Discussion in 'Feline Health - (Welcome & Main Forum)' started by Lee cuzz, Jan 11, 2021.
Can't get his numbers down, guess will increase Prozinc to 4.5 units, wow..
Previous thread for continuity
@Deb & Wink
I knew I would do the continued thread wrong, thanks. Though I lost my mentors. RJ, still high, 4.25 units this morning.
Question, RJ was on lantis for three weeks, still have 220ml left. On prozinc for five weeks. Can I switch back to lantis, if so, how many units? Thanks. Would like to use the rest of lantis at some point.. RJ really not responding to anything..
Thank you ladies
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I'm sorry you aren't seeing much movement. Yes, time to increase. If we wind up getting up to about 6 units, consider having him tested for IAA/ACRO. There may be something else going on here.
This is probably a stupid question, but just to make sure, you are using u40 syringes, not u100, correct?
How many units?
oops number lock was off. hahaha 6 units.
Thank you Janet
Yes U40 syringes. Just bought 1/2 marking U40. Will up to 4.5 units tonight. Been thinking, why he is insulin resistant?
Seems like the more units, the higher BG. Back to 500BG. Don't know what those tests will cost. I'm in for $2,000 plus now..
What we do for our kids!!!
Don't lose hope. I felt the same about Buddy after not seeing any improvement for weeks. For us 4.5 units was the magic number where he suddenly started responding. I'm sure you'll see some response soon. Just keep doing what you're doing.
The test was a couple hundred I believe. All vet stuff is expensive.
Thank you. I can only do my best. Appreciate the confidence.
Go right to 4.5. Until you start seeing low yellows/blues, raise by 0.5. Actually in your case I’d probably try 5 u next shot.
So, Ok to still give 4.25 units when Raymond James tested lower than ever, 411/379 at 3pm.. That's a question, do i still give high units when he is testing lower??
Like you said not until he is in yellow/blue, then what dosage decreases to?? I'm no vet.. Thanks... Only have 1/2 marking syringes. Don't know what 0.5 would be.. Thanks!!!
And may change at 9pm BG...
0.5 IS a half unit. I'm saying you would go from 4. To 4.5, to 5, to 5.5. A half unit at a time. Your cat in these pink and reds is way way too high. A 411/379 on a human meter would probably be about a 475-550 on a pet meter. You don't need to start decreasing until hes under 90. Normal on a human meter is 50-120.
Hard to know what dosage with different BG's, thanks for everything.. Back to 472 tonight... No hypo, with these BG's... I know, more insulin.. He' high, and the beat goes on!!!
Raymond James last two BG' 350, 340, YEAH!! . Still shoot 4.5 units at 9pm?? Seen a scale over 200 BG, shoot, never seen a scale on how many units?
Should I start a new thread under prozinc? Thanks, don't know how to tag you!! JanetNJ.
When you want to tag someone at the end of your sentence , your last word leave a space and then type @JanetNJ
You must see it in blue letters when you are done
Tomorrow I would go to 5
Did you not give a pm shot on the 13th and 14th
Yes, every 12 hours, 9a, 9p...
Not too much of unit increases? 4 units on the 9th, 4.25 unit on the 12th, 4.5 units on the 14th??
I think Janet wants you to fill in your SS for the units on the 13th and the 14th for the PM cycle @Lee cuzz
Thank you Janet
If you want to wait a little longer that's fine but we really want to get him down into yellows.
My apologies, didn't see that. I'm out there!!! Thanks..
How is your sugar baby??
Forget to ask, how is your sugar baby???
She's ok. No appetite the other day but ate better yesterday. I'm hoping she's back to normal today. She has other issues going on with ckd and hyperthyroidism, so the diabetes is the least of her worries.
I hope your little one eats better for you today Janet. (Been going through similar for the last few months with the Noodle.)
She ate more than half a can for breakfast so I think she's feeling better today.
I'm glad CC seems to be feeling better today She's such a pretty kitty
And now she's running low 53 on alphatrak) and eating more. Lol.
Sorry to hear that. Years ago, never had cats with so many illness or maybe they were never tested like today. We left our cats out in the day and they came in at night. Not now. Hope she feels better. Hate when they don't eat!!
Do you think insulin upsets their stomach? RJ threw up clear yesterday but ate.
Oh boy, I'm glad she's eating
Did she have some food overnight? If not it was probably from going hungry
In some cases, yes I do but that's based on empirical observation and information posted here by other caregivers. Lantus can cause GI upsets in some humans, so it's not unreasonable to consider it might also cause similar in some cats.
WRT throwing up clear liquid vomitus, I've found that my cats have done that when they have gone too long without eating (usually any time after 3 to 3.5 hours) but there are all manner of reasons why a cat may vomit. If it's just a once in a blue moon thing then that should hopefully not be a problem, but if it's any way frequent (even if it's once every week or fortnight) I'd suggest giving your vet a call to see whether they'd recommend a check-up.
Hi, mom, LOL. He vomited two hours after he ate. He's had several check ups. Thanks!!
I try to feed him one last meal at midnight. Thanks.
Oh ok. He might have just had a bit of acid reflux. I wouldn't worry unless it's a regular thing.
Again thanks for all your comfort and knowledge. @JanetNJ @Critter Mom
Wow, Raymond James dropped 200 points at + 3. Couldn't believe. Hope he'll be ok overnight. He ate, good apatite... @JanetNJ. @Critter Mom
Nice to see a yellow again! I'd raise to 5 this morning. Let's keep this momentum going.