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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-19-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,335
Posted By spiritdog6
Re: Is blindness inevitable?

A dog must really be seen by an eye specialist. I had 2 dogs, Hunter the Poodle and Sidekick the Wonder Dog.

Hunter was diagnosed with diabetes 1st, and although he had cataracts, he never went...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-11-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 2,018
Views: 202,577
Posted By spiritdog6
Re: Jenny Diabetic & Cushings Poodle is an Angel...

Awwww. I am so sorry and sad to read of Jenny's passing. She has always amazed me with her spirit. She was lucky to have you, and for you to have her. She is a very special little dog who will be...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-23-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 534
Views: 35,932
Posted By spiritdog6
Re: Sparky Love is an angel June 23, 2014...

I am so sorry to hear this. I was so excited for him with that new eye drug as you were too. We grieve as hard as we loved.

Gentle hugs to you.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-02-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,967
Posted By spiritdog6
Re: Reminder: Kinostat clinical trial re cataracts

I sure do as well! Then to get all the vets on board about this when it is available! Not always easy to do.

So what happens after 29 months of treatment? Do they know? I'll use the link that was...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-01-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,967
Posted By spiritdog6
Re: Reminder: Kinostat clinical trial re cataracts

Wow, I just saw this. I sure hope it turns out well. It would be such a great help for so many.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-28-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,118
Posted By spiritdog6
Re: In memory of Sidekick May 24, 2013

A very honest Thank You for viewing his Life video. For me it keeps his legacy alive, making people smile.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-26-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,118
Posted By spiritdog6
Re: In memory of Sidekick May 24, 2013

Farrwf, I think the illness/illnesses in my case definitely intertwined us. And yet he was intertwined in my life, and my life hurts for years. We were "us".

I couldn't do what you are doing,...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-25-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,118
Posted By spiritdog6
Re: In memory of Sidekick May 24, 2013

Thank you for viewing it, it pays tribute to his spirit and to his life. And for me it keeps him "alive" this Memorial Weekend. Memorial Weekend will always be his....

Farrwf, I noticed you lost...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-24-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,118
Posted By spiritdog6
In memory of Sidekick May 24, 2013

I made this video after he passed last year. Today is the 1 year anniversary so as tribute to him I am sharing his video.

I hope you will watch it and let Side continue to do his "job" which is to...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-23-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,194
Posted By spiritdog6
Re: Questions re cataract surgery

My dog Sidekick had the surgery and we both were thrilled with the results. To me it is a miracle.

It doesn't come cheap, and if you have multiple Eye Specialists interview a few.
The costs will...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-27-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,594
Posted By spiritdog6
Re: Dahli - Fundraising for spay surgery

Glad Dahli did well in surgery. I hope you and the owner will keep us informed. I hope her recuperation goes smooth, and the diabetes can be controlled.
Thanks again for the info Natalie.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-23-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,594
Posted By spiritdog6
Re: Dahli - Fundraising for spay surgery

Wondering what is happening now with the dog? Donated and haven't heard much news....how is she and her human doing?
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-21-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,594
Posted By spiritdog6
Re: Dahli - Fundraising for spay surgery

I appreciate the update Natalie.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-21-2013, 10:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,933
Posted By spiritdog6
Re: CoCo - Cushings, Hypothyroid, and now Diabetes

You have my upmost empathy dealing with all these diseases at one time.

I too had a Hypothyroid, Cushing, Diabetic dog.........plus a few other things as well........

I just read on the Cushing...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-21-2013, 03:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,594
Posted By spiritdog6
Re: Dahli - Fundraising for spay surgery

Natalie, I was wondering what is going on now with this dog?
An update would be appreciated by me...........
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-16-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,638
Posted By spiritdog6
Re: Diabetic Cataracts

My dog Sidekick developed cataracts and went blind 6 weeks to 2 months after diabetes hit. He did not do well as a blind dog, lost all confidence. Total loss was on a walk one evening .....it was...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-09-2013, 05:28 AM
Replies: 348
Views: 32,054
Posted By spiritdog6
Re: Sweet Bob the Yorkie has passed 08.08.13

I am so sorry for your sudden loss of Bob. Beautiful dog.

I just lost my dog a couple months ago, Sidekick (13). He like Bob, died in my arms suddenly, before any injection, so I know what a shock...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-06-2013, 06:29 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 23,297
Posted By spiritdog6
Re: Sweet Scoop has passed...

Vicki, I think that there comes a point in time, and something the IMS's don't tell you either, that they end up having absolutely NO IMMUNE system, none, nada, zip.

Side started getting skin...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-05-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 23,297
Posted By spiritdog6
Re: Sweet Scoop has passed...

Vicki I sent you a PM maybe that will work.

I can so relate to the multiple illnesses and yet like the Energizer Bunny, Scoop and Sidekick just kept going and going and going. Like you I kept...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-03-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 23,297
Posted By spiritdog6
Re: Sweet Scoop has passed...

I just saw this now. I am so sorry about Scoop. I know the depth of the grief as Sidekick passed away unexpectedly 5 weeks ago, which is just a minute ago for me.

We fight so hard for them, and...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-03-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,118
Posted By spiritdog6
Re: I made a movie of Sidekicks life on youtube

Thank you Carol. Actually 2 of his Specialists left a comment on the YouTube page. The 3rd sent me a comment via email. He impressed them all with his fortitude and zest for life.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-01-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,118
Posted By spiritdog6
Re: I made a movie of Sidekicks life on youtube

I understand Tara. The thing is, he wanted to stay, he knew how bad this past year has been with both parents dying, and the insanity of the estate and my sister.

When I put him on the floor at...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-01-2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,118
Posted By spiritdog6
Re: I made a movie of Sidekicks life on youtube

Thank you very much for watching it. It's been 5 weeks now, and I haven't stopped crying, he was everything to me, all I had, and the one that truly loved me.

I have just lost too many in too...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-20-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,622
Posted By spiritdog6
Re: Can diabetes be triggered?

I'll say this. Both my dogs got sick at the same time. Hunter with diabetes, Side started with hypothyroidism but truly had cushings as well. How do 2 dogs get so sick at the same time? Cushings...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-03-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,118
Posted By spiritdog6
Re: I made a movie of Sidekicks life on youtube

I am so glad you all enjoyed it. It was pretty easy, and I am not a techie at all.

The heartbreak seems bigger today, worse today, and making that helped, kept him close, etc....

If you have a...
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