Friday, March 25, 2011

A HADJI UPDATE

Sorry to all you who are feeling neglected… life here on Possum Lane has been beyond hectic. I promise to find some time to answer you all if I have to set the alarm and get up at 3 AM.

Meanwhile, I started this a few days ago… I am not taking time to proof read it – so, forgive me (again) for any typos…

Having removed the poisons from Hadji’s system (read carbs) – he is not only his old self – but more to the truth, he is his NEW self. Hadj is more kitten like every day. In the week before I finally got him to the vet and we got a diagnosis, he was not even washing. To see a cat washing – usually a normal thing to see – well, it was a big thrill. He now does the usual cat scrub, scrub, scrub thing, and I must say, his fur is beautiful once again.DSC_0950 Shiny blacks, whiter whites and pretty little pink accents.

Stupid me, I really thought he had cancer. He had lost weight (4 1/2 lbs), was not washing, lost his appetite, and, he lost his voice. I just KNEW he had throat cancer. I guess I have been thru so many cancer surgeries with the last 2 cats, I just figured it was THAT disease once again. Anyway, as you know, it was diabetes, and he came home from the vet on 3 units of insulin every morning and every night… 6 units a day – for the rest of his life, the vet said. Few cats live for more than a year with diabetes, another vet said…

DSCN2646 Now not only was that a rough sentence for my little cat, it was hard on me… I had to see him suffer… I had to hold him while he got his shot twice a day, and I have trypanophobia. Go ahead, look it up. Just being in the same room with a needle is upsetting to me. So, something had to be done.

As some of you know, I am a perpetual student. I LOVE learning new stuff. And so, having heard from a friend that this disease can be reversed – they cured their cat – I decided that if it could be done – it would be done. I am into research… I am into healing…

Hadji is full of himself these days. He has gained back one pound. I really don’t want him to get as heavy as he was before. Rascal has lost one pound, he has another pound to lose. Hadji’s voice is back, he is clean, and he runs and romps with Rascal everyday, sometimes they play so rough I worry that someone will get hurt. (Dumb human.) He chases his catnip pillow around, throws it in the air, catches it, then takes a little nap on top of it. DSC_0955 DSC_0956 DSC_0072

He has not had any dry food, not even the prescribed science diet, for  over 2 weeks. He eats only food with 5 carbs or less. His snacks are freeze dried chicken snacks. (Halo Liv-a-Littles 100% chicken breast protein treats – you can get them on amazon). Hadji has not had any insulin in 12 days. His Blood glucose stays around 100. Yes, it is expensive, but I now know that the cheaper food and all dry cat food is poison…

He is back to being the Great HD – that stands for Hadji Dude, in case you didn’t know.DSC_0077

2 comments:

Sissy said...

He is beautiful and I bet his sparring partner is thrilled with Hadji's new health.

Cheyenne said...

That is great! It's always good to hear a good cat story...especially when the outcome is good news.