Monday, November 30, 2015

The Good Patient

Tucker suffered through another ‘curve’ again yesterday. He co-operated very well, as always. The curve did not go as low at its nadir as has been the case in the past. In fact, it started and ended higher than previous curves. I will be speaking with his doctor about this today. However, as I observe the roly poly one’s behaviour and actions, I think he is still doing very well.

In addition to being poked in the ears every couple of hours, the he must of course receive his insulin injections twice a day. I simply have to let him smell the insulin pen, and he goes to lie down in preparation for receiving the shot. I made a short video of how well this sausage of a cat takes his medicine, and have founds a means of compressing the file to a size that will allow it to be loaded on the blog. (Tucker is a little distracted by the camera during his injection this time, but only a little.)

Isn’t he a wonderful fellow?

It's on YouTube, as well. Search under "John Bellen".

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20 comments:

  1. What a good boy! If I tried that on any of my cats, I think I'd wind up in confetti-sized pieces.

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  2. He is *wonderful* indeed! Amazing! What an absolute sweetheart. That looked uncomfortable to me, though probably wasn't, and of course he's used to it now. BTW, what a precious little meow he had there. He melts my heart. :-)

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    1. That's how he talks: squeaks and squeals. He only meows when he's in the carrier going to the vet and is scared.

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  3. A very good patient indeed. Yes, those curves are no fun.

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  4. What a good boy! Look how he's doing happy paws while he's getting his shot! So glad he accepts his medication so well. He must know it makes him feel better!

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  5. you are such a good boy Tucker (and mom so wants to smooch your nose)

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  6. Oh my goodness, what a good kitty! So sweet.

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  7. dood...if it waz knot for de fact ya had ta haz medisin...yur mewvie wood get 984 paws up......ya rocked yur videe oh.....nice ta see ya....in like reel time....and we total lee under stood what ya was sayin......ya noe......

    yur WAY braver than all oh uz combined....we wood bee runnin & hidin....

    we will give thiz mewvie 980 paws up......

    coz we still liked see in ewe....

    still hopin for de day... when de nastee needle goes a way ♥♥♥

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  8. Aw- bless his little heart, John. He must just enjoy the extra attention he gets. I'm so glad it doesn't bother him. Deb

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  9. it is amazing how many cats get used to and actually look forward to their shots

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  10. Oh my goodness he is a good boy, can't believe how happy he is getting his shot.

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  11. He is a wonderful boy. It looks like you've both got this shot thing down pat.

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  12. Oh Tucker you melted the internet!
    What a incredible patient kitty you are!

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  13. Tucker is amazing. I am sure there must be very few cats as good as him when they have to be injected. You are so lucky to have each other.

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  14. For some reason, I can't see your video. I'm going to keep trying. Tucker knows you're trying to help him. Certain cats are rather amazing like that.

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    1. I will try tomorrow or the next day to put it up on YouTube, for a general audience. In the meantime, it may be that it is using a medium that your computer doesn't read or work with. Mine does that with Adobe Flash. There may be a command that "allows" it.

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    2. I have put the video on YouTube now. Search for it under 'Good Patient Tucker'.

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    3. I saw Tucker! Isn't he the most wonderful cat! And such a handsome fellow. You are very gentle and reassuring with him and confident in what you are doing. He can feel this through your touch. Your pre shot petting really calmed him. What a love he is!

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  15. What a good guy your Tucker is! Such a willing & trusting patient. I can see the bond that is between the both of you. Both of you are so lucky to have each other!

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    1. I wish I could be as good a patient under such circumstances!

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