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Old 10-15-2019, 12:06 AM
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Thank you..I hope so Too..

He needs to get sedated and get a whole scan done on his front leg.. we haven't walked him for 3 weeks and I'm scared to play too rough with him in case he hurts it more..

I'm really worried but I hope it's fixable..
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Old 10-15-2019, 09:34 AM
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No exercise can certainly affect sugar. What time did you usually walk him?
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Riley, 8 yr. old maltipoo, 25 lbs., diagnosed Feb 2017, taking thyroid meds, had pancreatitis and DKA mid March, eating Wellness Senior formula can food. NPH dosage now at 9.0 units Humulin N. Adding either pumpkin, spinach, blueberries, yams, or green beans to his food. Also omega-3 oil.
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Old 11-02-2019, 05:45 PM
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Mochi has not gone for walks for over a month now since his front left leg completely stopped working. Sometimes when he runs outside in the grass he uses it a bit but he would have it up majority of the time.

I bought him a wheel chair and took him out today for a short walk down the block and he was running way too fast on it and I feel like he was hurting his leg doing that.

I'm not sure if it's all this running in and out of the vet and specialists that's causing his blood sugar to go all out of whack...but I'm so confused with his blood sugar numbers. It's been more on the high side but not sky high. However once in a while it would be normal..then high and then normal..
Like for example today his numbers were:

11am : 280
2pm: 380
4pm: 175

His next insulin shot and dinner is at 6pm so I'm very confused to why his sugars are bouncing like this.
It's done this once before as well.
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Old 11-03-2019, 08:42 AM
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Post what his 6:00 p.m. sugar is. If it's lower than 175, that might just be his sugar pattern, having his lower numbers early or late in the day.

As for his leg, did he have an x-ray? Anything show on that?

If he does have arthritis, tendonitis or inflammation of some kind, it can be aggravated by an excessive movement or injury. And it can take a long time to heal, if at all.

I dropped a rock on my toe 2 years ago, lot of pain. X-ray was fine, my doctor told me it probably aggravated some arthritis, combined with my neuropathy which slightly prevents healing, and told me there's nothing they can do. So I spend the rest of my life with chronic toe pain.
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Old 11-04-2019, 01:58 AM
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Hi Raysaint,

Mochi's 6pm blood sugar went back up a bit again to 200 so I'm super confused.

He had a lot if tests done the past 2-3 weeks. He had an xray done first when he was limping on it and then I brought him to the specialist to get a full ct scan and ultrasound done that cost me around 1600..it showed a lot of little problems. He does have arthritis on his elbow and its mildly worse than the right elbow but the specialist said that shouldn't be causing him to completely not put weight on it. He's been hoping around 3 legged for over a month now...
The neurologist took a look at him and shes also not sure exactly what it is. They recommend an mri that will cost me 3000$...and I'm taking him to get acupuncture done and start taking him into the rehab facility to get him some rehab..I notice when he runs fast he uses that leg. But when hes hoping around at home hes completely off of it.
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Old 11-04-2019, 06:26 AM
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Things like this could cost a lot of money to examine and there still be no cure.
Arthritis is only manageable, not curable. Who knows if it is not bad enough to make him not want to put weight on it.

Our chihuahua has that condition that makes her do a lot of her walking on 3 legs, holding up her left rear leg, but she runs on all fours, and it doesn't seem to be painful.
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Old 11-04-2019, 08:06 AM
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If they could only talk

I wonder if the paw is the problem

Its odd that running gets the leg working . It doesnt sound like pain because you have not talked about that with whimpering and a big run

Dogs are very resilient and find ways around there difficulties
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Old 11-18-2019, 12:08 PM
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Mochi has been going to acupuncture and it hasnt helped at all.

Now we're starting rehab treatment at the specialist center today...I'm losing a bit of hope and it kills me seeing him walk on 3s..I got him a custom made wheel chair and he does not like using it..so we just took him out for a short walk yesterday up and down the block. He seems to use it once in a while..and he doesnt like walking on a slow pace and would only start walking if I have chicken treats held out to him..

His blood sugar is still jumping all over the place..yesterday it was at 380 at 4pm and then after the walk it drops to 195 at 6pm..
I'm so confused to why his bs is all over the place..the only thing that's different is his arm not working and we haven't taken him out for regular walks..
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Old 11-18-2019, 03:25 PM
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Walks and exercise can drop blood sugar and it can be substantial and that may have caused the drop to 195

Sometimes we just have to live in the parameters given . Jesse is not the same dog at 15 and thats ok we find other ways to stay present .

Early in jesses diagnosis she struggled to get around so I took her on car rides to her favorite rabbit spots so she could see what they are up to and she enjoyed that

I have seen dogs in strollers and when they got to their favorite spots they would let them get out for some smells and do some business

I have heard water exercise is helpful if you dog likes the water
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Old 11-23-2019, 02:01 PM
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Mochi's blood sugar hasn't been stable this month. His highs are always around 460 and his lowest would be around 170.
But he's been on the higher side this month..
I remember my vet telling me that if his numbers do drop in the day back to the norm then just leave it as it is but I feel like he's had more high numbers than normal range numbers..
I know I've been taking him in and out of the specialists to get rehabilitation done and we've been rewarding him with chicken breast but tiny pieces. I don't think that's what's causing his highs because he just started rehab last week..

I've taken one number today so far at 12:30 and it's at 440..

Should I increase his insulin slightly to see if it'll make a change?
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