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At A Glance
Jessica and Adam Erickson
"In memory of Timber and Calvin"
Happy Springtime Journey Grace! In loving memory of Lani, Summer and Brandy. From Cynthia Van Dyke
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Please welcome Journey Grace back into RAGOM's care. Journey was returned to RAGOM through no fault of her own. We have been fostering her now for 2 weeks & she is an absolute doll!
Journey is currently unavailable due to her health issues. When Journey came to us we were told that she had good diabetic control but unfortunately that hasn't been the case since she's been with us. She has had several episodes of hypoglycemia which luckily we have caught quickly & were able to easily bring back up by giving her some molasses. However, on Monday that wasn't the case....my daughter was home with a Journey & saw that she had a seizure. Journey was then brought to the Emergency vet & it was determined that her blood sugar levels had dropped dangerously low which in turn caused the seizure. They kept her overnight for monitoring & she then had an internal medicine consult in the morning. The current plan going forward is to cut her insulin dose in half & follow that up with a glucose curve in a week (she needs to be on a given dose for 5 to 7 days for the best interpretation of the results). The curve consists of giving her her morning insulin followed by checking her blood sugar level every 1 to 2 hours for 12 hours. That will help determine whether her daily dosage should be increased or decreased.
The other issue with Journey is that she has already developed cataracts. With diabetics dogs this is very common. She has an appointment scheduled next week by a specialist to see if & when they may need to be removed.
Journey is a beautiful girl. Even with all her issues she is a joy to have around. She loves, loves, loves to play with our gang of 4 male Goldens. I think she enjoys being the only girl & I certainly appreciate the extra estrogen in the house. She also gets along great with our 3 cats.
Please keep your fingers crossed that we can get Journey Grace feeling better quickly so she can find her forever home. It is so easy to fall head over heels in love with her!