Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Well, now I REALLY feel bad....

Out of desperation, I gave Scruffy a zenequin (left over from the last ear infection a couple months ago) two days ago. He's now had three of them. And, if you look at his numbers, it's abundantly clear that he's had all these awful numbers because he's got some sort of infection going on. I did poke around in his mouth the day I started the zenequin, and he has a couple of red spots. (He just had a dental last spring, though.) Could it be the mouth stuff plus herpes has done this to him?

I have been trying to avoid having to take him to the vet because he turns into such a maniac there. And then I have weeks of his hiding every time he hears the car keys jingle. I really don't know what to do about the situation. It seems wrong to make him go for appointments with someone he has such a definite negative response to. He was always the world's most laid-back cat, and now.... He's touchy with the holistic vet, and the ophthalmologist, and the dermatologist, but nothing like the hissing, spitting, jumping, clawing and actual pooping that Dr. G. gets. I have sort of associated the start of all this commotion with the last dental, but I don't know if that's accurate or not. I do know Scruffy has quite a long memory for slights and upsets.

I guess he'll have to go and see what the vet thinks about what's going on. And Jojo has really been encouraging me to have another pancreatitis test done. The last one was borderline. He's throwing up a lot lately, but it doesn't seem much different than any of the other periods that he did that. I think that maybe the zenequin has loosened some stuff in his sinuses, too - he's really snorting up a storm in the last couple days. And sneezing. Poor cat. It's really crappy to have all this stuff wrong with him. It's encouraging to see that Levemir still is willing to make a go of it, at least. I really want to get back on the right track with the insulin.

Monday, December 10, 2007

The return of herpes


While I can't blame all of the horrible December numbers on herpes, I do think that's at least part of the problem. Within the last couple days, the snorting has started. And like everything else that goes wrong, this is my fault, too - I bought a huge bottle of the Lysine I had been using for years, and then noticed that it now contains propylene glycol, which is to be avoided. So, I ordered on line - buy one bottle of lysine, get two free. Only, when the bazillion pills came, they were coated with such a hard covering that my pill chopper could hardly get through them. And, since I have to be able to chop up the mucho expensive Keppra pills for Milk, I made a less-than-executive decision to stop chopping up Lysine for a while. So, Scruffy hasn't had his lysine for probably more than a month, and here I am, having ruined his good numbers and made him miserable besides. I started the lysine again last week, but who knows how long it's going to take to do any good. The moral of the story is, nothing I do ever turns out right.

Aside from the above stupidity, this last two weeks has been horrible for him. I've checked his urine half a dozen times, and it's always been ketone negative (thank God), and 1/2% glucose. The average on his meter is up more than 150 points for the 7 and 14 day averages from what it had been. Every time I turn around, he's in the 400's. He's dropped to sub-40 numbers on both .5 and .75 units. I don't know where to go with all this. I have been debating taking him to the vet, but that's such an ordeal for all of us that I've been putting it off. This is so discouraging; I'd actually gotten used to those wonderful numbers from last month - not so obsessive about testing, and not worrying about when I had to go out, and sleeping....... Not no more.

Poor Scruffy. I've always told him that he'd have been so much smarter to have wandered into someone else's sister's garage.

December numbers - ugh

11/29/07
AM PS (+11) 421 fed .75u Levemir
+1 443
+8 158
+11.5 39 (????) fed
+12 51
+13 45
+13.5 53
+
16.5 90

11/30/07
+22.5 112
AM PS (+24.5) 316 fed .5uLevemir
+3 435
+7.5 412
PM PS (+9.5) 353 fed .5uLevemir
+2.5 309
+8.5 93 ate previous meal, threw up
+9.5 72

12/1/07
AM PS (+14) 216 fed. threw up .5uLevemir
+2 351
+7 292
+9 fed
+10 326
PM PS (+10.5) .5uLevemir
+5 398

12/2/07
+8.5 293 drank a little milk
AM PS (+14) 270 fed .5uLevemir
+4 265
+8 29 fed
+8.5 39 fed
+9 82
+10 136
+12 98
+15 170

12/3/07
AM PS (+23.5) 449 fed .5uLevemir
+5.5 311
+6.5 404
+10 372
PM PS (+11.5) .5uLevemir
+12.5 397
+4 400

12/4/07
AM PS (+11) 382 fed .75uLevemir
+3 358
+6.5 215
+12 fed
+12.5 60
+13.5 99 drank a little milk
PM PS (+16) 446 .5uLevemir

12/5/07
+6.5 367 fed
+9 381
AM PS (+11) 345 .5uLevemir
+7 341
PM PS (+12.5) 380 .5uLevemir

12/6/07
+7 388 fed
AM PS (+11.5) 411 .75uLevemir
+3 332
+6 fed
+11 81
+13 80

12/7/07
+17 139 fed, threw up
AM PS (+19) 457 .75uLevemir
+2 462
+7 399
PM PS (+10.5) 319 fed. threw up .5uLevemir
+3 281
+5 279

12/8/07
+13 172 fed
AM PS (+17) 243 .5uLevemir
+6.5 414
+8.5 407 threw up .5uR
+11 203
+13.5 140

PM PS (+14.5) .5uLevemir


12/9/07
+7 48 fed , pepcid
+7.5 68
AM PS (+11) 177 .5uLevemir
+4 299 threw up
+7 266 fed
PM PS (+12) 399 .5uLevemir

12/10/07
+8 336 fed
AM PS (+10) 375 .5uLevemir
+5 236 snack
+9 242 fed
PM PS (+12.5) 397 .5uLevemir

12/11/07
+9 431 fed
AM PS (+9.5) .75uLevemir
+4 317
+9 153
PM PS (+12) 137 fed .5uLevemir
+4 372

12/12/07
AM PS (+11.5) 426 fed .75uLevemir
+5 330
+8 330
PM PS (+11) 383 fed .75uLevemir
+5.5 271

12/13/07
+14 521 fed .5uR
AM PS [(+3.5) +17.5 ] 382 .75uLevemir 1st zenequin
+1 384
+6 374 fed
+10 370
PM PS (+11.5) .75uLevemir
+.5 382

12/14/07
+8 208 fed, threw up 2nd zenequin
+12 71
+13 51
+15.5 73 fed
+16.5 106
PS (+19 ) 139 fed .75uLevemir
+5 399

12/15/07
AM PS (+12) 389 fed, threw up .75uLevemir 3rd zenequin
+5 284
+7 111
+11 fed
+12.5 82
+16 96
PM PS (+18) 160 .5uLevemir

12/16/07
+8 251 fed, threw up
AM PS (+12) 257 fat .5uLevemir 4th zenequin
+5.5 309 fed, threw up
+9.5 353 snack, pepcid
PM PS (+11) 473 .75uLevemir

12/17/07
+5.5 311 fed pepcid
+8 319
+10 312 5th zenequin
AM PS (+13) 282 .5uLevemir
+4 354
PM PS (+9.5) 433 .75uLevemir

12/18/07
+8.5 394 fed .75uLevemir
+2 348
+5.5 232
+11.5 55 fed
+13.5 85
+16.5 83

12/19/07
+24 493 fed, threw up .5uR
AM PS (+4.5 from R, +28.5 from Levemir) 351 fat .5uLevemir
+2.5 341
PM PS (+10.5) 262 fed .5uLevemir
+2 394

12/20/07
+9 383 fed
AM PS (+12) 461 .75uLevemir
+5.5 328
+8.5 318 fed
PM PS (+13.5) 340 .75uLevemir

12/21/07
+7 209 fed
+10 172
+12 193 (had to go out, couldn't get hold of him)
PS (+16) 431 .75uLevemir
+3 420 fed
+8 374

12/22/07
AM PS (+14) 369 fed .75uLevemir
+4 367
+7 342
PM PS (+11) 311 fed .75uLevemir
+6 357

12/23/07
AM PS (+13.5) 364 fed .75uLevemir
+9.5 347
PM PS (+11.5) 368 fed .75uLevemir
+4.5 407

12/24/07
AM PS (+11.5) 314 fed .75uLevemir
+7 344
PM PS (+12) 381 .75uLevemir
+4 384

12/25/07
AM PS (+12) 414 fed .75uLevemir
+5 326
+7 363
PM PS (+12.5) 356 fed .75uLevemir
+4 370

12/26/07
AM PS (+12.5) 330 fed .75uLevemir
+8 305
PM PS (+10) fed, zenequin
+5 335

12/27/07
AM PS (+14) 212 fed .75uLevemir
+4.5 136
+9.5 101
PM PS (+11.5) 155 .5uLevemir

12/28/07
AM PS (+11) 195 fed .75uLevemir
+7 299
PM PS (+12) 418 fed (ate Milk's dry, too) .75uLevemir
+5 464

12/29/07
AM PS (+13.5) 456 fed .5uR, .75uLevemir
+3.5 315
+10.5 75 fed
PM PS (+14) 278 .75uLevemir
+2.5 317

12/30/07
+9 133 fed
AM PS (+11.5) 218 .75uLevemir
+2.5 377
+8 230
+8.5 236 fed
+9.5 200
PM PS (+11) 282 1.0uLevemir
+3.5 356

12/31/07
AM PS (+11) 307 fed 1.0uLevemir
+
2 324
+6.5 232
+11 172 fed
PM PS (+14) 341 1.0uLevemir
+2.5 325












Wednesday, November 28, 2007

I've totally lost control.

Of Levemir and Scruffy's diabetes. And it was going SO well.... I've got myself all worked up about Milkshake, and now I have to be gone most of tomorrow. Poor Scruffy. Sitting in the 300's for a day and a half so far. I did get a new cartridge out today, although I feel an affection for the old one - it was such a good worker! I don't know what went wrong or why, and I don't have the energy right now to figure it out. I'm going to be optimistic and hope that Levemir will be the useful, cooperative insulin it's been for the last month when I finally get myself together.

Friday, November 23, 2007

I can't believe it, but.....

this is still going well! Amazing doesn't describe it. And for the last three or four days, he's been getting only .5 units BID.

According to my meter, here are his average glucose levels:

47 tests^^^^^^^7 days^^^^^ 129
96 tests^^^^^^ 14 days^^^^^ 141
215 tests^^^^^ 30 days^^^^^ 160
440 tests^^^^^ 60 days^^^^^ 191
658 tests^^^^^ 90 days^^^^^ 198

Aside from the incredibly improved numbers, I am filled with appreciation for the wonder of my tubby little cat who allowed me to poke that many holes in his torn ears. What a good and patient boy he is.

Why, oh, why did I let that Levemir sit in the fridge for 9 months before I got the courage to use it?

Friday, November 16, 2007

a little experimentation

Well, it's been a while since that 314 appeared. And, to my surprise, things have still been pretty good, numbers-wise. It appears that 1.0 units drops him a smidge too low for my comfort zone most of the time these days, but .75 units, which I keep pathetically trying, is not enough. Anyway, with the exception of one or two days in the last week or so, this has been the best period of Scruffy's life as a diabetic, in terms of glucose levels. And it's still amazing....

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Thursday, November 8, 2007

Rats. I knew it.

+11.5 184 .75uLevemir
+1.5 314

Crap. Crap. Crap. Well, I can stop worrying about a new cartridge, anyway.

Don't want to jinx what's been going on....

but there's something happening the last five days. (FIVE days, can you imagine?) I have no explanation for any of it. My mystification came to a head last night when, at +21, he finally got up to 100 again. He hadn't had any insulin the whole day. My previous experience had usually been that, the longer the duration, the less likely it was that the standard amount of insulin would be able to keep his level down. So, although I considered waiting for him to get another 20 points or so higher, I shot him. Thank goodness I didn't decide to increase the 1u that he has been getting; I was up most of the night as it was...... It appears that, even if he's going up when I test him, there's a certain - unspecified, of course - point where it does NOT take four hours for the Levemir to kick in. Last night was the second time in the last few days when he had dropped significantly by +2. (I do get really tired of all the guessing.) I have no idea how to decide when that might happen, or even if it will. He's not particularly interested in eating now, either, which makes me more nervous about the numbers he's been getting; I do NOT want to get stuck with him dropping and refusing to eat at the same time. Even his favorite Sliced Beef with Gravy Fancy Feast didn't get eaten last night. I did smear a fingertip full of Laxatone on his gums around the +2.5 feeding, just in case. I don't know where we're going with this, or why. And if it's the insulin getting stronger because it's nearing the end of the cartridge, what does that mean? What'll happen when I start a new cartridge? What was that old song - "How Do You Keep 'Em Down On The Farm, Now That They've Seen Paree"? God, I'm SO old.

Assuming that there's some obscure reason for the sudden appearance of good numbers, and adding in how things usually go, I am not expecting that this can last. But wouldn't it be nice?

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

November Numbers (with a mild Whoo Hoo!)

10/31/07
+9 348 fed
AM PS (+12) 419 1.5uLevemir
+6.5 111
+9 50 1/2 can FF
PM PS (+11) 95 fed
+11.5 1.0uLevemir
+4.5 171
+5.5 153
+6 159

11/1/07
AM PS
(+12.5) 299 fed
+13 1.25uLevemir
+5 374
+8.5 294
PM PS (+10.5) 369 fed 1.25uLevemir
+4.5 278

11/2/07
AM PS (+12) 112 fed, threw up 1.0uLevemir
+2.5 71
+4 71
+6 99
+8 56 (bad test strip?)
+9 134
PM PS (+11) 284 fed, threw up 1.0uLevemir
+3 355

11/3/07
+13 67 fed
+15 110
AM PS (+16) 241 1.0uLevemir
+3.5 435
+6.5 405
PM PS (+8) 359 fed 1.5uLevemir
+3 358
+5 278

11/4/07
+13.5 50 fed
AM PS (+15.5) 138 1.0uLevemir (time change - hours all screwed up)
+4.5 95
+6.5 79
+9 89 fed
PM PS (+12.5) 156
+13 1.0uLevemir
+2 231

11/5/07
+9 87 fed
AM PS (+12) 132 1.0uLevemir
+2 141
+4 100
+7 64 1/2 can FF
+8.5 74 fed
+9.5 73
+12 60 fed
PM PS (+13.5) 102 skinny 1.0uLevemir
+1.5 116

11/6/07
+7.5 128 fed
AM PS (+8.5) 169 1.0uLevemir
+3.5 139
+6 73
+8 53
+10 59 fed
+12 61
+14 53
+16 80
P
M PS (+16.5) 112 1.0uLevemir

11/7/07
+6 157 fed, threw up
+7 160
+9 89
+
12 74
+
14 60
+
16.5 53
+
17.5 59 fed
+19 68
PS +21 100 fed, threw up skinny 1.0uLevemir
+2 59 fed
+2.5 42 fed
+5 58

11/8/07
AM PS (+7) 47 fed

+9 83
+11.5 184 .75uLevemir
+1.5 314
+5.5 338
PM PS (+9) 300 fed 1.0uLevemir
+4 76

11/9/07
AM PS (+13) 135 fed 1.0uLevemir
+3 146
+5.5 71
+7 79
+11 98 fed
PM PS (+14) 141 1.0uLevemir
+3.5 131

11/10/07
+8 69 fed
+10 66
+12 52
+14.5 99
PS
(+15.5) 155 1.0uLevemir
+4 385 (ate a whole pile of dry food)
+8.5 342

11/11/07
AM PS (+17.5) 397 fed 1.0uLevemir
+4 266
+7.5 71
+10 68 fed
+13 102
PM PS (+15) 132 skinny 1.0uLevemir

11/12/07
+8.5 104 fed
AM PS (+11) 133 1.0uLevemir
+2.5 79 fed (I had to go out)
+3.5 63 fed
+5.5 157
+9 157 fed
PM PS (+11.5) 192 1.0uLevemir
+2.5 181

11/13/07
+11 79 fed
+13 96
+15 122
AM PS (+16) 125 .75uLevemir
+5 52 fed
+8 82
+11 103

11/14/07
AM PS (+17.5) 421 fed, threw up 1.0uLevemir
+2 394
+8 251
PM PS (+12) 215 fed 1.0uLevemir
+4.5 53


11/15/07
+8 93
+11.5 115 fed
AM PS (+13) 190 .75uLevemir
+3.5 223
+6.5 105
PM PS (+9) 117 fed .75uLevemir
+3.5 189

11/16/07
AM PS (+13) 307 fed, threw up 1.0uLevemir
+6 39 fed
+6.5 48
+8 79
+11 119 fed
PM PS (+12) 127 .75uLevemir
+4.5 126

11/17/07
AM PS (+12.5) 160 fed .75uLevemir
+4 107
+6.5 62
+10.5 106
PM PS (+12.5) 150 .75uLevemir
+4 402

11/18/07
AM PS (+11) 389 fed, threw up three times 1.0uLevemir
+4.5 72 fed (had to go out)
+7 74
PM PS (+10.5) 132 fed .75uLevemir
+3.5 122
+4.5 73

11/19/07
+13 112 fed, threw up
AM PS (+14.5) 139 .75uLevemir
+3 64
+4.5 41 fed, threw up
+5 39
+6.5 59
+9.5 88
PM PS (+13.5) 170 .75uLevemir
+3 fed

11/20/07
AM PS (+10) 344 fed, threw up .75uLevemir
+3.5 275
+8 42 fed
+9.5 55
+11.5 74 fed, pepcid
PM PS (+15) 124 .5uLevemir

11/21/07
+7.5 69 fed, pepcid
+9.5 82
+10.5 108
AM PS (+12) .5uLevemir
+3 164
+7 84 fed, pepcid
+9.5 111
+
11.5 96
PM PS
(+14) 112 .5uLevemir

11/22/07
+6.5 74 pepcid, fed, threw up
PS (+11) 129 .5uLevemir
+3 119 got into Milkshake's dry food
+5 144 pepcid, fed
+10 136
+11.5 122

11/23/07
AM PS (+19) 157 pepcid, fed .5uLevemir
+3 148
+5.5 102
+8 112
+9 pepcid, fed
PM PS (+12) 124 .5uLevemir
+3.5 114

11/24/07
+10 62
+11.5 86 pepcid, fed
+13 69
+18 63
PS (+24) 160 pepcid, fed .5uLevemir
+2 201
+3.5 230
+7 246

11/25/07
+12 126 fed, no pepcid
+13.5 99
+15 124 tried to feed, wouldn't eat
PS (+18) 153 .5uLevemir
+2 195
+5 197 pepcid, fed (Busy spilled dry on floor, Scruffy ate some)
+7.5 fed 1/2 can FF
+11 105

11/26/07
+18.5 113 fed, no pepcid
+21 132 snacking, threw up, more snacking
+22 107
+26.5 133 fed
+28 173 threw up
PS (+29.5) 248 (lost track of time - meant to shoot at that 173) .5uLevemir
+3 156 fed
+5 100
+6.5 99

11/27/07
+11.5 121 Teeny hairball
+15 310 fed (I had to go out)
PS (+20) 329 .5uLevemir
+4 299
+9.5 204

11/28/07
+15 190
AM PS (+16.5) 214 fed .5uLevemir
+6 321
+8 329
PM PS (+10) 412 fed .75uLevemir New cartridge of Levemir
+3 379

11/29/07
+11 421 fed .75u Levemir
+1 443
+8 158
+11.5 39 (????) fed
+12 51
+13 45
+13.5 53

Saturday, October 20, 2007

More chiropractic.




Aside from the very lengthy trip to and from, these appointments only take five or ten minutes. And they're not particularly unpleasant for Scruffy, either. Today, he only hissed after I put him back into the carrier. Slid his Kitty Pi out of the carrier with him in it, the vet treated him sitting in the Pi in the meatloaf position, and then I slid him back into the carrier. It was sooo easy; he didn't even have to stand up for the entire appointment, and he never had to make eye contact with the vet, either.

There were 6 vertebrae out of whack the first appointment, but only two or three this time. He doesn't have to go back for 8 weeks. I haven't gotten to see him maneuvering since we got home to see if there appears to be a difference or not.

Monday, October 1, 2007

October Numbers

9/30/07
AM PS (+11.5) 498 fed, threw up 1.5uLevemir
+5 355
+11.5 144 fed, threw up
+12.5 146
+13.5 101
+16.5 117
PM PS (+18) 132 .75uLevemir

10/1/07
+3 119 fed
+6 122 fed, threw up
AM PS (+10) 271 1.0uLevemir
+3 409
+6 383
PM PS (+7) 365 1.5uLevemir (WHAT WAS I THINKING?)
+3.5 280
+5.5 87 fed
+6 48 fed
+6.5 55 laxatone
+7 89 laxatone
+7.5 108

10/02/07
+10 48 fed
+13.5 107
AM PS (+15) 174 .75uLevemir
+3.5 174
+7 176
+8.5 225
PM PS (+11.5) 476 1.5uLevemir
+2.5 471

10/3/07
AM PS (+10.5) 433 fed 2.0uLevemir
+2.5 369
+7 67
+8.5 54
+10 67
+11.5 fed
+13 39 fed
+13.5 46
+16.5 74

10/4/07
AM PS (+24) 542 fed, threw up 1.5ulevemir
+1.5 521
+3.5 382
+5.5 364
+10 131
+11 81 fed
+12 57
+13.5 45
+15 63
+17 75

10/5/07
AM PS (+22.5) 164 fed .75 Levemir
+1.5 309
+7.5 384
PM PS (+12) 399 fed 1.5uLevemir
+3 319
+5.5 86 fed (1:48AM!!)
+6.5 87 laxatone
+7 114
+9.5 164

10/6/07
AM PS (+13.5) 360 fed 1.0uLevemir
+4 460
+6.5 403
PM PS (+9.5) 451 fed, threw up .5uR, 1.0uLevemir
+2 320
+3.5 202
+5.5 155
+6.5 146

10/7/07
+13 42 fed
AM PS (+15) 157 1.0uLevemir
+2.5 283
+6 252
+9.5 189 fed
PM PS (+11) 231 1.0uLevemir
+2.5 239
+5 285

10/8/07
AM PS (+11) 437 fed, threw up 1.5uLevemir
+4 410
+8.5 346
PM PS (+12) 321 fed 1.5uLevemir
+4 239
+5.5 142
+6.5 93

10/9/07
+12.5 92 fed
+14 80
AM PS (+16.5 ) 116 1.0uLevemir
+2 110
+4.5 124
+7 119 fed
PM PS (+11.5) 132 .75uLevemir at +12
+2 200

10/10/07
+9 383 fed, threw up
AM PS (+11) 394 1.ouLevemir
+4.5 329
+7 167
+8.5 125 fed
+10.5 73
+13.5 36 fed
+14 61
+14.5 103
PM PS (+15.5 ) 145 .5uLevemir

10/11/07
+4.5 131
+6 84 fed
+8 101
+10.5 246 (wouldn't let me shoot him - I had to leave.)
AM PS (+14.5 ) 448 .75uLevemir
+1.5 fed
+5 423
+7.5 380

10/12/07
AM PS (+12) 332 fed 1.0uLevemir
+3 298
+7.5 179
+13.5 91
PM PS (+15) 139 fed .75uLevemir
+4 75
+5 75

10/13/07
+7.5 139
+11.5 99 fed
AM PS (+13) 143 .75uLevemir
+3 335
PM PS (+8) 434
+9 fed, threw up 1.0uLevemir
+2.5 359
+8 118

10/14/07
+13 90
AM PS (+13.5) 104 fed, threw up .75uLevemir
+5.5 110
+9 150
+10 146 fed
PM PS (+10.5) .75uLevemir
+2 202
+5.5 224

10/15/07
AM PS (+13) 376 fed 1.0uLevemir
+4 364
+9 239
PM PS (+11) 171 fed, threw up .75uLevemir
+5 117
+6.5 123

10/16/07
AM PS (+12) 307 fed 1.0uLevemir
+4 411
PM PS (+10) 323
+11 1.0uLevemir
+2 362
+6 363

10/17/07
AM PS (+13.5) 346 fed 1.0uLevemir
+3.5 321
PM PS (+10.5) 147 fed
+11 .75uLevemir
+4.5 168
+5.5 149

10/18/07
AM PS (+12.5) 500 fed .5uR, 1.0uLevemir
+4 368
+5.5 336
+8.5 370
PM PS (+10.5) 328 fed, threw up 1.5uLevemir
+6 307

10/19/07
+13 70 fed, threw up
AM PS (+15.5) 91 .75uLevemir
+2.5 320
+5 341
PM PS (+8) 464 fed .5uR, 1.0uLevemir
+4.5 236

10/20/07
AM PS (+12) 329 fed 1.0uLevemir
+3 397
+8.5 399
PM PS (+10.5) 384 fed
+11 1.5uLevemir
+6 155

10/21/07
+13 102 fed
AM PS (+15.5) 279 1.5uLevemir
+2.5 415
+6.5 400
PM PS (+10) 397 fed 1.5uLevemir
+5 280
+6.5 204

10/22/07
+12 101
AM PS (+13) 113 fed 1.0uLevemir
+3.5 210
+7.5 366
PM PS (+10) 367
+11 fed 1.0uLevemir Malaseb Flush in ears
+3.5 231
+6 70 fed
+7 53 laxatone
+8 121

10/23/07
AM PS (+14) 137 fed, threw up 1.0uLevemir
+2.5 194
+5 197
PM PS (+9.5) 247 fed
+10 1.0uLevemir
+4 398
+6 361

10/24/07
AM PS (+13.5) 188 fed, threw up 1.0uLevemir
+3 214
+6.5 228
PM PS (+9) 151
+10 fed
+10.5 1.0uLevemir
+6 65 fed
+7 102

10/25/07
AM PS (+13) 111 fed 1.0uLevemir
+3 170
+6.5 169
PM PS (+10.5) 289 fed
+11 1.0uLevemir
+5 376

10/26/07
AM PS (+12.5) 387 fed, threw up 1.5uLevemir
+3 362
+4 314
+7 163
+9.5 111
PM PS (+10.5) 134 fed
+11 1.0uLevemir
+3.5 330
+5.5 462 .5uR

10/27/07
AM PS (+13.5) 249 fed 1.0uLevemir
+2.5 298
+6 174
PM PS (+10.5) 211 fed
+11 1.25uLevemir
+4.5 357

10/28/07
AM PS (11.5) 301 fed, threw up 1.25uLevemir
+5 165
+6.5 102 (fed - really looking for food)
+9 95
PM PS (+11.5) 116 fed 1.0uLevemir
+3 132
+5.5 107
+9.5 167

10/29/07
AM PS (12.5) 111 fed
+13 .75uLevemir
+2.5 247
+7.5 377
PM PS (+10.5) 423
+11 1.5uLevemir
+5.5 167 fed 1/2 can FF

10/30/07
AM PS (+13) 139 fed, threw up 1.0uLevemir
+5.5 373
PM PS (+11) 346 fed, threw up 1.25uLevemir
+5.5 346

10/31/07
+9 348 fed
AM PS (+12) 419 1.5uLevemir
+6.5 111
+9 50 1/2 can FF
PM PS (+11) 95 fed
+11.5 1.0uLevemir
+4.5 171
+5.5 153
+6 159


Well, October wasn't too bad, especially considering that Puffer had a cold (or something that didn't appear to be herpes-related) for a good two weeks of the month.



Friday, September 28, 2007

To the ophthalmologist and the chiropractor

Well, not particularly good news at the eye doctor. Both the nevi have grown significantly and darkened considerably. The right eye the doctor said can now be considered a melanosis; however, she still thinks that it can be watched for another 6 months to a year. She also said that she would research information on laser treatment of iris melanosis, which she has never done herself. The alternative is removal of the eye. I can't bear to think of the fact that he's got one of these things in each eye. I would be willing to take him to Ohio State or Cleveland or wherever to avoid the prospect of removing both of his eyes. I don't understand how this can happen to this poor cat. He seems to have missed out on the fairness gene.

The chiropractic appointment went shockingly well. No fuss, no feline carrying-on, and I'm thinking that it's going to help. He's walking oddly when he goes down steps now, but in general, his "carriage" and walking seem much more natural. For the last week or so, he's seemed so out of kilter that his stomach was almost dragging on the floor.

There's more inflammation in his right ear, too. The holistic vet gave us gentamycin otic for it. That's not going to make Scruffy a happy camper. When exactly does he get a break?