I was thinking about writing a post this weekend about how after years of being an exemplary diabetic, Wynken seems to be growing tired of me poking his ears. I got to thinking, though, about how I *used* to test him only very occasionally… I have been poking him almost every time I spend time with him, now for several months. I had noticed before I left on my trip last week, he almost wouldn't hold still for the blood testing. This is so unlike him! Since I returned late Friday afternoon he has also been pretty averse to me getting blood out of his ear. He barely allows it, anymore. However, this didn't seem like a huge or insurmountable problem… So I decided not to make a post about it. I just decided I would have to start giving dried meat treats, or more affection (which has always been his favorite form of reward.) However, last night something happened that really never happens… He didn't want his meal. I tried adding Fortiflora but he kept sniffing and walked away. He just seemed like he wanted to rest on the bench next to the window and gaze out of it placidly. Then I offered 100% Wellness (he loves that!) and he nibbled... but left it mostly alone. I had already shot 2u insulin ( because that's what I always do as soon as I set the plate down and he starts eating… ) so I checked him a couple times. He was high... 99.999% of the time he begins eating as the plate lands, and walks away only when the plate is clean, or if he does walk away he comes back and finishes it within about 20 minutes, tops! I am certain about this because that's about how much time I allow before I go back in and let his sister out of her enclosure, where she eats by herself now. I was SO sure (hoping!) that it was a passing thing...and that this morning he would eat. However, he remained completely uninterested. So I took the regular food away and offered him tuna and shrimp fancy feast. He's never had that, but I bought it because it was zero carb. And I thought it might come in handy someday. So he began to eat that with some amount of gusto (whew!) and I shot 2u. About 30 seconds later he stopped eating it and went to look out the window again. In between the regular food (that he didn't eat) and the fancy feast, I gave him 1/4 of a Pepcid AC in case he's nauseated. This is also something he's never had before, but I use it with my kidney failure kitty. Needless to say I will be running home at lunch to check on his blood sugar. This is just so incredibly unusual. I don't know how anyone is managing that has a cat with unpredictable appetite. I'm thinking of Carol & Murphy... I am scared.