|I have been on this list since Jan. but have not posted.
However, I feel like I know you all and you have given me inspiration
You all have helped so much ,so now I've decided to send Ebony's story.
Ebony came to us in Va. from Hawaii. He followed my Mom home from a
since no one claimed him after some time we had him sent overnight
into our lives shortly before our other dog Scruffy was near
the end of his life with
us at 15 yrs.old. Ebony was about a yr. old when we got him and
will be 14 in Sept.
We feel that he has Schipperkee in him.
In Oct. we were nursing our 26 yr. old conure that was ill with seizures.
phenobarbital every 12 hrs.for over a yr.She died Oct. 26.2002. I think
missing a lot going on with Ebony.
The signs came on slowly. In Jan. he was diagnosed with diabetes.
Did not think I could give him the shots but did. You all pulled us
Then he was diagnosed about 3 months later with kidney disease. The
nothing then.This was more challenging now. Since Father's
Day he has become
blind from cataracts. He seems to be getting around the house pretty
( Except when he runs into the cat in the middle of the floor) We are
watchful as he could break something real easy since he has lost so
mass.He has gone from 23 lb. to 15.1. He is on 8 units
of Humulin L 1x per day.
At the vets we tested BG's several times a
week and we feel he is doing
well with the diabetes.
He is pretty much incontinent but lets us know when he needs to go
but when he sleeps he drips.We keep diapers on him most of the time.Works
We have ordered the angel vest for strange places or for out of town
Its amazing the things we can do when we have to.
I've thought about all the furbabies and their families with prayers
with all the losses this year.
Thanks for all your help. Happy 4th!
Judy and Ebony
Fri, 4 July 2003
Ebony's Photo Album
Ebony poses in his Angel Vest!
Ebony & Tabitha
After a hard day's work!
Ebony update - Tue, 02 Sep 2003
Margo, Judy and all our friends,
Thought I would give you a update on Ebony.
Have been so busy with family visiting every week -end for a month
and 2 more to go.
Ebony has been going for glucose testing periodically and we have done
I think I mentioned that he is not in kidney failure.Possibly in the
beginning stages of it
and maybe cushings. His pre cortisol was 1.5 and post was 21.3.The
problem is he has
not been regulated for7 months and his thyroid test came back very
low at 0.6. (Norm is 1.0-4.0
He had never had his thyroid tested. He is on thyroid med. 2 x a day.
He is on 6 units humulin L 2 x a day. Started on 4 2 x a day.
We are working with that but have gone down 1-2 when the urine strip
out neg. in the morning. It has never been that.He seems to be feeling
Still a picky eater. Also I am trying the Wellness food that seems
to be healthy.
They sell it at the vets.
His last curve was
8 am 194
2 p.m 312
HE DOES NOT EAT WELL WHEN WE DO THE CURVES,
BUT I DO TAKE HIM BACK SO HE DOES NOT HAVE TO STAY THERE.
She says that if we can get Ebony regulated and see how the check-up
thyroid test does
that we might think about the eye surgery.
Working on the hubby.......
She said they would only do 1 eye and it would be about $1,000
.We will have to see but I have
so much more hope for my baby.
I was in a slump thinking before the second opinion that he would die
If he could see I think it would make a lot of difference in the quality
of both of our lives.
Would like some feedback on this and have read the stories on
here about the eye surgerys.
I'm hoping that it will work and last.He will be 14 Sept. 21.
Thank- you to all for your help and will keep you informed..
We will be going back 2 weeks from Thurs. to recheck the thyroid
and do another curve.
Judy and Ebony
Ebony has gone to the Rainbow Bridge
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