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Anyone mind a little story? This is my girl Gigi. She'll be 12 this month.



I noticed a few months ago that she was drinking and peeing a lot so the doc tested her and said she had diabetes and had to go on two shots a day. He said that I should buy a glucometer to test her sugar twice a week. Since my daughter has Type 1 it really wan't much of a disturbance to our routine.

But her blood sugar almost immediately after starting insulin went back down to normal. Her vet said cats go into remission but that he'd never seen it happen so fast but said to take her off insulin.

About a week later I noticed that Gigi no longer was walking on her tiptoes on her back legs but rather on her hocks. I texted him and he said that type of stance is very typical of diabetic cats (google "plantigrade stance") and that it would improve but take longer than her blood sugar took.

But she hasn't been getting better. So two weeks ago he came over to look at her and said, "If this were diabetes it would have cleared up by now. She probably has a tumor on her spine. We could MRI it, but if it's this advanced there's really no treatment anyway. She has a few months left. Just love her and keep her comfortable and you'll know when it's time to put her down."

I've been SO sad. But after about a week I texted the vet and said, "Listen, humor me, okay? I bought a really cheap glucometer and I'm wondering if it's been giving the wrong readings." To his credit he didn't say, "Springcurl, 5 stages of grief. You cat's dying." He said, "Okay, I'll test it." So he came over with his glucometer and tested her and sure enough her sugar was HIGH.

So she went back on insulin once a day. Then he came back today and tested again and it's better but not great so now she's on 2 shots a day again. BUT he said he no longer believes she has a tumor, that it's probably the neuropathy from the diabetes after all and that it will improve.

I'm so happy. I really wasn't ready to say goodbye to my girl.
Originally Posted by Springcurl
Oh! I am so glad you insisted on getting her blood sugar checked on a different meter!!! Poor kitty Poor SC!!! I hope she improves!
Oh Springcurl, I'm so glad Gigi will be ok. It's so terrible to lose a pet and I'm glad you will not have to go through that soon. Hugs and kisses to your little furbie!!!!!
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Oh goodness, I'm so glad to see it was figured out and there is a happy ending!! Yay for springcurl and Gigi!





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Got a large package in the mail a few days ago (it was a comforter set).

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Got a large package in the mail a few days ago (it was a comforter set).

Both cats have been fighting over the box since.

Today Kimi is winning (she usually wins, because she's smart enough to smack the box when Mojo's inside, until he gets pissed off and leaves).


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I love this pic so much. They look like they are smiling!

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Anabelle.

Calvin had to come inspect my computer when he heard Yogi. I put the laptop down for him sniff over and he kept looking behind it and sniffing the screen.
Originally Posted by spring1onu
Yogi has a e-friends! Yay! Barking is his fave.

Anyone mind a little story? This is my girl Gigi. She'll be 12 this month.



I noticed a few months ago that she was drinking and peeing a lot so the doc tested her and said she had diabetes and had to go on two shots a day. He said that I should buy a glucometer to test her sugar twice a week. Since my daughter has Type 1 it really wan't much of a disturbance to our routine.

But her blood sugar almost immediately after starting insulin went back down to normal. Her vet said cats go into remission but that he'd never seen it happen so fast but said to take her off insulin.

About a week later I noticed that Gigi no longer was walking on her tiptoes on her back legs but rather on her hocks. I texted him and he said that type of stance is very typical of diabetic cats (google "plantigrade stance") and that it would improve but take longer than her blood sugar took.

But she hasn't been getting better. So two weeks ago he came over to look at her and said, "If this were diabetes it would have cleared up by now. She probably has a tumor on her spine. We could MRI it, but if it's this advanced there's really no treatment anyway. She has a few months left. Just love her and keep her comfortable and you'll know when it's time to put her down."

I've been SO sad. But after about a week I texted the vet and said, "Listen, humor me, okay? I bought a really cheap glucometer and I'm wondering if it's been giving the wrong readings." To his credit he didn't say, "Springcurl, 5 stages of grief. You cat's dying." He said, "Okay, I'll test it." So he came over with his glucometer and tested her and sure enough her sugar was HIGH.

So she went back on insulin once a day. Then he came back today and tested again and it's better but not great so now she's on 2 shots a day again. BUT he said he no longer believes she has a tumor, that it's probably the neuropathy from the diabetes after all and that it will improve.

I'm so happy. I really wasn't ready to say goodbye to my girl.
Originally Posted by Springcurl
Aww I'm glad Gigi is okay. I thought of my own kitty reading her story as she has similar symptoms I believe due to hypothyroidism. It is hard watching her get old. I just hang on to all my little moments with her.
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Originally Posted by redcelticcurls

It happens all the time, and they make some of the cutest cats.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

It's hard to be cuter than a Bobcat anyway.

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They are stunning creatures. My toms dad is several inches taller than him and his paws are unreal. He's not pure bobcat, but he is half and has most their features. I wish I had a pic of him. So beautiful.
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Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.

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