Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Hamish is Diabetic

For a couple of weeks Hamish had been drinking excessive amounts of water and so on our return from holiday I took a urine sample in to the vet and it was tested.  The result as I expected was that he is diabetic.

He is now on a strict regime which means that I have to be up early every day to walk him, then feed him and then give him his morning insulin.  It’s like being back at work with no weekend lie-in!!  In the evening it’s all repeated as he’s on a twice daily dose.

He’s being really good although he’s missing his little treats that he used to get when we left him at home to go shopping.  He gives me a ‘look’ when I pick up his insulin pen but he stands still and lets me inject him.

Over the last few weeks he’s spent a couple of days at the vets for monitoring but they think it’s stressing him and he’s now just going to have blood taken for a fructosamine test and then he can come straight home.  He’s returned from his each of his day stays with a bandage round his leg and a look that says “Take pity on me please!”



Jo Anne said...

Oh! The poor lamb, He looks so sad... Cheeky little monkey will have us all wrapped around his paws for ever more!

Down by the sea said...

Poor Hamish, he sounds as if he is being so brave.Daisy hates going to the vets so much. Our cat was diabetic and soon accepted the injections twice a day. Hope Hamish has started to stabilise with the insulin. How old is he?
Sarah x

sally-ann said...

Hi Sarah, Many thanks for your comment. Hamish is nine years old x