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Cause Mei-Mei is SO SWEET!

She can't quite revert from the diabetes. It's just barely there. We tried her without insulin for a week, but by Friday she was high again. We weren't able to test last night and when we did at 1 pm today we found that she was high so we gave her a unit of insulin. 6 hours later she was down to 68, so she reacts quickly to this and I know that within the week, even 1/2 unit twice a day will be way too much--but she'll still need a little help. Guess who's off to the vet next week when I have time during the day again?

This sounds bad but it really isn't. At 10, Badira had a thyroid problem and just after Steve and I got married in 2009 she almost died of diabetes, or the ketoacidosis connected with it. At 10 Dennis Murphy was grotesquely obese, pre-diabetic (though we didn't know it then) and beginning his fatal trip into renal failure. In contrast, at 10 Mei-Mei is "pre-diabetic" and that's all. She has a little wear and tear on her kidneys but the doc is happy overall with her blood panels. Knock wood and give a treat to the hjemnisse that she stays that way!

She and I had some nice afternoon mommy-kitty time though. I sat on the bed and read from Deuteronomy for a while before switching to Harry Potter. She played with the light reflected off the brass knight bookmark seki_raku brought me from England. This will all come to nought when we attempt to brush her teeth for the first time because she really needs it.



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Mar. 9th, 2009 03:19 am (UTC)
I'd quote Cats right now, but I won't.

:: scritches to Mei-Mei instead ::
Mar. 9th, 2009 04:41 am (UTC)
Sending my best pats to Mei-Mei.
Mar. 10th, 2009 03:32 am (UTC)
It's funny, Xander hates it when Sach and I doctor his chin (feline acne), but he is much more cuddly in the evenings. Maybe Mei-Mei will forgive you for sticking something in her mouth & messing around? She knows where the loving comes from :)
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