Saturday, September 06, 2014

Puddles (long post)

Hope every one is doing well.

We have had such heavy hearts the past 2 week.

Puddles had starting having pee accidents in the house.
We thought he was just drinking to much water and was
unable to hold it during the day.

I took him for his oncologist recheck and he had lost
2.5 lbs. We were to recheck his weight in 2 weeks.
During this time he continued to have accidents in the
house, which was a never for him. I talked to our
normal vet and they wanted a urinalysis to check for
an infection. The results were diabetes.

The normal blood sugar for a dog is 100-114, Puddles was 525.
He weighted 17 lbs and is now down to 14.

We purchased 2 bands to prevent him from messing up the
house and they are working great.
Since we had plans for Labor Day camping with family
we continued on with this and Puddles didn't have an appt until 9/4.

We had a wonderful time and Puddles did great.
He loves having us both with him.

On Thursday we had our education appt with Dr Lucky
and instructions about the insulin. After tears and praying
about it, I was okay with the shots. At first, I was against
it and didn't want to do this to him.

Yesterday Garry took Puddles in for his long day stay.
Blood sugar was checked and given his 1st injection.
He did well and his readings were down to 400.

The only thing that worries me now is, Dr Lucky said
Puddles will most lightly go blind in 6 months to a year.
I said no way would I allow him to continue in this
world being blind. We will make it our decision when
or if that happens.

Garry and I were up at 5am this morning for our 1st
injection and Garry did wonderful. The schedule is
5am and 5pm with only 30 mins lead-way.

This afternoon we will show our friends how to do the
injections incase something happens and they have to
take over caring for Puddles for a few days. Never
know when someone may be in the hospital and we
have to think ahead with our little diabetic fur baby.

Please pray for our little guy.

~ cheryl ~


Steph said...


Marianne said...

Poor baby, he's had a lot to handle lately.

Patty Sumner said...

I am so sorry Cheryl. It just breaks my heart to hear this. I know it will be a difficult journey. I will be praying for your little fur baby. Hang in there! Praying for all three of you.. Blessings!

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