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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-20-2018, 11:44 AM
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Posted By jim maceri
Re: 20 months since we lost Spirit.

We have a home in St. Augustine😎
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-20-2018, 06:41 AM
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Posted By jim maceri
20 months since we lost Spirit.

It’s been 20 months and not a day goes by that I don’t think of my big guy BUT today I have wonderful news. My Breeder “Watchbear” Newfoundland’s gave me a call to let me know I have the pick of the...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-10-2017, 10:19 AM
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Re: Spirit Crossed the Bridge Today..... June 9, 2016

Hello Friends.....been a loooong time! I just thought I would post something so everyone knew I didn't fall off the planet. It was an odd trip to florida this year without spirit. In fact, it was...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-03-2016, 09:06 AM
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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-20-2016, 05:06 PM
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Posted By jim maceri
Re: Newly Diagnosed Puppy

Hello and welcome to the forum.....It's been over a month since I visited and your post is the first one I clicked on. I'm the guy that had a diabetic newfie.

I know it is overwhelming when you...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-06-2016, 01:12 PM
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Posted By jim maceri
Re: Spirit Crossed the Bridge Today..... June 9, 2016

He's never left my side Barb......It will be 3 months on Friday. It's gonna be odd getting in the motorhome and heading south for the winter without my co-pilot. :)
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-11-2016, 05:41 AM
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Posted By jim maceri
Re: Maggie is an angel today! June 20, 2016

It seems to come in "waves" for me also Amy and it has been one month since I lost Spirit. So many things can set it off....a song, a walk thru the park or opening a cabinet where I am keeping all...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-29-2016, 12:54 PM
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Posted By jim maceri
Re: Goodbye to My Murphy

Our thoughts and prayers are lifting you up.....it's never easy and the light will never go out in your hear.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-23-2016, 07:04 AM
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Posted By jim maceri
Re: Maggie is an angel today! June 20, 2016

Amy,

After just go thru this two weeks ago today I want you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I do believe that our fur children let us know when it is time and your story brought...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-19-2016, 01:33 PM
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Posted By jim maceri
Re: Spirit Crossed the Bridge Today..... June 9, 2016

It's been a "very" strange week....I've gone from a strict routine everyday to having no familiar routine at all. The emotions have come in waves and thanks to all of your kind words, thoughts and...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-11-2016, 05:43 PM
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Views: 173,402
Posted By jim maceri
Re: Spirit Crossed the Bridge Today..... June 9, 2016

Thanks all....healed a bit by doing a tribute video from puppy to the morning he crossed the bridge. Lots of vacation shots of our travels.

Search for "Spirit-bear tribute" on you tube. Sorry, I...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-09-2016, 09:34 AM
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Posted By jim maceri
Re: Spirit Crossed the Bridge Today.....

Thank you all so much....today there is a huge void in my heart, I never wanted to let go of him in the back of the jeep. As the injection was administered he never lost eye contact with me and as...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-09-2016, 06:36 AM
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Views: 173,402
Posted By jim maceri
Spirit Crossed the Bridge Today.....

I can't help but feel blessed today.....Even though the last 4 years where challenging for us, we are thankful for this site and all our web friends who held my hand and guided me on this journey. I...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-08-2016, 04:27 PM
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Posted By jim maceri
Re: Spirit-Newfoundland

My vet called me back2 hours ago... (the one I usually work with) and he said IF spirits BG doesn't start coming down give him 9 units more of the "N". I gave him 6 units at his regular dinner time...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-08-2016, 02:14 PM
Replies: 1,558
Views: 173,402
Posted By jim maceri
Re: Spirit-Newfoundland

Things are not going very well for spirit today.....I don't think this has anything to do with diabetes but he won't eat, can't walk and had what I think was a small seizure right after I checked his...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-08-2016, 11:08 AM
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Views: 173,402
Posted By jim maceri
Re: Spirit-Newfoundland

Update..

Spirit's blood sugar is doing exactly the opposite as I thought. As the day goes on his numbers are going higher!

239 @ 7:00 a.m.
239 @ 8:20
168 @ 10:00
289 @ 11:00
344 @ 12:00...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-08-2016, 07:57 AM
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Posted By jim maceri
Re: Spirit-Newfoundland

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...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-08-2016, 06:42 AM
Replies: 1,558
Views: 173,402
Posted By jim maceri
Re: Spirit-Newfoundland

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...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-08-2016, 05:51 AM
Replies: 1,558
Views: 173,402
Posted By jim maceri
Re: Spirit-Newfoundland

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...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-06-2016, 10:34 AM
Replies: 1,558
Views: 173,402
Posted By jim maceri
Re: Spirit-Newfoundland

Hello my friends......We've been absent for the last several months as we worked on our home in St. Augustine. We are now back up north enjoying the cool spring days. Spirit did very well over the...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-11-2016, 05:29 AM
Replies: 1,558
Views: 173,402
Posted By jim maceri
Re: Spirit-Newfoundland

Hi all, just checking in..... Been very busy since November with the re model of our new "tiny house" in Florida. Spirit is well, turned 8 (4 yrs diabetic) and doing well. He is up to 18.5 units...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-05-2015, 08:47 AM
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Posted By jim maceri
Re: Soaphie the sophisticated is an angel October 29, 2015

Just visited the board and read about Sophie. I'm so very sorry. Good thoughts coming your way.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-21-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 1,558
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Posted By jim maceri
Re: Spirit-Newfoundland

Picked up the big guy.....the vet tested him prior to the procedure at 11:00 and he was 180.....it took about an hour to do everything and he was 167 after. At 3:00 he was 102, I picked him up at...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-21-2015, 08:24 AM
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Views: 173,402
Posted By jim maceri
Re: Spirit-Newfoundland

Dropped Spirit off at 9:00 a.m.

I talked to the vet on Sunday (great guy) and he told me to go ahead and feed spirit at 5:00 a.m. and give him his normal insulin. Once we got there he told me...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-20-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 1,175
Views: 124,840
Posted By jim maceri
Re: Introducing Maggie - Diabetic 8 years!

Simply WOW! You are amazing.
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