What's a good number after a very low hypo # 35? he's 197 now thank god. This is a good # for me

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  1. Rupert_09

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    Rupert has been in the 200's all day. went to check his bedtime sugar it was 35, in disbelief retook it in his other ear 36, fed him, gave him honey got it to 63. how often do you check it and what is a good number? Everything so far is on his SS. it's 1am here in Duluth, MN im sure i wont get a response. thought I would try. Gonna google til i hear back....
     
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  2. Chris & China

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    You want to test about 20 minutes after you feed.....then, IF he's above 50, test again in 30 minutes....then IF he's still climbing, test an hour later

    You want to test for 2 hours from the time you have to "intervene" with anything high carb or containing sugar.

    If he drops below 50 again, that 2 hour clock starts over
     
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    Thank you. I did find the Emergency treatment on here says to test every 15 til u get a good number. I just checked him again it was 76.
     
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  4. donnalea

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    Do you have any low or med. carb food? The kind with gravy is best. Keep feeding and testing every 20 minutes until his bood glucose stays up without food. How long has it been since his shot?+
     
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    His shot was at 7pm. 12 hrs after his 7am shot. Yes, we have gravy fancy feast that's what I fed him at midnight.
     
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    He's also definitely earned a reduction in dose, so no matter how high he's at in the morning, you'd only shoot 3.25U

    I'd start trying to make a habit out of getting a +2 on every cycle if you can ....that +2 can help to give you an "early warning" that he might be going a lot lower later in the cycle.

    It's also a good idea to keep some high carb food in the house. While honey is fine (and brings them up quickly) it also wears off fast.

    Most of us keep a few cans of Fancy Feast Gravy Lovers in our "hypo kit".... you pop the top, put it back down and "squeeze" the gravy into another bowl. Feed a couple of teaspoons of the "gravy" (that's where most of the carbs are anyway) ....it also doesn't risk filling them up too much.

    You want to keep him a little hungry so if you NEED him to eat later, he will
     
  7. Chris & China

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    It's on his spreadsheet....the 35 was at +5
     
  8. donnalea

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    Just remember that the BG can turn back down. That's why you want to to keep testing.. I wouldn't give him any insulin tomorrow morning. Keeping fingers and paws crossed.
     
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    Yes, 5 hrs after his pm shot
     
  10. JeffJ

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    Sorry, but I'm going to bed in 2 minutes. You have good advice above.

    You might bet tired of testing, but this is an emergency. Keep his BG up. That "35" is too low.
     
  11. JeffJ

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    As you may have spare time between testing, you may want to read the FAQ about hypos. If you can't get to the emergency clinic and he won't ingest food or sugar, then be ready for a small sugar enema as well. It can be dosed via a non-needle syringe - like a medication syringe (that never had a needle). Keep reminding yourself this is an emergency until your kitteh meets the rules that Chris set out.

    I'm signing off now.
     
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    @Rupert_09 I'm sorry but I'm going to have to take off....I actually have to be up and out early tomorrow and it's almost 2am

    Keep testing at least until +7....as long as he stays above 50, he's safe, but if he drops below 50 again, you'll need to continue testing until he's been able to stay in safe numbers without you having to feed him anything

    I've put out a couple of feelers in hopes to find someone else to watch out for you, but I don't know if they will be on too much longer either.
     
  13. Chris & China

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    Looks like he's coming up

    You can remove the 911 now ("edit" your subject line and choose "no prefix").....if you need it again, put it back

    it's important to keep us updated as you get new tests. We don't like leaving anybody until we know they're safe.

    Don't forget....reduced dose tomorrow!!
     
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    @Chris & China No problem... Thank you for all your help
    @JeffJ Thank you for your help as well!
    @donnalea Thank you for being there for my Poopers...
     
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  15. JeffJ

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    Glad to see that you got thru the hypo. They are scary, as they should be. I hope Rupert gets some extra lovin today.

    Monitor BG a little closer than usual today and tomorrow. Sometimes the kittehs are bouncy after hypos.
     
  16. JeffJ

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    Also I'm sending some decent weather to you to warm things up. It was in the 70's here this week (Austin TX).
     
  17. Rupert_09

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    Thanks... it's been extremely cold here lately. - 40 below including wind chills... today it's freezing g rain with snow mixed. Very slippery out!
     
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  18. Kris & Teasel

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    Sounds just like our weather here in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada! :confused:
     
  19. JeffJ

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    Holy Crxp! It's not even that cold in my refrigerator's freezer!

    Of course, we don't want to exchange weather stories in July when Austin basically become an oven.
     
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