Stinky's intro to FDMB

Discussion in 'Welcome to the Group - Post an Introduction Here' started by Gins, Mar 17, 2017.

  1. Gins

    Gins New Member

    Mar 8, 2017
    Hi Everyone,
    I may have posted something last week, but not sure. Stinky was just diagnosed about a month ago. He is about 11 years old (stray that I adopted so not positive of his age) and a feisty black and white tuxedo cat.
    The posts I have read are very encouraging and supportive. I am having issues with getting blood for the glucometer strips (and not ashamed to admit that I am a nurse). I will keep trying, humans much easier....but not as cute most of the time.
    Thank you!
  2. Kris & Teasel

    Kris & Teasel Well-Known Member

    Aug 17, 2016
    Welcome! If you ask for testing help on the main health forum more people will see your post. Here's a brief list to start:
    • warm the ear
    • massage from the base of the ear toward the upper outer edge
    • use a larger lancet such as 26 to 28 gauge.
  3. Noah & me (GA)

    Noah & me (GA) Well-Known Member

    Dec 3, 2016
    A cat's ear (why am I telling this to a nurse?) and where to stab, uhm, ever so gently poke him.
    ear_01.JPG This is NOT a cat. Do not poke him.

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  4. Yong

    Yong Well-Known Member

    Jan 11, 2017
    Welcome! Warm ears definitely work better for getting blood drop :)
  5. Tracey&Jones

    Tracey&Jones Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2016
    That made me laugh...some days it feels like you are wrestling bear when you first start!:p
  6. PurrKat

    PurrKat New Member

    Mar 19, 2017
    Welcome :bighug:
    I too have medical background and ran into stick issues - and I swear, emotionally upsetting me more than I can remember getting into with children. Hang in there! You'll find what works.
    I've had problems and I think most have to do with retraining my hands to cat.

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