Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Purrs for Sweetpea



UPDATE Fri July 1 - We got a second opinion on Sweetpea and I am so glad we did.  Dr Ann is a bit of a drive but well worth it.  We took a half hour just to go over all the tests and paperwork form the other vet - trying to make sense of it all.  Dr Ann had me leave Sweetpea with her for the rest of the day so she could run a few more tests of her own. Turns out Sweetpea is NOT diabetic but she does have elevated liver values and a mild UTI.. Sweetpea is on Clavamox for the UTI.  The thyroid meds or the not eating could cause the high liver numbers so for the next week we will make sure Sweetpea eats (she ate on her own tonight) and NOT give the thyroid meds.  We will take Sweetpea back to Dr Ann next week to get more blood work and see if the numbers are different.  At this point with all the crazy stuff going on from the old vet, I am sure she must wonder if she is hyperthyroid after all.  The old vet was one I had been seeing for years for many of the other cats and did not have any problems except some issues with Georgie.  At this point, I am not going back there for sure.  Dr Ann is worth the drive and I will be going to her from now on!  Thanks for all the comments, suggestions and support.  I have been a wreck this week!


Sweetpea was taken to the vet yesterday to find out why her appetite was off.  They found out that she has diabetes.  Her thyroid levels were perfect so that was one good thing.

She will be at the vet all day today and perhaps tongiht so they can do a blood glucose curve and determine what amount of insulin to give her.


Sweetpea is stable.  She had a fever but that has come down.  She is not eating on her own so they are syringe feeding her.  We are all hopeful that this will go better than Georgie's diabetes diagnosis.  Groegie went right into ketoacidosis and that complicated things a great deal.


We are sad this is happening to Sweetpea as she is not one to take meds or shots well.  If it becomes too stressful for for her at 17, we will have to think of all our options.  Purrs are greatly appreciated for her. Mom is going to visit her this morning and will have an update later.

Thank you Ann of Zoolatry for this graphic.

23 comments:

Kea said...

We're purring our loudest for darling Sweet Pea! Paws crossed, sending universal Light and hugs.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We're so sorry to hear about Sweetpea and hope she will feel a little better tomorrow.

Brian said...

Purrs to you dear Sweetpea, we are so sorry you are going through this.

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

Many many purrs for Sweetpea

Marg said...

We sure send lots of purrs to Sweet Pea. The poor thing. Hope they can get her straightened out.

The Swiss Cats said...

We send tons of purrs to Sweet Pea. Purrs

The Menagerie Mom said...

We are sending many purrs and prayers to Sweetpea, and to you as well. You'll be in our thoughts, and we're certainly wishing the best for Sweetpea.

Deb said...

Prayers go up for Sweet Pea. I hope this can be turned around for her. Deb

Eastside Cats said...

C'mon Sweet Pea...eat up! We are worried about you, and hoping to hear good news.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

sweetpea; we iz troo lee sorree ta heer thiz; we send all de blessingz oh st francis two ewe & we hope ewe can purrhapz manage yur diabeetez with diet.....984 paws crossed & we hope ewe can come home veree soon ~~~~~ ♥♥♥ like now ♥♥♥

Mariodacat said...

Sending tons of purrs and prayers for Sweet Pea. We hope she can find the shots tolerable and have a few good years left yet. HUGS from M.

Eileen said...

We are sending our purrs to Sweet Pea. We hope the vet is able to find the proper dose and she is feeling better soon.

Sasha, Sami, & Saku

Annie Bear said...

I am just so sorry to hear this. I've seen your posts on FB & IG. I really hope she can be stabilized and I hope she eats. We're thinking of you.

The Island Cats said...

We're purring mega purrs for Sweetpea and hope she is feeling better soon.

Quill and Greyson said...

Sending loving and healing purrs!

Summer said...

I am sending LOTS of purrs to Sweetpea!

Caren Gittleman said...

sending purrs and prayers to this beautiful sweetheart! xoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

Bernadette said...

Purring for our housepanther cousin.

Jans Funny Farm said...

Hope Sweet Pea will feel better soon. We know this is a worry for you and hard for her.

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

oodles of purrs

Mary McNeil said...

Prayers & POTP for your dear old girl !

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I am praying for Sweetpea and all 13 cats are purring.

meowmeowmans said...

We've been purring and praying for Sweet Pea, and we will keep right on doing so. Purrs, prayers and all good thoughts.

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