Thursday, 18 September 2014

Cuddle Therapy

Magic is doing ok-ish. Her blood sugars remain shockingly high despite a change to insulin glargine and escalating doses. I am delighted she seems robust and resilient but now is the time to let the treatment work.
She is such a chilled puss that on the way home from the vet school I decided to chance taking her to see my Mother in her care home. She adores Magic and it is just a pity she cannot have an animal with her but sadly she can barely look after herself. It is a lovely place and often the staff with bring in their dogs and let the residents pet them. There is no official therapy pet scheme in places but they are very open to having animals there.
The home were happy to accommodate my feline companion and, though my Mother's memory is poor, she loved having Magic there as she did all the sweet scratches and kisses she used to do with her.
Magic was so well behaved and a very gracious lady content to sit beside my Mum. When we came back up from the conservatory she was happy to be taken out of her travel box to be cuddled by some of the staff and was relaxed enough to nibble and groom their hair.

16 comments:

  1. Oh, how lovely you are, Magic! And cuddle therapy is very very helpful!
    Please get your levels settled. Would you believe my Mommy has the same problem? She has diabetes, too. So we are both sending good thoughts!
    QUINN and Carol

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  2. How nice that Magic was able to visit your mom and the staff at the care home! I hope I can do that when I am a little bit older.

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  3. It was so sweet that Magic got to visit your mom. We bet cuddle therapy helped them both.

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  4. Animals break down all barriers and head straight for the heart...they constantly amaze me.
    Love to all
    Jane x

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  5. How lovely that you could take Magic to see your Mom.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  6. What a beautiful post, made me all teary
    Briony
    x

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  7. That is so nice that Magic is allowed to visit your mother. I hope her blood sugar level can be brought under control.

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  8. awww good for both of them!! BLood sugars can take a while to get to the good range on our feline diabetics! They seem to keep being extra thirsty even when under decent control. But they can be very happy. My Magen would run to me for her injections as I'd give her deli meat afterwards….

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  9. Magic may have a new career as a therapy cat! For Magic’s diabetes, have you tried swtching her to a raw diet? I heard that sometimes works.

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  10. Pet therapy is so important! I wish we had more animals in school for that reason. Over teacher has got a fish and that makes me happy. X

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  11. Good to see Magic out and about, we used to have diabetic cat called Sophie, who was such lovely chilled out cat, didn't mind her injections at all.
    Clare x

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  12. Magic is a beautiful sweetheart and we are purring she is doing better everyday...Such lovely photos with your Mother=what a comfort they are to each other!...Thanks for all the kind comments on our blog...Happy week ahead, dear friends...xoxo...Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat

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  13. Nurse Magic. Perhaps you could hire her out - her services are invaluable!
    xx :)

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  14. Thank you for the loving comments about Katie if you are Red Setter. We both appreciated it so much. This baby of yours is beautiful. xxoo

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