|Seen this enough!|
I started giving Jakie her insulin shots a month ago (approx) but her glucose remained high. We increased the dosage a few times and then .. drunk kitty. She was hypoglycemic which can be fatal in cats. Gah. Too much insulin. Thank goodness I listened to my initial instruction on how to take care of a diabetic cat and knew what to do!
|Amazing how quickly a cat|
will get back in their carrier
when it's time to go home!
My theory: I was never actually getting the insulin in her until we shaved her. By then we had increased the dosage and basically over-dosed her because she was actually getting the insulin at that point.
More blood work indicated pancreatitis and the need for an anti-inflammatory, and today after not giving any insulin for 36 hours and another high glucose test, the doc decided to put Jake back on insulin but at a much lower dose. Kind of starting at scratch again but this time - idiot owner will actually properly administer the medicine!
Poor Jakie, my little kitty guinea pig.
Poor me! These cats have officially become a car payment. I guess that's one purchase that will have to wait.