The Diabetes Boys have had adjustments made to their treatments.
First, I will speak of my guest-cat, Parker. After his doctor’s visit a couple of weeks ago, his dose of insulin was lowered, and I ran a ‘curve’ on him this past weekend. The results were promising, but his high numbers are, the veterinary believes, a ‘rebound’ from having too much medicine. She has had me lower his dosage by another unit, both morning and evening. This will continue for a fortnight, until Parker has another curve. We shall see what results that brings us. Until then, I will watch the hefty boy carefully, observe his drinking and wetting, the amount and texture of the lumps he leaves in the litter-box.
He is doing well in the cosy apartment. He is spending more time in the sitting room with me and the other cats, which is good. It allows him to be seen, and to be seen doing harmless, everyday cat-things, like sleeping.
Meanwhile, Tucker’s numbers have not been satisfactory. They have been constant, but not as low as his doctor and I would like, so his dosage is going up by a unit, morning and evening. In fact, he and Parker will now receive the same amounts, until further notice.
I am a firm believer in the well-being of the mind affecting the well-being of the body. Tucker continues to purr and play and be cheerful. This is less the case when he observes Parker loose, but he is growing more accustomed to our guest. Parker’s advent has been much less disruptive to the perma-cats than may have been the case, and my new foster-cat is a good-natured fellow. He is finding his place in the new setting. With peace of mind, effective medicine and a good diet, his and the roly poly’s health will improve.