Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Stress and diabetes/IBD

First, let me say that Buzz has been doing great since his hospital stay in June. It took about 3 weeks for him to fully recover, but he has been doing wonderful since.

The hubby and I went on vacation with some friends over Labor Day weekend and left Buzz and Bella with my parents. My parents live 6 hours away from us so it's a haul to get there, but kenneling them isn't an option (I have yet to find a kennel that will give insulin injections) and staying at the vet is too expensive for a short trip - so we drove the 6 hours for my parents to look after the pups.

Everything goes fine after we leave - Buzz eats normally, my mom is a pro at injections, no major fights with their dog. Everything is good.

But then we get back to my parents yesterday and start the 6 hour drive home. At dinner, Buzz refuses to eat. So he gets half of his normal amount of insulin. Then he refuses to eat breakfast. Again, half the dose of insulin.

We'll see how he does at dinner, but it looks like I'm going to need to call the vet and get him back on metronidazole. I've seen the effects of stress on Buzz before and it's been known to start a flare-up of his IBD/pancreatitis. I know I hate stress, but it seems like Buzz hates it just as much.

I'll leave you with a picture I took right after Buzz got home from the hospital. Doesn't he look so happy to be home? I love this picture...

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