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SadieGirl
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posted 03-02-2004 07:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SadieGirl     Edit/Delete Message
I am writing in hopes to just get some advise. I pretty much know what I have to do but I just guess I wanted someone else to tell me what they think, being cat lovers as I assume we all are in this forum. My cat Sadie is a diebetic. She is 14 years old and is in alot of pain. The vet did blood work and her count is extremely high (500) and gave her a shot and antiabotics and she didn't get much better, but she now is meowing constantly and drinks alot of water. She only weighs about 6 lbs. now, down from about 10 in the last year, I don't want to put her down but there is no guarantee that will even help given her age and not to mention the cost and I would have to give them to her and I can't see that happening, I can't even clip her nails without her going beserk!! I don't want her to be in this pain and just needed to know from another cat lover that would it be wrong for me to just let her go and stop the pain ???? Please, don't get me wrong, I am a animal lover. I have had 4 dogs that I loved as much as my own children and even missed several days of work when each one of them died. (all of them to old age) but this is my first cat and I have had her since she was born, so please, anybody with any suggestions please respond.

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Chessmind
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posted 03-02-2004 06:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chessmind     Edit/Delete Message
Hello. Welcome to the site. I am so sorry your kitty is not well. Did your vet by any chance mention that your cat's diabetes could be treated with proper meds/injections? I wasn't quite sure if this is a new condition she has or if she has had diabetes for some time now. Diabetes can be controlled in most cases with insulin or other medications.

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SadieGirl
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posted 03-02-2004 08:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SadieGirl     Edit/Delete Message
Yes, she is on antiabotics, has been given several injections to help with the inflammation and she is on diebetic food, but insulin was mentioned but are costly and I am not sure I can afford it plus the fact of me having to give them. When pets get up in age which she is, I feel their quality of life is greatly deminished when meds dont help. You can tell by looking at her that she is feeling bad and my heart goes out for her, but I am not sure i want to put her through all of this unless they can guarantee that it will keep her alive.

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Chessmind
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posted 03-03-2004 07:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chessmind     Edit/Delete Message
Hello. I know that any cat that has diabetes does need treatment and can benefit from this treatment. I suppose you could ask for a second opinion. Perhaps your local shelter or SPCA would be able to help by providing lower cost treatment.
If you feel you simply can not afford to offer her any treatment she will continue to get worse. Please keep us posted.

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