Discussion in 'Caninsulin / Vetsulin and N / NPH' started by Diane Tyler's Mom, Nov 27, 2019.
@MrWorfMen's Mom morning Linda
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Good morning! Got the tag!
Are you and Ashley doing anything special for Thanksgiivng?
Hey Linda not a thing , not even cooking a turkey or a ham. Most likely my father will come over and that's it. Same thing for Christmas. Since Ashley can't be around noise that's how it has to be. If I ever did go any where it would be my sisters. My brother doesn't believe Ashley is that sick and doesn't understand about RSD. I haven't talked to him in a year and a half. He is a piece of sh*t. Ashley always loved the holidays and being with family. She would love to bake and bring it to my moms house where we would all gather. Not the same since my mom is gone. Ashley can't even be around the oven being on anymore because the heat bothers her eyes, this damn disease took everything from her. Me I am a hum bug lol, How about you
Diane, I'm glad to do my fam event but a bit envious of your peace and quiet
We celebrate Thanksgiving in Oct. so long gone now. With my only family being my SIL with Down Syndrome, I don't do anything that day. She's usually off with her boyfriend's family for holidays. That's changing now because he's moved out of town with his parents so not even sure what's happening on Xmas. She used to go to BFs and I had a peaceful Xmas with my kitties and then I'd go to very dear friend's for their Xmas celebration on our Boxing Day (day after Xmas). Now that BF has moved I don't know if I am going to have to "entertain" on Xmas or not yet. Not looking forward to it as it's a lot of work for 2 people, and my MIL never bothered teaching SIL how to do much of anything to be able to help. I've tried.......had her come over for prep when family was larger..... things like snapping green beans, peel potatoes, rolling crescent rolls onto baking sheet, stuffing turkey and she wasn't impressed with any of it (too much work and mucky) and quite honestly, was a hindrance rather than a help. Now she tends to fall asleep if not entertained every second which is problematic and I may end up picking her up (yes I have to be chauffeur service too) only to end up taking her back home because I've warned her before that she has to be well rested and good company if she expects to be invited to other people's homes for special occasions. BF used to keep waking her up when they visited here on birthdays, holidays etc. She almost fell asleep with her face planted in her dinner plate at BF's house last Easter! Not looking forward to Xmas at all. I kind of like my peace and quiet!
Wow I don't know how you put up with her, it would drive me insane, I really feel for you. So your mil comes over also , how about your fil is he still living. I hope they don't come over on Christmas and you are left alone with some peace and quiet. Tell them you have the flu
No MIL, FIL, my parents and DH have all passed on so it's just me & SIL now. It was a whole different set of challenges when the parents were still with us. Oh, the tales I could tell but then most people seem to have family challenges of some sort to deal with around the holidays so all things considered, it could have been so much worse.
Our DD and SIL have made the 2 1/2 hour drive to KC to pick up DS...that's a huge help AND BONUS , peace and quiet for a bit ....won't be home til bedtime ...thinking of you both ❤️
Glad your guests are helping out Beth. That makes it so much easier. It's tough being hosts and chauffeurs for everyone!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving day all!
@MrWorfMen's Mom hey there Linda
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Oh I thought maybe one of your in laws was still alive
Happy Thanksgiving Beth to all of you, enjoy the day
@MrWorfMen's Mom hey Linda
I was wondering why with lantus you have to use U100 syringes instead of the U40
Is it because the lantus is 100 units per ml and the vetsulin is 40 units per ml
So the lantus is stronger and it lasts longer. I will probably be taking Tyler to my vets for his check up, he hasn't been there since he was diagnosed so she wants to see him. I will tell her I want to switch insulin and she will also have to give me a script for the new syringes , or ADW will just call her like they did four the half markings on the U40 ones @MrWorfMen's Mom
Happy Thanksgiving to you and Ashley, Diane ❤️ Peace and quiet is definitely something to be thankful for
You're right about the U100/vs. U40 syringes. Using the U40's with Lantus could result in a serious overdose.
The Lantus is more concentrated than Vetsulin but that doesn't mean it's stronger per se. It's gentler and lasts longer and is better at holding low numbers than pulling down high ones. Vetsulin doesn't last as long, can pull down high numbers sharply but doesn't last so doesn't promote surfing in low healing numbers. It is just formulated in a different concentration. It's like different antibiotics for instance where you might take one twice daily but another for the same "bug" might require you to take it 3 times a day. Dose is different, action is a bit different but ultimately they do the same thing.
@MrWorfMen's Mom OK I understand thanks for explaining it to me
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I'm here watching The Godfather for the hundredth time lol they have it one every thanksgiving @MrWorfMen's Mom
Enjoy your movie! Hoping you and Ashley will enjoy a nice quiet comfortable day with your fur babies.
@MrWorfMen's Mom thanks Linda it's just another day to me, so I will catch you later my friend
@MrWorfMen's Mom hey Linda
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@MrWorfMen's Mom morning Linda
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@MrWorfMen's Mom hey Lady
Decided to do a @+11 was 164
But will test him again for his PMPS @MrWorfMen's Mom
@MrWorfMen's Mom ok just a half hour later
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Well look at that little monkey just kind of surfing along for the last hour and ending up a bit lower.
Hope things are staying a little quieter and comfortable in your neck of the woods. We are expecting yet another dumping of snow here on Sunday, the tail end of the cyclone "bomb" currently crossing the US. SIGH! If this is any indication, it's going to be a bad winter.
I was surprised too with Tyler, I hear ya, I'm listening to our forecast, so far they day 3-5 inches for all day on Tuesday, when I heard that I wanted to die, you know what that means for me and Ashley, go out and start shoveling probably every hour because of the town plowing the streets, just so that when it stops I can get the hell out of here before neighbors start with the snow blowers, Ashley's ears. Will then probably go park in a parking garage and wait until neighbors are done and I can come back and park behind my apartment in a big drive way after the guy comes and plows it. So I will have to park on the street until he clears it. I put 2 garbage pails down after I shovel myself out so no one takes the spot after I leave. You have no idea how I am dreading this. How much snow did you get already @MrWorfMen's Mom
We got about 6 inches the last snowfall a couple weeks ago and now expecting another 3 to 5 inches or more. The bad news is that they are predicting thre possibility of mixed precipitation so we may get freezing rain or ice pellets along with it. And it's on Sunday when I have to drive to curling. Oh joy oh bliss.
Oh well, can't stop Mother Nature. Here's hoping the weather folks have it ALL WRONG and at worst you just get a sprinkling!
I'm off to bed. Going to see Cats at the theatre tomorrow so I want to be well rested so I don't miss anything!
I hope they are wrong, oh wow enjoy the show and don't bring any cats home with you lol nighty night
@MrWorfMen's Mom morning Linda
Tyler seems to be loving that number of 158 or 159 lol he ended with that number and started this morning with it
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@MrWorfMen's Mom no rush
Tim who I got the lantus from told me that when on lantus you can only post one thread per day? He said you would first out the date
Here easier to copy what he said
One thing to know about the Lantus forum is that you start only one thread per day, with the date in the subject line and a link to your previous thread. A thread can wind up being a combination of updates, asking questions, seeking advice and just chitchatting. Of course you don't have to post every day but many people do.
I see that Beth does it like this.
Do you have to put a link to the previous thread? I wouldn't know how to do that I'll
You know me. Like I said Tyler will be going the second week of Dec to the vet and then will need a script for the syringes and will order them
Want to use up the Vetsulin before starting the lantus since his numbers aren't bad @MrWorfMen's Mom
Hey Diane ❤️ Coming out from under family here to say hello to you and Linda All the cousins are meeting for dinner in Springfield ( small city ab 30 minutes to our south) so Dan and I will have a quiet evening. Saw you were commenting on posting on Lantus . There are no hard and fast rules ab how often to post so you can post one day and then not again until you want or need. Start with date then AMPS . You will prob test more at first til you and Tyler get the hang of Lantus . And anytime you have a question ab posting or how they do things on the Lantus board you can PM me if you like . I will of course follow you and Tyler there ❤️
Awe thanks Beth, much appreciated. What I am trying to day is that for example let's say the date is 12-6-2020 Monday and AMPS is 134 the you follow that with @+2 then @+3 and @+6 etc Then you do the PMPS for the same day ( this would be the title)
Now for the next day which would be 12-7-2020 you would then have to start another separate thread is this correct.
You just can continue under putting the rest of the days under 12-6-2020 right like the way I do on the Vetsulin board like I do one right after another. I see when you start vs new thread or title for a new day you put the word yesterday in blue above, so we can see what happened the day before how do you do that
Must feel good to have a quiet night tonight, when will they all be leaving tomorrow
How did Thanksgiving go, what did you cook
@MrWorfMen's Mom good evening Linda
How was Cats?
Also please see #31
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Far as posts, Diane ...each day you post for that day ...next day a new thread is started for that new day ...you refer back to the day before post first then proceed with any questions you have , stuff you'd like to share . That way people who are reading:helping can refer back to the day before to see what was going on . It's really no different than what ur doing now ...we had a good time with family but I am exhausted ... not use to cooking or that many people in the house ... our youngest niece is 16 so no small kids for now .... our son Matt flies out Monday , SIL on Tuesday and our daughter the following Monday ...we had the usual Thanksgiving food.... side dishes are recipes from each side of the family which is fun to recall where each came from .... Dan and I eat very light and simple so having this much food around is unusual for us ... but it's all fun .
Cats was excellent but not as good as the original Toronto production. It's quite the spectacle but the stage was smaller at this theatre and they jazzed it up a bit but lost or didn't include those cute cat moves like face/ear washing, scratching etc. so the actors weren't as cat like as before. Had a good time and that's what counts.
Like Beth said, we can support your move over to Lantus and it's not a big deal. You can do one thread here everyday now if your choose to. Putting a link in for the previous post is easy but let's practice that when you start a new thread for Tyler.
@Beth 73 Sounds like Thanksgiving went well but holidays are a lot of work. Hope you have lots of leftovers so everyone can just fend for themselves from here on in.
@MrWorfMen's Mom glad you had a good time. You know me I worry about things ahead of time. About putting in a link for previous posts yes let's leave it for later.
I have bad traits about me, if something has to be done but could really wait, no I have to do it right away, but doesn't have to be, just like now about asking about the link, , here is an example let's say I went and bought bed pillows and brought them home and they weren't comfortable for Ashley and its 8 pm, well I have to bring them back right then and there, of course it can wait until the next day, that's how anal I am.
I have to learn to relax and take things slower @MrWorfMen's Mom
Linda, glad you had a much deserved good time ! It's just nice to get out and do something different from time to time More food than use to and way more conversation than use to wears this Hobbit totally out . Elmo did amazingly well. We usually close him in a bedroom for the first few hours but let him be out this time and he surprised me ...he got underfoot a lot but was in blacks all day so slept a lot. Blacks now gone !
@Beth 73 sounds like you all had a good time and must have been so good to see your son and daughter, nice they are staying longer with you. You probably could sleep for days right
That's too funny about taking the pillows right back because I'd have the opostite problem. I'd procrastinate for not wanting to go near the store again. I am NOT a shopper at all. HATE it with a passion so having to return stuff is torture in my books.
I wonder if Elmo despite being out and underfoot found having the extra folks and commotion a bit stressful. Good that the blacks are gone but hope he doesn't deal any of his dramatics until you are able to catch up on some rest.
@MrWorfMen's Mom lol you laugh, its just crazy the way I am. Ashley will look at me and say really you are going back now. I also am not a shopper at all.
I hate it. I haven't been to an actual mall in years. I stay local. I try not to buy anything so I don't have to return it lol only kidding.
Like now I have to return 2 items at Shop Rite that's our grocery store here, but I will not go now, will wait until tomorrow. Ashley has me chained to the bed lol @MrWorfMen's Mom
@MrWorfMen's Mom hey Linda I just saw the post from Marje about the 2020 SS.
I can give it a try with the directions she gave, but afraid I will screw it up.
She did say she would do it for anyone, would you mind doing it for me when it gets closer to the new year or do we do it now so its there already @MrWorfMen's Mom
Yours is an easy one. The ones we use in Canada are a bit more tricky. I can do it for you if you want. No problem.
Yes would you please, are you sure you don't mind
Spoke too soon ab blacks ..reappeared tonight but DH May have given FS..... at least I will get early good sleep ... and I'm like you , Linda in that I hate to shop , except for Amazon ...and like you, Diane , in that I can stress myself out trying to get things done ahead of time and quickly ...... ah well And yes , fell asleep on couch tonight ...all this cookin' and a visitin' takes a toll on me .....I love when they come and I love when they go ...gotten kinda selfish in my old age ...and use to them living far away .... nighty night you two
NIghty nite all!
Sweet dreams dear friends
@MrWorfMen's Mom morning Linda
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@MrWorfMen's Mom if you didn't leave yet for curling drive safely, I see the weather by you is slippery, same here today freezing rain. Talk to you later
Thanks for your concern but no worries. We cancelled curling this morning and then the curling club advised us the club was closed anyway so I am warm and comfy in my house with my furbabies and not planning any outdoor activities!
@MrWorfMen's Mom that's good I hate the winter!!!
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I can't believe it's Dec already. I can't believe we will be saying 2020. Time is going by too fast @MrWorfMen's Mom
@MrWorfMen's Mom morning Linda
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Good morning , Diane Popping by to check in before “ kids” get up . Son leaves today, SIL tomorrow and Jenna next weekend . She won’t be around here tho as she has a photo project she’s working on down in nearby Branson . Stays down there instead of driving back and forth ( 45 minutes away). Now to dig my Christmas tree out while I have 3 strong guys to lug it up the stairs Sending hugs and prayers for a marvelous Monday And Auntie Linda, will be looking for my shipment of fresh Canadian snow any day now
Good morning Beth, do your kitties bother the tree at all. We have freezing rain and snow here right now. Supposed to turn to all snow later this afternoon, they say
1-3 inches I hope they are right and won't get anymore than that. Hugs
Just heading out to put your shipment of snow together Beth! We've got about 4 inches so far from what I can tell from inside. It's still snowing lightly. What worries me is what is underneath the snow. We had freezing rain and ice pellets earlier yesterday and then the snow so this could be an interesting clean up. Hopefully we'll deplete the snow supply in the clouds and you won't get too much of it Diane!
At least the freezing stuff was short lived unlike Dec13 when trees got uprooted from the weight of the ice and power was out for over 2 weeks for some folks. We had a live wire running between 2 street lights, come down onto our side lawn. The city lost a significant portion of the tree canopy and it took months before the mess was completely cleaned up.
Don't get me started on cats in trees. Miss Menace has taken to trying to get into my small year round tree downstairs yet again. These pics are from her antics years ago but the last few days have been an instant replay.
@MrWorfMen's Mom this is too funny , she might think she is one of the ornaments
lol, I haven't put a tree up in years
Linda.... if you see this please check PM and SS....Elmo hit 48 then now 49...giving HC and then HC plus drop honey ....
@Beth 73 I see Elmo is at it again, Elmo please be a good boy for mama
Yes, he is , Diane Can’t try to figure it out but just respond to each day ,each hour as it comes . I’m pooped out from today . Hope your day was good
@MrWorfMen's Mom Evening Linda
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You must be pooped between Thanksgiving company and taking care of Elmo. I don't know how you do it, you are such an amazing mom to Elmo
Awww, Diane , coming from you , a real life Wonder Woman , is a huge compliment ❤️ We are just use to simple food and quiet life and while we love family it wears me the heck out to talk/listen this much and eat this much . Think I may go on a fast here when Jenna leaves to give my body a rest . I am exhausted but you know all ab exhaustion ❤️
Thanks Beth but I am no I real life Wonder Woman, but thank you anyway. I'm sure any one in my position with Ashley would do the same. Both Tyler and Perry are sound asleep, so later on around 2-4 am they both start breaking my chops looking for food.
It's unbelievable, , they really get on my nerves some times lol. Tyler is over weight and trying to get him to at least down to 16 pounds, he weighs 20 pounds. Before being diagnosed he was 23 lbs , then went flown to 15 lbs when diagnosed.
He is a big cat but still he weighs a ton. He only eats about a can and a half of Fancy Feast Pate either chicken or beef. Then I still give him the dry Dr Elsey chicken which is only 4 carbs. I only give him 1/4 of a cup and not even that.
If he has the FF Pate Chicken that's 147 calories for a can and a half and if he even eats all of the Dr Esley dry which he doesn't that would be 136 calories for the dry, so a total of 283 calories a day
If I give the FF Beef it would be 138 calories for that and 136 calories for the dry
So a total of 274 calories a day.
He is just a lazy cat, my vet said he just isn't burning calories because he's a lump on a log. I try to play with him and make him run a little. He does have neuropathy in the back legs but it has improved so much with the Zobaline . He can now jump on the bed and couch and on to the kitchen table , first jumping on the chair first.
He should weigh less than 16 lbs but my vet said let's cat least try to get him down to 16 lbs.
Perry is the active one always has been. He is smaller than Tyler and weighs 14 lbs, vet said he should lose a few also.
I am just going to have to put my foot down when it comes to Tyler, no more dry food at 2 am. This has to stostop lol
@MrWorfMen's Mom morning Linda
Doesn't this weather suck! We got about 5 inches, just went outside to clean car off everything as all frozen. Finally got the door open. Oh how I just love the snow and ice and wind ( NOT) lol How is everything by you
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I think my word for this would be a little stronger than "sucks" but I'll let you use your imagination.
I heard the weather guy saying they got just over 3 inches of snow at the airport. I'm about 10 minutes drive to the airport and there was far more than 3 inches here. I don't know how they measure but I think they are full of u know what! I had a good 5 maybe 6 inches. Easy to see how deep when cleaning off the car.
I got my car cleaned off and that was a job and half....twice as hard as cleaning the porch, walkway and the double driveway. I've got an SUV and cleaning off the top is shall we say a bit of a workout. Thankfully the doors weren't frozen shut. This morning I'll have to go out and clean up the bottom of my driveway between the sidewalk and the road. The sidewalk and road plows both left windrows that I'll have to manually shovel before I can clean up the rest with the snow blower. Oh joy Oh bliss! Just couldn't deal with anymore yesterday and left that part for today. It's supposed to be a bit warmer today so hopefully it hasn't frozen into solid ice blocks.
Good morning Diane ❤️ Won't go into the whole " I love snow" song and dance ...you guys already think I'm crazy in that department But I do !!!! Sending hugs and prayers , that your day is cozy and warm
@MrWorfMen's Mom oh I will use my imagination , but you really don't want to hear the words that would come out of my mouth lol. I feel so bad for you that you have to do all that shoveling, I really do my friend. Its warmer here today and the sun is out. I don't want to hear about any more snow storms at all. The words that come out of my mouth when I listen to the forecasts are not lady like lol I am rough around the edges for sure. Will check in later, take it easy with the shoveling OK @MrWorfMen's Mom
@Beth 73 I think I would like the snow if I lived in a little cottage out in now where, no body around with snow blowers, no noise at all for Ashley. Some thing like in a Thomas Kinkade painting. Have a nice day and I hope Elmo behaves
That dream cottage is beautiful but I've thought about that dream world Diane and in winter particularly it comes with a whole different set of drawbacks. No perfect world out there but my dream would be a desert island in the Caribbean living off the land/sea. Close enough to civilization that a little boat with a little outboard motor will get you there but far enough off the grid and small enough, that no one else is interested in it and leaves you alone. No seasonal weather worries other than occasional hurricanes but hurricanes very rarely hit around Barbados/Tobago! That said, there is rising sea levels to consider. More research needed.
I'm done FINALLY! Until next time.......
@MrWorfMen's Mom now that I think of it, what was I thinking the cold is no good for Ashley, so I'm with you, I am a pretty good fisherman, I would go all the time with my husband, trout fishing, down the shore on the boats for flounder and fluke, I also love crabbing
Ok so we need a bit bigger island with room for 2 cabins. I'll check the real estate listings!
OK you are too funny
@MrWorfMen's Mom evening Linda
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@MrWorfMen's Mom morning Linda
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Good morning, Diane , Ashley, Tyler and Perry ❤️ Hugs and prayers sent from the Ozarks to you for a special Wednesday
Good afternoon Beth, hope all is going well
@MrWorfMen's Mom hey Lady How did shoveling go, every muscle in my body is aching lol I felt like I was 90 yes old. This **** is for the birds. You better find that deserted island fast lol. Will Start a New Thread In The AM TYLER'S JOURNEY # 21
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I'm looking.....believe me .......I'm looking! Desert islands aren't as easy to come by as we'd like.
I'm done with snow for the moment and it's supposed to warm up here over the coming weekend so that should clear what's left of the white crap. Cleaning off and shoveling out cars is no easy feat. Saves a trip to the gym if one is so motivated!
The snow is mostly melted here and get a little warmer also. I will talk to you in the AM
under the new thread, give those kitties some lovins from me @MrWorfMen's Mom
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