Monday, August 23, 2010
Diabetes Waits for No Dog
Long day, really long day. Thank God for my husband Doug who most days gets home before me and handles the nighttime feedings. Rudi (#1) is diabetic and has to be fed in as close to 12 hour intervals as is possible so we can administer his insulin. Sounds easier than one might think. We have to plan social events, dinners out and early morning business appointments with the dogs in mind in general, but with the diabetes it is critical. Rudi gets injections twice daily. Recently his insulin product was taken off the market and he was switched to human insulin (Humulin-N). We had to go through the adjustment process all over again. He is actually still not regulated but we're getting there. U-40 vs. U-100 syringes, hypoglycemic seizures, waking us up at 2 a.m. to pee. Good times. I love my dog, I love my dog, I love my dog.....but it was a really long day.