? Zeke - 8/8 - AMPS 281, +2 257, +7 245, +10 340, PMPS 360, +2 281

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  1. Meridith and Zeke

    Meridith and Zeke Well-Known Member

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    Yesterday's Condo

    Zeke seems to be finally leveling out on his numbers. Since this is day 5, should we increase by .25u tomorrow as long as he stays level today also?

    He isn't going near the litter box while I am around this morning so probably gonna be later in the day before I get his ketone test done.
     
  2. DebG

    DebG Well-Known Member

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    If it were my kitty if you don't see a blue or green today and you can monitor I'd increase for PM cycle. Although with that flat yellow cycles you should see some movement today.
    Since that trace of ketones good thing to keep testing for ketones.
    Keep on a working the juice Zeke:cat::bighug:
     
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  3. Wendy&Neko

    Wendy&Neko Well-Known Member

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    Let's see what Zeke does today. Today is cycle six from that green he got on day two, so I would to see if he breaks his bounce today and where he gets to.
     
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  4. Meridith and Zeke

    Meridith and Zeke Well-Known Member

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    Is his depot built up enough at this point to go ahead and increase tonight? Still getting used to the depot part of it. Yesterday this time he was still throwing pinks. We have no issues monitoring, my daughter stays up long enough so we can get a +6, sometimes a +7 if we think he needs it.
     
  5. Wendy&Neko

    Wendy&Neko Well-Known Member

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    If you were going to increase, I would wait until tomorrow to give him the full five days, plus time to get over the bounce.
     
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  6. Meridith and Zeke

    Meridith and Zeke Well-Known Member

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    That is where I was kinda thinking, since starting it says to give 5-7 days for the depot to build. Still getting used to the depot and trying to not mess that up. Waiting to see how his lower dose that I gave a couple days ago is going to affect things, or if it will. Hopefully not since we are just getting settled into this.
     
  7. Wendy&Neko

    Wendy&Neko Well-Known Member

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    My bad, I missed that lower dose. Thanks for mentioning it. You should wait six cycles after a reduced dose for the depot to fill. Today is cycle three, so the earliest you would increase is the day after tomorrow.
     
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  8. Marvin's Mom - Nat

    Marvin's Mom - Nat Well-Known Member

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    It does look like Zeke may have an active cycle today.... :D
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  9. Meridith and Zeke

    Meridith and Zeke Well-Known Member

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    Ah, OK. So any time I don't dose normal, like I did that one day, wait 6 full cycles til I make any changes? That was just a one time reduction.
     
  10. Meridith and Zeke

    Meridith and Zeke Well-Known Member

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    Still no ketone test. The sneaky little butt manages to get in there when I am outta the room so I don't get back in there in time. At least he never manages to go the entire day without me being near, so eventually today I will get his ketone test. :D

    Almost forgot, Zeke's overall mood is definitely improving! He is one of those kitties that loves the butt pats like you see in all the videos. The last few days any time we are near the kitty tower, he shoots up to his spot and turns his butt to us so we can do the "butt beatings" lol. When we do do them, he gets soooo wound up! He loves it! Of course we don't do it hard.
     
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  11. Meridith and Zeke

    Meridith and Zeke Well-Known Member

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    @Wendy&Neko Since Zeke jumped into the pink this evening, would that be from the lower dose 2 days ago? And if so, does that mean that the dose changes are affecting his depot at approximately 2 days time?
     
  12. Meridith and Zeke

    Meridith and Zeke Well-Known Member

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    Back into the yellows :)
     
  13. Wendy&Neko

    Wendy&Neko Well-Known Member

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    The effects of a reduction/skip can be seen in later cycles. Not sure cats follow a strict schedule on when though.
     
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  14. Bron and Sheba

    Bron and Sheba Well-Known Member

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    Good luck with your switch to Lantus. I'm sure once you get used to it you will be happy with it.
     
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  15. Meridith and Zeke

    Meridith and Zeke Well-Known Member

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    Thank you. I am already liking it. On Novolin, Zeke's numbers were all over the board with no rhyme or reason to them. They seem to actually be leveling out nice and smooth now. :)
     

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