Saw this when I was out walking Indy the other morning. The sky was bruised behind it and the colour in it so vivid. It was perfect and had a shadow rainbow too. Trouble is, the very combination of weather that brings a rainbow made it difficult for me to get a decent picture – and I only had my phone, not my proper camera. The end of the rainbow appeared to be in someone’s garden. I did consider visiting with a shovel, but didn’t think I’d be welcome.
It's a rubbish photo really, but it sort of brightens the blog up!
Indy has been doing really well on the insulin. I hadn’t realised that he wasn’t himself until “himself” started to come back. He’s been brighter, faster, sleeping better, more bouncy.
So when he went in for his glucose curve yesterday I was very optimistic. I know stabilising diabetes can take time, but I stupidly thought we’d done it.
He had his first test via glucometer at the vet’s (blood glucose 8 – excellent), then I gave him his first injection and took him out to give him breakfast before a quick walk. I then returned him for his next glucose test. For this they need a tiny spot of blood. He had more tests at regular intervals throughout the day and I went to pick him up in the evening - and what a long day it was without him here. They said he'd been a model patient!
Well it turns out Indy is a puzzle. A glucose curve should start higher then gradually dip down in the middle of the day before rising again, so it hangs like a slack skipping rope. What did Indy’s do? It went UP as the day went on, then just before I picked him up, his blood glucose had dropped to 4, which is too low! So his curve looked more like a rainbow than a skipping rope.
So he has to go back for another curve on the 10th October. He’ll be in for a few hours more next time. They’re hoping yesterday was just a blip. I’m hoping so too.