Retinas and diabetes

I waited anxiously at work all day after dropping Basette off at the vet’s this morning. Her eyes hadn’t improved any from the night before. She still seemed to be able to see where I was. She came over and sniffed my feet, purring loudly. She even followed me into Read more…

Brave kitten

Something strange is happening with Basette’s eyes. This evening her pupils looked completely dilated. Even when I picked her up and looked at her eyes in bright light, the pupils didn’t respond. She isn’t looking directly at me. She looks in my direction, but never meets my gaze, unlike my Read more…

Tentative good news

Here is some good news, at least! Basette went back to the vet’s this morning. Her glucose levels were still high this morning and afternoon. However, after she recieved her insulin, her glucose levels plummeted from over 500 down to almost half that!! Woohoo! If Basette was here, I’d party. Read more…

Birds in the house vents

This has definitely been an interesting week. Roller-coaster ride, frustrations, and more. Yeehaw. First, my mare was lame on Sunday (bad). On Tuesday, my diabetic kitty was more active and alert (good). Wednesday I cleaned the house, had everything looking nice, and then discovered two bird families had made nests Read more…

My mare, my kid

How to start things off? My mare came up lame last week on Sunday morning: stiffness, no apparent swelling, ouchy on both front feet. Add that to spring grass coming in and her tendency to put on weight faster then a cheetah bringing down an antelope, and you get the Read more…

Basette, another update

Basette’s condition hasn’t changed much. She is still primarily staying in the kitchen. She’s developed the sniffles (clear discharge). I’ll ask the vet about that tomorrow. She’s continuing to have trouble with motor coordination on her back legs. She doesn’t seem to be in pain (slight discomfort from her back Read more…

Sugar Baby…

Two months ago, Basette, my 14 year old domestic shorthair cat, was taken in to the vet because of poor coat condition, excessive water consumption and urination (in inappropriate places of course), and overall lethargic demeanor. She was diagnosed with diabetes. Her initial glucose levels were over 350 (100-150 is Read more…