7-25 Bear Update with Linda MrWorfMen's Mom

Discussion in 'Prozinc / PZI' started by Bear & Lora, Jul 25, 2020.

  1. Bear & Lora

    Bear & Lora Well-Known Member

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    Posting this in Prozinc as well as Lantus Forum because many have had concern for Linda's absence.

    I have wanted to give an update on Bear for some time but have felt very emotional and even unsure as to how to start. To lay a little background, for three years Bear's life with me has been very chaotic. As a cat he of course is highly sensitive to anxiety and stress which runs high in my household. Singing to Bear while I tested his BG made all the difference in the world to him. :)

    Three years ago we moved my mother in with us and I became her full time caregiver. She has multiple degenerative health issues that I only became aware of through multiple specialists and tests done over time. On FDMB I had become aquainted with Linda/MrWorfMen's Mom. Like many others she helped Bear and myself immensely on the Prozinc Forum. Through sharing in emails and later phone calls Linda became personally aware of my situation With her background in Nursing she had empathy and understanding of what my future situation could come to be with my mother. Linda graciously offered to become Bear's surrogate mother if it ever came to the point were I felt I couldn't adequately take care of my mother and Bear at the same time.

    That time came. February 13th my husband, myself and Bear left Oklahoma to rendezvous with Linda in Michigan on the 15th. It was one of the most difficult decisions I have ever made. Bear was a light and joy for me each and every day. With a lot of thought and considerations I knew it was the right thing to do for Bear because the time had come when he was getting the short end of the stick, I was having some health problems and there were instances that I couldn't supply both my mother's needs and his at the same time.

    The first week Bear was with Linda was very difficult. Bear was somewhat traumatized from the road trip, testings done in a moving vehicle, some feedings, loud Semi's roaring by, PM insulin shots done in parking lots and overnight stays in hotels. We stopped multiple times to love and pet him through the journey but in all Bear's world was turned upside down during that trip.

    During Bear's first week Linda was the best with patience and kindness. She got him through his trauma and won his heart. Bear is doing better than he ever has. At current time he is at .25 units of Lantus. I couldn't be happier with Linda's care and Bear's progress. My admiration for Linda has only grown. No matter what Bear is a bit of a handful with his dives and bounces.

    I talked with Linda yesterday and Bear's SS isn't current because she has some computer issues which should be fixed soon. Linda is sheltering at home and doing well with three beautiful cats.

    A big piece of my heart is in Canada now, with both Bear and Linda.
     
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  2. Lisa and little

    Lisa and little Member

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    What a gift Linda and you both gave bear. This made me cry. So unselfish on both your parts. Peace an blessings to you all.
     
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  3. jt and trouble (GA)

    jt and trouble (GA) Well-Known Member

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    WOW Two big hearts from FDMB what more can one ask. Bless you for making this unselfish decision and THANK YOU LINDA for being the one to step up and help. I know I say this a lot but. This is the best site on this planet, for finding help with ALL diabetic felines. It makes me so proud to belong. THANK YOU Rebecca and FDMB.
    jeanne
     
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  4. Bear & Lora

    Bear & Lora Well-Known Member

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    Thank you.
     
  5. Bear & Lora

    Bear & Lora Well-Known Member

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    Yes, FDMB has saved Bear's life in many ways and I will always appreciate the info shared, support and kindness.
     
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  6. Panic

    Panic Well-Known Member

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    I'm a couple days late seeing this but that is SO wonderful to hear that Linda is doing well - and better yet she was able to take on Bear! Thank you for telling us! I hope you and your mother are doing well. :)
     

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