Maggie’s Eyelids Are Healing Nicely

Do you remember my furiend Maggie, who was born with no eyelids?  You’ll remember that she was rescued by kind humans after being tossed in a dumpster, and she had surgery to fix her eyelids.  Every time I think it’s tough being a diabetic cat, I remember that there are many other felines out there with far more difficult challenges.

Maggie had to go back in to get some follow up surgery.  It wasn’t as long or challenging as the surgery she had before to give her eyelids.  It was just a touch up, so that her eyelids wouldn’t irritate her eyes and scratching her cornea.

You see, when Maggie got her eyelids constructed, there were some very small hairs on the skin that was used to create the eyelids.  Now, for most parts of the body, those tiny hairs wouldn’t mean a thing.  It wouldn’t matter for a human, and it certainly would mean nothing for a cat who has fur.

But because they were in heBagheera the Diabeitc Cat is so Happy Maggie is Recoveringr eyes, it was like having tiny little pieces of sand constantly rubbing against her eyes and scratching her corneas.

So on Thursday, Maggie had to go in to get those hairs removed through a technique called cryosurgery.  The hairs were frozen so they would fall out and not grow back, and Maggie’s eyelids would stop irritating her.  This surgery had the potential to make Maggie’s eyelids look puffy and swollen, but she wouldn’t be in any pain and she would have those annoying little hairs removed.

I am happy to tell you that Maggie’s surgery went very well.  She was a little groggy due to the anesthesia when she went back to her humans.  But she recovered well and she was hopping between the laps of her humans even when she was wearing the cone of shame.

She is now happy at home and spunky enough to want to compete with me in the Modern Cat cover contest.  Well, I am fine with her competing against me.  Whether it’s a diabetic cat like me or a cat with far greater challenges than a diabetic cat faces, having a special needs cat win is big.

It will show many humans that there is nothing wrong with a special needs cat’s heart

Jacey Wishes you a Happy Sunday

Bagheera The Diabetic Cat's Furiend Jacey

Bagheera The Diabetic Cat's Furiend JaceyHello, everyone.  Today it’s Jacey writing.  Bagheera has been trying to get his blood sugar under control by exercising more, so he can’t come to the computer right now.  It’s good for a diabetic cat to exercise.  He is busy scampering around the apartment, tossing a toy up in the air and then pouncing on it.

But he had some nice stories to tell you this week, and I wanted to share them with you.

First is the story he shared with you about Lucky and Bindy.  You will remember that these two cats were abused in horrible ways by evil humans, but that they have nothing but love to give to the humans at the Homeless Animals Rescue Team and Michigan Cat Rescue who have taken them in.

These two furiends of both Bagheera and mine are doing much better.  Read about their path to recovery because it will make you happy.

I am sure you are familiar with the story of Little Bear.  He was born with severely deformed legs, but his human saw that he had a lot of love to give.  So Little Bear was adopted, and he had to go through grueling surgery to get his legs fixed.  He needs your healing thoughts.  Little Bear is back at home surrounded by people who love him, but he’s still got to heal.

Finally, a story that should make you as happy and playful as I am.  My human has told me that Jacey means happy, and it’s definitely fitting for me.  Right near where I live, the San Diego Humane Society, fire department, and a kind human who owned a building teamed together to rescue a kitten who was trapped inside a building’s walls.  That kitten, who is named Karma, has been adopted.

I want to thank you kind humans for letting me step in for my diabetic cat boyfriend.  Keep reading what he has to share with you, because he’s not just a sugar cat because he’s a diabetic cat.  He’s a sugar cat because he’s sweet!

Meet Diabetic Cat Penelope

Happy Furiday, everyone.  Today I want to introduce you to a diabetic cat like me who is so sweet that a veterinarian couldn’t put her down.

Her name is Penelope.  She’s a stray cat, and she was taken to a veterinarian in Vandalia, Ohio to be euthanized.  But because of her wonderful purrsonality, the veterinarian couldn’t bring himself to put her down.  Instead, he had the person who brought her in surrender her to his care.

Meet Penelope, A Diabetic Cat who Needs a HomeWhen Penelope was brought in, her teeth were in very bad shape and she had to have many of them removed.  She’s estimated to be 10-12 years old, so she is a senior kitty.  Due to her time as a stray, she has an inner ear infection which is clearing up but it affects her balance when she jumps or shakes her head.

Clearly, Penelope was abandoned, because she is declawed in the front.  She needs to be an indoor only cat because of this and her balance problems.  This calico girl eats wet food but will nibble at dry food.  And her diabetes is under good control.  She receives four units of insulin twice a day, and her last blood sugar reading came in at 112.

Not surprisingly, given that her purrsonality was such that a veterinarian couldn’t put her down, Penelope is a cat who showers her human with love.  She is very laid back, unlike bengals like me and Jacey who can drive humans nuts.  If you brush or pet Penelope, she will reward you with purrs and head bonks.  And unlike me, she doesn’t mind the ear sticks that are associated with blood sugar testing.

Penelope is not in any danger of being put down, because the kind veterinarian who refused to euthanize her is keeping her in a spare bedroom.  He can’t let her out of the spare room because his dogs will chase her, and he has a cat who does not tolerate other cats in his territory. Meet Penelope, A Diabetic Cat who Needs a Home

Penelope’s human thinks that she deserves better than being confined to a spare bedroom.  So even though he loves her, he is willing to give her to someone who will take good care of this sweet girl.

Could that be you?  If it is, please get in touch with Jenn at Diabetic Cats in Need.  And if it’s not you, please share this so that someone can help Penelope.