Monday, 3 December 2012

Happy December!




Thank goodness November has gone. It certainly lived down to my expectations and was a very tough month for my family, but it was nowhere near as bad as it could have been, so I’m not complaining.

We put the Christmas decorations up at the end of the month and when you think it’s only just over a couple of weeks till the longest night, we’ll soon be able to look forward to spring.

But first December with all the Christmas songs and carols, parties for the kids, school plays, wrapping up presents and writing cards – lovely!

I did Indy’s glucose curve yesterday and I had high hopes for a good result because he’s been so much more energetic and lively since he’s been on the diabetic food.



What a shock then that his glucose levels were high and at one point went right off the top of the chart. His curve was more of a zig-zag.

So his insulin has been increased a little and I’m to do another curve just before Christmas. I knew it was never going to be easy and I know it can take many months to get the condition stable.

For his first blood test he sat and shook so much, it was hard to get the tiny blob of blood onto the miniscule thing on the test strip. What with my morning eyes and him trembling, it took fifteen minutes and three test strips to do that first one.

But the next 15 tests went really well and he was so blasé about it by the evening that he didn’t even bother to sit up when I was jabbing his poor ear. Apart from his early morning wobblies, he was such a stoic. This would all be so much more difficult if he wasn’t as good as he is.

Hope you are having a Happy December!

40 comments:

  1. He certainly looks perky in the pictures :o)

    I really must get round to finding our Christmas decorations - I just can't believe December's here already!

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    1. He is very perky, Karen :-)
      I think they start Christmas way too early and by the time December comes we've been lulled into a false sense of security ;-) x

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  2. Scooby-Doo (in shadow) is in the first picture of Indy. Either that or there's way too much water in my whiskey.

    JS

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  3. Dear Indy
    We'll bark low, low, low to get those pesky levels down. We'rs so proud of you being brave for your herself when she has to jab your ear a little. But you know it's to help you, right? So you keep being brave and let her do it nice 'n' easy.

    Christmas decorations. Huh, we remember them. We got in BIG trouble last year for running off with a length of tinsel. I think we both swallowed a bit but don't tell our herself she'd throw a big wobbley! We've a while to wait yet til we see that ice glittery string to play with; the grandhuman children like to put our decorations up when they visit on Christmas Eve.

    Speak soon and take care, Indy fella
    Wags and woofs to you
    Licks and wags to your herself for looking after you so well
    Tim 'n' Ted

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    1. Thank you Tim 'n' Ted :-) I am brave I am - deserve a medal I do or at least a piece of cheese! There's no chocolate on our tree this year - I ask you! As if I would! Lots of Wags, Indy xx

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  4. Poor Indy, I'm glad he's feeling better about having blood tests. He certainly looks happy enough!

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    1. Thank you :-) He is very happy, especially at meal times or walk times x

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  5. Hugs to you and Indy. xx

    We put our decorations up in November last year, but I was fed up of them by Christmas, so we're saving the decorating until next week.

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    1. Thanks, Suz. Hope your decorating goes well :-) x

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  6. Glad to know you are okay, Indy. I know father Christmas will be kind to you, Indy because you have been good.

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    1. Thank you, Paula! I'm sure he will :-) x (he better be!)

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  7. Indy's a little trouper, isn't he. Hope his next results are back on track again.
    Our grandchildren decorated our Christmas tree at the weekend. Far too early in my mind, but they had a ball.

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    1. Thank you, Rena. I was a bit of the mind it was too early, but time flies past so quickly now I thought what the hey, might as well :-) x

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  8. Indy is a star and I hope he's feeling better soon. Might put our tree up at the weekend.

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    1. Thanks, Colette :-) Hope you get your tree up x

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  9. I never put up Christmas decorations efore 12th December. Won't be putting any up in the old homestead this yearm since Beloved and myself will be in North Devon with a seaview then, something we do every other year. We will be taking our Devon Christmas Decorations there - a small tree with lights that change colour, a HAPPY CHRISTMAS banner, and some decorative snowflakes. It's takes about 10 minutes to assemble them, and we always have a very happy Christmas watching the sea and the mad surfers.

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    1. Oh that sounds just lovely, Jacula :-) I love North Devon - hope you have a good one :-) x

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  10. Happy December to you too, Teresa, and of course, Indy!

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    1. Thank you, Martin - from both of us :-) x

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  11. Dear Indy, he is a star and he knows how much he is loved.

    I'm so glad you're enjoying December now that the darker November days are in the past for you and your family.

    And Christmas seems to be just around the corner! Time to get the sprouts on, as hubby always says at this time of year. (Although I'm the only one who eats them.)

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    1. Thank you, Joanna - ooh I love sprouts too. Those others don't know what they're missing :-) x

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  12. Glad Indy is feeling more energetic and coping so bravely with the tests.

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  13. So far so good, Teresa. I love that saying, that November lived down to your expectations. Living up is one thing. Living down is another!

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    1. I've turned November into a real bogey man, Maria - I probably bring a lot of it on myself! I'm glad to see the back of it anyway :-) x

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  14. What a perfect dog Indy is - he looks full of fun. I am also thinking positively about the shortest day being nearly here, and we can start to look forward to Spring again. Nice to see more of your stories in WW Fiction.

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    1. He is lovely, Maggie and such a good companion. He never leaves my side - and even sits to wait for his injections. I suppose we pay for these long nights with our lovely long days in summer! Thank you - I am very glad to be in WW :-) x

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  15. Indy does look good in the photos, Teresa! Glad you'e managing to keep his insulin under control. I wrapped my first presents today so I know how many I've still to buy!

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  16. Indy looks really healthy, and he's lucky to have such a patient and kind Mum.xx

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    1. Thanks, Sue - I'll tell him you said that ;-) x

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  17. November is absolutely my least favourite month. I even hate fireworks! And poor Indy. Sometimes I think we'd all be better off not knowing what our bodies are up to!

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    1. Mine too, Frances. I tend to agree with you about being better off not knowing these things sometimes x

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  18. Indy looks great, and you're doing really well with all his testing and injections.

    I can't access the decorations at the moment, so it will probably just be the Christmas cards put on the wall with blu-tack, and a few stand up decorations.

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    1. Thanks, Carol :-) I hope you can get to your decorations x

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  19. Poor little thing! All those needles...Still if it does the job and gets him well... And chrsitmas will soon be here!

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    1. He knows the injections help him feel better, Pat, but the blood tests - he thinks I'm just being mean! x

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  20. Wonderful photos of Indy :-)) So glad he's much more energetic :-) Happy December, Teresa X

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    1. Thanks, Mandy - Happy December :-) x

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