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Feeling sorry for my poor cat

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Vinorosso74 Mon 14-Mar-16 18:52:09

Just after some sympathy or wise words from any of you really. Posted couple of weeks back as we discovered our cat is diabetic. This followed her having triaditis last year and surgery to remove her gall bladder, flush out bile duct and biopsy liver, pancreas and small intestine. She recovered brilliantly and was doing well until recently.
We had some further tests results back from the vets today and she is also deficient in vitamin B12 so needs weekly injections for the next 6 weeks. She's currently on a (nearly finished) 2 week course of tablets as her liver parameters were elevated again though not too bad.
Until last year she had no problems but it's one thing after another. She's a lovely girl but how much more can the poor cat take?!
I'm not thinking of PTS or anything as we're nowhere near that point but do wonder how much more can go wrong or how much more she can take. She's 13 and I can accept she's not likely to live until 20 but do wonder what more we can do for her sad

TheoriginalLEM Mon 14-Mar-16 18:57:58

If she were my cat i wouldn't do no more than medicate her problems and possibly treat nutritionally. Have you got her blood sugar stabalised? this can often take a while of tooing and froing. Have the vets done a glucose curve over the course of day? That is the difficulty with diabetes in animals as they don't understand the signs of high and low blood sugar.

13 is a good age, but id say she has a few more years in her. Are you injecting her with insulin? can you ask to be shown how to inject the B12 so that you don't have to stress her by taking her too and from the vets all the time.

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 14-Mar-16 18:58:27

Is she happy? Poor cat has been through the mill.

Vinorosso74 Mon 14-Mar-16 19:16:52

Fluffy yes she's a happy girl.

Theoriginal yes we're doing insulin injections. Our vets are going to do a fructosamine test next week which does the pattern over the previous weeks. They've not mentioned having her in yet for the glucose curve but vet did say they may do at some point.
Luckily she doesn't get too stressed at the vets and it's nearby but I may ask about giving B12 injections at home. I am going to ask about diet too when I see our regular vet next week as it's tricky with both diabetes and the IBD to control.

Sorry, I'm waffling only cat people can understand!

TheoriginalLEM Mon 14-Mar-16 19:35:18

waffle away, it sounds tough flowers

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