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Simmy Savage


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Hi guys,

I am glad you enjoyed the pics of Simmy.  Right after I wrote last, I found out that IMOM approved the antibiotics.  I finally was able to get out and get his meds and he started on them.  Yesterday, he threw up, but I think it is going to take a bit.  Because of severe illness (mine), I wasn't able to get to the vet's until yesterday.  My partner had to stay with me.  I am beginning to lose faith about ever being well.  I am really depressed and sick right now so I am going to keep it short.  Sorry for the negative.

I will let you know how Simmy is doing over the next few days.  Remember if I am not on for a day or two, I am very unwell right now.

Thanks so much for being there.

Hugs to everyone,

Cheryl

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Hi Cheryl, I'm so sorry your not feeling well. I'm hoping things will improve for you. I'll be thinking of you and hope that Simmy gets feeling better too.

Take care and hope to hear from you soon
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Hi there,

I am currently on very strong antibiotics for a respiratory infection that knocked me out. I read the package insert and it said to take with food- still made me nauseaus. I called my friend the doctor and she said to eat yogurt and that should help with the problems.

In your case, your vet may have to change antibiotics. Many kitties can not tolerate clavamox and need something diffferent. Also you might try plain, unflavored yogurt for Simmy to help out.  Make sure Simmy eats food before giving the antibitics

Good luck

Kathy

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QUOTE(Beauty's Kathy @ Apr 14 2007, 02:34 PM) View Post

Hi there,

I am currently on very strong antibiotics for a respiratory infection that knocked me out. I read the package insert and it said to take with food- still made me nauseaus. I called my friend the doctor and she said to eat yogurt and that should help with the problems.

In your case, your vet may have to change antibiotics. Many kitties can not tolerate clavamox and need something diffferent. Also you might try plain, unflavored yogurt for Simmy to help out.  Make sure Simmy eats food before giving the antibitics

Good luck

Kathy


Hi again,

I wanted to give a quick update about Simmy.  He hasn't vomited since the last posting.  The doctor explained that the vomiting is due to pancreatitis.  Simmy has had reactions to antibiotics, but not usually with concurrent Pepcid.  Especially not Clavamox.  But I will keep it in mind.

Simmy's bg's have been within normal at times and then creep above normal, although I did get to skip a dose of insulin on an occasion or two.  I take that as at least a blessing.

Sorry for being away for awhile.  My symptoms have made it nearly impossible to post daily.  But I wanted everyone to know how Simmy is doing.

Thanks for your concern and advice.  We appreciate you.

Hugs,
Cheryl and Simmy


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Hi Cheryl,

No vomiting!  banana.gif That's good to hear. I'm glad his BG's are doing pretty well overall.

I hope you are feeling better soon.

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Hi,

I wanted to post a quick note.  Tomorrow, I am going to let everyone know how Simmy is doing.  I have been quite ill and it threw everything in my life off.  But for now, the vomiting is down.  Insulin is still needed, but there are days off.

More tomorrow.  Thanks for thinking of us.

Cheryl

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Hi again,

Sorry for the delay in writing.  Things have been rough because of a personal crisis at home.  We now have carpenter ants.  I am sort of in a frenzy, but I still wanted to let people know how Simmy has been doing.  

He has not vomited for a bit now.  His insulin is still required but, at times, he does not require a shot.  I am a little worried about him still though, because he continues to have appetite problems.  I wondered if anyone with a diabetic pet with pancreatitis has had experience with it.  I know the traditional treatments, but I would like to hear experiences about what happens with cats.  I know in people it can be quite disabling and painful.

Overall, I have seen some improvement, but I wonder what will happen over the long-term with this or if it will stop.

I will be in touch.

Cheryl and Simmy

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QUOTE(foursavages @ Apr 23 2007, 10:05 PM) View Post

I wondered if anyone with a diabetic pet with pancreatitis has had experience with it.

Hi Cheryl, I'm sorry to read that Simmy is still not eating well. I wish I could offer you some suggestions, but diabetes/pancreatitis is not one of the kitty illnesses I have experience with.

It's good to hear that there are days when he doesn't need the insulin. Yay Simmy!

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Hi Cheryl, I'm glad Simmy doesn't need the insulin so much. i wish I could help you with the eating problem though. I hope someone can come along and help you out.

I hate carpenter ants, they get into everything. I hope your feeling better too.
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QUOTE(Debs @ Apr 24 2007, 06:48 PM) View Post

Hi Cheryl, I'm glad Simmy doesn't need the insulin so much. i wish I could help you with the eating problem though. I hope someone can come along and help you out.

I hate carpenter ants, they get into everything. I hope your feeling better too.



Hi again,

I am really down right now and feel like throwing in the towel on everything.  I am exhausted and tired of being stressed, sick, and tired.  I do appreciate the kind words of support that I can always count on from all of you.

I am glad that Simmy has days when his bgs are normal and he doesn't need insulin.  I think that the pancreatitis caused the sugar problem.  It makes sense to me.  My hope is that if that problem is solved, then his sugar problem will subside.  Perhaps that is wishful thinking on my part, but I don't think so.  I have researched it a bit and it is common to actually miss pancreatitis when it is the culprit behind diabetes.

I am tired, so I am going to bed.  It is 3:25 AM if that tells you how wiped I am.

Good night and thanks for the support,
Cheryl

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QUOTE(foursavages @ Apr 26 2007, 06:21 AM) View Post

Hi again,

I am really down right now and feel like throwing in the towel on everything.  I am exhausted and tired of being stressed, sick, and tired.  I do appreciate the kind words of support that I can always count on from all of you.

I am glad that Simmy has days when his bgs are normal and he doesn't need insulin.  I think that the pancreatitis caused the sugar problem.  It makes sense to me.  My hope is that if that problem is solved, then his sugar problem will subside.  Perhaps that is wishful thinking on my part, but I don't think so.  I have researched it a bit and it is common to actually miss pancreatitis when it is the culprit behind diabetes.

I am tired, so I am going to bed.  It is 3:25 AM if that tells you how wiped I am.

Good night and thanks for the support,
Cheryl


I'm glad we can help in any way. I know what its like to just want to give everything up and quit. I was that way about 6 months ago. I think my animals were the only thing that kept me going. Most times I couldn't wait to get home to see them (and they were the only ones I wanted to see). I hope that Simmy does that for you and you can find some rest soon.

That would be wonderful if they could take care of the pancreas and it solved the sugar. I know that would take a load off of you for sure. WOW 3:25 AM, no way can I stay up that late.

Hugs to you and Simmy and get some rest. I have faith that it will all work out in the end for both of you. hugs.gif
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QUOTE(Debs @ Apr 30 2007, 06:55 AM) View Post

I'm glad we can help in any way. I know what its like to just want to give everything up and quit. I was that way about 6 months ago. I think my animals were the only thing that kept me going. Most times I couldn't wait to get home to see them (and they were the only ones I wanted to see). I hope that Simmy does that for you and you can find some rest soon.

That would be wonderful if they could take care of the pancreas and it solved the sugar. I know that would take a load off of you for sure. WOW 3:25 AM, no way can I stay up that late.

Hugs to you and Simmy and get some rest. I have faith that it will all work out in the end for both of you. hugs.gif



Hi everyone,

I am glad you guys are supportive.  It would be wonderful if the pancreatitis could be solved.  I do love Simmy and do not want him to suffer.  At many times, Simmy has brought me up when I was down.  With everything that is up now, it has been very difficult to find much joy in my life.  I am treading water.  It is one stress after another.

I hope I get some peace and health soon.  Some new tests are being run currently.  My next step is to try a different doctor.  But I want to give this doctor a good chance.  She is different.  Luckily, she accepted Medicare.  A rarity today.  

As for being up that late, it usually is not a choice.  Even with sleep meds, I have severe insomnia.  The stress load is not helping.

Yesterday, Simmy's appetite suddenly dropped.  Today, it was also low.  I am a bit worried.  Usually, this is the part before vomiting begins.  I am keeping a closer than usual eye on him.  The insulin is still off and on.  But he at least has some days that are better than others.

Thanks,
Cheryl



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Hi everyone,

I wanted to let everyone know how Simmy was doing.  He blood sugar levels have remained fairly stable, although he is not off insulin.  The more troubling symptoms that he is having are loud meowing, hiding, crying for food when food is present, and he seems more tired.  I am doing my best to keep him fed, and I am going to buy a little baby food as a back up to keep him nourished.  He does have good days though.  I thought everyone would like to know how he was.  

As always, feedback and support are greatly appreciated.  

Thanks,
Cheryl and Simmy

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Hi,

Simmy is still struggling.  He has a ritual every day of begging even when food is in front of him.  He has also been doing some hiding.  I am worried about him.  I had to assist feed him last night.  This basically requires sitting with him until I can get him to eat.  I am a bit stumped as to why this continues.  Things are really the same with the blood glucose.  No changes since my last post, that is.  He has good days, but still needs the insulin.  I am praying he will get better.  

I will keep an eye out to see if anyone has thoughts.

Thanks,
Cheryl



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Simmy is no longer going to be an IMOM Pet In Need but his remaining funds will be available for two weeks, should he need to be seen by the vet or require additional supplies.  His owners have been notified.

This thread will be moved to "others closed".

Thanks to everyone who has supported Simmy!

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QUOTE(Cindy/IMOM @ May 11 2007, 07:22 PM) View Post

Simmy is no longer going to be an IMOM Pet In Need but his remaining funds will be available for two weeks, should he need to be seen by the vet or require additional supplies.  His owners have been notified.


Simmy's mom has written to IMOM but has not submitted any requests for supplies or vet charges for Simmy.   It's unfortunate that she has not made use of his donated funds, but we hope she will by tomorrow.  After that the funds will become available for use by another IMOM PIN.

In the meantime, members of the Feline Diabetes Message Board are asking for financial support for Simmy.  If anyone wants to contribute to Simmy going forward, I'm sure they would be happy to accept donations.

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*UPDATE* Late yesterday we received an estimate for Simmy's supplies which has been approved.
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