As you can see, Cookie, our 11 year old Shih Tzu, is doing much better now. She was diagnosed last week with diabetes and was suffering from multiple other problems, most likely as a result of her body being so sick with the diabetes. After spending two nights at the doggy hospital, we brought her home and she has been making a steady recovery ever since. We are giving her insulin shots twice a day – Laura is the main one who does this, as Jeff and I both stuck ourselves the first time we tried! Cookie does great with this, and doesn’t seem to feel any discomfort. She is also getting an antibiotic once a day, and drops in her eyes three times a day to cure an ulcer that developed in her right eye. Her eye is not healing as fast as the vet would like, so we are still a little concerned about that. She wouldn’t eat the first two days we were home, and we had to give her a high-calorie supplement three times a day. We were so happy when she was finally feeling well enough to have an appetite and started eating on her own again! She is still not completely back to normal strength, but compared to how sick she was a week ago, she’s doing great. I’m so glad we decided to treat her and am thankful that she has responded so well and is on her way to good health again.
Have a wonderful weekend and I’ll be back with you next week!
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