Say "hello" to Doober!

Discussion in 'Welcome to the Group - Post an Introduction Here' started by Doobersmama, Jan 5, 2018.

  1. Doobersmama

    Doobersmama New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2018
    Hi, everyone! My name is Natalie. I'm 31 years old (32 one month from today!) and I'm Doober's human. He's a 13 year old ginger who was just diagnosed with diabetes last December. We started on Lantus Monday. So far, so good! I had trouble getting his ear to bleed. Found out his right ear works better than his left. I'm learning this dance lol! I noticed he was drinking and peeing a lot, so I googled it and asked a cat group on fb. I knew it was diabetes, but I had no money to get him to the vet. I'm disabled. I have MS and am currently awaiting a decision from SSI. My parents didn't have the money to shell out with Christmas and all, so I dug around on the internet. I found Diabetic Cats in Need and shot them a message. They took care of everything! Vet visit, Lantus, syringes, everything! I don't know where we'd be without them! I know absolutely nothing about diabetes, so I need this forum! His caseworker, Chris, has been so amazing!
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Squeaky and KT (GA)

    Squeaky and KT (GA) Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2011
    Welcome Natalie and extra sweet Doober! Poke around - you'll find lots of information here!
     
    Doobersmama likes this.
  3. Tracey&Jones

    Tracey&Jones Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2016
    Hi Doober - love that name!

    And Hi Natalie! Great job on the home testing!
     
    Doobersmama likes this.
  4. nmveasey

    nmveasey Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2017
    Hello Natalie and Doober! He is a cutie pie!
     
    Doobersmama likes this.
  5. PussCatPrince

    PussCatPrince Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2017
    Welcome to this wonderful place.
    Doober is beautiful & just the right colour says my Tyler pusscatprince. :cool:
     
    Myagi and Heidi and Doobersmama like this.
  6. Sandi & Whisper

    Sandi & Whisper Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2015
    Sorry for the diagnosis, but very glad that you and Doober found us. What a pretty orange boy!
     
    PussCatPrince and Doobersmama like this.
  7. Doobersmama

    Doobersmama New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2018
    Thank you for all the warm welcomes! Doober appreciates them
     
    PussCatPrince likes this.
  8. PussCatPrince

    PussCatPrince Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2017
    Ginger rocks !
     
    Doobersmama likes this.
  9. Doobersmama

    Doobersmama New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2018
    He prefers his water fresh hahaha
     

    Attached Files:

    JanetNJ and Julia Rae like this.
  10. Julia Rae

    Julia Rae Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2015
    LOL so do all of mine...
     
    Doobersmama likes this.
  11. JanetNJ

    JanetNJ Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2016
    Welcome!
     
    Doobersmama likes this.
  12. JanetNJ

    JanetNJ Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2016
    I had one obsessed with the sink. Got her a fountain and she loves it and now I can pee in peace. Lol
     
    Doobersmama likes this.
  13. FurBabiesMama

    FurBabiesMama Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2017
    Welcome!
     
    Doobersmama likes this.
  14. Doobersmama

    Doobersmama New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2018
    At his initial vet visit, Doober's sugar was 560! I took his blood the night before we started his new food and Lantus (Wednesday 1/3), and it was 277. That was just from cutting back on the dry food. It stayed around 240 the next couple readings, then BOOM 333 Friday night 1/5. I'm happy to report that this morning, Saturday 1/6 he was finally normal! 90! Yay Doober!
     

    Attached Files:

  15. JanetNJ

    JanetNJ Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2016
    Welcome! What a beauty! Good job learning to test right away
     
  16. Kris & Teasel

    Kris & Teasel Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2016
    Welcome! You're doing really well. :D
     
  17. Myagi and Heidi

    Myagi and Heidi Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2017
    Welcome! Doober is really beautiful. :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
  18. Critter Mom

    Critter Mom Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2014
    Pun intended? ;)

    Welcome, Natalie and Doober. So glad that DCIN were able to help you both. :)


    Mogs
    .
     
    Myagi and Heidi likes this.

Share This Page