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My Cat (now Diabetic [we think]) 2 weeks 6 days ago #89458

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Hey Guys ;)
This morning my cat Mittens couldn't walk and was drinking like crazy. We took him to the vet at 10:30 AM (Central Time) to get looked at.
The vet examined him and couldn't find anything obvious and wanted to keep him till 4:00 PM, to do some bloodwork.
The vet just called and said that Mittens' blood glucose was twice the level it should be, that means he is diabetic. :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(
Diabetes in cats is the same as in people, you have to change their diet and give them insulin shots like people.
A bottle of insulin per month is $50, that is $500 a year. My family is tight on money as it is and we splurged this Christmas on gifts.
The vet said he wanted to keep Mittens overnight to get a few shots of insulin in him.
He said that we can change his diet to a special food for 2 weeks and see how he does.
Then Mittens has to go back to get his glucose checked again.
If that doesn't work we have to either give him the insulin 2 times a day and keep him indoors, or we have to put him down.
The problem is that keeping him indoors means that we have to have a litter box in our house.
We go places a lot, which means someone else would have to take care of him while we are gone.
The problem with that is that people in our family are so busy, they forget the things that we ask them to do.
You can't have that when you are dealing with something that could mean life or death to an innocent animal.
Mittens is the only cat that I have ever had, so this is really hard on me.
Please pray that my parents make the right decision.
Thank You so much, horselove236
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My Cat (now Diabetic [we think]) 2 weeks 6 days ago #89462

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Awww... your cat is cute!
I hope that you won't have to put him down. :(

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Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up on wings like eagles,
They will run and not grow weary,
They will walk and not faint.
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My Cat (now Diabetic [we think]) 2 weeks 6 days ago #89466

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I'll pray for your cat.
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My Cat (now Diabetic [we think]) 2 weeks 5 days ago #89468

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Maybe you can get your cat on a low sugar diet? Is that possible?
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Thank You all for praying. :) :) Will continue to give you updates as time goes on. ;) :dry: :(
Thank You so much!!
Love you all, horselove236
P.S. the pictures enclosed are of Mittens and my Collie dog Sadie! :lol: :lol:
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Your dog is so pretty!
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Thanks Quirky!! ;) ;)
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Love you all, horselove236 :silly: :silly:
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My Cat (now Diabetic) 2 weeks 4 days ago #89499

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Love you all, horselove236 :silly: :silly:
I'll pray for you and your cat :)
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My Cat (now Diabetic) 2 weeks 2 days ago #89553

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Thank You so much!! :)
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My Cat (now Diabetic) 4 days 21 hours ago #89939

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Hey guys,
Srry for not posting updates. It's been a stressful week. Long story short, last week we took him to the vet because diet didn't work. :( :dry:
Mittens has been at the vets for a long time and we all miss him. We're picking him up this morning. Wish us luck, and please keep praying.
Love you guys, Horselove236

P.S. When we pick him up he will need 2 insulin shots a day to keep him alive. And even then he will probably only live for 6 months to 1 year.
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My Cat (now Diabetic) 4 days 8 hours ago #89956

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horselove236 wrote:
Hey guys,
Srry for not posting updates. It's been a stressful week. Long story short, last week we took him to the vet because diet didn't work. :( :dry:
Mittens has been at the vets for a long time and we all miss him. We're picking him up this morning. Wish us luck, and please keep praying.
Love you guys, Horselove236

P.S. When we pick him up he will need 2 insulin shots a day to keep him alive. And even then he will probably only live for 6 months to 1 year.
That’s sad

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Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up on wings like eagles,
They will run and not grow weary,
They will walk and not faint.
Isaiah 40:31 :)
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My Cat (now Diabetic) 3 days 22 hours ago #89963

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Guys, when we went to the vets yesterday morning the vet still hadn’t gotten the right insulin dosage yet so the vet said we could pick him up today. Problem is my dad works today; that would be fine if my mom could drive. She is still recovering from bunion surgery so she can’t wear a shoe until the swelling goes down. And that means she can’t drive. So Mittens has to stay over the weekend AGAIN. :angry: That’s all I can say for now.
Love you guys, horselove236
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