Saturday, October 2, 2010

Fly free, Mr. Miyagi

Update 12/11/10--Sarah called me today from the vet's office, as Mr. Miyagi was very unwell. She sent me this email later:
After speaking with the vet about our options, Dee and I decided to put Mr. Miyagi to sleep. It really wasn't what I wanted to do, but the vet seemed to think that without testing we wouldn't be able to treat him properly and whatever was wrong would just continue to worsen. I want to say thank you to you and Diabetic Cats in Need for all of the help and support that you provided to us. We are so sad and shocked right now; this all happened so suddenly and I really felt that his treatment was going well. The vet did indicate to me though that this seemed to be outside of his diabetes.... I know that both [Laur and you] cared about Mr. Miyagi as well. Again Venita, thank you so much. We really feel blessed for the time that we were able to spend with him.
**************************************************************** Initial Post, 10/2/10--On August 10, 2010, Denise of Fancy Cats posted Mr. Miyagi's need on the FDMB.
Owners of a 13 year old neutered male Maine Coon can no longer afford the insulin for their diabetic cat. Banfield Pet Hospital of Fredericksburg has a charitable trust that would continue to pay for [his] regular exams & vaccines if someone would adopt the poor guy. He has a sweet temperament, lives & gets along with another cat. Please let me know if you have any interest in providing a much needed home to a cat that has done nothing wrong but still must leave its home.
The first question was whether the owners would keep and treat the cat if they were to get financial assistance. The answer was yes, and Laur took the DaddyBean and cat to a new vet, got him a script for insulin, and supplied the insulin and other diabetic supplies. (Mr. M had just been DX and had not yet started insulin.) Turns out Mr. M also had a UTI and ketones (although not serious enough to treat). Although we would like to hear more often from Sarah and Dee, we think of Mr. M and his very long whiskers fondly and peek in on his BG spreadsheet from time to time.

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