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Old 06-07-2018, 09:03 AM
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Update 6/7/2018 - My Cairn has stabilized on the Humulin N, her numbers are still a bit high 500 range, the dr, increased her to 5 units 2x daily about 2 weeks ago. Next glucose curve 6/21. She is eating, not drinking or urinating much now that she has stabilized. She's on eye drops and ointment for cataracts 2x daily. Her spirits are much better- she's even playing with the ball and walking the back yard. She seems much better. Thanks.
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Old 06-07-2018, 09:44 AM
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It takes time for things to improve and thats what your are seeing .It is baby steps with this disease

Its amazing how the little things like chasing a ball can make us so happy

glad things are improving and hope to see it continue
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So happy to hear she's feeling better!

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Old 06-28-2018, 07:38 PM
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Update: 6/28/2018; Glucose is still a little, up to 6 units Humulin N about 1 week ago, she's gained weight, is doing much better, still a little high on the glucose they would like to see it under 300 hence the increase to 6 units. She's been to Tufts ophthalmologists and will get a second opinion from a local ophthalmologist -
Dr Jurik/ophthalmologist/specialist. Tufts recommended teeth cleaning prior to surgery for her cataracts. Her appointment for teeth cleaning is next week, she also sees Dr Jurik next week as well. Hopefully, she can have the cataract surgery in July. I will keep you updated. Thanks.
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Old 06-29-2018, 06:25 PM
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Maggie had cataract surgery. She lost her sight so quickly and never adapted well at all. She had really bad separation anxiety. Her surgery went well and her vision was restored. The biggest things are the series of drops and creams and ointments afterwards. It is really important to get them in the right order, etc.

I was pretty shocked at the state of her eyes immediately after the surgery - very red and irritated. It bothered me more than her, though.

Best of luck with the teeth cleaning.
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Old 07-07-2018, 11:13 AM
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Thanks Amydunn for your reply.j
Your Maggie sounds like she has an improved disposition too? My Katelyn got cataracts right after the diabetes diagnose/insulin injections much like your dog. It seems like my dog is depressed that she can't see, hangs around a lot a mopes, sleeps a lot too. Teeth cleaning went well.
Now two more tests, geeez how many more tests do they do before surgery? Wondering if the surgery will ever be done? Hopefully in the next few months she can have the surgery. I'm really not understanding why they can't do these tests within a few weeks and couple them together? Something I must be missing? Thanks for your replies. I'll keep you all posted.
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Old 07-08-2018, 03:32 PM
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It depends on the surgeon. Maggieís eye doctor didnít do many tests at all and her diabetes was far from regulated. He was the best surgeon in the area and he had done so many I guess he felt comfortable. He taught at a vet school as well, so he was very well versed.

Maggie had separation anxiety that went back years. Maggie was abused as a puppy - she had been purchased by a family who kept her in a crate most of the day and then left her there for four days without food or water when they went out of town. She chewed her leg and injured herself trying to get out, so they took her to the vet (who also was the breederís vet). He promptly called the breeder and told her to get her puppy back. She did and called to give her to me. She called her my reclamation project. Maggie could not tolerate being keep in a crate or kennel, even at the vetís office. That is why I think blindness was so hard for her, even though I constantly talked to her, and eventually carried her around until her surgery. Most dogs donít react so strongly but knowing her the way I did, I had very low hopes of her adjusting well.
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