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Jaeger - Mini-schnauzer Black/White
Weight: 23 pounds
Diagnosed Diabetic 2/13/98 at the age of five
Humulin N 100 insulin
3 units am and 2 units pm
The diagnosis of diabetes was quite a surprise.
We did not think it was a death sentence because
I work for a doctor
who treats diabetics and the complications it
can cause and I was aware
it is a treatable disease. Our life style
has changed in that we do not go on
any trips without Jaeger and his sister Jewell.
We tried to board them but
Jaeger would not eat and we shortened a vacation
because we were so
worried about him. We decided at that point
that his health was a priority.
They go everywhere with us now and we have had
a good time with them.
They travel very well and all our family has
been very understanding of
our situation. We do the things we want
to do just do them around
Jaeger's schedule. We have given up a few
things but would not trade
anything for the love and precious times we are
having with our boy Jaeger.
He and his sister have been a give of love at
a time when we needed it and
plan on having them many years to come.
We are happy to share our babies with you.
Wednesday, September 03, 2003 9:45 AM
Today is Jaeger(dd dx 2/98) and Jewell's birthday. They are 6 years
It does not seem like six years. They are still our babies. For
they are Mini-schnauzers, brother and sister,
Jaeger was diagnosed at 5 months of age.
Jaeger is doing well. His latest back problem (pinched nerve) is better.
When is is too active, like when I come back from shopping, working
yard, etc. he and his sister go crazy jumping, barking like I have
for years and it may have only been a few minutes; he still acts like
back bothers him so I keep him as quite as possible for a while and
better. I will NOT put him back on prednisone. That stuff raised his
much ( 500s) and I can not chance his overall health. The Vet said
and to keep an eye on him. If he gets worse we would find a plan B.
Their special treat for the day is boiled chicken livers, YUM !!!, and
and lots of hugs and kisses.
I love them so much.
Today is the 3rd anniversary of my Dad's crossing over . I still miss
everyday. So today is a happy day and a sad day for our family.
Blessings and Hugs
Nancy, Jaeger(dd dx 2/98) and Jewell
Jaeger's Family Photo Album
Gary and Nancy
Jaeger and Jewell 1999
Jaeger & Jewell
Update Fri, 2 Sep 2005
Today, September 3, 2005,
is Jaeger and his sister Jewell's 8th birthday.
Jaeger has been diabetic since he was 5 months old. We have done
everything possible to keep him healthy and happy. Finding the people on
this list was one of the best things that could have happened to us. I
am still learning from other's experiences because you can never have enough
information about diabetes.
Jaeger is currently on 7 units of Humulin N BID. The beginning of this
year he was getting 4 units BID but because of higher BG readings. The
Vet and I gradually increased his insulin. His numbers stabilized at 7
units BID. I spot test his BG at home. He has yearly check-ups with
his Vet, who we love. They are fed home cooked meals and treats. Jaeger
and Jewell eat meals consisting of rice, boiled chicken, vegetables, oatmeal,
parsley, parmesan cheese and garlic powder. We do our best to stay on a
schedule everyday. Consistency in my opinion is a key to good regulation.
We get up at 6:00am, walk 1 1/2 mile every morning (except if it
is raining or snowing), breakfast is between 6:45am and 7:00am. Jaeger
gets his insulin after his meal. Jaeger will get a treat (all natural)
mid day if he has been very active as he loves to be outside and bark at
everything. Between 4:30pm and 5:30pm we walk for about a mile to a mile
and a half depending on the weather.
Two years ago we found the most wonderful babysitter for Jewell and
Jaeger. "Aunt Mary" has a pet sitting business and is just the best.
She stays at our house when we go out of town and takes care of the kids.
She keeps to our schedule and treats Jewell and Jaeger as if they were
Jaeger, over the past eight years, has had two bouts of pancreatitis
, a pinched nerve in his back ( I said he was active ) and a scratch on
his eye. There are no signs of cataracts and all of his blood work to date
has been in the normal range.
We have been blessed to have Jaeger and his sister Jewell in our lives.
They are smart, sweet, stubborn, beautiful, special, entertaining and the
loves of our lives. People who met them can't believe they are 8 yrs old
because they are so active and don't act like senior citizens.
We cherish every day with them and look forward to many more years with
Nancy and Gary Boozer
The Love of our Lives!
Jewell what a sweet girl!
Jaeger what a wonderful diabetic boy!
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