What could be sweeter then a canine with diabetes!

Rainbow Bridge August 10, 2007
Cain is an 11 year old yellow lab. His registered name is Destiny’s Hurricane, however he  acquired the nickname “Sir” early in his life and answers to this probably more than his real name.   I have had him since he was 5 weeks old.  For the 1st three years of his life he was a wild man.  I can’t say how many times I came home to find my house ransacked, only to find out he had escaped and had a big party with his Old English sister, Maggie. Cain has been quite the ball player, from chasing tennis balls to rolling his big red ball and hiking  it between his legs like a football player.  Walking him has always been  like walking a tank in overdrive.  Cain was diagnosed with Cushings Disease at age 6.  I can remember being so afraid I was going to lose him.  He went through his induction on Lysodren like a champ and has been very well under control for the past 5 years.  During that time he was also diagnosed with hypothyroidism, one more diagnosis.  When Cain was 6, his brother, Titan, came to live with us.  Titan and Cain hit it off instantly.  I believe Titan has kept him young and active.

This winter Cain started losing weight, nothing drastic, and to be honest it was welcome as he has always been on the hefty side.  In February he began to just slow down.  I took him to the vet and then we got the next diagnosis – diabetes.  It was amazing how sick he got in such a short time.  He has been a trooper through all this.  He has tolerated everything from the injections to blood sticks.  Cain is the most kind, gentle soul, he loves being alive.  He has always had such a good disposition and I believe that is what has made him such a good patient and survivor.  I believe he is now regulated, which I thought would never happen.  It is my hope that we can tackle this bump in the road with as much success as he has had with his Cushings. 

Stephanie and Cain

Pictures! Pictures! Pictures!

It is me Cain looking at you!



Look out Titan because I am coming at you!

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updated on August 23, 2007

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