So they broke the news to us. In plain terms: Pippel has diabetes. Wow, that broke my heart so bad i had a panic hit. My favourite creature canine -undercover human got diabetes. It was the worst news i got in a long time. I was in denial at first and did not want to voice the ‘D’ word. It sounded so harsh for such a special dog.
The vet told us that it is an inherited illness and that she now needs to get 2 insulin injections every day. It was such a shock for me to hear, i drove around today to just make sense of it all. I experienced it so intense because my love for her is so great. After the drive around my neighbourhood i took Pippel for another drive to visit my grandmother in the old age home. Every old man and lady had such a big smile when they saw Pip walking past and she loved to be around them. I decided to make it a weekly visit for her and the people love her too.
Somehow it gave me clearance in an unexpected way. I know that whatever we have been given on earth is pure gracious gifts from our Creator. No matter what comes our way we need to figure out how to make the best of our circumstances. Some circumstances are not going to necessarily be great or change (diabetes), but i need to figure out the best way to deal with it and somehow make it positive...
A few changes include giving her 2 injections every day in the morning and evening
Keeping a daily diary of her blood sugar levels and monitoring it. One weekly visit to the vet, for tests.
Small price to pay for the joy she gives me.
So here's to no sugar! Viva INSULIN. .. And Dogs getting well soon.