Friday, September 24, 2010

Tuxdate the Third

I know, I know you want to see some knitting.....

Well the good news is, the freelance work is done for now, so I'll have more time to knit
I should even have something to show you by the end of the weekend.

In the mean time here's some more Tux news. We just got back from our most recent (and hopefully final ... for a while at least) vet visit. Tux of course, is happy to be home:We are going to keep his insulin dose where it is for now and she gave me a test kit to monitor the blood sugar in his urine. She also showed me how to test his blood sugar using the same type of blood glucose monitors diabetic people use, so I can do it at home, and will only have to bring him back the vet if his levels drop too low or too high - which is fantastic because I've spent a small fortune taking him up to the vet to get tested every other week! I can also get his insulin over the counter from the pharmacy so I don't need a prescription - that really surprised me!

She's still optimistic we can get him into remission, but honestly, treating the diabetes isn't as bad as all that. It's a small amount of insulin, so it's not that expensive (vet visits excluded) and he takes the needle really well - most of the time he doesn't even notice. Regulating his blood sugar will help him lose weight, and live a long and happy life (albeit one without special treats like ice cream and leftover cereal milk).

I'll keep you updated on his progress.

And, just so they other two don't get jealous at all the attention Tux has been getting - here is some more cuteness to overload on:

Princess Peno:
and Rotten Rocky:Now - I'm going to go knit!


Minding My Own Stitches said...

I'm glad to hear you can handle the medical needs at home - vet visits can be time consuming, expensive and upsetting!

Tux looks remarkably unperturbed.

Knitting Linguist said...

Oh, I'm so glad to hear that things are looking up for Tux!! Yay :) Now enjoy that knitting :)

TheBlackSheep said...

Glad to hear Tux is better and on the road to recovery!