Hello my friends, it’s been a while but I’m back. First I want to wish you all a healty 2015. Health is very important not only for humans but also for cats. On my time travels I learned being in good health can be life saving. Being hunted down by all kind of crazy aliens and sneezing your whiskers out, I can tell you: “not a good idea”. It’s better to stay home then with mom, a blanket and some hot catnip tea.
Some illness cannot be cured, in my introduction I told you that I have diabetes, it something that rarely can be cured. In those 3 years I have diabetes I learned that I always need certain things with me. Fortunate my TARDIS is big enough so I can always take them with me.
Mom made me a checklist of what I need to take with me:
- Insulin if I go on a field trip for more then one day
- A sterile syringe with needle
- A big machine that measures my glucose level
- A sterile needle
- Glucose test stripes to put in the machine
- Catisfactions (In case of emergency)
Fortunate most of the time I’m home or I return home so mom can give me my insulin. She is doing that every 12 hours. She is doing that through some rituals we are performing to keep my sugar levels under control.
The first ritual is “The Ritual of Insulin”. It goes this way: ” Mom give me my fresh meat. After I eat more then half of it she gives me my insulin in my neck or my side and 3 kisses, with the words “I love you , my sweetie”. That is the best ritual and most lovely ritual you can have.
The Second ritual is “The Ritual of Blood” this is not my favorite ritual and always happens four hours after the “The Ritual of Insulin” once in a week. My mom picks me up and puts a towel around me. She warms my little ears up and then she takes a very big needle and stick me in the ear. If I’m lucky my ear bleeds at once, if not a second attack with the needle is needed. She has that machine ready and she puts it on my ear and takes a drip of my precious blood. If my sugar level is good then I get 1000 kisses. If I’m to low on my sugar levels then I get a bunch of satisfactions, I love when that happens. If I go to high then my mom is not happy with me. No catisfactions, less kisses and the day afterwards “The ritual of blood” will be done again. If my blood sugar is ok, then I’m done for a week but if not then I need more or less insulin, depends on the situation. Then ritual will repeat after 5 days.
The third ritual is “Bleeding Billy To Death Ritual”, when my sugar is going “Wibbly Wobbly” it’s time to check my sugar level for a few hours, that means every hour or sometimes half our mom perform “The ritual of Blood”, she start before my insulin shot and ends 6 hours after my insulin. That is a lot of needle sticking in my ears, yes she uses my both ears. Mom always tells me: “I’m so sorry my sweetie”. I know she is doing it because mom loves me but hey, I won’t make it easy on her.
You see a life with diabetes is not easy but after 3 years I handle it perfect unless I manage to open the box with treats or I’m upset with the aliens invasion taking place. Now I have to leave you all because the “The Ritual of Insulin”, is going to start and I don’t want to miss my noms and the kisses of my mom. Will talk to you later my friends.
With sweet love and kisses,
Billy The Time Cat
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Pawnote from mom: We use the tinniest needle in the universe to get blood out of Billy’s ear. We don’t attack his ears, we do it soft and gently. Just remind you that this is how Billy see the things and as a time cat his fantasy has no limits.