Thursday, 4 October 2012

Indy in Print: Dogs Monthly!




About four or five years ago we made the decision to change vets. The ones we see now are a good 25 minute drive away and in a different county, but it is so worth the drive.

I was very concerned about leaving Indy there for another whole day to have his hourly glucose checks, so I went back to see Tom and discussed it with him. He agreed I could do the tests at home and went through the procedure with me – and he gave me some charts to fill in.

So as long as I do it properly, Indy shouldn’t have to spend any time there. It’s not that he has anything against the staff – they are lovely and treat him with utmost kindness. He just doesn’t like being in unfamiliar surroundings and he is such a worrier.

His insulin dose has been reduced and when he’s been on the new dose for at least a week, I’ll do his glucose curve at home. Not sure how much he’s going to like me after I’ve pricked him every hour through a day though! And if I fail and Indy does have to spend the day there, I will be allowed to stay with him.

The article in Dogs Monthly about Indy, "Wasting away" is now in the shops. November issue.


28 comments:

  1. Poor Indy. I'm sure he'll be much happier having his checks at home. Well done you for being able to do this. I'm such a wuss.

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    1. I haven't done it yet, Debs ;-) I may well turn out to be too much of a wuss myself! x

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  2. Well, Indy's Herself, that is great news about you doing Indy's checks at home. We'll send doggy whispers to him every day to tell him not to mind the hourly things and to think of them as loving tickles!
    And, woofwow! he's in a magazine - impressive, Indy, mate.

    Woofs and tail wags from Tim 'n' Ted and our human sends hugs for your Herslf and pats and cuddles for you.

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    1. Hello Tim 'n' Ted - thank you for sending him whispers :-) And thanks to your lovely human for her hugs, pats and cuddles x

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  3. Indy is a superstar :), he is a sweet, handsome gentleman and I wish him good health, hopefully his mommy's love will make him better. Kisses Teresa and congrats for the magazine :)>

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    1. Indy thanks you for saying that, Petronela - and so do I x

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  4. Hi Teresa, congratulations on the article, hope it's the first of many more in there. I've sent for the book 'handbags and poohbags' they're giving away five free copies. Well done Indy, you're a proper celeb now, we knew that anyway didn't we?xx

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    1. Good luck getting the book, Sue :-) x

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  5. Indy, I foresee lots of biscuits coming your way! Not only are you a star, but Herself will have to make it up to you for the hourly jabs. I can't wait to see you in the mag and hope all goes well with the glucose.

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  6. Hi Teresa and Indy,
    As you will know, I felt so much more comfortable at another veterinary surgery :)
    I'm sure you will be just fine with administering Indy's treatment. Indy, superstar dog and huge congratulations on being in the November issue of "Dogs Monthly", Indy! :)
    All the very beast, I mean, best. Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses, Penny xx

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    1. Yes dear Penny, you have a new vet too and a very good thing that is :-) xx

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  7. Congratulations to Indy for being in Dogs Monthly and for being such an all-round star. And huge congratulations to you, Teresa, too. I'm sure the plan to keep Indy at home for the curve test is an excellent decision and all will go well. x

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    1. Thank you, Joanna - I now have my gadget for doing the tests and Indy is looking very nervous x

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  8. How wonderful that Indy is now such a star - and that you can do the tests at home, Teresa. Lots of luck and not too much angst with that!

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    1. Thanks, Rosemary - I'm hoping for very little angst :-) x

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  9. Congrats on the article, Teresa and I really hope the home testing goes well so that Indy doesn't have to go away.

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  10. Hope all goes well, Teresa. Indy will be so much more comfortable at home and you will worry about him so much less. Congrats on article and good luck with the needles! x

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    1. Thank you, Lydia - I had a practise "go" this morning which went very well and he didn't seem to mind at all. He did give me a funny look though ;-) x

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  11. Good luck doing the tests and best wishes to Indy.

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  12. I see you've had a practise go and all went well. You'll soon be helping out at the vets. Congratulations on the article - the first of many, I'm sure.

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  13. Congratulations on both counts, Teresa. Fabulous that you went for treating Indy at home and on the article. I shall now hunt for the magazine. Is Indy preening - I'll jolly well bet he is!! :o) xx

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    1. Oh yes, Sue - he's very pleased with himself :-) x

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  14. Hi !!!
    I love animals. Currently I have only one cat and she is my daughter hairy! I have a friend that her dog suffers from diabetes and needs to be always taking care of glucose and feeding too.

    kisses

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  15. Hi Sissym - that is lovely! Your hairy daughter :-) Thank you for visiting x

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