i just talked to the vet at emerg. griffin is holding his own. his bloodsugars were very high last night, he wouldn't eat and he missed his pm dose. he had a few ketones so it was good i got him in before he went into full ketone acidosis. his fructosamine showed that his diabetes has been well controlled up until now tho so that is good news..the high blood sugar is an isolated event relating to his missed dose. his bloodwork also showed he is digesting blood products so he may have a bleeding ulcer up higher in his GI tract. the xrays did not identify any obvious tumors or blockages but there is some mineralization in the intestines...so maybe he ate something he shouldn't have. no sign of pancreatitis so that is also good news. they are recommending an ultrasound to look for a more diffuse form of cancer that doesn't necessarily present with a mass and they are asking to increase his bloodsugar checks to every 4 hours...this would up his estimated 24 hr care cost to about $2600.00.
he needs this stuff, it is all responsible and needed diagnostics, monitering and treatment so i said ok.
they have asked me to bring over his insulin for him as they do not have the type that he uses. so i will get on that right away. i am hoping this is just an acute and severe attack of gastroenteritis...that would be the best scenario for him.
not sure yet what my shifts are today with my family as far as ang, baby and annabelle go but eric will call soon to let me know once they plan out the day...in the meantime i better move my ass and get griffin's insulin over to emerg.
i miss that little snarly/sweet bastard so i am really hoping he will soon be home and ok.,,plus it would be nice to get him home BEFORE he breaks the bank.