My poor kitty, Chandler has just been diagnosed with Diabetes and Pancreatitis. This has all happened since Monday. Monday, he wasn't feeling well, so I made an appointment for later in the week. As the day turned into night, he was getting worse and by Tuesday morning, I couldn't wait and took him in to the vet. He was lethargic and just sat at his water bowl, just staring at it and just not his normal grumpy old man self. He wouldn't eat his wet food, which never happens. Chandler just turned 17. I got the call later on Tuesday from the vet that he was diabetic and very sick. He was in hypoglycemia and also a bladder infection. So, they started insulin and iv, etc. to begin to bring him down. In our area, after hours, we have to take any overnight pets to the ER vet. So, last night, he spent the night there and continued with the meds. Temperature wouldn't stay up, so they kept him with warmers and he has a catheter at his neck. They monitored him all night and this morning, it was back to the regular vet. They have him now and did some more tests and he has tested positive for pancreatitis as well. The vet thinks the pancreatitis started the diabetes. She also said it's hard to treat the pancreatitis due to the diabetes. I'm still researching that. Anyway, he perked up a little today, but hasn't eaten or drink since this happened. So, I went to see Chandler this afternoon to see if I could get him to eat. I brought his fav can food and he smelled it, but didn't eat. He did drink about a half bowl of water. With the vets permission, I did force feed him about 1/4 of the can of food, just to get something on his stomach. I'll be back to take him to the ER overnight again today and the vet said maybe he could come home tomorrow night. Chandler is normally kinda grumpy and doesn't like the vet at all (like having to sedate him to get blood because he refuses to let them touch him). Right now, isn't doing that and I know he isn't well. He did purr a min while I was there. This is all completely new to me and I'm afraid he isn't going to make it, but I am not giving up on him. He has never been ill in 17 years until now. I'm hoping if he gets to come home, even for a night, that it would help him just being at home. He is an anxious cat normally and I know all this hospital stuff is making him very stressed which also doesn't help. Anybody have any advice from experience. The vet is also worried about the pancreatitis and so am I.