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Old 10-10-2018, 02:47 PM
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Moral of the story: nothing is as far fetched as we think, sometimes the dice roll in our favor, and hug your kid(s) because you never know
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Old 10-15-2018, 06:24 AM
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Looks like were going back to hypoglycemia again. So disappointing. No symptoms yet, but this morning was 44, so I guess well dust off the prednisone bottle.
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Old 10-15-2018, 07:21 AM
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I think what you are dealing with maybe more difficult than typical diabetes

I know jesses breed is subject to having low blood sugar being on a hunt i forget the term for it

You may want to research that and see what there approach was and if steroids is the only option
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Old 10-15-2018, 07:53 AM
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There are a handful of options, but the other common drug has side effects that make me prefer the prednisone (loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea and drooling). I think the rest are all chemotherapy drugs, or maybe one other drug that has to be administered at the vet with fluids to avoid really bad side effects. Im really missing high BG at this point!
The hunting/bird dogs are prone to Exertional Hypoglycemia.
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