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Author Topic: Prayers needed for IQ, orange tiger girl  (Read 28554 times)
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« Reply #105 on: October 14, 2007, 02:40:12 PM »

Sounds like the glucose is heading slowly downward and that is the same kind of slow progress we saw in the early stages of treating diabetes in our kitty. We also had an occasional sugar high after stabilization but the kitty did very well overall for a long time. I remember her cheerful meows so well! Keeping you both in my thoughts and prayers.
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« Reply #106 on: October 17, 2007, 01:10:07 PM »

3cats,

How is IQ doing?
Have you tried Keto diastix, in lieu of jabbing her for blood glucose?
They go into the urine stream and they give a pretty accurate result of the urine glucose as well as ketones.

Hugs and prayers to you all
Peg
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« Reply #107 on: October 17, 2007, 01:20:28 PM »

Peg,
     I think you have to use actual numbers from blood glucose levels to make insulin adjustments. 
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« Reply #108 on: October 17, 2007, 02:15:31 PM »

Mandycat, you are correct.  The keto diastix can be used in between the blood glucose checks.  I had a kitty that hated to be tested via the blood, he would only allow one jab per day, although, he did not mind the insulin shots.  My vet recommended the stix so that I could get somewhat of an accurate daily glucose read without stressing the kitty out too much.  The vet said Rocky would live about another year with the diabetes.........Rocky lived 5 more years after diagnosis.  An enlarged heart, restrictive cardiomyopathy, sent him to heaven.
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« Reply #109 on: October 17, 2007, 02:50:42 PM »

Dear Peg and Mandycat and everyone:
There are some real quality of life issues which have to take precedence for my beloved orange girl.
IQ's a stage 3 of 4 renal failure kitty now on fluids every other day or every three days if there's no
stomach upsets.
She's also a moderately controlled diabetic for a little over a month on two shots of insulin a day.
So am using fructosamine tests for blood glucose snapshots and ketostix when I can catch her at
the box to check for keytones.
There's also endless rounds of high blood pressure pills, stomach acid pills, and phosphorus blockers.

I had to make some hard decisions regarding letting her know she is loved most of all, and trying to
avoid making her feel every time I come near it's to hurt her. I hope you understand that I decided
loving her was the most important thing for the rest of her life.

So we're having good days and bad, but always loving and treasuring our time together. Just a lot
to ask of this sweet, courageous lady, who I am hoping will see another Christmas tree to attack.

Trying to attach the Spirit of Q picture so you can see what's inside here. Hope it comes out.
Never have been able to figure out how to attach an image.
3cats




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« Reply #110 on: October 17, 2007, 03:17:40 PM »

You know IQ better than anyone and I feel you are wise to make decisions based on life quality and the loving bond that we have with our pets. The kitty knows she's well loved, they are so perceptive.
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« Reply #111 on: October 17, 2007, 04:10:50 PM »

3cats -
     IQ is beautiful!  It is very apparent that you love her very much and are doing all you can to make her quality of life as good as possible with the problems she has.  As always, you are both in my prayers.
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« Reply #112 on: October 17, 2007, 04:53:33 PM »

3cat-This is the hardest part.Knowing when she can't enjoy herself anymore. I know you love her & will make whatever time she has left happy. Sending hopes for another good Christmas for you both.
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« Reply #113 on: October 17, 2007, 06:10:46 PM »

Wow, that is one beautiful cat!
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Ripley with lei


« Reply #114 on: October 17, 2007, 06:39:19 PM »

Gorgeous girl.  Thank you for sharing such a special picture with us.
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« Reply #115 on: October 17, 2007, 06:49:31 PM »

They're all beautiful inside and out. I've never found a fur-kid I
didn't like. Thanks for the good thoughts and wishes
Q-cat n 3cats
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« Reply #116 on: October 17, 2007, 06:59:30 PM »

She's lovely.  I know that when that time comes for you to make a decision, you'll know.  I believe IQ will let you know when she's ready. Until then, it sounds as if you are creating some wonderful memories and sharing a lot of love ~ that's what it's all about. Hope you have lots of really good BONUS TIME together. 
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We miss you KD


« Reply #117 on: October 17, 2007, 07:12:29 PM »

IQ is just gorgeous! And I totally agree - love and comfort is the most important thing.
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« Reply #118 on: October 23, 2007, 03:23:02 AM »

Keep strong 3cat.  Follow your heart. You have many here who understand how hard this is for both of you.  Giving "roots" to my kids-2 and 4 legged-was the easy part----"wings" (or knowing when to let go) is the toughest.  You have alot of friends here for support.
Carol Kiss
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3catkidneyfailure
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« Reply #119 on: October 23, 2007, 05:50:16 AM »

Thanks, Carol. It's a fight with lots of love that too many of
us are fighting.
IQ n 3cats
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