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Monday, 1 February 2010

Jasper Unwell

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....
Beary Hugs


  1. Oh my goodness, I'm so sorry. I am glad to hear he is showing signs of improvement though. I will keep him in my thoughts and prayers.


  2. Of course you have to try. Bless your heart. I don't know Jasper's condition, but I do know that animals can live good lives with insulin injections and subcutaneous fluids.

    Perhaps Jasper's situation is such that this is his time, but do keep your hopes up if you can. Fluids can do amazing things for a critter in renal failure. I kept two kitties going for nearly a year with fluids every other day. They were happy and comfortable. It's not hard to do once you get the hang of it.

    Best of luck. Hugs to your dear boy.

  3. Thank you so much Doreen and Sue for your kind wishes. They are much appreciated.


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