11/15 Tigger 328 AMPS 301 +8 296 PMPS, vet tomorrow

Discussion in 'Lantus / Basaglar (glargine) and Levemir (detemir)' started by Breanna H, Nov 15, 2020.

  1. Breanna H

    Breanna H Member

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    Just wanted to check in and ask for some good luck wishes with Tigger's vet appointment tomorrow. The vet is an hour away, so it will be a stressful event for him, at least 3 hours from start to finish, if not more. But, we finally are getting his acro/IAA testing done. Fingers crossed. I really hope the vet is open to a cabergoline trial if it is a positive acro diagnosis.
    He also has a lump on his neck, which my previous vet said it was a cyst, that I want checked out. It has gotten bigger since February when he last saw a vet so I'm kinda worried about that as well, not that it bothers him any.

    We haven't had the best numbers this week and if I don't remind my husband to test Tigger while I'm at work, he won't, so we missed a day or two because I was really busy and forgot. Lots of litter tracking because he constantly steps in it. I really could use a break. Honestly, with getting out of bed early, even on my days off, his litter box emptying (at least daily, if not twice daily), filling his feeders twice a day, cleaning them out, testing, feedings, shots and running the vacuum every day, I am exhausted and I feel like all of my work and effort is for nothing and not getting us anywhere. Not to mention work, other house cleaning, dinner, ect. I know you all can relate and most of you do it yourselves, so it helps to have you.

    Thanks for listening to me whine. Have a good evening! :bighug:
     
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  2. JaxBenji

    JaxBenji Well-Known Member

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    Good luck with the vet and hope everything goes as smoothly as it can :bighug: btw, I thought I read another high dose kitty increasing by one unit once they got to 10 units. You may have already considered this but if not you may want to throw up a question to get input. I’ll try to find the post to link here.
     
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  3. tiffmaxee

    tiffmaxee Well-Known Member

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    Good luck tomorrow. :bighug:
     
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  4. JaxBenji

    JaxBenji Well-Known Member

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    Here's the post I was thinking about just incase you wanted to consider 1 unit increases or get more in put.
     
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  5. Breanna H

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    I was increasing by a unit at a time from 10 to 15, he just is getting so expensive I slowed down and have been doing half dose increases. I have been holding doses longer as well until we got to his appointment so maybe I can get some answers as to why he is a high dose cat.

    Unfortunately, I honestly can't justify the cost of potentially having to give him 20u, twice a day, if it got there. Even getting his levemir from Marks, its costing me $195 roughly every two months where we are now :( with how much food, litter, testing supplies, syringes and zobaline he is going through, it's really adding up. I love him to death and am doing my best but he's an expensive big guy, haha.
     
  6. JaxBenji

    JaxBenji Well-Known Member

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    Hang in there :bighug: I was sure you had probably considered it but just wanted to pass along in case you hadn't. I hope you can get some answers. We are all doing the best we can :bighug:
     
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  7. Wendy&Neko

    Wendy&Neko Senior Member Moderator

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    Paws crossed for a successful but not stressful vetty visit tomorrow.

    Once you get him to a better dose, the cost of litter and food goes down. What brand of litter are you using now?

    Once you hear back on the acro/IAA test results, we could possibly think about using R as a bolus insulin to nudge his numbers down. It's a lot cheaper insulin. We've had one or two caregivers use R to supplement and not have to increase the L by as much. However, this is something you only want to do with certain diagnoses, and with the help of an experienced R user.
     
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  8. Breanna H

    Breanna H Member

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    Thank you for the suggestion though! I always am looking for advice!

    I am getting the Tidy cats unscented free & clear clumping litter in the 35 lb tubs from Chewy. I order 4 at a time which gets me about 2 months. I tried to get him to use "the breeze" system so he doesn't get it on his paws and all around the house but he was not having that.
     
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  9. Wendy&Neko

    Wendy&Neko Senior Member Moderator

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    Once Neko got regulated, she was down to about 2 normal size pees a day, pretty close to the same as the non diabetic cat. I spent quite a bit of time trying different litters, some clump better than others. I had to stop using corn based ones, cause Neko thought they were tasty. :rolleyes:
     

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