Oliver diagnosed with diabetes

Oliver could not come home last night. He had to spend one more night at the vet hospital for his levels of glucose were still very high and he needed close monitoring. Test results confirmed he’s diabetic and after starting with the insulin therapy, his levels of glucose dropped from 446 to 360 but they’re still too high so the daily dose needs to be adjusted. Additionally, a urine culture lab test was needed to rule out infections and an ultrasound is scheduled for later this week to rule out pancreatitis and other possible underlying illness. He is to be released in the late afternoon to continue his treatment at home. Oliver will have to be on a very strict special diet and he needs to be injected insulin twice a day. Since he will be needing round-the-clock monitoring, intensive supervision and treatment, he will be brought to a separate room (Bono’s room) in Cat Room 1.

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