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Old 11-19-2010, 04:27 PM
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It's official.

Sydney has diabetes. The ACTH test and Bile Acid test came back within the normal ranges. Tonight we started on NPH insulin. Recommended dose was 13, vet said to start with 10, after deliberation with my husband, we started at 7.

Her starting BG tonight was 489.

Sigh.

Tami, and Soaphie, and Sydney
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Old 11-19-2010, 07:14 PM
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Oh, my, Tami! I regret hearing that you now have another issue with your pets.

It's good that you are already familiar with this forum and have some experience, but WOW--you've got your hands full.
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Dear Sydney,

You are a lucky dog. You have the greatest Human DogMum! After all, she's been with us here on the forum for quite some time now, so she knows what she's doing!

Oh; Tami - here are some greetings for Soaphie, too!

I'm really curious; when you said the recommended starting dose (for NPH insulin) was 13 units, where did that come from? Was it the kind of standard "quarter unit per pound of dog" (if I remember right)? And then, interestingly, the VET suggested starting with 10 units instead of 13; I like that caution!

So you and your husband decided on 7 units! I'm curious how you came to that decision!

Wishing you all - Soaphie, Sydney, you and your husband, the very best.

Fri, 19 Nov 2010 20:11:45 (PST)
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Old 11-19-2010, 09:50 PM
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Welcome Sydney! Tired of Soaphie getting all the special attention, huh?

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Old 11-20-2010, 05:51 AM
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Good morning!

Starting dose recommendation was .5 units per kg....Syd weight 26kg (59 pounds). We just decided on 7 units yesterday because her first shot was at night and we were a little nervous. This morning she was at 435 so we bumped it to 9 units and will monitor closely. Hopefully we can get it down safely and in a short amount of time.

Now I'm creating binders with spreadsheets for each dog and ensuring their "supplies" are separated since Syd is on NPH.

Wow - never thought this would happen! Two dogs, two diabetic dogs, two different insulins.

Thank you all!

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Old 11-20-2010, 06:02 AM
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Wow, Tami, I'm in awe.

You must be like an angel, or a saint on steroids, or something. It boggles my mind.

I hope things go well with Sydney. She's lucky to have you.

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Seems you all may be over due for a much needed break. Sending healing thoughts your way.
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Bummer... I have come to really hate Sharpei Fever.

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So glad everyone is doing well. Hug everyone!
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how did I miss this update???

And what an update! she keeps on surprising all of us. You go girl, girls!

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