Thankful Thursday: Understanding Feline Diabetes. Thanks to Special Vets, Us Coons, Camilla and Facebook Messenger

 

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We sure have a lot to be thankful for this week, and that is probably an understatement. As you know, Sister Zoe has been diagnosed with diabetes, as if she didn’t have enough problems she was dealing with, like the removal of that massive furball.  However, Sister Zoe is doing quite well and she is so good at handling all of this, much better than the peeps.

We are so thankful for all of those who helped us all get an understanding of feline diabetes, how to do the glucose tests, how to understand the tests, how to understand the importance of diet and everything else we’ve had to learn on short order.  The wonderful Vet that was caring for Sister Zoe is Dr. V.  She has been wonderful and has been super caring.  Dr. V. has been there for us, even responding to late night emails when we had questions.

Then there are two friends we want to give a shout out to, UsCoons, our long time best friends from way back.  Their kitty Angel Nimbus, and my bestest pal, was a long time diabetic and Curson is Sister Zoe’s handsome mancat.  Their insight and the ability to help Dad get a grip on the situation was so appreciated, and still is.  We also want to thank my friend Camilla from Facebook, and specifically the Feline Diabetes Facebook Group for jumping right in and giving us a head start on what we needed to do for Sister Zoe and how we needed to do it.

Lastly, something I thought I would never say is that we’re thankful for Facebook Messenger.  When Facebook separated out their chat feature from their main app we said we simply wouldn’t install it as we didn’t need another app.  Boy were we wrong. The ability to instantly communicate with UsCoons and Camilla was such a comfort. I really don’t know how we would have made such quick progress without it.

So, there you have it.  We are thankful for lots today, and we hope you are too.  Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!!  More Forever Homes More Often!  Purrrrr! Zip! Later!

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57 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday: Understanding Feline Diabetes. Thanks to Special Vets, Us Coons, Camilla and Facebook Messenger

  1. Curzon

    aw shux us make it seem like we did a lot! all we did is listen! diabetes can be scary at first. now onto you, Brian.

  2. Curzon

    As shux we didn’t do anything really, just made your daddy breathe! Now as for you Brian… u has to get better, k?

  3. Ann Staub

    That’s awesome you were able to find the information and support you needed. Diabetes can be tricky sometimes, but it’s not so bad once you get used to the injections. I hope Zoe is adjusting well. I tried to install the messenger one day, but it wouldn’t let me. So now I just open my phone browser if I want to read a message =/

  4. Summer

    I’m so glad to hear Zoe is doing so much better! My human really looked at Facebook Messenger and read up on it before installing it – and she loves it! It makes it a lot easier for her to keep in touch with other people.

  5. Deztinee High

    Oh Wow Brian, dat’s pawsum. Yep weez can’t magin bein’ fankful to facebook fur anyfin’ eevew, but weez vewy glad yous wuz able to get da help and unnewstandin’ yous needed and still get. And weez vewy happy to hear bout sis Zoe. Weez still purayin’ fur yous all.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi

  6. Sometimes, Cats Herd You

    Having support like that to help you sort out a a complicated treatment like you have for diabetes is invaluable. We’re so happy to hear that Zoe is doing well — and that your humans are learning all the things to do to keep her that way!

  7. Annie

    It’s so good to hear that you’ve gotten so much support in helping to care for Zoe’s diabetes. It sounds like you have a wonderful vet and friends too.

    Brian, I hope you’re doing OK today. I know you have your appointment tomorrow.

  8. Marg

    Sure glad to hear that Zoe is doing better and that you have lots of help. Sounds like you have a good team, Zoe. Still sending you purrs Zoe and some huge purrs to Brian. Take care.

  9. Mag's Corner

    We are so happy for you that you had wonderful friends to help you understand how to care for sweet Zoe. We are also happy to hear that she is doing well with the treatment and changes. We hope to hear that the peeps are handling it all better very soon and that you all are doing super well. Love your picture sweet Brian. Hugs and nose kisses

  10. Sailor Edgar

    I’m very glad that Sister Zoe is doing better, and that you are able to get the information you need about diabetes. I hope there will be good news soon about Brian!

  11. Pat Hatt

    Well i guess Facebook is good for something after all, wonders never cease lol Glad she is doing better and things are on the upswing. Sure it is a big adjustment though. Hopefully Brian is doing better too.

  12. Connie

    The learning curve for diabetes is steep, but it is short. I am glad you were able to find the support you needed to get a handle on all of this.

    Like so many others, I too cared for a diabetic cat. Em had it for 7 years before she passed at 16 from cancer. Because of what I learned I was able to care for a half dozen or more diabetic fosters after that..

  13. mariodacat

    As you already know, that is what’s so wonderful about the anipal community – someone has already been through what you are going through and is willing to lend support via suggestions, tips, or just talking about what is going on. I’m purring like crazy for both Brian and Sister – we want both of them well again or at least with their disease under control with meds. M sends hugs to your dad cuz she knows what it is like.ddd

  14. da tabbies o trout towne

    zoe….we iz veree happee for ewe; in that ya haz friends who can lend a paw when it bee most kneaded…manee manee yeerz ago…like 193…R pal felix frum catster wuz abe bull to stop insulin injectionz over a period of time….. by maintaining a sir tin diet…we hope ewe can get two this point sum day az well ♥♥♥♥♥

  15. Oz the Terrier

    There is nothing like help from friends who have been down the road that you are currently traveling! I am so happy they were there for you and Sister Zoe. And…we haven’t downloaded the FB messenger app; we felt the same way. maybe we should?!?
    Oz

  16. Coccolino

    That’s so great that you have all that support and that Sister Zoe is taking it well – always better than the peeps of course! Our thoughts our with you and really hope that Brian is doing okay. Lots of hugs to him and you all.

  17. Scylla,

    Brian, I hope you are doing OK. Worried about you. I’ll be over to do some heavy duty nursing.

    We sure are thankful Zoe is getting the help she needs to lead a healthy happy life. ~Scylla & Family

  18. Jacqueline

    So glad beautiful Zoe is doing so much better and we are still purring for Brian to feel better soon as well…Hang in there, sweet friends…xoxo…Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat

  19. Emma

    Some of our online friends are just the best and so helpful at times. Glad you got some help with the issues with diabetes and we hope things continue to go well.

  20. The OP Pack

    Mom doesn’t do FB but it sure must be nice to be able to get the answers you need so quickly and to have the support of friends.

    We are hoping Brian is doing better too.

    Woos – Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

  21. Glogirly & Katie

    Aren’t smart and caring friends just the best!
    We’re very happy to hear that Zoe is doing well.
    We came by to offer some very special (((purrs))) to Brian also…we just heard that he’s going through a rough patch. Hang in there buddy.
    love,
    Glogirly, Katie & Waffles

  22. Cathy Keisha

    Happy dance for Sister Zoe and mega healing purrz for Brian. As Mario said, we’re all there for each other. Us Coons are the bestest. Lots of people don’t like Twitter and especially FB, but they’re friends we can always count on.

  23. The Island Cats

    We’re so glad that Zoe is doing better now. We purr that she continues to do so. That’s one thing about FB…you can usually find someone who has gone through or is going through whatever you are.

    Now we have to get Brian well. We’re purring like crazy for him.

  24. McGuffy Ann Morris

    We are wishing little Zoe the best. She has been through so much. We are glad that you are all getting a handle on diabetes care; that is important.
    We are sad to hear that Brian is so sick, now. Any issue like this is serious, even stones. He is in our prayers, as are all of you. You are all very special. Hugs.

  25. Kwee Cats and Art

    Oh no! We don’t have any experience with feline diabetes, but we sure know about the human kind. Our Mumsy has had it all her life. We will be purring and praying for you Sister Zoe. We are so glad you had the friends who could give you good help and support. That makes such a positive difference. You guys all take care.
    Hugs!

  26. Karen Jo

    We are so glad that Zoe is doing better and that you were able to get the help you needed to take care of her. Mom sends hugs and the rest of us are purring like crazy for Brian. I send him the power of my mighty tiger paw.

    Horus and the Gang

  27. Kitty Cat Chronicles

    We are happy to hear that Zoe is adjusting well and doing okay. And having a wonderful support system like the one you have helps so much! Sending purrs and prayers to all!
    P.S. We are thinking of Brian too. Hope he is okay.

  28. Georgia and Julie

    We are so happy for the support you have received for Zoe.
    The CB is a pawsome place.
    We also continue to purr for Brian!
    Good luck on Friday.
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ
    and mom Nancy

  29. Sherri-Ellen T-D.

    Yow Sister Zoe we iz so happy ya haz pulled thru da surgery n yer Pawentz are learnin how to deel wif da Die-a-beetez…dey are bunderfull Pawentz!
    We iz so glad ya haz sirius support n peepz what can help ya as me Mum nose NUFFIN ’bout diz illness in kittehz! She did say many purrayerz tho… 😉
    We iz hopin Brian iz on da mend…Mum n me are holdin our breathz hopin fer da BEST fer sweet Brian! N me Aunti Judith who haz read yer bloggie haz eben said purrayerz fer Brian… Yer lubbed ALOT Brian 🙂
    **paw kissez** to all, Nylablue n Mum too x0x0x0x0x0x0

  30. Penelope

    Brian, mes thankful that Zoe is feeling better, that your Daddy is better, mes hoping yous better and all your good work for homeless cats and dogs and wes thankful that wes has good furrends like yous guys!
    Kisses
    Nellie

  31. PepiSmartDog

    Hi Brian,
    So glad you are feeling better buddy.
    And its good you know what Zoe was dealing with – now you can control it.
    Big thanks to all the pals who helped you and your dad with these serious subjects. YAYYY!
    Thank you for joining our Thankful Thursday Weekly Blog Hop.
    We greatly appreciate you supporting our hop each week and look forward to visiting your site each week too.
    Hope to see you this week too. *waves paw* :=o)

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