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    1. joan
      joan
      Hi Lisa, I am so sorry to hear about your dog. That is so sad. I was just talking to someone the other day about when they put their dog down and they said that they sat with the dog while it happened and the dog was calm and at peace. My friend said the dog looked up to him like " its ok". It's really sad though. Dogs are the greatest.

      My friends poor dog is really suffering. We finally got the blood sugars down but he isn't himself.

      I hope you are all dealing ok with the loss of your dog. I will be a basket case when mine gets sick.

      I hope you can enjoy some of the holiday. Best Wishes. Joan
    2. Lisa P.
      Lisa P.
      Hope I'm not bringing up a subject that will make you sad, wanted to drop you a note and mention we did have our dog put to sleep. The vet came to our house for us, it was very fast, and we had a nice day before that holding and petting her. She had improved after her last illness but after two weeks that leveled off and she was still unable to walk straight and had stopped eating most foods. It was time, and I wanted to thank you for bringing up the subject of your friend because it reminded me of how I did not want to wait for a pet to be in pain and miserable when I knew the end was coming, but I'm not sure I'd have been able to make the call if I hadn't stopped and thought about it after your posts. Maybe, but I might have wound up needing to see her really hurting before I'd have been able to make the decision. So, it's a strange thing to thank you for, but thanks! :(
    3. joan
      joan
      Thanks Lisa..
    4. Lisa P.
      Lisa P.
      I'm so sorry.

      Can you sit with him after a larger dosage with glucagon and a big think of cakemate? Of course, if it went poorly you'd be blamed, especially since the one she thinks is the expert, the vet who is probably also scared of being blamed, says to keep the insulin where it is. . . you can only do what you can do.

      How horrible for you. I'm so sorry, I really am.

      I agree, my heart breaks thinking of folks in a position like this dealing with their children. Fear can be paralyzing and work against the good. Fear is one of my big, big crosses.


      Yes, Selah's doing much better, thanks! Take care of yourself.

      Lisa
    5. Lisa P.
      Lisa P.
      I hesitated to post and hope you understand, please don't pass this on if you think it's inappropriate. I'm putting it in a message to try to avoid in any way turning the thread away from what you meant it to be. :cwds:

      We had a cat with diabetes many years ago, I'm sure the technology is better. But we played it out to the end, and it was not a good one, and there were many months of suffering. We did the best we could at the time, but I won't do that to an animal again.

      I would respectfully suggest that if the animal is suffering very much, which no doubt he is, then if it were me I would risk the low. It would be heartbreaking to end the life of a dog with a low blood sugar. But I would risk that rather than have continued suffering.

      Hope your friend finds good answers soon. Our older dog is in her last days now, it's no fun at all. :(
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    one son 22 non d
    one son 17 diagnosed @ 22mos now on MDI novolog and lantus. Was untethered 2009 with Animas Pump.
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