Yesterday Abby went to the vet to get her dental. I get my information from a shelter worker who gets it from the person who picks her up, and so a lot of the time I don't get a complete story as to what is going on, but one thing stuck out that made it back to me - she had EIGHT teeth removed.
No wonder her blood glucose levels were so wonky. I can only imagine the discomfort she was in.. the poor thing.
Sadly Abby is a very paranoid drunk, and she wanted NOTHING to do with me after getting home, no matter how slow I went or how comforting I thought I was, as you can see in the above photo, she was just hoping I would go away. Sadly I felt the need needed to get glucose levels on her so I would have a gauge of how she was doing, and the procedure that takes about two minutes normally took over ten the first time and nearly 20 the second (at her normal injection time). Once I finally got a reading from her, I went to get the insulin to give her a dose, and she took off. It was nearly two hours later and I had to leave the room to get her to come out from under the couch and even then she bolted into the litter box box and I had to trap her in the corner to give her the insulin. Thankfully I was able to do it, because if she had bolted again I would have given up and just let her be because I do not want her to associate getting treatment with stress.
We have pain meds and clavamox pills to give for the next few days. I have not met a cat yet that I can not pill, but I do want to keep Abby's stress as low as possible so hopefully she'll eat them in baby food. I know that I can get it in liquid, but I'm fearful that forcing something in her mouth is going to send her over the rails - and I already have to do that for the pain meds (which is 1/10th the amount of liquid so it shouldn't be too bad).
With her teeth that bad, I am very hopeful that once she heals her glucose levels will level out and *fingers crossed* maybe even go into remission.. Only time will tell.
|it doesn't matter, I'll still be extra sweet even if my blood isn't.|