Friday, October 28, 2016

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. ♥