Thursday, June 23, 2016

Skruffy is Home!!!


Skruffy home for day.


Skruffy came home for a trial run around 10 am.  She ate 3 oz of food, wanted more, drank up to a half cup of water, wanted more, and KEPT it all down, did her double business outside with ease, and is happy to be home.  And we are extremely happy to have her home for a good portion of the day.

 
Skruffy home for night.
Went back at 5, getting there about 4:30, and I went inside and told them we were early, but did not to bring her in until they were ready...to just give me a call when ready and we will bring her in.  20 minutes later I get the call...walk in and two minutes later the vet, Dr. Bowser (can't make this up folks) who owns the hospital...first graduate of the Vet School from the University of Florida (not just first graduating class, but alphabetical he was first) found out how she did, had tech give her insulin after testing 235 blood sugar count, and we talked some more and all three of us walked out the door.  She passed her test, she is home!  She has already eaten another 3 oz of food and another half cup of water.  Almost time for her final 2-3 oz of food...and she has had a lot of sleep and rest.  Every once in awhile she will just look up at me to be sure I am really there.

Back at 8 am for complete blood work...teach us how to give shot, and we will see how it goes from there.

We also have to move to Wal-Mart tomorrow because we used up our three days at Fred Meyers.   It is only 7 miles down the road...so not too hectic of a move.  I scouted it out yesterday and it is a nice Wal-Mart.  

10 comments:

  1. So glad to hear Skruffy passed all her test and is home for good:) Our last cat had diabetes and I had to give him shots. I was surprised how easy it was.

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    1. We are not out of the woods completely, but it is looking much much better. Hoping Monday's blood test show the complete turn around, although they expect her blood sugars to take awhile to fully level off. Appreciate your thoughts and comments.

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  2. Been giving shots for ages ... you'll get used to it pretty quickly. Glad Scruffy is feeling so much better!!

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    1. Thanks Nancy...wish I had the experience you have had with animals. You are so lucky in that regard...in many regards. :)

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  3. Glad she's home. Poor little girl.

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    1. Thank you so much. She has gone through so much.

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  4. Wonderful news! I'm happy for ya'll.

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  5. So glad to hear this. So the whole thing was caused because she has diabetes and no one knew until now?? What a great vet you found!

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    1. Today the Vet said that she probably had diabetes for a while, but in a mild, almost dormant form. Not sure if the anal gland, the pain from the anal gland, the drug given for the anal gland infection, or combination of all might have been the trigger that shot the bullet. NOW that we know more, we can see that she had exhibited signs of it as far back as a month ago, but the real big signs started while in Seward area, and we thought it was result of the antibiotic. It took her barfing that told us that something was really wrong, and that last night in Seward and the drive to Soldotna was the worse because we could see her going downhill every hour or two...especially by morning.

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