Instead, the vet called saying Nadia's thyroid looked great. However, her blood glucose was at 440. Normal blood glucose for a cat should be below 170. Also, glucose was spilling into her urine. What does all of that mean? Very likely it's kitty diabetes.
Great. I hate curve-balls like this. You know, when you're expecting one thing and something completely different happens. I had hoped for closure and an answer today. I know our pets can't live forever, but I hate thinking about her mortality. And I hate that this has to be happening RIGHT NOW. Right as we are very stressed waiting for our FET cycle to finally get underway.
Out next step is to run another test on her blood to check for her sustained levels of glucose to make sure the previous reading wasn't just a spike due to the stress of being shoved in a crate and dragged to the vet. It's similar to an A1C test in humans, in case anyone is familiar. If this comes back high, we can confidently diagnose her with diabetes and put her on a special diet and start the treatment with insulin shots twice a day. Luckily they can use her existing blood sample from Saturday so I don't have to take her there again. That was a relief!
Realistically, this means shots. Shots twice a day for the rest of her life. But you know what? I've got this. I know shots all too well. Welcome to the pin-cushion club, miss Nadia. It's not fun, but ya gotta do what ya gotta do. And Kevin has given me more shots than I can remember, so I know he can do this too, even though he's nervous at the thought of poking our poor kitty.
We should have the results of this latest blood test confirming diagnosis on Thursday. We love her so much and I just want a definitive answer and to get her on some kind of treatment as soon as possible.
Man, it's looking like our house is going to have needles galore in the next couple of months! We should start buying stock in the needle industry. I think we might be keeping them in business.