easier as time goes on so we're not quite so sleep-deprived, especially if our cats start earning reductions every few days!
     
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    I'm such a novice with the terminology...earning reductions? As in...smaller doses?
     
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    That's exactly right, yes. Sometimes, a cat can come down the doses fairly quickly...every 3 or 4 days in some cases. When that happens, although it's really good news, it can get to be very tiring very quickly. Even a 45 minute nap can save your sanity at that point!
     
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    How's this for sleep deprivation....I thought I was doing a +2....it was +2.5...and it was 123. So...higher dose than last night...her # was 1 point higher...and I tested 45 minutes later than last night.
     
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    That is a fairly significant drop percentage-wise from her pre-shot. Hopefully she'll do the same as last night and level out, but I would get another test in an hour to make sure she's not still dropping.
     
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    What's interesting to me is that the drop was less than last night on a higher dose?
    Will get a 1 hour reading in 35 mins. :)
     
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    That can happen - the insulin is used slightly differently each time. Because it's a hormone rather than a direct-acting drug like an antibiotic, the way each cat uses the same dose on each cycle can be a little different. It's not really anything to worry about, just something to be aware of. :)
     
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    +3.5...107...now what?? Thanks for still being up!! XO
     
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    No worries - it's only 10pm here!! She's going to be fine I'm sure - she's not dropping all that quickly, but if you're worried you could set an alarm for around +5 and get a nap for an hour.
     
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    Just did a +4.5...101. :)
    Gave her some turkey and I'm heading off to bed!!!! :) You rock!!! Thanks!!!
     
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    Sounds good to me - she's surfing nicely. She might dip into high greens, but I don't think she's going to drop much further tonight. :) Time for you to get some sleep! :)
     
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    Looking great - she seems fairly level on her numbers at the moment. It sounds as though she had a good night - she's come back up fairly gently for her AMPS and that 225 is a nice number to shoot...not so low you have to worry too much and not really high either. :)
     
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    +6 128!!!! :) :) :) :)
     
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    Awesome! :) That's a really nice mid-cycle number and nicely down from her pre-shot too. :)
     
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    It makes me feel like a million bucks!!!! Thanks to @manxcat419 and @BJM !!!!! You two saved her life and gave me peace of mind! I know we're not out of the woods...but she's not getting too much insulin...thank God!!!!
    Would also like to note...although she still drinks a fair amount of water her urine output is SIGNIFICANTLY less!!!! :) Thanks again!!! :)
    Also a big thanks to @Louellen
    & @Shiloh & Rhonda !
    You're encouragement helped me so much!!
     
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  18. manxcat419

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    She's doing really well Kate and so are you. She might need a tiny bit more insulin to get her to the point where she starts earning reductions, but she's looking really good just the same. :) And I'm so glad to hear that her secondary signs are still good - it's great to hear that she must be feeling good in herself. :)
     
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  19. BJM

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    She is doing great! I think you're ready to post in the Lantus/Levemir group. Take a look around there and see what you think.

    Alternatively, you can start posting in Feline Health
     
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