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Monday, January 19, 2009

When it rains it pours...

My heart is so broken right now. My precious little Diasque is not doing so well. He is at the Vet hospital as we speak getting treated for Diabetes. He has a really bad case, so they are giving him IV and insulin to try to regulate his blood sugar level. He will be there for the next 3 or 4 days. If he makes it he will most likely be on insulin for the rest of his life. I had noticed the signs, drinking more, peeing more, I mentioned it to the vet on his annual checkout and she diddn't seem too concerned and did mention that maybe if he keeps peeing that much we should run some test. But things occured too quikly from then to even catch up with her. I'm writing all the details below as a way for me to track his issues.

On Friday January 9, we gave him his annual shots and he must have had an allergic/antibiotic reaction to the vaccines and he scratched a patch off his fur near where one of the shots was give on Sunday January 11. By Wednesday night, January 14 he started to sneeze, so we called his regular vet and he was seen on Thursday, January 15. He was on steroids and he seemed ok that night, little sneezing. It all started to go bad this past Friday January 16 when he stopped eating and drinking. On Saturday we tried to give him food but just didn't eat much. So we force fed him a little bit to try to get him to eat but to no help. On Sunday we took him into another vet as my vet is not open on Sunday or Monday, around 9am because he didn't look good. We explain all the symptoms and the Vet thought he would bounce back and upped his does of steroids and gave him an appetite stimulant. But still he just didn't look any better and today we took him in again in the morning. The vet was at a loss and told us that he would like to do blood work. Around noon, he called us back and told us that he has Diabetes. And it's an emergency, he needs IV and insulin to control it. He would stay in the vet hospital for 3-4 days. Tonight, I'm going to go see him and bring him some food hopefully he will want to eat and he is better.

I know I have been pretty needy in the last months about prayers, but can you please pray for Diasque that he is able to bounce back from this little detour. Here he is, one of my favorite photographs of him.

Have a good day, I'll try to keep everyone updated.


Patti said...

NO one is ever too needy for prayers. It just seems that some days they are more specific than others. I know your heart is hurting & I pray that all will go well & Diasque will soon be healthy & lively once again!

Debbie said...

Oh Rocio, Diasque will be in my thoughts and prayers. Our pets are so much a part of our lives and this is too soon after Sparky for you and your family to grieve another loved one.

LindaLMCS said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your kitty.....never too many prayers for anyone or any of God's creatures. Diasque is in my thoughts and prayers, as you are too Rocio. I know these past few months have been hard for you with different health issues of your pets. I totally understand, I too am nuts over my "babies". Thinking of you !!!

erin said...

hello my dear friend,
my heart breaks for you. i'm so sorry you're having to go through all of this. please know i think of you everyday, and will definitely have you in my prayers.
love you girl!

vbscrapper said...

Hey Rocio,

I'm so sorry to hear about your furry baby. I hope everything works out and he has many more years to come.

My prayers are with you.


Nicole said...

i am saying special prayers for you! anytime you need us to pray, don't hesitate! that's what keeps us going in tough times. we love you PO!

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