A few days after Indy’s annual check, he started waking me up in the middle of the night to be let out. A couple of days after that, he stopped waking me up and slept through and woke up in a patch of wet. He’s never had an accident in the house before and he sleeps on my bed. I’ll leave the rest to your imagination.
But no, I didn’t insist he slept downstairs or on the floor. As he threw our duvet in the bin, my beloved said “We can always get a new mattress.” This is why I love the man!
So back to the vet we went – I suspected diabetes, but of course until we knew for sure, I spent hours on the internet reading about all sorts of horrible things that could be wrong.
Initial tests on his wee (caught with great skill by me in a clean Clover tub) and blood showed his blood glucose levels were high. We then had to wait another day for his fructosamine test results which showed that his blood glucose had been high for the previous 2 or 3 weeks.
We always knew diabetes was a possible complication of his EPI (exocrine pancreatic insufficiency) but you always hope it won’t happen and for twelve years we were lucky. Anyway it has happened and last night I spent an hour at the vet’s learning how to manage the condition and give him his injections.
Next week, he’ll have to go in to the vet’s for a whole day to have a glucose curve done to see how well he’s doing on his current insulin dose.
He’s been very brave with all the needles.
I took these pictures a couple of days before he had his blood tests. Rolling round in the stubble and having a wonderful time. You wouldn’t think there was anything wrong with him would you?