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Bagel's Mom 11-06-2009 06:06 PM

Bagel joins the group and Mommy is melting

Here we are..Bagel, my Cushings girl since March has suddenly become diabetic with the diagnostic BG at 420. A week of drinking and peeing 24/7 and Mommy up all night taking her out took us to the vet.
She has had a bladder stone, several UTIs and been on Lysodren since March doing well...

ONE shot of vetsulin- 9 units last night..I almost died but she didn't even notice...Was suppose to do the second one tonight,,I messed up cause her fur was all wet and so I have no clue if any went in,.
better to let it go than try more..
tomorrow I do 2 doses..I will be more careful but I am still very nervous about it.
She will be 10 in Dec...weighs 40 lbs Cushings diagnosed in March...
next week she goes for curve test..
I don't know anything,,,Will she definitely go blind? Now her eyes are clear and she is pretty healthy. We go out in our stroller daily...I will post pics of that and her...
thanks..I am exhausted and trying to schedule a meltdown but no time. Have cancelled all weekend plans so I can do these shots and watch her...
Do I need to schedule 12 hour increments exactly>>> no leeway??

Soaphie & Sydney's Mom 11-06-2009 06:22 PM

Re: Bagel joins the group and Mommy is melting

You have come to the right place! We have ALLLLL been where you are - just remember to BREATHE!!!!!!! BREATHEEEEEE!!!!! It will be fine!




1) you were correct in not trying again on a missed shot
2) I'm glad you are going to be doing two shots a day
3) The guideline I use is 11-13 hours.....no one is perfect and can keep an exact schedule.....12 hours is the best, but 12:01 and 11:59 is fine too :)
4) No guarantees on eye sight. Some lose it, some don't. Those that do will tell you that the blindness is harder on you then on the dog....the dog will adjust and be just as happy as ever ;)
5) What do you feed bagel and how much?
6) learn all you can and ask questions - everyone here is SO SO SO nice!!!!

Tami & Soaphiedog

Bagel's Mom 11-06-2009 06:34 PM

Re: Bagel joins the group and Mommy is melting

tomorrow night is a long planned dinner theatre at my church..and I am torn as to what to do....I don't know whether to give her the shot and leave...and be gone 3 hours or so.....but since it is the first day of two shots
I feel very apprehensive ...I think I want to just stay home...

Dollydog 11-06-2009 06:46 PM

Re: Bagel joins the group and Mommy is melting
Hi again,
Can you come home in the middle of the dinner theatre or can someone else check on Bagel for you? Do you know any teenage students that could sit at your house with a movie and let you know if anything strange is happening? Or you could call them?

Lady would fuss over an injection if I was holding my breath....I had to remember to breathe naturally.
Tami has great advice...I'll be back to check tomorrow. Hope you can enjoy the dinner theatre,
Jo-Ann & my Dollydog angel :)

PS We had a beagle when I was growing up...his name was Chummy, my first dog.

Bagel's Mom 11-06-2009 06:51 PM

Re: Bagel joins the group and Mommy is melting

My neighbor offered to come and sit,,,, or check in...she would have to clue what to do if she did react...
I need to leave about 6 or 6:10 at the latest...
Planning on the shots from 6 to 6....
How fast could she react if she were going to??
If I knew what to expect it would be better..but we are all so ignroant here...

Dollydog 11-06-2009 06:57 PM

Re: Bagel joins the group and Mommy is melting
Have no idea how fast she could react but if she went too low your neighbour would have to give her some karo(corn) syrup and then call you. She would need to rub the syrup on her gums or lips.
Hope someone else will come along to help out with this issue....Lady never went too low. When she was diagnosed with diabetes her bg was 730. Her vision failed very very slowly and it was over a year and a half before anything showed up at all. And then it deteriorated very slowly.

Bagel's Mom 11-06-2009 07:07 PM

Re: Bagel joins the group and Mommy is melting

Thanks! I have the Karo....but I think my neighbor would freak....
I think I have pretty much decided that tomorrow night will be Bagel's....She needs me even if she does fine which I so am praying she will....

Her sister fought a long battle for many years with both Cushings and Diabetes..and she went blind too..she had many more complications and she crossed the bridge last May...

Bagel is a toughie and Mommy is learning...next week they will do her curve and then I will have to know about testing and meters and things..

Dollydog 11-06-2009 07:21 PM

Re: Bagel joins the group and Mommy is melting
I'm sorry to hear about her sister but glad to hear that Bagel is a toughie like her.
I guess staying home would make the most sense...you'd probably be too concerned to enjoy yourself.
Just had another thought....do you have to start the 2 shots tomorrow or could it wait till Sunday? That might not be a good idea either but just thought I would bring it up.
Take care,

Bagel's Mom 11-06-2009 07:32 PM

Re: Bagel joins the group and Mommy is melting
hmmm never thought of that..
He started her last night..then tonight altho I botched it and doubt much went in....
guess I'd better start it tomorrow..then stay home..have a nice dinner here and relax...
I need to catch up on sleep...
thanks to all..
PS we don;t have a diet plan as yet...
she has been eating Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover';s Soul..a holistic food ...senior
then b/c of the bladder stone urinary SO bur she is really tired of that...
I went back to the holistic the last few days for her to eat and for the shots I need her to eat food she likes..
will be cooking her some this weekend too...

Dollydog 11-06-2009 07:38 PM

Re: Bagel joins the group and Mommy is melting
Have a good sleep! Tomorrow is a new day!! :)

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