Thursday, October 02, 2008

Maggie Mae Doctor's report

When It Rains, It Pours
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Momma-

I've lost some weight lately and I drink a LOT of water.
Momma took Sara and me to the vet yesterday
because she does not want us to be sick.
Sara is on hyper-T medicine.
The VET called today and said I am diabetic.
We have to go back today and learn how to inject insulin.
We don't want to, but we will.
Any knowledge about this appreciated in comments!
Momma didn't make up that quote, but today it's hers'
~ Maggie Mae

13 comments:

  1. Oh Maggie Mae...we're sorry you are diabetic. We don't know alot about it, but we know there is a yahoo group for people that care for diabetic cats. Maybe your momma could check that out.

    To help you feel better, we gave you an award. Stop by to get it.

    Wally, Ernie & Zoey

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  2. What is hyper-T medicine?
    I hope that your diabetes gets under control soon and I hope you start feeling better.

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  3. Miss Maggie Mae, owr biggest brofur who came before, Jasper, was a diabetic kitty - they call them sugarcats! The bestest website is www.felinediabetes.com, loads of info on what to eat, how to do jecshuns and testing at home (not at the v.e.t.) and keep you nise and helthy. There is a Health message bord and a Community one, the bestest peeples in the world are there and will help yore mom.

    Good luck - you'll do great!

    Finnegan Buddy & Jasmine (& mom bean)

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  4. Daisy's mom here:
    Many years ago, we had a cat named Slinky who was diabetic. Giving the insulin was easy, because the needle is very small and the dose is very small, too. I always gave her the injection when she was eating and she never even felt it. After a while on her special food, Slinky lost some weight and for a while did not need her insulin. Eventually, the remaining insulin producing cells in the pancreas "burned out" and she went back on insulin. It has been so long since we had a diabetic cat that I'll bet lots of things have changed since then. Mainly I just wanted to say that giving the injection was really easy.

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  5. Hi Niko and Cloud
    The medicine Sara has to take is methimazole or Tapazole.
    You can read about it here:
    Tapazole

    Blood work needs to be checked, and Sara was over due. The vet said she is doing OK. That's some good news for us!

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  6. Thank you, Daisy's Mommie!
    We are going this afternoon to learn how to do this. My blood sugar was 470.

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  7. OH no! I am sorry to hear that you have diabetes. I hope that you don't have to to have to many needles.

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  8. Sounds like you've gotten lots of encouragement already about the injections, and we agree. We had a cousin woofie that needed injections and he never even knew he was getting them!

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  9. ahhh, sweetie.
    Sending purrs and prayers your way..PJ and the Texas 6 Pack

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  10. Oh yes. It's easy to give diabetic meds. Just make sure you've got foods in your bellies beforehand. And Jenny here takes her tapazole inside Pill Pockets, so she doesn't know that she is even getting the pills.

    Purrs.

    Luf, Us

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  11. Bless heart Maggie Mae!!! We hope that you start feeling better very soon on your new medicine. Sending Purrs, purrayers, and good feeling vibes you way.
    ~Maggie May and The Creek Cats~

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  12. Oooooh here is a super duper hug for you sweetie. It will be okay Maggie.


    -wlk

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  13. Bobbie,
    It will be Ok for you and Maggie Mae. All the information and support that you will ever need is at www.felinediabetes.com .
    I have been diabetic for 2 years and am healthy and happy.
    Mom and I will be looking for you at the feline diabetes website. Hope you will post there often and ask any and all questions that you may have - there are no "dumb" questions.
    Luv, Skipper

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