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Autumn 11-11-2014 08:56 AM

Re: Since it's so quiet, how about an update?
Thanks Patty! :) I think of you often also.
I've been back to read. I feel like I know many people from reading their posts over time, even if we have not talked.

I will always be so grateful to K9 Diabetes Forum for the teaching and support.

Hi Natalie :)

Wish you all on the forum the best and a Happy Thanksgiving!

Abby's Mom 11-11-2014 10:33 AM

Re: Since it's so quiet, how about an update?
It is nice to see an update from everyone.

Patty, this is for you and Tim.... Thank you for your service to our county. If not for people like you, I am not sure where we all would be. Happy Veterns day to all of those out there that have served!

We have been very busy since the Spring. Ron retired (or semi retired) the beginning of the year, and I went to four days a week. We have been enjoying the freedom, taking some long weekends, and going away more often (not that we didn't before :))

I fill my 'diabetic' time with more sewing projects. Earlier this past year, I had a neighbor/friend that suggested I help her with her sewing project. It was a wonderful way for me to fill up my time that was so taken with Abby. Since that 'project', I have made many items, such as professional bags, quilts, aprons.. etc. I have also taken up knitting and crocheting... and if this keeps up, I will need to open up a booth at the local craft store. :)

I always feel like I am visiting family when I come onto this site. It is great to catch up on everyone, even though I may not post that often.


Maggie'sdad 11-11-2014 11:10 AM

Re: Since it's so quiet, how about an update?
Oops seems I have posted on the wrong page.

Maggie'sdad 11-11-2014 11:14 AM

Re: Since it's so quiet, how about an update?
Having a little trouble learning the in's and out's of this forum. Sorry for the double posts. Can't seem to get my post to the end of this thread. Oh well. :)


Maggie'sdad 11-11-2014 11:17 AM

Re: Since it's so quiet, how about an update?

Originally Posted by k9diabetes (Post 138319)
It's so quiet around here... how about an update on you and your pup(s)? No diabetic dog required to post - we like to hear about you too!

Hi all!!

I have been struggling to get Maggie's blood sugar stable again. Had nearly all the weight she had lost (bout 20#) back on using 17 units of 70/30 when she suddenly started losing weight again, so I put her back on chicken and upped her insulin to 25 units, which perked her up considerably, then after a bit I started adding a good quality dog food back in to her diet. Seems like she is doing better. I hoped this process would be a bit more simple that it has turned out to be.


diggydog 11-11-2014 04:40 PM

Re: Since it's so quiet, how about an update?
It's been such a long time since I have been around. Soooo much has been happening with my brood I don't even know where to start.

Alfie has huge hind leg problems. X-rays invonclusive but for the most part he is holding his own. All 3 mini schnauzer girls have had illness & injury but r all doing well just now.

I have had 3 surgeries in the last 3 months. Skin grafts & tendon repair on my leg. Recovery is slow going & despite not working just now I am finding generally just being awake & doing anything hard going hence why it's been so long since I have popped it. Surgeon is debating amputation below the knee if things don't improve. Scary to be dealing with that at just 32 years old but trying very hard to let it go and stop being so emotional about it.

Always say it but I will try to pop in more often.

Allison, Alfie & the schnauzer girls x

Judi 11-11-2014 09:46 PM

Re: Since it's so quiet, how about an update?
Allison. I am sending every positive thought and prayer I can for you and your health. I'm glad your pack and especially the wee dude are hanging in.

Soaphie & Sydney's Mom 11-12-2014 07:10 AM

Re: Since it's so quiet, how about an update?
Wow Allison! Sorry to hear of your health and sending all sorts of positive vibes your way! Glad to hear the pups are hanging in there!

heinzle 11-12-2014 08:54 AM

Re: Since it's so quiet, how about an update?
I like this thread! Kind of puts things in perspective for me. Sammie's doing really well - she just loves cold weather as much as I hate it. I'm glad to say that anybody looking at her would never guess she has diabetes AND Addison's disease nor would they guess she's a 9 year old dog. She looks and feels spunky and I'm so grateful for that.

I, unfortunately, just lot my Mom in September to a year and a half long battle with lung cancer. We also just had her Celebration of Life last weekend in Colorado Springs and it was amazing. I'm trying really hard to get out of this gloomy space as well and have been digging in deep trying to finally get my Real Estate License. I'm really hoping to feel prepared enough to take the exam and pass before Thanksgiving. That's the goal!

Everybody take care of yourselves and give your loved ones (fur babies and those 2 legged ones) a big hug.

Hugs from me and Sammie!

6K9S 11-12-2014 12:00 PM

Re: Since it's so quiet, how about an update?
Update on Bowzer: Since his diagnosis in June of this year we have had a few problems (thankfully only a few). One visit to the ER because of a UTI and sugar dropped low. And yet another UTI two weeks ago and his sugar went up (high 300's - low 400's). Other than that I am quite pleased with his BG readings which I have cut down dramatically to two a day versus the 6 a day I was doing in the beginning. He has remained at 21 units twice a day for a while now. I can tell from his behavior whether I need to take a reading other than the morning and evening. Luckily he still enjoys playing (he is getting up there in age at 12), so not that often, but when I take the other dogs outside, he usually shows an interest in a little game of catch. I really dont know how I would have managed without the support of the members in the group in the beginning. So, for that I am grateful. Thanks

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