Dackers, Dacker- Slacks
|Barked: Tue Jun 23, '09 3:12pm PST |
|Hi there Dex! This is Dakota, your furry friend who also has diabetes. Sooo much has happened in my house since our human Mom had her hip surgery- it seems that everything had gotten crazy here with Dad at home caring for us all. May even go further back.. yeah February around the 17th they tell me when the head of the pack here, our Bud Spader, after his long 18 human years he has been Moms lap dog had gone to the Rainbow Bridge. We were told it was just "normal aging" - whatever that means. OK, so Moms having surgery from her Human Vet, and all of a sudden my younger sister, Kona, got so ill very quickly. She had all the same stuff Dexter had for his symptoms. She was sooo very sick, and no answer why. ( and we have 3 Vets that put their heads together) No answer, and Kona was now in Intensive care under the Pet Hospitals watchful eyes. Even tho they gave her the plastic bottle with special water, so she would get her strength back, going into her left leg. She wasn't hungry for anything and barely wanted water, even tho her mouth was so very dry. ( Mom just said click on her picture on the first page of this forum to get the details of all they did to help our Sis) Dad even took Mom out of the hospital for a few hours so they could decide if she needed to go after our previous Pack Leader, Spader, because the Vet said she may be ready to go. Very Happily, she perked up that morning and had been drinking water and eating their food. ( she said Hospital food tastes horrible!) Mom said to Dad that Kona didn't look like our Spader was before he left us. Mom came home from her hospital the next day, and we got a call from our Vet that morning saying Kona was much better and might come home on the day after. Boy, we were all so happy! When Mom came home that next day, she said to Dad that I looked very thin, and he said I was drinking a lot of water now! Mom told Dad to bring me in and WOW- now I* was sick, too! My blood sugar was around 500. The Vet said that I had diabetes, and started me on Vetsulin 12 Units the Vet said. I was to come back in in a few days for a special test to see how my diabetes was. It took 3 long hours, but I was a good girl, I kept my teeth to myself. That same day my Sis, Kona was already in the hospital as they finally found out that she had something called "Addisons Disease". About 2 weeks later, I overheard Mom telling someone on that metal thing (that rings like the doorbell, and they pick it up and she says "Hello"? ) that I wasn't looking so good again, and I knew I was very tired again. Dad then said "OK Dakota, lets get into the Van" Wow, another ride! How can I be so lucky! Sadly, there I was back at the Vet, and he told Dad to increase my Vetsulin to 15 units. After that, I felt better. Now I was a lucky dog, too, like Dexter was. Even tho we don't like the Vet, we went anyway. Now I am better and my sister, Kona is getting better but slower than me. I lost a lot of weight, which I needed to, they said. I looked like that round thing that bounces and they chase, that Kona and Roxy play with outside every evening. ( ball?) Kona needs a special shot that is very expensive every 26 human days or so. She just barked at me and said "Percorten". She has to get that shot I get mine after my small early feed, and now I am not very happy about it, but Daddy treats me great, gives me lots of hugs and love, too. My people are sooo happy that Kona and I are getting better after our terrible times that happened all at once! Dads worried about what he calls money, cuz he's not going to "work" everyday now since they took down the Christmas stuff, and thats when they bring in that green tree for us. ( we actually thought it was for us so if we were tired, we didn't need to go outside.) Guess thats not what it was for. Oh Well, I've barked enuff for now. Tell Dexter we hope he gets back up and running fast. Kona said her appetite was gone and after Dad made a chicken slurry for us for the early meal, we got better very fast then. We still drink lots of water, but we both feel a lot better, and now are eating our normal meals.
If you have any questions, from a doggy in the know, now, let me know. Kona said she would help to, but she has Addisons Disease, different but almost the same symptoms.
Dakota with Kona, Roxy and Cody with Spader at the Rainbow Bridge
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