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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-06-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 17,151
Posted By Ricksma
Re: Our beloved labrador Alex passed away...

I am so sorry for your loss. I know you are hurting.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-06-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,428
Posted By Ricksma
Re: Please help me, is it time to put my beloved dog to rest?

How is he acting? Is he behaving as though his abdomen is hurting? Is it just loss of appetite, or is something else going on?
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-06-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,428
Posted By Ricksma
Re: Please help me, is it time to put my beloved dog to rest?

This is so heartbreaking for you. My heart goes out to you, I know exactly how you feel. We try so hard to make their lives better, and when things start to go sideways, we search our hearts for...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-06-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,562
Posted By Ricksma
Re: Walmart no longer stocking 26G lancets

I have noticed this at our WalMart, too, and wondered what the deal was. I use the 26 gauge on Ricky's lip, and it always works so well. The last time I bought lancets, I had to buy 31 gauge, and...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-06-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,220
Posted By Ricksma
Re: Ricky

I just have a quick question. Admittedly, I have been out of the loop for a while, but I was just browsing a facebook page for diabetic doggies, and someone asked about their dog's bg at 382. They...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-05-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,377
Posted By Ricksma
Re: Ideas on how to get nishka to eat

Not sure if anyone else has done this, but in the early days with Ricky, when he just refused to eat, I would hand feed him some baby food meat. I know it sounds gross, but he lapped up the chicken,...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-04-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,220
Posted By Ricksma
Re: Ricky

Thank you all so much for the suggestions....it helps me remember if I hear it from someone else! Ad that is an amazing idea about the collar. That could be a lifesaver. I will keep everyone up to...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-04-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,220
Posted By Ricksma
Re: Ricky

Yes, Judi, that is what I am going to have to do with Rick. We will be leaving very early in the morning, well before his breakfast time, so I will have to feed and inject on the way. I imagine by...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-04-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,145
Posted By Ricksma
Re: Josie's Intro

I'm just catching up on everyone here, and please don't take this the wrong way, but when I read this thread, I smiled. Lord, child, haven't we all been right where you are! Too high! Give him...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-04-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,220
Posted By Ricksma
Re: Ricky

I know he won't sleep much, if any, on the ride, so I might talk to the vet and ask about a little doggie Valium to help him relax. I know the last long car trip we took with him was before his...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-03-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,220
Posted By Ricksma
Re: Ricky

We are soon going to take a trip to Austin to visit our kids, and it is about a 15 hour drive. Does anyone have any suggestions for making sure I have everything we might need for such a long ride? ...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-03-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,220
Posted By Ricksma
Re: Ricky

I have been an absent old friend for a long time, but my life has eased up some, and so now I am back and catching up with what everyone is doing. I have been on some of the Facebook forums, but...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-26-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,220
Posted By Ricksma
Ricky

I haven't posted here in a loooonnnggg time, life intervened, and I had less and less time to browse and chat. I just wanted to check in and say that Ricky is still here, still playing ball, still...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-14-2009, 04:30 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 21,384
Posted By Ricksma
Re: Kramer - Back in the hospital

Gosh, Breanne, I am so sorry that Kramer is having such a hard time right now. I wish he could just feel better....I know you are frantic with worry. Let us know how it goes....I am thinking of you...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-09-2009, 01:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,970
Posted By Ricksma
Re: Nina and Henry

I want to welcome you to our community...we all "get it" here. You don't have to worry that someone is going to think you are crazy for spending so much money, time, and effort on "just a dog". I...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-09-2009, 01:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,566
Posted By Ricksma
Re: Introduction and questions- complicated case

Just want to welcome you to the board, and tell you that even though it might be daunting at first, there is really nothing to the blood testing...and with a larger dog, you have more options of...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-04-2009, 06:00 AM
Replies: 716
Views: 52,939
Posted By Ricksma
Re: I need some help please

Debbie, I haven't welcomed you and Buster to the board, but I have read your whole thread, and just wanted to put my in my two cents (that's about what it is worth..lol). Ricky is my second diabetic...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-04-2009, 05:37 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 21,384
Posted By Ricksma
Re: Kramer needs your thoughts and prayers

Breanne, I posted a reply on the old friends board, but in case you don't see that, please know that you and Kramer are in my thoughts today...Kramer is tough...and I truly believe that he will be...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-03-2009, 09:48 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 21,384
Posted By Ricksma
Re: Kramers Story

Breanne, I can't believe Kramer is going through this...I am so sorry you are having to deal with this and not able to be right there with him. I am keeping a good thought, though, and am praying...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-01-2009, 02:26 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 14,890
Posted By Ricksma
Re: Treament and testing question

Wanted to welcome you to the board...sounds as though you and Kai have been having quite a time...but before you know it, you will be an old hand at this. There are some very knowledgeable and...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-31-2009, 10:12 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,162
Posted By Ricksma
Re: Hello! Rolo and I are new here.

Molly's person is Peggy from the other message board. She is no longer posting, but I am sure she would be glad to help. If you will send me a message with your email address, I will forward it to...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-31-2009, 10:06 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 16,442
Posted By Ricksma
Re: Wolfie and Chuck, both diabetics

I have been remiss in welcoming you and Wolfie to the board, but was reading your thread, and wanted to comment about the insulin potency. I have found that even though Ricky uses a small amount of...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-31-2009, 08:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,152
Posted By Ricksma
Re: Introduction Roxy and Judy

Just a quick welcome....so glad that you are here where there are so many knowledgeable people who will be happy to help you when you need it. Sounds as though you will have a full plate, but it's...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-29-2009, 06:35 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,267
Posted By Ricksma
Re: My baby Ricky

Hey, everyone!! I have not posted on Ricky's thread in quite a while, but I just wanted to give you a quick update. I have a blood panel run on Ricky every four months, and yesterday was the day. ...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-12-2009, 10:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,194
Posted By Ricksma
Re: Kibbi 5yr old chihuahua mix diabetes & cushings

Just wanted to welcome you and Kibbi to the board, and let you know that there are some of the greatest people in the world here!! I am so glad to hear that Kibbi is feeling better, and the bg...
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