Medicines, food, and Medicine schedule
So now for Merry's news. He has always had to take a large amount of insulin. He is on 8 units and a Glipizide pill (5mg). My vet asked me to come in and do a few tests. As I understand.. when a cat's insulin is that high they are insulin intolerant so there are a few tests to do. After looking at a few things it turns out Merry has Acromegaly. This is where there is a tumor of the pituitary gland in the brain. One of the signs of this is uncontrolled diabetes. So I suppose I am lucky my vet was watching for these signs. There are two treatments, one is radiation. I have chosen to not do this. I think this is too hard on a cat and they don't even understand what is happening. The vet said the radiation only shrinks the tumor and it usually comes back in about 8 months anyways. The other option is to give him another insulin. Which I have chosen to do. I am not sure the name of it yet.. they had to order it and I pick it up next week. She did tell me that after a cat has been diagnosed with Acromegaly that they typically will live 14-22 months more. I am very sad about this. I can only do my best to provide him a great and comfortable life. More updates soon. Here is my Merry!