Hi Don. I'm Dr. Lee and will do my best to help.
When was the last time Abby had her diabetes checked? Either via glucose curve or fructosamine testing and urinalysis?
Is she still eating and drinking normal?
Any vomiting or diarrhea?
Any coughing or sneezing?
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Hi. If you can please give me more information as requested above so I can better understand the situation and help. Thanks.
Thanks for the info.
The weakness you are seeing could be either from deterioration of diabetes into diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), arthritis, cancer (other types of cancer and/or lymphoma), or kidney and liver issues. Unfortunately, there is really nothing you can do at home to help with the situation. She needs to go see your vet for exam, bloodwork, urinalysis, and possibly x-rays. If it is DKA, then she will need a better diabetic management with insulin and glucose curve. If it is simple arthritis, then specific cat pain killer is needed. For kidney and liver issues, it really depends on what the problem is, might or might not be curable. Cats cannot take any human over the counter pain medications as that can lead to kidney failure very quickly.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks.
You do not necessarily have to do all the tests right away, you can take him to your vet first and get an exam done, and hopefully that can tell us a little more on what's going on. And instead of running the entire battery of tests, we can simply pin point at a couple things, the liver, kidney, and diabetes, and perhaps that can lower the cost down as well.