Male black DSH Manx, born April 1st, 2007, 6 years old.
His was born at my Moms house. Hoots Mom was a stray that showed up and had her babies.
We got him at about 6 weeks old. We also kept his sister and Mom.
His sister’s name is Annie “AKA Sissy” (Hoot & Annie) and his Moms name is Momma.
His other sister Heidi, comes to visit a lot from another house and they have kitty playdate, as her parents travel a lot and we kitty sit.
His Beans are Pam and Rick.
Hoot was diagnosed with Diabetes on September 27th, 2012 with a BG of 430 in the vets office.
Gave 1st shot on October 4th, PM
1st week was on 1 unit
Saw no improvement according to Vet
2nd week Vet upped it to 2 units
10/20 lowered dose to 1.5 units
10/22 lowered it to .5 units
10/26 lowered to .25 units
10/31 lowered to .10 units
11/5 OTJ Trial
11/18 Officially OTJ!
Using a ReliOn Prime
BG’s are taken before every shot and sometimes in between, depending on levels.
Started home testing on 10/15/2012
I am feeding 1 t Natures Variety Instinct Duck 1% at AM & PM shot times
Am breakfast all 3 cats free feed on 1 1/2 5oz cans of Grammys Pot Pie (original 8%) till gone
PM dinner free feed on EVO 95% Chicken & Turkey 2% till bedtime and I then put 2 big spoonfuls down to last thru the night
Also feeding Freeze Dried Chx for snacks.
SYMPTOMS THAT LEAD TO DIAGNOSIS
Excessive thirst & urination
OTHER HEALTH ISSUES
Had sore on back of leg.
Sore has completely cleared up since OTJ :)
No other health issues
OUT OF REMISSION
Hoot came out of remission and started back on Lantus on 6/8/13. We started him on 0.5u.
I am a stay at home caretaker for an 89 year old friend James, who lives with us. I also take care of my 82 year old Mom who still lives on her own. I hope to one day get in an RV and take off traveling for a few years.