So we went to the vet yesterday to check on kidney functioning and glucose levels. My Rudy is amazing! His kidneys are now functioning within NORMAL RANGE and his glucose level has dropped 200 points! While it is still way high (450) at least it is headed in the correct direction! The vet is pleased and said that we are not out of the woods just yet, but we are definitely headed in the right direction.
Of course, I wanted to take him out for breakfast to celebrate-or at least for a walk in the park. Instead I brought him home to his “special food” and his insulin shot. Poor guy, he’s worked so hard to get his levels in check and he can’t even have a treat to celebrate! (It got way to hot to go for a way later in the day.) And I think he was just so happy not to be at the vet’s office that he was okay with coming home.
I am now cautiously optimistic that he will be okay for a while longer. My emotions have been all over the place and I am sure they will continue to be. I know this is not the important part, Rudy is. It has been a roller coaster, though; maybe for him too. I just feel very lucky to have more time to spend with my Begga-boy! It doesn’t happen very often that we get that “little more time,” or that “one more day,” that we so often ask for when it is too late. Now it is my challenge not to waste the gift I have been given, but to make the very most of it I can! I hope I am up to that challenge.
I also want to thank everyone in the virtual world who gave Rudy and me support and prayers, they made all the difference! Without my virtual friends my days would have been much harder. I am blessed in so many ways.
Now I must return to Rudy who is asking for something…probably a treat that he can no longer have…