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Old 03-19-2012, 04:13 PM
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I started using a 28g lancet and now I use a 33g lancet. Very tiny thin needle and most of the time spirit will sleep right thru it.
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Old 03-19-2012, 04:22 PM
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Yea! Great catch, I have caught some lows on Ed but nothing like that.
I hope I never do. I know he is lower than he likes if I can feel him tremble a bit. He will also spit- up on occasion and I know he dropped a bit- like being on a roller coaster.
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Old 03-19-2012, 07:55 PM
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Haven't attempted to test his blood sugar yet. It was a major breakthrough when I was able to give him the injections without a fight every day. The only reason the injections are going ok these days is because I have his attention diverted to eating treats while I inject him very fast.

I won't be able to get a blood sample anywhere near as quick, thus the fight will be on. I'll have to formulate a strategy that will give me a bit more time to get the blood. Plus, I know having to draw blood by lancing his skin will hurt him more than a shot and then he'll be focused on what I'm doing.

We'll figure something out ...
I NEVER thought I'd be able to test Tiggy either. Tried Everything with no luck and alot of wiggling and some nipping. Finally shaved a spot on her butt and eureka!!! She didn't even flinch. I admit it's hard to get a good drop sometimes, but that's what heating pads are for!!!

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Old 03-19-2012, 11:25 PM
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I NEVER thought I'd be able to test Tiggy either. Tried Everything with no luck and alot of wiggling and some nipping. Finally shaved a spot on her butt and eureka!!! She didn't even flinch. I admit it's hard to get a good drop sometimes, but that's what heating pads are for!!!

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Old 03-20-2012, 06:38 AM
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I hope I didn't offend you by the testing comment....I haven't been able to test Pip either. And it's been four years, so I know the pain and worry about not knowing.

Right now we're walking around with a bite on our arm and a shaved butt.

Not saying who has what.
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Old 03-20-2012, 06:50 AM
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right now we're walking around with a bite on our arm and a shaved butt.

Not saying who has what.
hahahahahahah!
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Old 03-20-2012, 03:35 PM
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I hope I didn't offend you by the testing comment....I haven't been able to test Pip either. And it's been four years, so I know the pain and worry about not knowing.

Right now we're walking around with a bite on our arm and a shaved butt.

Not saying who has what.
I want photographic evidence! LOL LOL
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I hope I didn't offend you by the testing comment....I haven't been able to test Pip either. And it's been four years, so I know the pain and worry about not knowing.

Right now we're walking around with a bite on our arm and a shaved butt.

Not saying who has what.
HAHAHAHA THis is great and I can TOTALLY relate!!
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Old 03-20-2012, 04:54 PM
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Pics pls

Bill, Joan (pugs mom) had a diabetic dog and she had quite a bit of success getting blood from Bella's ears. She taught me how to do it and after many months of finding all kinds of excuses, of being terrified of it, I finally managed to do it and oh, what a relief.

Craig is the champion of <ear testing< and somewhere I also have a step by step post on how I managed to achieve success.

Good luck and glad you boy Otis is back to normal

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Old 03-21-2012, 04:17 PM
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Your step by step, Louise: http://www.k9diabetes.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2787
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