Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Wordy Wednesday

Do you see where we are? Do we look happy?

Mom hauled us into the v-e-t for proddings and pokings. Baby seems to be quite healthy. I, on the other paw, am not doing so well.

The v-e-t lady said I looked tired, and I haven't been grooming and she kinda said I am a little stinky. My weight has dropped about 1.5 lbs. She knows about my chronic renal failure, and she said it was time to start giving me IV fluids every other day. Even though I drink lots I still need some more help getting even more fluids in me.
Then came a shocker. My urinalysis was showing very high glucose. After we got home, the v-e-t called Mom and said the blood tests confirmed that I have diabetes. Tomorrow I have to go back to the v-e-t so Mom can learn about my insulin injections.
Jack's Mom here: Of course I am concerned about my boy's health. I've seen him going downhill gradually over the last few months, so I thought something might be up with him. Please send him good thoughts and purrayers that his new treatments help him feel better. He could use some energy to enjoy life a bit more. He's not in pain, but he has stopped doing things he used to love to do, like going out in his yard and harrassing Baby once in a while. He has also been very sensitive to pets and very bitey if pushed on the issue. Baby and I are loving him all we can.

25 comments:

Hannah and Lucy said...

Oh dear Jack we hope you feel much better when you start having your injections but your poor mom has got to have nursing lessons first.
You will soon get used to your treatment and then you'll start playing more and enjoying yourself again.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

The Monkeys said...

Oh Jack! We are sending big purrs that your new medicine and fluids will help you feel much, much better, friend!

Maggie May said...

Jack, we are so sorry to hear you need to do fluids and have diabetes. None of us have ever had that, so unfortunatley we can't give any good advice. Sounds like your vet is right on top of the problem, so that is good. Please know you are in our thoughts and purrayers and we hope the new treatments make you feel better.
(((hugs)))

The Island Cats said...

Oh Jack! We're sorry you haven't been feeling your best lately. Hopefully these medicines will help you. We're purring for you and hoping you feel better.

Our mom had to give fluids to one that came before us, and it wasn't so bad...

Fin said...

Ah Jack (and Mom) sorry for the news, but it sounds like things that will help you feel better. Deep purrs that you handle all of this with ease.

Mom hears the insulin needles are small, and my cousin cat gets sub-q everyday and she handles it well.

Kea said...

Aw, Jack, we're sending you tons of purrs and healing Light. We hope the IV fluids and insulin help you feel better and have quality of life, because we think it's that quality of life that counts, not the quantity of years lived--for all of us, human and feline alike.

Big smooches from our human and kitty kisses from us.

P.S. We're very glad Baby got a good check-up!

Busby and Raymond said...

Jack, our Mom wants you to know that our two older siblings had renal failure (as almost all senior cats do). Mom gave them sub-Q fluids daily and they lived to be 22 & 23 years old. They had good quality of life too. So we will purr for you to be around for many more years to come!

Sammy and Andy said...

We are definitely in serious purrayer for our friend Jack. We hope the meds and fluids will soon have you feeling much better.

Love to the 3 of you from the 3 of us.

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

Oh sweet Jack! We are sending you get well NOW purrs and purrayers and are hoping that the insulin shots work wonders for you!

Junior and Orion said...

We will add Jack to our purrs!!!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, Jack, we feel sad you're having health problems and not feeling up to chasing Baby. We hope you start to feel better and enjoy your life again. Purrs and tail wags.

Gracie =^o.o^= said...

I hope Jack will be feeling better and perk up. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers that this happens. I am heading to the vet next week. Arghhhhhh!

Cara n Crew said...

Oh Jack, we are very sorry to hear you are not feeling well. We are purring hard that you'll feel better and get better soon.

Fraidy cats Pip, Smidgen, Minnie

Ikaika said...

We are so sorry to hear Jack is doing poorly, but the sub q's and the insulin should help him to feel better. Sending lots of healing purrs ...

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Jack... we are both sending every single ounce of PURR power we can, from the tips of our tails to the tips of our ears.

We really hope you're doing ok. We also hope your mummy and sister are doing ok, we bet they're both very worried about you.

Katie and Da Katz said...

Deerest Jack,
Our Mom lurned bout diabetes in cats cuz our Snow Baby hads dat and Baby's Mommy didz too.

It am reel eezy to givs shots and dey nots hurtedz, but ur Mom mites gives u treets fur being still to gets dem!

Lots and Lots uv Purrz fur U,
Katie Kitty Too

Everycat said...

Jack we are sending you big rumbly purrs to help your treatments make you feel much better. Once that diabetes is under control you will feel like a new cat and will start enjoying life again.

Love from

Whicky Wuudler
Oliver
& Gerry

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Oh Jack we are so sorry you are feeling crummy lately - we hope that the new medicine starts to help you feel more like yourself very quickly! We are sending you lots of purrs and prayers!

Oh, if you haven't visited the US Three Coons blog about 3 Maine Coon kitties you should check it out - their youngest, Nimbus, is diabetic so you might be able to learn about it a bit by checking out their blog. They are at http://lynx217.blogspot.com/.

Amy and The House of Cats said...

I wanted to add this post might help you out - it is advice to diabetic cats and their humans from their site (shouldn't have posted the last comment so quickly!)

http://lynx217.blogspot.com/2010/05/advice-to-diabetic-cats-and-their.html

The Lee County Clowder said...

Sending some healing purrrrss to Jack. Hope your Mom doesn't have to stick you very often.

Cat-toure Cat Clothes said...

Feel better Jack - I hope you get some rest: http://www.cat-toure.com

CCL Wendy said...

Of course we will purr very hard for Jack to start feeling better. Perhaps when he is on treatment for his diabetes, things will start looking up. Poor boy!

Glad that little Baby is just fine.

Cheyenne -Millie said...

Jack! We hope that your medicine will help you to feel better. We are sending our love and lots of purrs!

Hannah and Lucy said...

We were just calling back to see how you are Jack.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

TK and Squashies said...

We is sorry to hears that Jack. But we wants you to know that I, Tiny, has the diabetes too, and I am doing good! Chin-up my friend, we is sure you will does the same. Feels free to talks to mine mommy if you has questions. Dis her emals: tinynanerpussATrunboxDOTcom.
We noes is hard to gets that diagnosis. We has been there.