I couldn't express it any better. My love to you Susan, Sassy and family. Though we have never met personally I feel that you are not only my friend but family. Take care! ~ JackieJamie, Thank you for the update....it truly is appreciated.
Susan, Sassy and family,
I am so sorry that the diagnosis turned out to be a lifetime of treatment...I know that you and all of us wanted an outcome that provided good health quickly and completely. I also know that it is hard to hear a diagnosis that encompasses the unknown and many years of treatment.
You and your family have been through so much this year...and I am sure this is the worst....I pray that you continue to know that there are many people who care so deeply, even if they only know you from posts on the computer. We care!!!!!!!
God will see you and Sassy through this....maybe not always in the way you expect but he will guide your way.
I hope and pray that you feel the love we offer.
That was touching, and you lifted my spirit!!!When Lady was diagnosed with diabetes I read that the average life expectancy after diagnosis was only a year. We are now in our fifth year with this disease and Lady is still going strong.
A few years ago Waltham did a study on canine diabetes at their vet school in Australia which said that all diabetic dogs eventually go blind, most within the first 8 months. Lady had another complete eye exam a few months ago and her eyes are still perfect - no sign of cataracts or glaucoma or any vision loss. That little girl can still spot a crumb of food on the floor from across the room!
Three years ago her arthirtis was so bad she was screaming in pain and had to be walked in a sling. My vet took full xrays and told me that she had the bones of a much older dog and that if she was human, she would have to be put in a nursing home. She said I should start carrying her in a purse......
You should have seen her this morning, running up and down the hall, barking, because I was taking too long to make her breakfast! And trotting along on her morning walk!
Susan, believe that your Sassy can beat the odds, too. These little white angels get their strength from our love and I know how much you and your family love Sassy.[/B]