Totally Tabby (Part 2)
On the 26 May 2014, Tabby celebrated her 13th birthday. I adopted Tabby from the SPCA a little over ten years ago on 27 Apr 2004. Her name then was ‘Baby’. Tabby had been recently diagnosed with the early stages of diabetes. One day, she started showing signs of sickness so I brought her to the vet only to find that she had high glucose levels in her blood. After more tests and examinations, she was given a prescription of tablets from a human pharmacy. Tabby needed to take half a tablet in the morning and half a tablet in the evening mixed with food but this clever girl took the tablet directly from her plate when she was given her dry food for the evening.
The tablet medication however did not result in any signs of improvement so she switched to an insulin injection just like human diabetic patients get (but with a lower dosage). I could see Tabby’s condition improving after a few sessions. I probably have to send her back to the vet to check her blood glucose level every now and then.
Honestly, once you adopt a pet, it is a lifelong commitment. Tabby gave me her wonderful company all these years and I cannot just let her health deteriorate if there is treatment available. I understand that the treatment is costly but seeing her health deteriorating is painful to see. The cost is not an issue! Having said that, I have no idea how many more years Tabby has left. I just want to do my very best for her so that the rest of her days are the happiest.