A little over a year ago she was diagnosed with diabetes. Feline Diabetes. So I had to give her insulin shots twice a day. I was diligent. I researched. I changed her food… I got up and out of bed at 6 am every morning to give her a shot. And I only stabbed myself with the needle twice! And her BG levels went down. (BG is blood glucose for those not so diabetes savvy folks out there).
Then the UTIs started. That’s urinary tract infection for those not urinary-tract-savvy folks out there. It was a mess. Literally. And we were all miserable. So I took her to the vet each and every time. She didn’t like the first medicine. She actually threw it up even though the vet said it was the right one for the type of infection it was based on the lab re$ult$. It was bad. We changed medicine. Problem was that only worked for a short time and I ended up at the vet again, and again and again. And then the Veterinary $pecialty Ho$pital which cost me a lot of money. Thank god I had it, but now, I don’t…. which brings me to the next bad kitty mommy example. I never did get her in for a follow up (Read my posts about my dad, and you’ll know why). The only good news here was her BG levels were too low, so I got to take her off of insulin, and sleep until 7 am.
And finally, bad kitty mommy example number 3. My cat has trouble walking. Which may be damage from the diabetes. Or arthritis, or could be because she is a Maine Coon and has hip displaysia. and I’ve been hesitant to take her in because of the money issue, especially when they start saying words like MRI, but now I don’t have a choice becuase the UTI is back, and her legs aren’t getting any better, and it makes me cry when she tries to jump up onto the sofa to hang out with me and she can’t. Truth is I haven’t wanted to deal with it because I am afraid that she will have to be put down or something and I don’t think I can handle that right now.