Thursday, October 22, 2009

Sugar Cat


Found out this morning that my little stank cat is diabetic.

I knew it was a possible diagnosis when I took him to the vet this morning. The visit was prompted by his sudden increase in water consumption. She started with a quick glucose test and *bingo* we have a diagnosis.

So today, I got to learn all about giving my cat insulin shots and the changes I have to make to his diet.

This will be an interesting schedule challenge. They have to be 12 hours apart and given at the same time every day. Hmmmmm. No running to the gym right after work. No long weekend days out and about. No sleeping in (hello 6am insulin shot). Thanksgiving out of town, not going to happen.

It will be a huge change for me but I am soooo glad that it is something treatable and I will make it work.

This makes me realize, as much as I've been feeling lost and without direction or a current big project or goal I'm working on. Maybe it was meant to be like that right now. How would I have managed this medication schedule when I was working 8-5 then off to school from 6-10pm? I'm kind of thinking I wasn't meant to do anything right now so I could be better equipped to take on this schedule for my pet's treatment.

Wish me luck with the first shot tonight. I did practice in the office with saline, but still... this will be interesting.

2 comments:

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Well that stinks! I'm sorry you'll have to be doing the shots but at least you found out what was wrong. I'm sure you'll get a schedule going and everything will be fine.

Danielle said...

Good luck with that and sorry to hear it. Glad it is something that can be treated though!