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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-08-2019, 08:53 AM
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Posted By oliversparents
Ollie's Over the Rainbow Bridge

Ollie passed away last night at about 7pm. We were with him the entire hour before he died, singing to him and caressing him. Our teen sons were home, but did not want to watch. Both boys said that...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-03-2019, 05:25 PM
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Posted By oliversparents
Re: Ollie in decline?

The bloodwork just got back. Liver not looking good at all and two other compounds (I forget which) are indicators of cancer. We'll never know for sure, but cancer is a good guess.
Just tonight he...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-03-2019, 08:45 AM
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Posted By oliversparents
Re: Ollie in decline?

Thanks for replying so fast. I have had other dogs put down by vets, and have been there with them. It's very fast and apparently painless. I do think you're right, that putting down an animal on...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-03-2019, 08:06 AM
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Posted By oliversparents
Re: Ollie in decline?

Ollie continues to decline. He is very lethargic, getting weaker, and eating even less. We've managed to keep his blood sugar fairly normal.
We took him to the vet because his abdomen was slowly...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-24-2019, 03:40 PM
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Posted By oliversparents
Re: Ollie in decline?

I'm wondering what you feed your Jesse for her homemade meal. It seems like Ollie will eat anything as long as it's soft. Probably periodontal disease. We've been feeding him eggs and rice with a...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-17-2019, 12:25 PM
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Posted By oliversparents
Re: Ollie in decline?

Thanks so much for your advice. It turns out that Ollie has rallied in the last two days, and doing better. We fed him white rice, broth, eggs and he gobbled it up! Now we just have to find out if...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-16-2019, 10:07 AM
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Posted By oliversparents
Ollie in decline?

I haven't posted in a long while, so here's a brief summary:


Ollie is a lab mix who was diagnosed 2.5 years ago when he was 11. He had non-treatable glaucoma and had his eyes removed. He (and...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-18-2017, 05:05 PM
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Posted By oliversparents
Re: Mysterious complications

Hi everyone. Just an update on Ollie.

We have been giving him one Pepcid 30 minutes prior to his dinner every day. He has not had any repeat incidences of frantic licking/eating grass. It's been...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-03-2017, 05:47 PM
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Posted By oliversparents
Re: Mysterious complications

Thanks everyone, for your comments.

Our vet recommended Pepcid AC, one tablet per occurrence or once daily as a preventative. It happened the other night, and we gave him one. It did seem to...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-23-2017, 08:24 AM
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Posted By oliversparents
Mysterious complications

Hi everyone. It's been awhile since I wrote. Oliver has been regulated for nearly a year now, and is at 20 units 2x daily. He's also hypothyroid, and medicated for that. In general, things are...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-16-2017, 07:51 PM
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Posted By oliversparents
Inspiration for everyone

Hi! I haven't written in months, because Ollie is doing great. He was diagnosed with diabetes and hypothyroid last fall. Had both eyes removed due to glaucoma before Christmas.

We had some up and...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-15-2017, 03:35 PM
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Posted By oliversparents
Re: Ollie's journey

Thanks everyone...things seem to be more stable now that we aren't being so reactive by changing the dose.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-11-2017, 07:31 AM
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Posted By oliversparents
Re: Ollie's journey

A question about Ollie's glucose levels. This has happened 2 times in the last month or so. Just when we get him into a nice range (250-80) at 18 units, he spikes up to the 300's and stays there for...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-05-2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 139
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Posted By oliversparents
Re: Ollie's journey

Ollie continues to gain strength and look healthier all the time. His numbers are usually in the 100-250 range, though occasionally he goes high, but not for long. Stitches came out, cone came off,...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-30-2016, 02:40 PM
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Posted By oliversparents
Re: Ollie's journey

Here's a link to a video of Ollie playing ball yesterday. I hope it works, this is the first time trying this:

https://1drv.ms/v/s!Ah4c6PJcEfBPhD0qaP-_auiwhPEv
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-30-2016, 02:12 PM
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Posted By oliversparents
Re: Ollie's journey

Thanks, Craig...that makes sense.

Just took Ollie for his first "hike" post-surgeries, and he did great. I have him on a lead and harness. He also wore his visor, which he usually hates, but I...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-30-2016, 08:14 AM
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Posted By oliversparents
Re: Ollie's journey

Hi, we need a little advice on meters and strips.

We have been testing with an Alphatrak 2, with good results, but as you know, the strips are very expensive. So we bought a Freestyle Lite meter...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-29-2016, 05:22 PM
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Posted By oliversparents
Re: Ollie's journey

Here's a more pleasant report than the last:

Ollie is out of pain, and doing great. He gets his stitches out in a few days. He is playing, going on daily walks, and very spunky. His blood sugar...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-22-2016, 06:35 PM
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Posted By oliversparents
Re: Ollie's journey

Had a bit of a scare last night when Ollie threw up at about 2pm and then did not eat dinner. We tried to entice him with different food, but he was still throwing up bile after his stomach was...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-20-2016, 06:22 AM
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Posted By oliversparents
Re: Ollie's journey

Ollie had a successful surgery and is now lying in front of the woodstove soaking up the heat. Thanks to everyone for their kind thoughts.

The area of the eye is swollen of course, but not overly...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-17-2016, 04:01 PM
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Posted By oliversparents
Re: Ollie's journey

Yes, Ollie is coping very well with blindness. He runs across the yard, too! That's one of the reasons he keeps bumping and irritating that eye. But he's now able to get on and off the deck and...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-16-2016, 01:02 PM
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Posted By oliversparents
Re: Ollie's journey

Hi everyone.

Ollie has had a week of glaucoma pain, relieved somewhat by Tramadol. Since he is blind in that eye, and it does not seem to be resolving this time, we have decided to have his...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-10-2016, 02:57 PM
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Posted By oliversparents
Re: Ollie's journey

That's what we are thinking, too, that the thyroid med starting kicking in. We are staying at 22 units and monitering for a while. He's been in the low 400-high 200 range, but it appears to be...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-08-2016, 06:25 PM
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Posted By oliversparents
Re: Ollie's journey

So, Ollie went to the vet last week and his thyroid levels looked good. The vet was not concerned too much about the loose stools. Over the last week, they have firmed up, there's much less blood,...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-27-2016, 11:40 AM
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Posted By oliversparents
Re: Ollie's journey

Last night Ollie had diarrhea which was more like a loose stool and had to go out at 1 and 4 am. This morning I noticed there was fresh blood and mucus in his stool.

He is acting fine: peppy even....
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