It was time to get booster shots for all the kitties last week (actually past time), and a good time to visit with the vet as Tigger has been lethargic, his coat felt different and he was very thirsty. Blood profile showed his glucose was ‘very high’ at 518. Then a urine analysis and it also showed glucose and it shouldn’t. Tigger is diabetic. We came home with syringes and insulin, Tigger gets shots twice a day, and is on a special food with ‘WD’ on the label. Probably only available from the Vet.
I’ve learned to give Tigger his shots, he is a good boy and makes it easy.
Not sure how easy the other two kitties would be about it.
Anyway, he is doing much better already, four days later, his coat feels better, he is more active. Will get another blood workup within a month and see how his numbers are doing. Has been interesting to ‘watch’ him and his behavior.
And a little trivia, about the trip home. We had taken Tigger out to the Vet in the late morning for the urine test, had to leave him. We went back three hours later with Socks and Chloe in two carriers for their booster shots, one carrier was ours, one was borrowed. It is all about timing, shots given to two kitties and Tigger was ready to go home. No problem, I’ll hold him on my lap after I get my seat belt on, Russ was driving. It was working just fine. Then I felt a warm wet sensation on my left leg, he peed on me! Lucky there were some napkins from Subway in a cup holder (that never happens), so was able to keep the pee off the pickup seat, however I had a large wet area on me! After I got soapy water and wiped down the pickup seat and dried it with an old towel, I cleaned me up and did a load of laundry. The clothes came out of the ordeal just fine.
I felt like we were running a feline bus service last week.
More than you wanted to know!