It has been a while since I last checked in here, though I practically lived on this board for a number of years. You may not know me, but you have probably run across my words in stickies or by people relating my experiences with my bouncy drama queen kitty. Lucy was diagnosed in 2007, at the age of 5. She was DKA and nearly died. The ER vet actually told me I was wasting his time and my money by trying to save her. I told him that was his problem, it was my money and I could decide how to spend it, and my money was paying for his time so he’d better do his job. Lucy was definitely not ready to go. She recovered, started insulin, and we went up and down and around and around (and up and down and up and down), until she finally bounced her way off insulin in 2009. That’s right, 10 years OTJ! Sadly, a year ago Lucy was diagnosed with a mammary tumor. Today, cancer took Lucy from me. However, in the 12 years since we joined FDMB, Lucy connected me with so many wonderful people. She is responsible for me knowing probably 1/3 of my Facebook friends. She inspired me to adopt two other diabetic meezers, and my mom adopted one too! I am eternally grateful, especially to @Jill & Alex (GA) for helping me save Lucy. I have tried to pay it forward and help as many others as I could. I’m happy to stop back in today and see others who were around back then still here helping others. I hope I will be able to start spending more time here soon. Life has gone every which way for a few years now, but when the dust settles I would like to come back. In the meantime, please keep doing what you are doing. Feline diabetes is not easy, but it is worth it! I hope Lucy will always be used as an example of what is possible.