love and kisses,
April 27, 2017
This story is...not a new one, but that's okay. The original content of this post (the pictures) are about two years old now.
From late 2013 to early 2014 I traveled with my aunt and uncle for over a month (one week a month for four months), meaning that between work and travel it seemed like I wasn't home that often. After returning home from one of these trips I noticed that my cat was looking...unwell.
So I took him to see our local vet.
Turns out...he'd become diabetic. This condition may have been looming on the horizon for him anyway, as he's always been a big cat, but the stress caused by my extended absence seems to have caused been enough to trigger it fully.
So after lots of blood work, and tests, and overnight stays at the vet's office...he's now medicated and on a special diet and has somehow gotten back up to 18 lbs on just a 1/2 cup of food a day.