"THAT'S IT...HE'S GOING TO THE VET". I called this an emergency and away we went.
Now, if you have ever experienced living with a diabetic cat you know that you often have to check the blood sugar levels. Hugo's was always reading around 15. Anything over 10 means he needs his daily insulin. In the beginning, a diabetic cat has these numbers checked every day but as you go along a check is done less often, usually every few days. You monitor by watching how much he drinks and how much he pees. Well, Hugo had it checked this morning at the vet and it was 8. The vet said "Hmm...let's talk about Hugo being in remission. What you tell me about his reaction last night could be that he did not need the insulin and his body rejected it by vomiting. He looks good, his temperature is fine, and he looks alert and his reading is too low for insulin. "Oh!"
So, he is home, no insulin tonight and we will be doing a reading on him shortly. That is a prick to the ear, the blood is then placed in a machine and a digital number gives me the reading of his sugar levels.
So now we are hoping and praying little Hugo is in remission and will be free of having to bring along his medical kit when he comes to visit. Here's hoping!
Isn't he sweet.