:RAHCAT :RAHCAT This Saturday will be Charlie's four month anniversary of being OTJ!!! He is a lean, mean, low-carb fightin' machine!! (well, ok, lean might be stretching it a bit) Now that the kitties have been on low-carb for the last few months--they are extra feisty..... There are more 'battles' but mostly everyone is doing great. I attribute their abundance of energy to their healthy diet making them feel great. With the summer weather, Charlie has been able to hang out in the backyard most afternoon/evenings; chasing bugs, frogs, and the ever elusive chipmunks that live in our yard. He once caught one, and then just sat there looking at the very frightened little thing; not quite sure what to do next, til I intervened and freed the little guy. I continue to test his bg's once a week and he ranges from the low 60's to the low 80's. His overall health is fantastic. Soft, shiny coat; lots of energy and play; and his eyes have that sparkle again that was missing while he was sick. I was reading my posts from early feb, when he hypoed and I nearly lost him. It brought tears to my eyes to think of how very sick and unregulated he was without hometesting. Now, even our vet is a hometesting and low-carb convert. We have all come a long way since last sept when he would just lay on the table while I had to coax him to eat and give the injections. At the time, he was so skinny and listless---now he tears through the house all day with such gusto!! The drooler has healed perfectly from her surgery. There were no complications (except for the blood on the carpets--thank god for the mini-carpet cleaner machines). She is completely healed and feeling so much better that she can run without discomfort. Now we're just waiting for the fur to finish growing back; and you would never know she ever had to go through all this! I haven't been on the board much the last month. Work has been exceptionally crazy, and my only day off since April vacation, was Monday because we were closed. Its good because we have been busy; but for my sanity, I'm hoping things calm down a little. Now that the teens are out of school, I should get at least one day a week off..........(Hoping) I see we have several newbies in pzi. I haven't had much time to help out, and I don't feel comfortable with giving dosing advice. But I can offer encouragement. Just know that by offering a species appropriate diet, and hometesting you will give your fd every chance at going otj. Even if remission doesn't happen, they will do so much better with these all-important steps. Thanks to everyone here for making this possible. The support and encouragement we have here, makes this whole crazy fd ride bearable!