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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-14-2009, 01:40 PM Thread Starter
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Thoughts and prayers!

My Mom, Tommycat, is taking her baby Lucky to the vet today. He's been losing weight and not eating his dry food very well. Say a prayer that everything is okay with him. She's hoping it's just a bad tooth that can be easily fixed for him. Poor little guy

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RIP sweet little Bugsy. We didn't know you long, but we loved more than you could have known. Sleep sweet little one.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-14-2009, 01:44 PM
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Hope he gets better. I am all the kitties, dogs and reptiles will be thinking of him and wishing him well.





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Thanks! I know she'll appreciate it. I told her to update us here when she got home with him.

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RIP sweet little Bugsy. We didn't know you long, but we loved more than you could have known. Sleep sweet little one.
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Lucky and you guys will be in my prayers Good Luck with everything and I hope all is well


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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-14-2009, 03:42 PM
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Thanks so much, guys, but I'm afraid it does not look good for Lucky. There was nothing wrong with his mouth. They took blood work and will call next week with results, but are 99% sure it's diabetes. He drinks excessively and pees a ton, he's gone from 16 lbs. to 12 lbs. and he acts like he's starving all the time. My husband is Lucky's "human" and he is going to be devastated.

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Oh no What does diabetes mean, he'll have to change his diet?


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It's just like diabetes in humans--it involves testing their blood glucose several times a day, giving insulin shots, etc. It's treatable but very expensive and stressful. Lucky is a particularly aggressive and stressful cat. The vets had a very difficult time even getting blood work from him, let alone dealing with it several times a day. He's 13 yrs. old (around 75 in human years) Initially, they need to be hospitalized so the vets can monitor several times daily to determine the proper dose of insulin needs. In cats stressed like Lucky, they tend to give false readings and it's very difficult to get a correct reading. Basically, our vet didn't feel Lucky would tolerate all that without tearing us up and completely stressing himself out. So we've just gotta talk it over and see what to do. We can give oral meds that will help a little and give him a little more time.

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Aw, I'm sorry! I hope you'll be able to make the best choices for you guys and Lucky when the time comes, if it really is diabetes.

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Geez, Mom. I really wasn't expecting this. I know we already discussed it, but reading about it again on here made cry. Poor Lucky-bear!

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I know...Lucky has always been so much a part of our lives I cannot even imagine this house without him in it. I wish he would let me cuddle him, but you know he only lets Bill do that. It hurt so much losing Tommy (10 years ago) I just don't know if I can take it again. I guess we don't have much choice now, do we?

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