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Old 04-15-2010, 01:36 PM
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I just got an email that they are meeting with him at 2:30.

Glad to hear that. Let us know what the vet has to say.
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Old 04-15-2010, 03:00 PM
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Tell your stepdad that plenty of vets don't really understand diabetes either and should be asking someone who does!


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I did tell him that two nights ago when I was trying to convince him to reduce the units. He trusted the degree vs me. It took the documentation you sent me for it to click that we know our stuff.

Haven't heard anything yet. Am on my way home. Fingers, toes, and eyeballs crossed.
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Old 04-15-2010, 05:45 PM
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I just spoke w/my stepdad to get the update on how the meeting went with the doc. He said they went over all of my concerns (note "MY" concerns, not theirs) and then asked him for his opinions regarding them.

He said that he is willing to do whatever they want and that we can certainly go with increases of 1/2 unit at a time but that it gets very expensive and takes alot of time. He said 2 units doesn't bother her a bit and he thinks we are close to getting her regulated.

He did check her ketones previously and they were fine. Stepdad reported Jessie's water intake is down and she is active and playful as normal. (I repeated that this doesn't mean there aren't issues)

He said they talked for a long time and at the end they elected to stay at 10 units. I am sick with worry but I really felt that I had to get them involved in this process and let them be the ones that made the decision.

Jess is schedule to go in after 2 weeks at 10 units and they will meet him early - 7:15 so they can do a full curve and get reading prior to insulin dosing.

I cannot thank you enough for the info you provided - at least it created a greater level of involvement and awareness. I feel awful. Kim
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I'm so sorry Kim. you've done what you can. I would think that your step father would be very concerned with a vet that says a dog with BG readings in the 500 is close to being regulated. Very sad. i pray jessie will be ok
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Of course, if they want to save money and make this whole diabetes thing a lot safer, home BG testing would be the way to go. Do you think they are anywhere near ready to give this a go?


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I'm so sorry Kim. you've done what you can. I would think that your step father would be very concerned with a vet that says a dog with BG readings in the 500 is close to being regulated. Very sad. i pray jessie will be ok
He is believing because he wants to believe. I could hardly talk on the phone. Still can't.
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Of course, if they want to save money and make this whole diabetes thing a lot safer, home BG testing would be the way to go. Do you think they are anywhere near ready to give this a go?


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They weren't concerned about the $ - the vet said it. and oh yeah - I brought that up! As soon as he said that I asked if the vet bothered to mention that there are inexpensive machines that can easily replace those expensive vet bills. He did mention it but they are no where near ready for that (mentally).

When he was describing how playful she was I repeated how a dog has reserves that make them appear normal and then they crash without warning. I minced no words. That is when I told him he couldn't leave her unwatched.

The only positive thing is that my mom is involved and she has a better grasp of the medical issues. She is less trusting of docs. I don't know what else to say. I am truly sickened with worry.
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I'm glad there's a full curve in the works. That should either alert the vet that there's a problem or alert us that she's actually doing okay and we can stop worrying.

If she is playful all the time, I take that as a good sign. Perhaps, given his statement, the blood sugar has improved. If she was going low and rebounding I would expect her to be lethargic at the low point, even if only briefly, and then running high with lots of drinking and urinating the rest of the time. So maybe she is in fact feeling better thanks to better blood sugar.

I still don't like the vet's approach but I'll be perfectly happy to be proven wrong about the insulin dose.

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I am praying we are wrong on the dosage
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Old 04-16-2010, 09:31 PM
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Hang in there, Kim. You went above and beyond to try to educate everyone. Since your mom is more in the loop now, hopefully she can keep an eye out for any signs of a hypo, treat it appropriately, and get Jessie to the vet pronto if needed. Hopefully there won't be any drama before the scheduled curve.
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