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Old 09-04-2021, 03:58 PM
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Cushing's is a discussion I plan on having with the vet on Tuesday...
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Old 09-05-2021, 03:10 PM
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I am going to talk to our vet on Tuesday as I think Cushings is a good possibility.
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Old 09-06-2021, 08:45 AM
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Might want to talk to our sister site K9 cushings as they are very helpful with that matter.
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Old 09-06-2021, 09:52 AM
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That low number was short lived... Yesterday and today he's all over the place never really going below 300 and in the upper 400's and 500 most of the time. I'm going to have a chat with the vet about testing for Cushing's tomorrow.

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Old 09-07-2021, 12:57 PM
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let us know what you find out. dealing with Cushings AND diabetes is no fun but it looks like you can handle it and at least you will know.

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Old 09-07-2021, 03:16 PM
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Thank you, I will!
I called the vet at 8:00 this morning, was told by the office manager there that I've know for 40 years, I would get a call back from the vet and could I send yesterday's curve, which I did by 8:15, but I've heard crickets... They used to be open from 8-9, but now they are strictly 8-5, with NO exceptions...
It's pretty sad they sold to corporate, as so many local vets did when they retired during the pandemic... I get it, but what the heck does that mean for our furry family members????

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Old 09-08-2021, 03:06 PM
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I have an appointment to have Max tested for Cushing's next Thursday. Will let you know the results.
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Old 09-14-2021, 02:54 PM
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Hello again,
I think I’m getting an idea of what’s happening, on 6 units, but not sure why…
This is Max’s curve from today:
5:00 – 409
5:15 – breakfast and insulin
6:00 – 439
7:00 – 316
8:00 – 283
9:00 – walk
10:00 – 182
12:00 – 197
1:00 – 184
2:00 – 185
3:00 – 248
4:00 – 343
5:00 – 372
5:15 – Dinner and insulin
5:30 – 413
6:00 - 433
My vet has pretty much told me he’s at his limit for a 29 pound dog, so I may have to fly under the radar on my own…
He’s also getting an LDDST test on Thursday to check for Cushing’s.
Thanks for any advice!
Donna and Max the Corgi being feed ¾ cup of Acana Heritage 2xs a day – 12 hours apart
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Old 09-16-2021, 06:39 AM
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So Max is at the vet for the day as they are doing a LDDST on him. His numbers seem to be better on his 6 units of Vetsulin as they are averaging in the 200s rather than the 400s. I know, higher than they should be, but still and improvement… That’s good because he gets so stressed out while there.
He’s also lost 2 pounds as of this morning; going from 29 to 27, but that could be due to the lack of snacks during the day… No dog I’ve ever had can beg better than a Corgi! Their eyes bore right thru you! Unlike my Shepherd’s - they just drool…
I’ll get the results tomorrow most likely and I’ll post them here.
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Old 09-17-2021, 12:00 PM
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Negative for Cushing's. He's insulin resistant. We're going up to 7 units tomorrow...
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