(Dogs looking out of the window photographed by Rick in Ketchikan Alaska)
Sothankful today for a wise momma, who dispensed valuable medical advice to me last night.
If you're a regular reader of this blog, you may remember that one of my Bichon Frise dogs, Dixie, was diagnosed with Diabetes earlier this year. Overall we have all adjusted well to the accommodations we needed to make. She is ill enough that she requires insulin shoots twice every day. We have her on a good schedule, and everything has been humming along quite well...that is until Tuesday. What happened on Tuesday you ask? Well, Rick happened to be home from work, and due to a miss-communication between the two of us, Dixie was accidentally given her morning shoot twice.
Long story short, due to our mistake Dixie crashed big time that night, at one point not even able to stand on her own. I ended up staying up with her until 4AM to continue to take regular blood tests to regulate her levels, give her honey as needed (to increase her blood sugar levels, which at times were dangerously low) and make sure that she didn't fall asleep and go into a comma. By mid-morning Wednesday everything was pretty much back to normal and we are out of the woods. But I am so, so thankful for my momma's advice, as I probably would have gone to bed without her warnings and my dog would not be here today had that happened.
What are you thankful for today?