The Cosy Apartment sent a double bill to play at the veterinary hospital yesterday. Zofia went for her booster-vaccination. She was scared and hid under my coat while waiting for the doctor. But she took her needle without complaint. Her heat cycle seemed to have ended on Tuesday; the veterinary said that the length of cycle depends upon each cat, and the initial cycle can be short. Little Miss Zed will be spayed on January 3rd, before her next cycle.
Neville was at the hospital to have a sensor implanted that will monitor his blood-glucose numbers without blood-letting. He has had one before and, of course, Tucker was a pioneer in this device in our town. Derry, over at “Musings on a Small Life” has had several in place over the past couple of months. I have been having trouble managing the Nevsky’s diabetes; his numbers are too high, and increasing his dosage of insulin does no good, and may even lead to higher numbers because of a bodily reaction. Now, I can receive information about his glucose levels every fifteen minutes if I want, and acquire an accurate and more detailed picture of his situation. The device works for a fortnight. Nev fussed about having the device put on but, now that it is in place, he isn’t bothering about it at all.
Now that these tasks are done, we can, I hope, settle down for an easy Yuletide holiday. If the cats don’t trouble themselves with festivities too much, they can at least be free from the worry of further veterinary visits.
Our Celestial Chuck would crawl right up inside my coat when at the vet's office, and he visited there too often.
Nevsky, here's hoping Dr. John can get your numbers, to adjust your insulin. He wants only the best for you, you handsome mancat.
Sweet Zofia. This current trip to the vet and then one so soon after. She'll be glad when all is behind on this. Hope this helps monitor Neville for you. And that you have had your 100 staples out by now and going into a long Christmas weekend.ReplyDelete
May you and all your wonderful cats have a happy Christmas!ReplyDelete
Glad that your booster shot is done Zofia.It is cool there is a device on you now Nevsky so you do not have to be poked so often fro blood testing. Purrs that works out well!ReplyDelete
I'm glad Zofia will be spayed soon, that's terrific. We both will be sending purrs and healing energy to her for that!ReplyDelete
As for Neville, I hope the sensor works well and helps you with the insulin dosage(s). From my pov, it's well worth the extra cost to avoid the stress of the ear pricking.
Smooches to them both!
Merry Christmas to you Dr Bellen and to Neville, Renn, Hector and Zofia. Many warm cozy nights and days for all of you.ReplyDelete
I am glad the vet visits went well and hope the monitor helps to keep track of Nev's numbers.ReplyDelete
I'm so glad that you were able to get a glucose monitor for Neville. It will sure make his diabetes easier to manage during the holidays. And now that Zofia is over her heat cycle, hopefully you will be able to enjoy a quiet Christmas.ReplyDelete
I hope all is peaceful and quite from here on out.ReplyDelete
Glad to hear the vet visits went well. Wishing you peace on earth, through this holiday season!ReplyDelete
It sounds like the vet visits went well. Here's to a happy, peaceful, and healthy holiday season ahead for you all. :)ReplyDelete
It's nice to hear good news from the vet visit.ReplyDelete
I was thinking of the Nev yesterday & wondering how he was doing with his diabetes, what a coincidence that you posted this. Hope this device helps you and Neville.
When you're able can we have pics of Renn? I miss seeing him. I know seniors sleep a lot but pics of him sleeping work for me!
Poor old Renn is like my Josie was: leading the ordinary life with not much going on, so he doesn't figure in the stories much. But I should be able to remind the world of his presence in the next couple of days. I hope all is going well with you and yours.Delete
We are glad Zofia will get her spay soon and that Nev is doing well with his monitor.ReplyDelete