What a terrible week we have had! Our beloved dog Jasper "Babba" eleven years of age, has been diagnosed as being diabetic. He has been so ill the last few days and is currently in hospital on a drip. We are hoping for him to return home tomorrow when he will start insulin injections, given by us. We have just telephoned to check on him and he is showing signs of improvement, so, fingers crossed!!
Update 4th February (AM)
Jasper came home the following day (2nd) but still so sick. On top of being diagnosed with diabetis, he also has renal failure. He came home to be with us overnight and then was to go back to the vets the next day to be "put to sleep" as he is so ill. It was such a hard decision to have to make. You cannot imagine the tears we have shed. The following morning (3rd) we arranged to return with him to the vets when he suddenly started to show signs of improvement, only slight but they were there. We telephoned to cancel/postpone and discuss with the vet but still had to take him back to the vets for his insulin. We have fed him baby food through a syringe which he has managed to keep down and is keeping water down but he is still very ill. We are now giving him his insulin injections at home. Today he has gone back 9.30am - 5pm for hydration therapy and will continue daily with this for now, hopefully to decrease the toxins. If we can decrease the toxins and he starts to eat he has a chance of recovery. He is a very sick dog and this is probably our last shot at saving him, but we have to try. We love him dearly. Please say a prayer for our boy Jasper....