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Old 05-06-2016, 11:35 AM
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Default Re: Spirit-Newfoundland

you have done such a great job keeping him regulated. my non-diabetic 13 year old poodle has the "bluing" going on in his eyes too. Our vet said the same thing, no sign of cataracts just old age.

welcome back up north! Hope we all have a lovely summer.

give Spirit an ear rub from us
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Old 06-08-2016, 05:51 AM
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This is a first for spirit.....

Spirit ate at 5:30 a.m. today and got his shot (18.5) units. We walked for about 10 minutes and at 8:40 this morning he seemed a bit "odd" so I checked his BG and he was 239, he went to the door so I let him out and he threw up what seemed to be all of his breakfast. I let him relax a bit checked his BG again and it was still 239. Knowing he "lost" his meal, I offered him a milk bone and for the first time EVER he didn't want the treat.

So after 4-1/2 years diabetic this is a FIRST. Any suggestions other than keep checking his BG to make sure he doesn't drop too low? Should I try to give him a small meal in an hour or so if he will take it?

I have a feeling this is going to be one of those days..
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Old 06-08-2016, 06:36 AM
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Oh,sorry spirit isnt feeling good. With sissy,i just let her tummy rest and of course, check bg's. If he starts going low,would offer a milk bone,but sometimes just letting tummy rest works best... let us know how hes doing...
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Old 06-08-2016, 06:42 AM
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Thanks, my wife said the same thing....."don't keep offering food". If he won't eat his dinner tonight I remember that he will still need some "basil" insulin and I'm thinking about 1/3 rd of his normal shot...so about 6 units, does that sound about right?
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Jim/Marijane & Spirit, Newfoundland, born Dec 22, 2007, 115lbs. DX Oct. 2011, 18.5 units Humulin 2x per day. Hills WD kibble, Hills WD can made into gravy, boiled chicken. Spirit passed on June 9, 2016 and it had nothing to do with diabetes.....farewell my buddy.
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Old 06-08-2016, 06:47 AM
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They say 1/4 insulin with no food, 1/2 insulin with 1/2 food, etc. Wait and see how he does today.he might feel better tonight and eat some.i wouldnt push him if he doesnt eat all his dinner,then,just adjust insulin...
Good luck,i know how we worry about our babies.
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Sissy 13 yr old Bichon, born 4/17/03, 12 lbs. Diagnoised 7/20/12. Passed away 12/29/16 in my arms. My life will never be the same again. She will always be with me. Run free my babygirl 3 ozs I/D 4 x's day. 1.75 units levemir 2 times a day. .1 mg thyroid pill, tramadol for leg pain, morning & night,Use Alphatrak 2 and Relion Confirm meters.
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Old 06-08-2016, 06:54 AM
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Added thought. You could always try some cut up chicken and boiled rice if he doesnt want regular dinner...
Sissy will usually eat that right up.just plain boiled ( no skin ) and rice.i usually do about half and half...just for some calories if tummy is feeling poorly.we go through this periodically with pancreatitis. ..
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Default Re: Spirit-Newfoundland

I hate to be "disgusting", but when Annie vomits a meal (seems every 1-3 months) sometime after her meal & injection, I allow her to "clean-up" the mess herself. She seems to like the meal even more the second time

Never seems like I can determine the trigger that cause it.

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ps. I avoid being kissed for a while afterwards.
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Old 06-08-2016, 07:57 AM
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LOL, I tried that craig......he wouldn't touch it. I'm checking him every hour and again a weird event. At 10:00 a.m. he was 164 and at 11:00 a.m. he was 331? Now that is strange as I would of thought he would keep dropping as the day went on.

So if he doesn't eat I guess it will be about 4.5 units or so this evening.

BTW...he gets boiled chicken every day for dinner and he won't touch that either.
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Old 06-08-2016, 08:01 AM
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Default Re: Spirit-Newfoundland

You've been very fortunate, Jim, ... with no puking for 4 1/2 years. I agree with the previous comments. Just let the tummy rest for a while, go with the 1/4 dose of insulin if he doesn't eat, and consider offering him some chicken mixed in his kibble to entice him.

Hoping it's "just one of those things", ... "a one time shot".

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Old 06-08-2016, 08:07 AM
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Default Re: Spirit-Newfoundland

I've had success using a diced up hard boiled egg, or lean ground chuck to get mine to eat.
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