Wednesday, July 2, 2008

More than a year later

So to update you all, Draco is doing great! He is still on a wet food diet and will stay that way. He even looks like he may be a little chubby! (not really but he was sooo skinny at one point)

He looked so bad I thought I was going to lose him. I'm happy to report he is healthy and happy.

I hope you are all doing well with your kitties!


Monday, July 16, 2007


I tested Draco today and he was at 44! Now that's kinda low, but that's all on his own. I asked mushymom if that was okay and she said that maybe he just runs lower than average??? I gave him a few kernels of dry food just to calm my nerves.

Here is his sister cat Reign:

So it's 5 days and no insulin!!!

Friday, July 13, 2007

Draco is doing great!

I tested Draco a little while ago: 145. He's doing great! I'm so excited for him. He seems happy and content. I hope this stays for awhile!

The FDMB has been sooo busy lately. Quite a few of us are worried about wordywanda and we all pray her cat is okay. I hope we didn't freak her out with all our posts. We all just wanted to help her cat. It's so hard to sit around waiting to hear on his progress.

I'm tired so it's time to leave a little food out for Draco overnight and go to bed.

Talk to you soon.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Pancreas Action...????

It's Thursday night and Draco hasn't had a shot since Wednesday morning! He's been on Lantus for 9 days and he may be in remission! He is doing fantastic! He is feisty as heck (I feel bad for my other cat-he's back to his usual self-chasing her around the house).

Here are some numbers:

7/11/2007 ---Wednesday
AMPS 308 -gave .4u
PMPS 240 (+12)
+14.25 201 (he went down from 240 to 201 all on his own)

+23.5 112
+27.5 152
+35.5 152

I will report on tomorrows numbers. I'm very excited about this!

Poor kitty cat!

Draco and I had two really bad days. I swear I thought I killed my cat!

His numbers went really really low last Saturday and this past Monday. I was so freaked out. I was feeding him dry food, milk, honey, karo syrup, anything to bring his numbers up. I was on the health board getting advice the whole time. Those people on that board are wonderful and kind. I appreciate everything they have done for me and my cat.

Once a cat has had one of these episodes, apparently they are more sensitive to insulin. I didn't know this! So on Monday I gave him .75u, and that was just too much for him. His blood sugar went down to 45, three hours after the shot! Draco usually dips until 6 hours after his shot. I was freaking out. I was also incredibly upset with myself for being so stupid.

Well, we got through it and he's okay (I had a few stressful nightmares because of it, but nonetheless).

So, here's to Draco's health!!

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

4th of July

Happy Independence Day!

On July 4th, 1776, America declared independence from Great Britain. These brave men worked late into the night writing the Declaration of Independence.

I thank God every day for being born in the USA. This is the greatest country to live in and I am so lucky to be here.

Now, on to my Dracmeister! He got 1 unit of Lantus at +13 this morning (yes I slept in a bit). He was at 327! He hasn't been above 400 since he started Lantus yesterday morning! I swear he's not bugging me as much to eat! Woohoo!!

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

First day on Lantus

So, today was our first day with Lantus. Okay okay, it's one day, but here are some of his numbers:

AMPS 437
+2 305
+4 267
+6 224
+11.5 (PMPS) 397

So that's it for now. The exciting thing is he didn't get back over 400 at 11.5 hours! That is amazing! I've been working with Lisa, she is a feline diabetic expert. She has been fantastic at answering my gazillion questions. She suggested I stick it out at 1 unit 2 times per day for 4 or 5 days. I plan to take another curve in a few days to see how his body is responding.

On Novolin he peaked at +3, then his numbers started going back up rather quickly. I'm so excited to see that Draco actually stayed in the 200s for a few hours!

This is silly I'm sure, but I think that accidently getting the Lantus bottle at the pet resort on Sunday, was a sign! It was a sign to put Draco on Lantus. (of course I returned that bottle!!)

Draco has been getting better at letting me poke his ears. I massage his ears at various times so he doesn't associate ear touching w/a poke! He starts to purr now when I rub his ears to get ready to poke him! I sure am sneaky!