Tuesday, December 8, 2009

This Is The Hardest Thing To Write About!

My husband complained that one of the cats is using the litter pan too much. Our youngest cat was due for a visit to the vet. So we had the vet run the tests. The tests were costly, but we needed to find out if one of our cats was having a problem. Thankfully, his results came back negative for kidney problems or Diabetes. This week we took in the oldest cat, Osisin ( Osheen) for his round of tests.

The vet called tonight to give us the bad news. Osisin has diabetes! It wasn't a complete surprise, since I noticed he was drinking a lot of water. His illness will require him to get insulin shots two times a day and go on a special diet. All of which will be very costly and life changing for him and for us. I have never given a shot in my life.

Osisin has been a wonderful cat and I would never think of putting him down. The insulin will give him a longer life, if we do nothing he is sure to die. This is a no brainer. We will talk to the Vet again on Monday and hopefully start Osisin on his treatment at that time.

Cathy 12/ 09/ 09


  1. I am so sorry about your kitty... I can imagine how you are feeling... I hope they can control his diabetes w/insulin...((HUGS))

  2. I'm so sorry to hear this news! Osisin is lucky to have you. I have friends that had a diabetic cat and gave him shots. It worked really well. We currently give our youngest dog a shot once a month for his hips. It becomes routine. Hugs to you and your kitty.

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  3. Thanks, guys! I can sure use the hugs!

  4. Oh Cathy I am sorry! I am sending you a big hug too!

    PS. I know someone with first hand experience of this so please let me know if you want to talk, I know she would love to help if she can.

  5. Thanks! I will convo you. And let everyone know how it works out.

  6. Aaw, poor cat. Hope it works out.

  7. Hi Cathy, I'm way behind on my blog reading. Just saw this post and have to send hugs to you as well as healing vibes to Osisin.
    Peace, Judi

  8. Aw, Cathy, I am so sorry to hear this. Osisin is very lucky to have you to care for him. I'm hoping all will work out well---big hugs to you and all your furbabies.