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Old 01-27-2014, 08:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Soaphie & Sydney's Mom View Post
Every day is truly a gift...
I look at Sydney's profile pic and I can just hear her saying....."No mom, you are the gift."

What you have done for not one of your dog's, but two is nothing less then heroic. Now, we all know that those of us here have no choice in the matter nor do we want any other choice. Still the fact that you have managed the diabetes x2 and the Sharpei fever for (drum roll please) 14 yrs....

My hat is off to you Tammi.

Happy Birthday Syd! You go girl!

Tara in honor of Ruby.
She was a courageous Boston Terrier who marched right on through diabetes, megaesophagus, and EPI until 14.
Lucky for both of us we found each other. I'd do it all again girly.
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Old 01-27-2014, 09:31 PM
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Aw.... Happy Happy Birthday Shar Pei Fever Girl! You Rock!! Wishing you many many more.

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Old 03-11-2014, 10:46 AM
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Sydney had a check-up yesterday - blood work etc. Vet called with the results today - everything is in line with "normal" - thyroid....liver....kidney etc! I will pick up a copy of the results this week (so I don't have exact numbers right now) - but needless to say, myself and her vet were both pretty surprised/shocked.

Sydney is a tough old blue-haired bird - that is for sure.

She has been more "restless" when awake recently - pacing/doing laps through the kitchen/hallway/dining room again and again. I don't try to stop / distract her as it is really the only exercise she gets (she can't even go around the block for a walk without getting edema in her legs). Vet thinks either a) canine cognitive dysfunction or b) potentially in pain and can't settle. I'm thinking "a", canine cognitive dysfunction as the rest of the time when she is laying down - she is sleeping SO soundly and doesn't seem distressed / in pain.

Also (knock on wood), we haven't had a shar pei fever episode since September - our current regime of one 5mg tablet of pred every other day seems to be working.

Thanks all!!
Soaphie = 15 yr old Border/Berner mix dx 07/08. ~8.25 units a.m./p.m. vetsulin, blind/deaf. Ultra Senior, Vital Beef/Bison, Brown Rice and lots of loving. Soaphie passed on October 29, 2015. Sydney = 14.5 yr old Aussie/Shar Pei mix dx 11/10. NPH-varies w/ predinisone a.m./p.m., blind/deaf. Sydney passed on June 3, 2014.

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Old 03-11-2014, 10:52 AM
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Yay - that is a good update! Sydney is the blue haired energizer bunny!
Maggie - 15 1/2 y/o JRT diagnosed 9/2007, Angel status on 6/20/16. Her mantra was never give up but her body couldn't keep up with her spirit. Someday, baby.......
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Old 03-11-2014, 11:04 AM
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yay sydney

amazing job from you your vet and sydney

and yes we keep a knocking
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Old 03-11-2014, 11:25 AM
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Fabulous Update - Good old Girl!
Eddie is a 14yr old Rat Terrier Who is very well loved.

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Old 03-11-2014, 12:02 PM
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such wonderful news! Our old girls may have slowed down but they are still tough!

cherry tomatoes for everyone!!
Jenny: 6/6/2000 - 11/10/2014 She lived with diabetes and cushings for 3 1/2 years. She was one of a kind and we miss her.
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Old 03-11-2014, 12:59 PM
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Love a good Sydney update. Knocking on wood that all continues to go smoothly. Give both girls a pat for me.
Holli & Decker // diagnosed November 5th, 2011 // Journeyed to the bridge January 26th, 2013, surrounded by his family at home // 9 years old // Levemir insulin // Hypothyroid // C1-C5 cervical spinal lesion // weight 87 lbs // Run with the wind my sweet boy. Run pain free. Holding you close in my heart till we meet again!
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Old 03-12-2014, 02:20 AM
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Go Sydney!!!

Love a good Tami & the blue-hairs update.
Alfie- 11 1/2yrs. 8kg diagnosed June 2008. Insulin - NPH, Novorapid & Caninsulin - a work in progress! Dx left brain neuro focal lymphoma 4th Dec 2012, still fighting on!.
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Old 03-16-2014, 03:53 PM
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So glad everyone is doing well. Hug everyone!
I'm Debbie and Nibbles is a 16yo beagle mix ~ Diagnosed in Feb. 2011 with Diabetes and Cushings ~ Currently at 11 units Humulin N ~ Eating Wellness canned food.
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