Hi all, I posted this on the introduction thread, but here is some background. I also posted an update below. I'm totally new to all of this, and I'm here because I'm feeling totally overwhelmed and anxious. A bit about me: My name is Jen, I'm a work-at-home romance author. My cat, Sidney, is 12 years old. He's a little over 12 lbs, and last Wednesday he started vomiting. Vomiting other than a hairball is unusual for Sid. He puked four times in twelve hours before I packed him up for the vet. He got an anti-nausea shot, take home sulcrafate, and blood work done. His bloodwork came back with a glucuse level of 20.3 (I'm in Canada). The vet phoned and said it was high, but he wanted to do a urine test in a week (giving time for the levels to lower) to see if it was related to stress from the vet visit. He said he'd not seen a level *that* high for stress, but he wanted to be thorough. I stopped the Sulcrafate on Monday at his direction, and we did the at home urine test with the special litter yesterday, and I delivered the sample. The sample had blood in it according to the vet, and had sugar evidence as well. Today, we take Sid back to the vet to get an antibiotic for the UTI and a fructosamine test, which supposedly determines once and for all if he is diabetic. None of this makes sense to me, quite honestly. Sid isn't really overweight. He does NOT drink a lot of water, barely anything, really. He pees about four times per day, maybe five tops. He eats every four hours in a 24 hour period- a half a can of fancy feast pate or chicken and cheese (I alternate). So he isn't really showing "typical" diabetes symptoms. I'm a bit mentally exhausted over all of this, considering what is likely ahead of us in terms of diagnosis for Sid. We lost our cat Miss on New Years Day 2018 to acute kidney failure. She was an IBD cat and we spent thousands, and I mean THOUSANDS, keeping her stable, and with various hospital visits. I'm afraid because I don't have that kind of money to spend on Sidney at the moment. So I'm here, just needing some reassurance, or something, that I can get through this again. That familiar anxious feeling of having a sick animal is all too familiar and I am just stressed to the gills. Weirdly, other than the vomiting episode, Sid *seems* to be doing okay. He's grooming, enjoying cuddles, an posing, something he likes to do for attention, where he rolls on his back with his feet in the air to get tummy rubs. He's eating his meals. He *is* sleeping a lot, but both my cats are big snoozers. When they were just on a "feed me, I'm hungry" schedule, he was a LOT more vocal. A lot more picky. Now that I've limited the food to four hours, he's not as vocal and seems to know what to expect. Anyway, that's our story. We are kind of in limbo mode. Thanks for listening! **UPDATE:** Sid got his antibiotic shot and the vet did the fructosamine test. He also did a blood glucose at the office via the AccuTrakker? And it was 22. He believes Sid is likely diabetic, and the official diagnosis is leaning this way. I get the results of the fructosamine test tomorrow, then I guess Monday we go in and learn how to do insulin if that is positive. He also lost a bit of weight. He is 11.7 and was 12.3 last week. Vet is all about learning online, going on YouTube and testing at home, so that's good news. He thinks it's likely early stages, so I guess that's good. I have to go out tonight and get some more cat food, shop, and eat myself. We won't be gone long but I am worried leaving Sid. I'm one worried mama. I would appreciate some help on how to get started gathering testing supplies. Where to go, what to get. Any Canadians that have links to less expensive things...it would be helpful.