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Also - Can someone tell me how to get rid of the giant gap below this notice - I cannot figure out how to do it - thanks!!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Lola Update

Hi Everyone! Thanks for all the support with Lola.  Honestly it isn't the best news but it is better than what I feared after everything with Floyd a few years ago.  The good news is that she really tolerates her shots well - that was something I was a little worried about.  But she has been great - I give her a little treat after so I think that is part of it (I actually think she looks forward to it because she gets a special treat all her own).  The thing I was most concerned about was actually the glucose testing since that is an ear prick, but she is really good with that too (again, she does get a treat). 

The other good news is that even though we have changed her food (low carb food, and working to get her off the dry food completely) she really seems to like it.  The funny thing I found is that the food the younger cats had been eating (the canned) is actually a good low carb option, but the senior food she had been getting is high carb.  So it has been a pretty easy transition so far.  Now, once the crunchy food is totally gone there might be a bit of rebellion, but so far so good.

I have had to change my scheduled a little so I can give her shot in the morning - I just get up the same time every day now, instead of sleeping in on weekends, and then if it is a weekend I get up, do the shot, and then I pretty much go back to bed.

The good news is that we caught it early, and her blood sugar levels were not horrible - higher then they should be of course, but no where near as bad as they could be, and from what I have been reading, it can be very bad.  So I was very lucky we caught it right away.

And I have no pics today - I cannot find my camera's battery charger and it is making me crazy! But I will try to get some posted, and get some visiting in too if I can - it has been crazy here lately (in a good way for some of it) so I haven't been on as much as I had hoped.

Thanks for all the support everyone!!


Brian said...

I am so glad Lola is being such a good girl and I knew you would get the hang of the testing and shot giving!

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

It sounds like you and Lola are adjusting - this IS doable! I think it is more scary for humans at first than kitties, but once they both get used to the routine, it all works out.

Connie - Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

when you catch them early, often with a diet change can help them so much they don't need insulin.. so when you get her off the kibble, just keep a good eye on her glucose levels :) (I'm sure you know that though)

Angel, Kirby and Max said...

I am glad that Lola is handling the testing and shots so well. It is hard to get them to change foods, but sounds like it is going well, too!

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

So glad Lola is doing well! Treats make just about anything tolerable!

Rene said...

That is great to hear! And all canned food will be better for her health as she ages (more water = better).

meowmeowmans said...

We are glad that Lola is doing better, and that you're finding the insulin shots and managing her diabetes to be not-so-difficult. Hugs!