And that's an understatement, I do believe. But I wouldn't be nearly as calm without you guys, that is for sure. I have gotten so many good links about CRF and fluids and phosphorous and just everything. It's amazing, and I really can't say often enough how grateful I am. Buzz has had great numbers today, and I am so thankful for that. AMPS: 367 1.0u Lantus +4.5: 166 +6: 113 The LL folks had said that since the shed takes a few days to build up, I might not see any change at first, so I wasn't expecting a lot. Cassandra has also mentioned that some kitties get a good reaction on their first dose and then nothing until the shed is full, so I am prepared for that too. But for now, I am pleased. I just received an e-mail from my mom that my grandfather is most likely dying. He has not been well for some time (Alzheimer's) and the QOL for him has not been good for a couple of years. He is being taken excellent care of and he has plenty of visitors, so I don't mean in that way. But Alzheimer's is no way to live, especially not for someone of his intelligence and intellect. He was a chemist at Abbott Labs his whole life and the smartest man I know. But he can't communicate, he doesn't remember who people are (except my mom and her sisters, who see him all the time, although I think he only recognizes THEM, not that they are his daughters), and he has been grieving since the loss of my grandmother 3 years ago. They had been married 62 years and he is lost without her. And so, while this is very difficult and sad news to bear, I find myself somewhat relieved. He has not been living, he has just been exisiting. I wish more for him, and that will not happen while he is still alive on this earth. He is in Chicago, which is only 5 hours from here. I am not sure if I will be able to make it before he passes away, but he will not know me anyway. Hospice said that they feel he is actively dying and if so, he will pass on in about 1-3 days. He does not want any kind of measures taken: no feeding tube, no fluids, etc. Thank you for listening. Please send any thoughts or prayers you can that he will know peace when he is ready, and that my mom and her sisters will, too.