Thanks for all the nice comments on my last post! The BSJ is still coming along quite nicely and I think I’m figuring out how it works. I’m almost to the button holes – I’ve never made a button hole before so they should be interesting.
We found out early last week that Sebb has diabetes. That means twice-daily insulin shots for the rest of his life. Today he got to go to the vet for the day to regulate his sugar. When we picked him up this evening we learned that he is a bit of a grumpy old man while at the vet, fond of hissing an spitting. This is very out of character for how is is at home – whenever someone comes to visit us he believes they are there to see, pet and fawn over him.
Gist and I both learned how to do the shots with water and it’s pretty easy. Sebb hated when the vet tech did it to show us how to do it, was fine when I did it and hissed a little at Gist. I administered the first real shot at home this evening and it wasn’t a problem at all – Sebb was relaxing on my lap, purring and he didn’t even seem to notice it. After the shot, he got his first taste of his new, low-carb, wet food diet (wet food has, until now, been a very special treat). He loves the new food. He also seems to be feeling better – it’s such a relief.
Are there any other diabetic cat owners out there? Do you have any tips, hints or suggestions?