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Tuesday, August 11th, 2009
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Today has been kind of rough. I got about four cumulative hours of sleep last night thanks to two consecutive power outages. That finally ended around 5 am, and I managed to sleep until 7 when I was awoken by the sound of my cat having a seizure.

I only know about it because she happened to be sleeping on top of a plastic bag near my bed, and the crinkling sounds woke me up. I got onto the web and started looking up what to do, but she snapped out of it before I could finish reading. I had enough time to confirm that happens to diabetic cats when their blood sugar is way too low, so I wrote a note to make sure nobody gave her any insulin.

After a few minutes, she was walking around and purring like nothing had happened. I couldn't really get back to sleep after that.

Later at the vet, we found out that her blood sugar was still low, even though she's had no insulin today. So I'm not going to give her any more insulin tonight, and we'll check her blood sugar again tomorrow. Feline diabetes is weird, and can sometimes go away completely for a while. Or she might just need a different dose for whatever reason.

I've never seen a human or an animal have a seizure before, so... it's been a surreal day.
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2009-08-11 11:55 pm (UTC)
Thanks! It ended up going as well as something like this can, I think.
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