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jesse girl 08-11-2016 06:08 AM

Re: My Monster Vinny
 
there are times i give jesse a very small dose of insulin when she plays that game but with numbers in the 40s and leaving for work i might skip the dose

this maybe a curve ball or a change in how much insulin maybe needed

farrwf 08-11-2016 06:13 AM

Re: My Monster Vinny
 
I believe Judi's right, when he's that low I'd stand pat!

Eddie 08-11-2016 08:43 AM

Re: My Monster Vinny
 
It depends so much on their usual trend and how they react to eating.

Even when he's been really low, Eddie goes up like a rocket as soon as he eats so I just give him a slightly lower dose of insulin but I think he would just be way too high if I skipped a dose completely.

I suppose my advice would be to go with what you think is best as you know him best!

Antonia

Auddog 08-11-2016 02:26 PM

I know I'm way late in commenting on this, but if it were me, I'd skip it all together. I figure if Vinny goes up, and stays up for a day or two it's okay. He'll come back down eventually, and I'd rather deal with a short period of high blood sugar than be worried about a hypo event while I'm gone to work. Of course that's just my opinion.
Sending hope that Vinny's sugar finds its rhythm.
Audrey

Monsters Momma 08-12-2016 06:56 PM

Re: My Monster Vinny
 
Well Vinny continues on his random path. I did decide to give him half a dose then we reduced his insulin from 35 to 30 and thought we'd keep it that way for a week. This morning he was higher (330) but we expected it to be high. Then tonight he was at 112 and I know if I give him insulin at that point, he'll just go too low. Stinker.

He'll be off the antibiotics after this weekend, so I'll see if he continues this randomness then. I'm not sure what else to do other than to keep a close eye on things. Thanks all!
Mel and her big stinker Vinny!

jesse girl 08-12-2016 07:52 PM

Re: My Monster Vinny
 
he is such a stinker but i think all our pups can be a stinkers at times especially being diabetic

always glad for testing

Monsters Momma 07-02-2017 07:10 AM

Re: My Monster Vinny
 
Hi All!

Wow! It's almost been a year since I've posted anything about Vinny!

Vinny just passed his 4 year mark in late June! Diabetic-wise, he is still doing his own thing. :rolleyes: Every time we get him between 100 and 200, he's good for a few weeks, then drops down too low suddenly and we back off the insulin. We've learned not to give him his insulin right away if he's at 150 or below. For whatever reason, he goes down from there even after eating. :confused: Like I said, he is still doing his own thing.

Otherwise, Vinny turned 11 in late May. He's beginning to show his age. He has arthritis in his hind legs that he gets laser treatments every week for. Vinny loves to go to the vet, because he gets lots of attention there. They treat him like a star! His hind legs have also become quite weak and they fail him at times. :( But yesterday he wanted to play tug with a toy, so he is still lovin' life.

I guess that's it for this update. Love and prayers to all!
Mel and her Monster, Vinny

MikeMurphy 07-02-2017 07:35 AM

Re: My Monster Vinny
 
Hey Mel! Glad to hear that Vinny is doing well:)

Time does fly... Both Vinny and Lily are going into their 5th year with diabetes.

farrwf 07-02-2017 08:36 AM

Re: My Monster Vinny
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Monsters Momma (Post 161069)
Vinny just passed his 4 year mark in late June! But yesterday he wanted to play tug with a toy, so he is still lovin' life.

Mel and her Monster, Vinny

Quote:

Originally Posted by MikeMurphy (Post 161071)
Hey Mel! Glad to hear that Vinny is doing well:)

Time does fly... Both Vinny and Lily are going into their 5th year with diabetes.

Nice work you two! Your fur kids are enjoying great lives because of your dedication to controlling their diabetes. Hate to even ponder what the alternative may have been. Shooting you both KUDOS!!!

jesse girl 07-02-2017 08:42 AM

Re: My Monster Vinny
 
great to hear an update on your wonderful monster

actually mel vinnys situation is not that unusual as with jesse she never was a hold steady type of girl

as we say on the forum we write our own story for the love we take care of

jesse is also getting older and we understand we are on the back end of life and those special moments like tug of war are something to really hold on to . i enjoy jesses romp with the rabbits not as fast as she use to be but that beagle howl has not changed one bit

glad vinny is still enjoying a dogs life


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