Fortunately I haven't really had bad vet visits, so that subject line might be misleading. Buzz was her usual self at the vet's, at least at first. She doesn't get too stressed (that I can tell) and is always friendly and never combative or sullen or mean. The vet flipped her over for the cystocentesis, got the urine, and let Buzz get back up. Buzz jumped down from the exam table, walked a couple of feet, froze in place, and just stood there, half-crouched. She stayed that way for about 30 seconds, walked a bit, then began to pee heavily. The vet picked her up, put her back on the table, was looking at her eyes (one of which was non-responsive), when Buzz started puking all over the place and making noises I have never heard before. The vet then said she was worried about ketones and DKA because of these symptoms. While I tried not to hyperventilate, she went to go check the urine. No infection, no ketones, nothing but urine glucose (which was 1000, but I don't know what that means, I'm assuming high). The bloodwork will tell us if there's some other kind of infection (teeth) and we will get those results in 24 hours. Buzz puked about 5 more times and wouldn't come out from her corner. What scared me about all of this is how unusual all of this behavior is for her. She's not a puker, or a hider, or a random pee-er. The vet did a BG reading, which pissed me right off because it costs $19, and it was 500. Of course it was! It was 350 at home this morning, I could have told you it would be at least 450 after all that rigamarole. ARGH. I like my vet but this kind of stuff is so frustrating. I told the vet that I was second-guessing the Lantus now because I am scared to use it because it's so different from PZI. She said that if it were her kitty she would go ahead and try it. So she looked up Lantus in her medical book (she doesn't prescribe it and has no clue about it) and said I should start at 2-2.5u BID. I said, as politely as possible, that I would be starting at 1u BID. She told me that it also said to recheck in a week. I told her that wouldn't be necessary as I would be testing at least 4 times a day at home. I mean, where does this woman live? Does she not know that it's not necessary for me to bring Buzz in to do BG checks?! So I will be starting Lantus on Buzz this evening. I don't really know how to use the pens so I am going to go on over to LL and see what they can tell me. I am so nervous! I just want you guys to know, in all seriousness, that just because I am going to Lantus doesn't mean anything will be different. You guys are still my FDMB family, and the people who I trust here. I will still be posting over here just like always and keeping up with everyone. I'll always be a PZI-er at heart, I think, and I don't mean that to take away from anyone over in LL, who have all been as nice as can be. Maybe I will be able to get some good experience with Lantus and if any of you guys ever switch, I'll have already been down that road.