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Old 08-03-2015, 04:35 AM
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Thank you from us as well!!

I know for a fact that Bazzle would not have made it past that first year if it weren't for everyone here on the forum. You've given us the confidence and the knowledge we need to tackle this disease head on. When I joined the forum, i felt sad, scared, alone, and overwhelmed, but those feelings left quickly when I started getting those encouraging replies. All of a sudden, I wasn't alone anymore; I got to know and become friends with dozens of people going through the same thing.

Thank you all from the bottom of my heart,

Audrey & Bazzle
Bazzle - My sweet German Shepherd Chow Chow boy, born approximately 6/7/2002, adopted 8/7/2002, diagnosed with diabetes 12/28/2012, lived happy and healthy on Novilin 70/30 and Hill's Science Diet WD... Continued his journey into the next life on 5/15/2016. I miss you baby boy; you'll stay in my heart forever.
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Old 08-03-2015, 01:22 PM
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Default Re: Seven years ago

Hi, I just wanted to chime in and also say "Thanks!" Sasha was diagnosed with diabetes in 2012, and when she went into heat everything went crazy! I was able to save her life because of this page. Veterinarians don't usually specialize in diabetes, and they just go through the general spiel of "let's do a curve and charge you hundreds of dollars" and that isn't practical. I learned how to do it myself and taught my husband. I made my vet show me how to prick Sasha's lip and test her blood. Now we do it several times a day, just like a human. We are careful to regulate the temperature and how many walks she has, because walking will drop her glucose. Youtube had many videos showing someone pricking their dog's lip, and giving their dogs shots. We measure her food to the gram. Here's where she is now: 30 grams of diabetic dog food am and pm, and only 3 cc's of Novulin N am and pm. She gets walks around the apartment complex twice a day and goes outside without walking much a few more times. Indoor temp stays around 74. So far so good. She appears happy and healthy but we do keep a close eye on the glucose. One day she got into the trash and we walked it off.
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Old 08-03-2015, 05:51 PM
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Wink Re: Seven years ago

I don't know how sissy and i would have gotten to this point without all the experience and knowledge of this forum.So many of you have been part of our journey.I thank all of you for all your guidance.
Natalie, and Chris, you will be forever in our hearts for what you have done. Awesome
Sissy 13 yr old Bichon, born 4/17/03, 12 lbs. Diagnoised 7/20/12. Passed away 12/29/16 in my arms. My life will never be the same again. She will always be with me. Run free my babygirl 3 ozs I/D 4 x's day. 1.75 units levemir 2 times a day. .1 mg thyroid pill, tramadol for leg pain, morning & night,Use Alphatrak 2 and Relion Confirm meters.
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Old 08-03-2015, 08:01 PM
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Dear Natalie,

It's hard to believe Chris has been gone so long. I hope he's getting a 'hammie' every day as he plays and parties with the old gang.

Bonnie and Angel Criss Ann
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Old 08-04-2015, 06:03 AM
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Default Re: Seven years ago

Thanks so much, Natalie, ... no telling how many dogs, and doggie parents, have benefited from this site. It's certainly helped to save lives, extend lives and improve the quality of life for countless pups.
Otis Farrell dx'd 12/10, best friend to his dad, Bill, for over 14 years. Left this world while in his dadís loving arms 10/04/13. Sonny Farrell dx'd 1/14, adopted 5/15/14. Left this world while in his dad's loving arms 9/06/16. Run pain free, you Pug guys, til we're together again.
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Old 08-04-2015, 11:21 AM
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When my first diabetic pug Bella, was diagnosed in Jan/09, I started what was a long journey of research and reading on doggie diabetes. I joined this site a few months later, read and learned, but as many others did not post for nearly 2 yrs.

The very first article I read online was Chris' story. I think I had it memorized before very long. While we were trying to figure out Bellas many problems, hubby got tired of my saying "but that's exactly what Chris did' While it may sound funny years later, it was a godsend at the time. And it still is to so many!

When my second diabetic pug Emmitt, arrived on our doorstep this past spring, k9 diabetes, was the first place I turned. I continue to be amazed every day by how much information is given out daily by caring and knowledgeable people. I am certain that even Natalie, in her wildest imaginations, could never have envisioned how many people and their pets would be impacted through this forum.

Thanks to Natalie, all the founding members, and everyone who has participated thru the years. Most especially, a very fond hug and prayers for Chris, running free, with sight restored,and welcoming all the diabetic dogs when they reach that bridge. You have made a difference Chris!!

Joan, Bella & Emmitt
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Old 08-05-2015, 11:24 AM
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Thank you for this roll call
Eddie is a 14yr old Rat Terrier Who is very well loved.

Love, Released and All promises kept. My Heart, My Heart, My Heart
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Old 08-05-2015, 01:48 PM
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Default Re: Seven years ago

Seven years - Your confidence in not accepting the status quo for Chris has always been a huge inspiration to me.

It's still crazy for me to see so many pet owners on here who are willing to go above and beyond to give their pets the best, yet so many get little guidance from the professionals who are licensed to treat their pets. Simply taking the time to educate folks and helping people understand that there are different ways of doing things sure goes a long way.

This forum offers so much insight and encouragement and the collective wealth of information the leadership and members on here share go above and beyond that of diabetes alone.

Thank you for all you've done and continue to do. Remembering Chris for all he's taught us. Love the image of him at the bridge greeting all the diabetic dogs who've followed him.
Holli & Decker // diagnosed November 5th, 2011 // Journeyed to the bridge January 26th, 2013, surrounded by his family at home // 9 years old // Levemir insulin // Hypothyroid // C1-C5 cervical spinal lesion // weight 87 lbs // Run with the wind my sweet boy. Run pain free. Holding you close in my heart till we meet again!
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Old 08-15-2015, 06:47 PM
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Amazing list Natalie. Astounding really the amount of time, effort, heart and personal expense you put into maintaining this site to help so many long after your precious Chris has passed. We simply love you and are forever grateful!
Patty and Ali 13.5yrs 47lbs diagnosed May '08 Ali earned her wings October 27, 2012, 4 months after diagnosis of a meningioma ~ Time is precious ~
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