Sick Kitty

Our sweet 13 year old kitty, Galileo, has diabetes.

A month or so ago, he began to lose weight. Then he began not to be able to walk well and after a while, he could no longer jump. He stopped using the cat box (instead going for the dog's piddle pads) and has developed an unquenchable thrust. He still has an appetite, but no weight gained back. 

Tuesday, we took him to the vet. A lovely man, Dr. James Israelsen at Mountain View Veterinary Clinic here in Logan, saw him. They took blood work, checked his urine, and said he's diabetic--he was 21 lbs before this thing started and 11 lbs when we took him to the vet Tuesday. He can't walk because he has diabetic neuropathy, which affects his nerves and muscles. 

We've been taking him in for a shot every day since. Today we went in so he could teach us how to give Galileo his shots and take his blood sugar at home.

The cat is on insulin shots and special food. We're hoping to get it under control enough that he'll be healthy again, that he'll be able to walk better.

He's a good kitty. We love him dearly. We're going to do whatever we need to do to try to get him healthy again. ♥ 


Lazy Sunday Morning

It's 9:30 on a Sunday morning. Matt's asleep because he works Sunday nights. Frank Sinatra is on the record player and the windows are all open, because it's a cool 52 degrees outside this morning. Fall is coming to Northern Utah, but right now we're in that weird transitional period when it's cool in the morning and warm in the afternoon. It's supposed to stop that this coming week; I'm greatful.

Fall here is gorgeous. All the leaves change colors and the apples on our tree out front are ready for picking. I start to climb out of my funk as the weather gets cooler. There's just something about fall that makes me feel so good. Maybe that's a little bit manic, since I've been feeling so low, but I'll take it. Fall brings Halloween, which is fun here, and then it brings winter! And winter brings... SNOW! I can't wait.

I spent the morning with my pups, enjoying some time alone, and pulling my files from my old computer. It runs well enough in safe mode to get what I needed. Which would have been great if my new new computer had an SD card reader. An easy fix, though.

For now, Frank Sinatra just finished playing and Matt just got up. It's going to be a nice, lazy Sunday afternoon. The very best kind.