Ozzie is an 8-year old FIV positive male diagnosed with diabetes in December. He’s down to 6-7 pounds from 12 because he went undiagnosed for so long - we and the vet thought his symptoms were the result of long-term steroid use (0.5-1 ml of prednisone twice a day to control FIV-related inflammation). I now give only 0.1 ml of prednisone twice a day. He’s getting 3 units of Prozinc twice a day and will eat in the morning, but becomes progressively more lethargic as the day goes on, refusing to eat or drink. Yesterday by 5 pm he vomited and eliminated outside the litter box and just was miserable. The vet gave him fluids and his BG was 419. In hopes that he’ll eat better if his diabetes is better controlled, I’m trying to test at home with a Relion meter and lancet tool, but after a single instance of beginners luck can not get any blood from his ears or pads. Blood will spread out beneath the ear tissues like a hematoma where I’ve pricked, but no blood comes from the puncture in spite of my rubbing toward the puncture site. I haven’t gotten any results from the pad - aiming for the side of the pad near the skin. I’m afraid Oz might not have much time left for us to get this right. Thanks for any help.