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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Gatsbi Needs Insulin Now

Gatsbi didn't lose additional weight while on the Glipizide, but her levels didn't decrease enough so that she could remain on an oral medication. So now she is on Lantus. Hopefully we can just inject her once daily. The V-E-T says that most of his patients do very well this way.



Luf, Us

16 comments:

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Our boy (age 21 type 1 diabetic for 11 years) takes Lantus and it works very well. A new generation insulin, works for 24 hours, much improvement over the old kinds that you took several times a day and experienced highs & lows from it.
We hope she will start feeling much better soon! SSS & Mom

Eric and Flynn said...

We are purring for Gatsbi that the daily injections will make her feel better and keep her diabetes under control.

Daisy said...

Oh Gatsbi, I'm sorry you have to get shotted. But I think those needles are very small, and I hope you don't even feel it.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh we are very sorry that you have to get an injection every day too.

WhimPurr's Whim said...

Sending feeling better purrs to sweet Gatsbi!

The Island Cats said...

We hope the one a day shots helps Gatsbi to feel better...

Jan's Funny Farm said...

You're so good about taking care of your kitties.

Parker said...

I hope that it helps, I bet that Gatsbi will feel better!

Cory said...

Purrs to Gatsbi...our guardian angel Maxfield is watching over Gatsbi.

Angel and Kirby said...

Gatsbi, we are sorry you will have to take a shot every day but it is good your mom is taking care of you!

meowmeowmans said...

Oh, Gatsbi, we are sorry you have to get the jab every day, but we are purraying that it will make you all better.

Pierro said...

I think it is great that Gatsbi is doing super great on the medicine.

I like all of your slippie covers on your furniture. very cozy and easily washed.

Charlemagne and Tamar said...

Sending purrs that Gatsbi continues to well!

Charlemagne and Tamar

Derby said...

Purrs to you Gatsbi on needing shots now. Hope you will be doing ok on this.

ML said...

I had a labrador who was diabetic. I had to test her and adjust the insulin. Giving the actual injection wasn't near as difficult as figuring out how much to give.
But a cat... I'm not so sure about giving a cat an injection!

caspersmom said...

We are sorry that you have to be shot instead of having the oral medicine. But if that will help you be better than it's the best. We purrs and prays that you are doing better now. We have those gorgeous slip covers all over the furniture too. Mom thought the fireplace was gorgous with it's Christmas decorations.

Casper