Okay, I’m taking my damned victories where I can get them.
After a week and a half of glucose levels in the upper 400s and 500s for the cat, I woke up at 6:30 in the morning and said, “That goddamn antibiotic he’s taking is syrupy. WTF?”
He’s taking two. Amoxicillin (which is okay) and Baytril, which was given to us in a liquid form..and oral suspension that is supposed to taste like bananas.
Which also is quite sticky and crystalized on the botton of the glass jar we put the syringe in.
I decided that he wasn’t going to get the Baytril this morning and put a call in to the vet to see what the oral suspension base was. The Baytril is a once a day syringe so if it had no effect on the afternoon reading, we’d give it to him later.
His morning glucose level was 432. At 9 am. Given 2 mg of insulin but no Baytril.
His afternoon reading? 105.
This is the first time it’s been even under 200. We are doing a happy dance. The vet’s office had to call the lab to see what the suspension is. We are waiting to hear from them. He’s been on the Baytril for two weeks now and they wanted him on it longer. If he needs it, we’re going to pills.
We’ll do a reading again at 9 pm to see if it was a fluke but so far, it’s a no second insulin shot day.
I will now return to murdering people on the page and smexing up pretty Asian boys.