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Author Topic: Prayers needed for IQ, orange tiger girl  (Read 29195 times)
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5CatMom
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« Reply #45 on: September 26, 2007, 07:20:39 AM »

3cat,

Good luck with your vet appointment today.  Hope you will find IQ to be improving.

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« Reply #46 on: September 26, 2007, 07:44:30 AM »

Wishing you the best, 3cat.  Let us know.       Check your PMs.  I just sent you a long one. 
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« Reply #47 on: September 26, 2007, 02:24:11 PM »

Vet agrees Q-Kid has some more time if can be stabilized on diabetes. Will
get blood results tomorrow. Poor Q, got stuck again. Tiger girl's bp 145 in office
Owner's off the chart, but hopeful.

This vet is a really nice guy with a lot of courage. Willing to go for it as long as
there isn't suffering. Also an experienced surgeon. So has been in practice for
a while and seen much. Didn't clobber me for FF Turkey&Giblets Feast. Just questioned
whether Q is best off staying there. Same goes for questioning his choices, SD WD and
Purina OM.
Root for glucose well below 716.
3cats
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« Reply #48 on: September 26, 2007, 04:47:57 PM »

3Cats,

I'm rooting and praying and thinking positive thoughts for you and your little tiger, IQ. 

Keeping fingers crossed.

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« Reply #49 on: September 26, 2007, 06:22:39 PM »

3cat I'm thinking and praying for you and your fur babies
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3catkidneyfailure
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« Reply #50 on: September 27, 2007, 08:02:17 AM »

Vet yesterday said Purina "OM." I want to investigate protein, carbs, fats, fiber, etc.
It's Purina DM, isn't it? For diabetes management? Thanks --
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« Reply #51 on: September 27, 2007, 08:44:16 AM »

Fingers crossed for good test results for IQ
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« Reply #52 on: September 27, 2007, 02:30:02 PM »

Hoping for low glucose!
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3catkidneyfailure
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« Reply #53 on: September 27, 2007, 03:01:17 PM »

Can't thank all of you enough for the good thoughts. Just got off the phone
with the vet. IQ's diabetes is still uncontrolled and she's not responding to
the insulin injections. So we're going up in insulin dosage to 2 units twice a day.
Cat's usually have problems with hypoglycemia when you do this. So I have
my Karo syrup ready and am really glad I'm so close to emergency services.
Start tomorrow morning. Her glucose is 711. Think positive and send all your
best wishes IQ's way --
3cats

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« Reply #54 on: September 27, 2007, 03:05:14 PM »

3cat - so sorry the numbers aren't better.  Saying a prayer for you and IQ.

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« Reply #55 on: September 27, 2007, 03:13:44 PM »


Sending extra good thoughts and prayers your way. As I recall from when we had a diabetic, it took a few months of adjusting the insulin slowly upward to stabilize her. I know it's hard but waiting to see the effect of the increase is probably the best course of action right now. Warmest wishes for you and your orange tiger girl!
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3catkidneyfailure
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« Reply #56 on: September 27, 2007, 03:26:58 PM »

Thanks, Jenny and catwoods. I'm hoping it's a matter of
adjustment.
This little orange girl has always been a pure joy
to be around, a real character, and never does anything
the easy way. The Q has put up with renal failure for 9 months
with hardly a blip in dignity. Hope her cat muse is good for this, too.
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« Reply #57 on: September 27, 2007, 03:37:42 PM »

I just saw the question about the OM or DM - a few years ago it was Purina DM for diabetes but that was before so it may have changed by now.
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3catkidneyfailure
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« Reply #58 on: September 27, 2007, 03:51:44 PM »

I think, catwoods, Purina OM is overweight management diet. IQ's 11 lbs 11 ounces, and
has been maintaining a weight in the 11 lbs 7 ounce to 12 lbs 2 ounce range for months.
I believe one of first symptoms of serious renal failure is sudden weight loss. So I thought
this was kind of good, to have stabile weight. But apparently the vet is thinking lower
protein, lower calorie might help the diabetes if I understand it right. I also understand
that there really aren't any diets they have come up with that effectively manage
feline diabetes, as cats don't metabolize carbohydrates that same way as dogs. There
are, however, some good diabetic diets for dogs.
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« Reply #59 on: September 27, 2007, 03:54:57 PM »

3cats -
     Patience is key when first stablizing a diabetic cat.  The insulin dosage must be adjusted slowly as every cat is different as to the optimal dose.  If possible for you to do so, having a glucose monitor to test her blood yourself would give you peace of mind over time as you could then adjust dosages as necessary on your own.  Initially, however, it is necessary to let the vet do the adjustments until things are stable.  Managing this disease is a little easier these days with the help of the glucose monitors to test the blood.  Years ago when I had a diabetic cat I had to depend on just my observations of her behaviour to determine whether it was necessary to get out the Karo syrup!  Of course, all adjustments had to be made by the vet with no means of testing the blood myself.  Fortunately, she remained fairly stable as long as she ate regular meals - and we also didn't have any special diets back then!  There are some good websites and forums on diabetic cats that would be very helpful to you as you make YOUR adjustment learning to manage the disease for her.  My thoughts and prayers are still with you and IQ.
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