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Old 11-26-2012, 03:49 PM
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Default Re: Munchie–11 yr. old MiniSchnauzer–Just Diagnosed

Louise, I'm sorry to read the food change has not had the positive outcome you'd hoped for. From my experience with Decker, high lipids and chronic pancreatitis can wreak havoc on bg levels. You may find that aggressive insulin treatment is what Munchie will need - not careless - but perhaps a three days inbetween, curve, then increase the dose. You may also find that the insulin he is on may not be best suited to break through the resistance he may be experiencing.

Folks here have taught me that you have to be aggressive with medical staff when it comes to this disease. Our vet did not offer an insulin change, in fact, she denied our first request for one. She agreed to test Decker for concurrent diseases but stated she felt he simply needed more insulin. Had we not asked for the tests he would have continued to struggle. Now with his neck lesion, I am again having to be upfront and ask for meds to help him. So wish it was easier as I'm not an aggressive person by nature. Sure am gaining a lot of experience though - lol!

Thinking of you and Munchie! Holli
Holli & Decker // diagnosed November 5th, 2011 // Journeyed to the bridge January 26th, 2013, surrounded by his family at home // 9 years old // Levemir insulin // Hypothyroid // C1-C5 cervical spinal lesion // weight 87 lbs // Run with the wind my sweet boy. Run pain free. Holding you close in my heart till we meet again!
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