Friday, March 23, 2007

SAD NEWS!!


To quote SIN CITY: .”. . . .And things were going so well!!”

We got the sad news this morning. Kirk is officially diabetic. Just shy of his 11th birthday and he suddenly developed an insatiable thirst. This of course, leads to a lot of . . . . output. I took him to the vet on Monday and they did some blood work. Then they asked us to bring him back in today for a pee test. He failed! You would think with all the cramming that he’s been doing, the last thing that he would fail would be a pee test.

So, I’ve been hunting for medication today and almost $80 later, we are set. He begins his treatment tomorrow. Thankfully, Mrs Deathlok is an RN. Needles fall under her jurisdiction.

They say that once he is regulated, that he will be back to normal. I sure hope so.

10 Comments:

At 9:56 PM, Blogger RT said...

Poor doggie. :(

 
At 11:11 PM, Blogger radio gnome said...

so sorry to hear about the pooch. Nothing but good thoughts from here.

 
At 2:11 AM, Anonymous linda said...

Sorry to hear the Kirkster has a defective pancreas! I have one as well and it's no fun to watch others eat what you can't! Hope you can keep him going. I don't care for needles--I'd rather be stuck than have to do it myself! (I take pills.)

Give Kirk a scratch behind his ear and tell him to turn his head when the needle comes! ;)

 
At 9:53 AM, Blogger Deathlok said...

Thanks Everyone!!

Linda, unfortunately dogs cannot take diabetic pills, onlt people and cats. . .how fair is that!?!

He got his first this morning and didn't feel it. It pays to have lots of loose skin.

 
At 10:59 AM, Blogger zippychik said...

Dlok,

My Dad was diabetic, and we had him around for almost another 20 years!

(I know that sounds bad, but....)

 
At 12:36 AM, Blogger Wyatt Earp said...

Jesus Christ, what next?

Give Kirk a (manly) hug from me.

 
At 8:07 PM, Blogger Deathlok said...

He said that he would rather have a pair of Neuticals.

 
At 9:21 PM, Blogger The Conservative UAW Guy said...

Bummer.
Hope he's ok.

 
At 12:37 AM, Anonymous linda said...

Is Kirk getting regulated? Did you have to change his diet, or just give him insulin? Hope he does okay.

I wonder if he has blurred vision or tingling in his feet?

 
At 3:19 PM, Blogger Deathlok said...

He seems to be regulating. We've changed his feeding time from 5PM to 1/2 at 7AM and 1/2 at 7PM.
He's doing very well, although he doesn't really like sleeping on the floor.

Thanks for the thoughts.

 

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