I got a call from Chester's vet this afternoon. She said the results from the fructosamine test showed that his blood sugar had been level for the last few weeks. Which is good news.....it means he really doesn't need to have another glucose curve done and we don't need to adjust his insulin or food.

Now the bad news..........In May, when he was first diagnosed with diabetes, he had an ultrasound done and there was a mass on his liver. I never had it tested, because, frankly, I didn't want to know, and I also didn't have the money. The vet told me that if it was Cancer he really didn't have long to live, maybe only weeks or months. Well, I've been keeping my eye on him and he was doing so well........not jaundiced, no other symptoms.

The vet thinks that maybe the episode the other day could have been caused by the mass in his liver having metastasized into his brain and is a flicker of what is to come for Chester. I have not yet told my son. This will devastate him. I think I'm in shock right now. I don't know what to do. I'm thinking of an Xray or scan of his brain just to see if there is something up there. I have to find out how much it would cost, though. I spent $220 yesterday and that is pushing the budget out of whack...........

Chester has been fine since yesterday...that's the only episode like that that I have seen......I just wonder if it was a fluke or if I will see this happen more.................

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Comment by Butter on January 15, 2009 at 11:29am
Hi, I'm praying for you all. Such a difficult thing to go through. Take care, Joy and Butter
Comment by Cindi on January 15, 2009 at 11:29am
Thanks for the update. We're keeping you all and Chester in our prayers.
Comment by Gus's Dad on January 15, 2009 at 6:39am
That's scary stuff. I hope Chester will be OK. I'll keep my fingers crossed.
Comment by Geri & Sidney on January 15, 2009 at 12:55am
Wow. I'm so glad the diabetes is under control, and sorry the vet presented you with such a scary "maybe". I know if Bruce was in that position I would be doing the same thing you are...just cherishing every puppy kiss and giving him so much love. {{HUGS}} to you, your son and to Chester.
Comment by ChestersMom on January 14, 2009 at 9:23pm
OMG, you guys are so sweet! We'll be ok........thank you so much for the offers......it means so much to me.

I just told my son.....he took it pretty well........better than I expected, but I think he'll react later.

Right now we're just loving on Chester so much........giving and getting kisses at every opportunity. :oP
Comment by Kristen on January 14, 2009 at 8:34pm
I have all of you in my prayers. Hopefully the even was isolated. Seems odd that after his shot and food he was so much better. Let us know what we can do to help.
Comment by Sondra on January 14, 2009 at 7:46pm
I will say a little prayer for Chester, please keep up posted on how he is doing...
Comment by Natalie, Lance &Tucker on January 14, 2009 at 7:30pm
Aww, Im sorry, hopefully it was just a fluke. Sending corgi hugs for everyone.
Comment by Nicola Porter on January 14, 2009 at 7:26pm
It is hard to not know, if you want to get Chester further checked out I will be honored to help Chester. Let me know.

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