Wednesday, May 19, 2010
HAMLET BACK OFF INSULIN AGAIN!
Hamlet is still in need of a minor dose of phenobarbital to prevent a return of night time seizures that brought about the last regression back to insulin. The previous time we stopped him completely after dropping his insulin but are taking this much more cautiously. We don't want to lose our boy to anything other than very old age. (-;
We can feel Hamlet's spine quite prominently these days, which hurts as it reminds us he could be older than we think, and that our experience with him is not going to go on forever. We still take him for daily walks. Smaller walks happen indoors on rainy days, but those have not had to happen too frequently. In spite of the consistent exercise Hamlet has developed arthritis, so is being given Sasha's Flexibites. He has only been on them for a couple of weeks but I swear they are working as he is standing a little taller on his haunches and starting to venture out onto the deck on sunny days instead of staying in his bed. He is also having constipation issues as his activity level reduces so we need to keep an eye on him and give him a boost of Lactulose once in a while to keep things moving. We haven't found Metamucil to be of much use, although it was recommended to us.
Posted by Pat at 11:19 AM