My Sissy Kitty has had rough year. Last year she started licking her food off. Ruled out fleas or stress and they wanted us to try an rx food for food allergies. She'd been eating Fancy Feast for years. We opted to try a few limited ingredient foods first. Finally in late February this year we caved and did the Hills z/d prescription for food allergies. Her hair grew back in just a few months, but around the same time she started not wanting to eat or drink. She's always been a heavy drinker/pee'r but her blood work was always fine. We ended up in the ER on May4th because she wouldn't eat and wasn't urinating but once in 24 hours. She was also doing a weird twitching thing. They did blood work, again was fine. But they said she did have significant arthritis in her hips and spine on the x ray and also a build up of what looked like would be diarrhea when she did go. That she had some yeast overgrowth on a swab of her vulva that looked matted and had discharge. They sent her home with abx and a topical for the yeast. The next day the diarrhea started and lasted 2 months. The vet had us try different meds for that and nothing worked til we tried benefiber on her food. She seemed to perk up a bit the last several weeks then spiraled again. I told them she wouldn't eat much and that I felt likes she had lost weight, her coat looks bad and she felt bony on her spine and shoulders...they had me try an appetite stimulant, finally I said she has to be seen, they worked us in, she's lost 1.5 pounds and her blood work they took yesterday shows she's diabetic with blood sugar over 400. They were going to order a serum test and the dr mentioned the curve and some kind of monitor that some cats tolerate to do the curve? She seemed distracted. I'm hoping I can get more answers and an actual plan tomorrow. I feel like she should have been seen before this and I should have pushed harder, they just kept saying that cats that had digestion issues are hard to snap out of it at times. I felt like it was more I should have pushed. I asked the vet today how much of the can chicken she can eat because she does seem to like it a lot, she said she'd figure how many calories she needs and leave that and a hand out about diabetes for us to pick up this afternoon and when we got there she had left and not left anything for us, so the girl at the desk said we could get it tomorrow. In the mean time, I can tell Sissy doesn't feel good, she's been in my daughter's room all evening, she's eating the can chicken and drinking but the vet gave us no instruction on what to look for or to do or anything. I'm really stressed and overwhelmed and sort of angry because after reading here how serious it is I feel like we should have had more instruction today.