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Old 05-22-2008, 02:02 PM
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I was sliding the needle flat under the skin with it parallel to the body.


Should have thought to do this yesterday.
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Old 05-23-2008, 07:25 PM
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We may have injected into the muscle with Chris this morning. The plunger was difficult to push in, like it was hitting resistance. Didn't feel right at all but his fur was dry so I knew it was "in."

His BG at meal time was 121. Two hours later it was 64. Not at all like Chris to drop during the first two hours.

With frosting, a couple small crackers, and some beef, he went up just 20 points in half an hour and another 10 points in another 1.75 hours.

Then his insulin ran out early and/or the extra food overwhelmed it, I suspect a little of both... and his blood sugar went from 98 at 3:45pm to 305 at 5:45pm.
Old 05-23-2008, 08:05 PM
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That was my worry with Lucky--going into the muscle when I didn't intend on being there. Have seen various warnings and cautions on children's diabetes websites to parents and caregivers re: smaller bodies means easier to accidentally go through to the muscle.

At 9.5 lb, Lucky surely fit the picture of a small body. But he was upset with me when I'd try to pinch his skin so that wouldn't happen--enough so that he was trying to elude me at shot times.

So I had to come up with this way to do his shots. It satisfied me that I was strictly under the skin only and it didn't bother him at all that I was parting his fur to look for a spot for the needle and then piercing his skin with it. But for heaven's sake--DON'T pinch his skin!

I think you owe your boy a hammie over the weekend for this!
Old 05-25-2008, 09:37 PM
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We hope, your pix good, thats what i have been doing
Dolly & Niki passed 2010, 45 lb Border Collie Mix 8 yrs as diabetic, 13yrs old. Blind N 10.5 U 2 X * Dog is God spelled backwards*If there are no dogs in Heaven then when I die I want to go where they went. Niki's food Orijen & Turkey & Gr. Beans, See you at the bridge my beloved & cherished Niki, I miss you everyday
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