01/16 Butters PMPS 94/+2 88/+4 79

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  1. Butters & Lyla

    Butters & Lyla Well-Known Member

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    Yesterday shenanigans resulting in a reduction.

    Today, just some depot action I think. There is nothing for her to prove right now, so I'm being liberal in my usage of syrup. I keep waiting for the sugar rush to kick in, but so far there has been no change to her usual activity level, which is just slightly higher than that of a throw pillow.

    Have a great day, all.
     
  2. carfurby

    carfurby Well-Known Member

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    I hope Butters surfs safely for you today.
     
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  3. Lina and Simba

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    I hope Butters behaves after the reduction! :cat:
     
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  4. Diane Tyler's Mom

    Diane Tyler's Mom Well-Known Member

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    Morning Lyla , I hope/Butters surfs safely today, no drama today Butters :p
    She's looking great . Have a good day Lyla ♥:bighug::bighug::cat:
     
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  5. tiffmaxee

    tiffmaxee Well-Known Member

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    Butters is definitely keeping you busy! :D
     
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  6. JaxBenji

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    lol. Please do share all of the levels. I always giggle when you compare Butters to a throw pillow (mostly because it's a great description for Jax too :p).

    Surf safely, Butters. Mama may want to get out of the house or perhaps do something for herself.

    Have a wonderful day, Lyla :bighug:
     
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  7. PerfumedCatMom

    PerfumedCatMom Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful flat numbers today! Hope you have a relaxing Saturday, Lyla (anti-jinx)!
     
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  8. JOJI and Kit

    JOJI and Kit Well-Known Member

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    actually tears here from laughter.

    be good, butters. :bighug:
     
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  9. Our Dolly Girl

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    Hi Lyla, wanted to visit you for a change. Butters is doing so beautifully. Wishing you both a happy Saturday and hope Butters stays safe and you get some much needed rest from all the excitement from reduction(s). Surf safely Butters. :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  10. Butters & Lyla

    Butters & Lyla Well-Known Member

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    Hi,
    Yes, I feel 100% confident and calm about shooting such low numbers. I was terrified in the beginning. Proof: The very first time I was faced with a 50 pre-shot, I actually chickened out and shot a half-dose instead. That was on 09/09/2020 if you want to have a look and see what happened as a result (hint: butters' numbers went higher, although she may also have bounced a little). I vowed I wouldn't balk at shooting a low number again and I haven't. "Shoot low to stay low" is a phrase often used on the board, and it's true.

    I had/have a lot of support from a great many people on the board to get to this point, as will you. And once I did it a few times and saw how it kept butters' numbers flat, I became excited about shooting low numbers! And now I encourage others to do it.

    In addition to looking at other kitties' spreadsheets to learn what happened when other caregivers would shoot low numbers, I found that these two posts, becoming ready to shoot lower numbers and why you want to shoot a low number, were particularly helpful in working up the nerve.

    check out her 2020 spreadsheet when you have time. It took around four months before she became tightly regulated (around 09/09/2020). Then she got a pancreatitis attack in mid-October and that deregulated her until very recently, around 12/20/2020, when she became more tightly regulated again. So she and I haven't been doing this tight regulation for very long at all.

    I suggest that butters' spreadsheet isn't the one you should be looking at. Check out @JaxBenji Susanne's spreadsheet for Jax. He has beautiful, flat lantus cycles. Or even @Diane Tyler's Mom Diane's spreadsheet for Tyler. He is doing an OTJ trial right now and had beautiful, flat lantus cycles as well. I personally think their cats' cycles are more indicative of what it is like to do TR with a cat once they are used to being tightly regulated. But Every Cat is Different (ECID). I had to chase butters up the dosing ladder a lot after her hospital stay and lately she has been on a tear down the ladder, so I believe it is a bit different for us.

    So keep thinking about what you want to do, but I'd like to offer you one piece of advice: try it before you decide you can't do it. There is no shame at all in giving it a go and deciding later on that it isn't for you and Missy.:bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
  11. thebigfuzz

    thebigfuzz Well-Known Member

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    LOL. DH and I had a good chuckle over that one. :joyful:
     
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  12. Diane Tyler's Mom

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    Can Tyler be the third throw pillow along with Butters and @JaxBenji
    he would fit right in . Just ate and now back in the couch :p
     
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  13. Sue and Luci

    Sue and Luci Well-Known Member

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    Easy does it Butters! What a green SS she has!

    Have a wonderful day Lyla! (PS, you may want to write in big bold letters on your sig and SS) - something about DOSING FOR BUTTERS - DO NOT COPY...

    You and Butters do have a unique thang going on there... :)
     
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  14. Pamela & Amethyst

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  15. Abdullah

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    Butters is doing so great! Makes me so happy to see the progress :)
     
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  16. Butters & Lyla

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    She kept me too busy today. I was fighting her numbers because of the depot. Kept on adding syrup in her raw food just so I could try to get a little more time between tests. I told her over and over she has nothing to prove but she didn't want to listen.

    I'm tired. It was a tiring day.

    65 @AMPS fed 12 grams pork
    65 @+2.25 fed 6 grams pork + syrup
    56 @+3.5 fed 8 grams pork + extra syrup
    79 @+4.25 no food
    67 @+5 fed 6 grams pork (@+5.25)
    56 @+6 fed 5 grams pork + extra syrup
    70 @+6.75 no food
    56 @+7.25 fed 7 grams pork + extra syrup
    92 @+8.25 no food
    59 @+ 10 fed 10 grams bison @+10
     
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  17. PerfumedCatMom

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  18. Our Dolly Girl

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    It makes me tired just reading all those dips. I hope you are able to get some rest. Tell Butters Dolly said to behave and to give her mom a break. :cat: :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  19. Diane Tyler's Mom

    Diane Tyler's Mom Well-Known Member

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    Come on now Butters enough of these shenanigans :joyful:
    Mama needs a break tonight. But those greens are so beautiful.
    Your Mama has worked her butt off , she's one awesome Mama ♥:bighug::bighug::bighug:. I hope you get some sleep tonight Lyla :bighug::bighug:
     
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  20. thebigfuzz

    thebigfuzz Well-Known Member

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    Be good Butters :cat:

    Curious...do you use a scale for food?
     
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  21. tiffmaxee

    tiffmaxee Well-Known Member

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    Butters, please play nice! Your mama is exhausted.
     
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  22. Butters & Lyla

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    She read half of your post. She just made me play with her for 15 minutes and still wants to keep playing. Something I haven't seen her do in many months. I need to sleep now though. Looks like she will surf tonight with lots of auto feeder snacks.
    Yes! I use this one which I bought when I was on vaca in Vancouver and happened to see it in a kitchen store:). It was an excellent purchase. Five years in with heavy use and it still works! I weigh everything for Butters and always have.
     
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  23. Diane Tyler's Mom

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    Now she wants to keep playing , oh my lord, Butters go to sleep , you need your beauty rest and so does Mama , Surf safely you little scooch :p
    Good night Lyla , I hope you can get to bed :bighug::bighug:
     
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  24. tiffmaxee

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    I hope you get to bed soon.
     
  25. thebigfuzz

    thebigfuzz Well-Known Member

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    Maybe she didn’t like the throw pillow analogy? :p sleep well!
     
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