What could be sweeter then a diabetic pet?
|My dog Spooky is a Rottweiler age
and was dx diabetic and hyperthyroid 8 98 at age 5.
She belonged to my son who came home to stay with me for two months
while his house was being finished. She was only six months old.
When it came time for them to leave I found there was no fence around the
new house so I refused to let Spooky go there.
During this time she had adjusted to my house
and interacted well with my four other dogs.
After about two years I saw her sleeping a lot and consuming large amounts of
water, so off to the local vet we went, who after taking blood tests refereed
us to the Animal Medical Centre in NY City.
He said he was like a G.P. and she needed special care.
There she was dx.
I was devastated. She was only five years old. She stayed for three days to
be regulated. I did not see how I would be able to deal with this, with four
other dogs and three cats, but the Drs. made it sound so easy. All we had to
do was to keep to a schedule for food and shots.(sure)
She was so good about the shots that I began to feel confident,
however this was not to be.
Three days after coming home she went hypo and after karo syrup
and a run to the emergency her dose was lowered.
I did not know of home testing at this time and was driving myself crazy
urine testing every hour and never leaving the house if she would be left
alone. We went along fairly well for awhile, until we ran out of NPH.
She was put on Humalin N. Lower doses and higher BG, working our way back up
from 17 units to 25 units on which she had a terrifying seizure. Back to the
emergency we went and had the insulin changed to Humalin U . The vet said it
worked better for cats but wanted to try anything at this point.
Now I found information on the Internet from my daughter, and knew that
somehow I had to learn how to work this monster called a computer. (still pre
K) When I found this list I learned so much and began home testing.
This made me start to feel confident again, and I knew there was not a thing
in this world I would not do for my Spooky.
My life had revolved around her so much that I had to change my work schedule
from days to nights to be with her in the daytime and my daughter could be
with her while I worked. I also bought a cellphone so that I could be
contacted at anytime.
Things started to be a little better with the home testing, but the insulin
was not working to well, so we needed to change again, but after two years dd
along came the dreaded cataracts and she became almost blind. We were warned
it might happen so we went straight to surgery. One setback we had was a UTI
so we had to wait two
extra weeks. On August 29th she had the surgery with lenses implants and SHE
CAN SEE! She came home the next day with Humalin L and new food called
Glucose Control. Her BG is still running high but we expect that to change
when she is off the eye meds.
Has all this changed my life? Sure it has. I now like working at night, I like
having a cellphone, my daughter stayed home and studied harderand I sorta
learned the computer. There is light at the end of the tunnel, so all the new
people do not give up. Listen to these wonderful friends on this list and
learn as after two years I am still learning. I have to thank each and every
one of them, also I must thank Spooky for making me find all these wonderful
people who let me know that I am not alone with my fears.
Please do not think that this a horror story, even though this a day to day
battle my life is now so much richer.
Ros & The Fur Babies
Doc and Muji
Noel has gone to the Rainbow Bridge two weeks after being dx with cancer
Snoopy went to the Rainbow Bridge in February due to bladder cancer
|I am Doc . I am 12.
The Doctor cut of part of my back leg and now I run like
a rabbit, but I am still boss of the cats.
I am Shadow. I am 12 too.
My birth mommy put me in my human mommys yard when I
was a baby. I am not allowed outside anymore.
I am Tiger. Iam 9.
My mommy found me crying under a car when I was a baby.
Iam the Princess Noel. I am almost 9
I have lived here always,and Iam the
boss of this house. Spooky only thinks she is.LOL.
I am Muji. Iam 9.
I dont remember who tied me to that tree in the park, but I
know I like it here. Im not scared anymore.
I am Snoopy. I am 7. Muji is my birth mommy.
I am Woodstock.I am 7. I am Snoopys twin.
Sometimes they call us Arnie and Danny as we look so much alike.
I am Spooky the pincushion. They keep saying dd about me.
I don't care what they say just as long as they feed me. I know I am spoiled,
cus I hear mommys friends say so. Could they all be wrong?
Ros & The Fur Babies
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