Friday, February 7, 2014

Ups and downs of Gigi


So we have been on a nice downward trend with Gigi's blood sugars, and a nice upward trend with her weight.  Yesterday morning when I was feeding her I ran across some kitty vitamins and I pulled them out and offered her one with out even thinking.  I had two more in my hand and was about ready to give them to her when I realized they weren't the best choice for a possibly diabetic kitty as they were 'soft chews'.  To get them to be soft the ingredient list isn't compatible with diabetics, so sadly I put the other two away (sad because Gigi really seemed to like it) and hoped I was wrong.

Last night her blood sugar reading was 200+ and her weight was down to 9lb 5 oz again.. I made the judgement call to give her just a drop or two of insulin.

this morning we got much better numbers..

glucometer with a reading of 129
And her weight was 9lbs 8oz

So it does look like she is very sensitive to carbs right now.. is she diabetic? *shrug* no idea.. but the right diet is going to be EXTREMELY important in her future

11 comments:

  1. Diet is everything! Hope she keeps the numbers going the right way!

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  2. We hope you'll be able to figure it out and get her numbers steady. :)

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  3. interesting....here's to hoping the numbers keep going in the right direction!!

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  4. you will figure it out,xx Rachel

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  5. I am sure glad she has you in her corner!

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  6. What Brian said - you are doing a great job with her!

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  7. We hope you can find the right balance for Gigi. :)

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  8. Wow, that is incredible, but I know understand how important and critial diet and be. She's in great hands though. :-)

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  9. Sounds like you were the right person to get Gigi stabilized. We hope you can find the answers that help her find a great forever home.

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  10. I agree with Brian and Sparkle! She's a lucky girl to have you. Paws crossed for Gigi!

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  11. I am shocked, I had no idea that a vitamin or treat could have that big of an impact on a cat's health. I'm glad she's with you!

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