Sunday, April 11, 2010

Remission? Not Quite...

Well, remission may not have been the right word. When we took Hubbard in to the vet yesterday, his glucose was high again (320). They did a few more tests on him that had to go off to the lab, so we won't know the results until early next week. However, we're back to no one being sure what happened and looking like we'll be back to giving him insulin very soon.

Hubbard is still doing ok, although with his blood sugar high he is drinking and using his box like crazy! We'll be keeping a close eye on his condition today.

We have family in town this weekend and through the early part of the week, which is nice. My folks are here, and we all went out to brunch with my sister and her husband yesterday to "belatedly" celebrate ESM's birthday. We had a great time all being together, and the $8 bottomless Mimosas certainly didn't hurt! *grin*

We'll keep everyone up to date on Hub's test results when we get them next week. We have our fingers crossed that he is still ok beyond the elevated blood sugar.

I better cut this post off, the "Horde" is demanding the top of their lungs. *grin*


  1. I'm so sorry it's a roller coaster for the BAK... and you. He's in the best of hands with you and the ESM!

    Glad to hear the family visit/celebration has been a lift for you all!!

  2. Hi there,

    I just stumbled upon your blog and even though I don't know Hubbard's full story, I thought I'd share my experiences with FD.

    My kitty was diagnosed when she was 9 years old. She continued eating her diet of kibble and got 7 units of insulin twice a day for years. As she aged, I thought she might be having a hard time eating kibble, so I switched her over to low carbohydrate canned food. I was testing her blood sugars at home with a human glucometer, and realized her need for insulin dropped dramatically with the food change. She went from 7 units to 1 or 2 depending on the day.

    Hypos can cause major rebound, so you should be seeing higher numbers after such a close call. Do not be very agressive in treatment with out testing her blood sugars regularly. Give her pancreas time to calm down.

    If you want to talk to more owners of diabetic kittes, you should check out the forums of The boards are always active, and there are a lot of people there who have gone through hypos and understand what you are going through. If you don't know about home testing, they can help you with that too.

    So glad to hear that Hubbard recovered and is home. I hope you have many wonderful years together.

  3. @Connie - I will definitely check out the link you sent.

    Hubbard is unfortunately closer to the end of his life, at 15. However, we have indeed had many happy years together so far. We be happy with the remaining time he will allow us.

    Thank you for your kind words and good information!


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