What could be sweeter then a canine with diabetes!
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Angel Lizy
Rainbow Bridge March 31, 2008

 
WITH ANGELS THEY PLAY 

They haven't really been taken away. 
They have only gone with the Angels to play. 
They have been given wings with which to fly. 
All their troubles have passed them by. 

Their life in heaven now must start. 
But we'll hold their memory in our hearts. 
Nothing about them will be forgotten. 
But now they sleep on billowy clouds of cotton. 

Our Lizy, a Cairn Terrier, was diagnosed with diabetes in February 2005.  When we first heard the diagnosis we thought for sure that it meant the end of the line for our little girl.  Here we are 11 months later and Lizy's diabetes is under control. 

Lizy will be 9 years old on July 21, 2006.  From the very beginning of her life, she has had many health issues ... most of which are allergy-related.  We had her tested for allergies at the University of Pennsylvania and that is where we learned that she is allergic to grass.  Can you imagine?  I truly believe that the years of steroids, antibiotics, etc., given to her for allergy-related illnesses contributed to her diabetes.

Lizy receives two shots (10 units in the AM; 10 units in the PM) of Novolin N.  It is truly amazing how still she sits while I am injecting her.  Who ever said that dogs are not smart?  I believe that she knows that the little pinch is keeping her alive!!

I am so encouraged by this website and the many stories that I have read about other animals with diabetes.  I can feel the support!

Marie A. Mayer
Glen Mills, PA

More Pictures of Lizy

A beautiful portrait of Lizy!!

A watercolor of Lizy

hmmmm what is up that tree???.


Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2007 
Subject: Update on Lizy 
Lizy celebrated her 10th birthday on Saturday, July 21, 2007. 
I thought for sure she wouldn't make it after the diabetes diagnosis but she is still going strong. 

Thanks for your hard work on behalf of our "special angels."

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Updated on October 21, 2008

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