Hello, everybody. Purrfect did a “naughty” yesterday and escaped from the house in the morning. I have a short-range TabCat tracker and found him 400m. from the house, unbelievably high up a tree 12m. (36 feet). It was 0 degrees Celsius (32 F) and there was a constant icy wind from the east. He must have had a terrible fright and sought refuge in the tree. No matter what we did, he would not come down. He spent at least 6 hours, maybe many more up there, and we were afraid he would get hypothermia. Eventually we left him at 6 p.m. and went back there at 11.30 p.m as snow started to fall. Luckily, he must have made his way down because he wasn’t there. To cut a long story short we found him in the loft this morning. With his escape, he had missed two injections and his blood sugar was phenomenally high: 427 on a human meter (approx 590 on a pet meter). What’s even worse is he won’t eat anything (but is drinking a lot). He looks interested but won’t even eat chicken. He looks stiff and sore and is incredibly tired. We tested his urine for ketones and for the first time we saw trace levels (5mg/dL). The vet said that his sugar is so high that even if he’s not eating we should administer his normal dose of insulin (4.75 u) to bring it down. The vet also said that it might be the high blood sugar which is making him lose his appetite. We did a test at +6 hours and the level had only come down to 390 on the human meter. The vet said that it might take 48 hours to stabilise the high levels. What does anyone think? Has anyone had a similar experience? Why isn’t he eating? We have given him a few syringes of pure chicken jelly stock in his mouth but should we try to give him more food in a syringe before his PM shot? I'd be most grateful for your help and advice. Astra and Purrfect.