Sunday, November 1, 2015

The Misadventures of Midget

Hi there!  I'm catching up on some 'back dated' entries that I have saved as drafts in the background/editing area of the blog.  Might as well tidy up a bit while I'm poking around!

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. 

My normally healthy furball was noticeably thin.  He'd become very clingy, needing lots of attention and affection and got visibly upset if we were in the house but beyond his reach (i.e. in the bathroom).  He also got very chatty, vocalizing more than ever before.

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.