Sunday, September 19, 2010

Tuxdate 2

It's been a pretty busy weekend.

In between dinner and shopping with mom, hauling a carload of guitars for Dave's school, visiting the grandparents, and just little every day tasks, I have managed to do a bit of knitting - but I can't show you, because it's secret knitting.

I can however, give you another update on Sir Tux.Friday he had his vet visit and it turns out I was a little too optimistic in my last Tuxdate.

Unfortunately, just changing his diet didn't cut it. I now have two months worth of insulin and needles in my fridge. So, it's two needles a day at breakfast and dinner. The vet set it at a low dosage, and she's pretty sure we can keep it there. She even said some cats, especially younger cats (Tux is only five) do go into remission, so it might not be a forever thing.

He also hasn't lost as much weight as I thought - just half a pound. But I guess that's better than no pounds lost, or gaining weight.

Poor kitty has to go back up next week so we can make sure we've got the dosage right.

But otherwise, he his usual lazy lovable self, so it's not as bad as all that.


pendie said...

At least he's still adorable!

Anonymous said...

Awwwwwwww...I just love that last picture of Tux!

So, how are the needles going? Doesn't he hide when he sees you coming? I would. LOL

Monika said...

Poor guy! How is he taking the injections?

TeaMouse said...

Awwwwww, he is so cute! Too bad he is plagued bybthis so young. My Ginger is 15 and so far so good, she's pretty cranky, but I guess she is allowed that in her old age.

RobinH said...

Poor baby! Does he hate the car? Ours always did. But cats can live happy healthy lives on insulin, just like people. One of the cats last cats my parents had when I lived at home was diabetic, and got insulin twice a day for years and years. The needles were way more traumatic for the people giving the insulin than they were for her...she barely noticed!

Denise said...

Aww, poor kitty. He looks exactly like my girl Miss Tennessee.