Friday, February 1, 2013

Follow Up at NSAL

Translated with Secret Alien Technology:

Alien here, 

Sallie was back with our friends at North Shore Animal League this week for testing. Her blood sugar level remained high. We have adjusted her insulin. Hopefully that will keep it down. 

(Sallie with Dr. Mirchel at North Shore Animal League)

Several friends have asked questions about Sallie's diabetes, especially her eyesight. I will attempt to explain what we have learned so far. Keep in mind I am from Hicbar and I speak better dog and cat than human. 

High blood sugar in diabetes causes the lens of the eye to swell and not focus light, which may cause blurriness and other visual problems. This impairment is not always permanent. Once blood sugar levels are restored to a healthy balance, vision may be restored.  In some cases, the high blood sugar results in a clouding or fogging of the normally clear lens of the eye, also known as cataracts. This blocks light and impairs vision. Persons with diabetes tend to develop these eye problems at an earlier age than most, and the condition progresses more rapidly than in people without diabetes. Sallie has the latter and would need surgery and lots of green papers to correct it. 

(Slightly blurry shot but we loved Dr. Mirchel's smile in this one) 

We want to thank everyone who generously donated to the Auction For Sallie. Going on Now! There are some great items to bid on. We are overwhelmed with the love and support we've been given. 

And don't forget to get your sleds ready for some winter fun with Sarge!  

Sallie and I will see you there! 


K9 Katastrophie said...

Little Sallie! We are so happy to hear you are doing better! Sending love and prayers!


Sketching with Dogs said...

Great to hear that Sallie is doing well with her medication. Sending lots of love to her.
Dip Bridge and Elliot x

Marg said...

Well I hope that the increase in insulin helps Sallie. It sounds like she is doing all right. We sure do send lots of purrs and a woof from Ande. Tell Mom I will be in touch with her on Monday.

stellaroselong said...

sallie we pray that everyday you get better, we bid on a couple of things from your auction.
stella rose and maggie

rottrover said...

Hey Sallie! We're keepin' our paws crossed fur you!

-Bart and Ruby

My Mind's Eye said...

Alien bravo on your are a quick study.
Sallie my sweet we send you lots of hugs and nose taps and most of all purrs. My human sis's kitty has diabetes so we understand how the sugar levels can get messed up.
Madi your BFFF

Unknown said...

Our paws are crossed and we hope we will help by rubbing that crystal ball , stewing the tea leaves and ripping the cuts out of squirrels whilst playing poker. Have a fabulous Friday.
Best wishes Molly aka Mystic Molly Fortune Teller.

Unknown said...

Hi Alien! Hi Sallie! I still have my paws crossed that Sallie will just keep getting better and better. I'll see you tomorrow for sled day!!
*Cairn cuddles*

meowmeowmans said...

We are glad to know that Sallie is in such capable hands. Paws crossed that the increased insulin does the trick.


3 doxies said...

I hopes Sallie can gets her sugars adjusted, I knows they has to do dat with hoomans too. I knows da drs. are doin' all they can.

My sissy has them cataracts things.


Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

It usually takes time to get the insulin adjusted because it is generally coupled with changes in diet.
This was well explained.

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Sallie is lookin' good. Paws Crossed.

See you at the sledding event.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

sprinkles said...

I've been wondering how Sallie's been doing. Thanks for the update and the explanation.

Amber DaWeenie said...

Thank you so much fur da update of sweet Sallie (pun unintended). Hopefully her sugar level will be in correct adjustment soon.

We'll keep our paws crossed and Mom will keep sending lots of prayers for you, Sallie.

Wyatt said...

Thanks for the Sallie pupdate. We cross our paws for a speedy and positive conclusion.

Wyatt and Stanzie

John Bellen said...

I can imagine the cost of any surgery to help Sallie would be high. I will be checking out the auction tonight. In the meantime, I hope her spirits remain high. Our pets can endure so much and continue to be happy and productive. That's a lesson for us humans.

Ziggy Stardust said...

I am glad the auction is going so good. I hope you can raise lots of money for Sallie. I can't wait to see you at the sledding event.

Loveys Sasha

tubby3pug said...

Good luck Sallie we know how expensive vet stuff is and we have our paws crossed for you. I am betting from your site that your momma is an X files fan, so is our mom. She even makes us special sunflower treats every year on the anniversary of the Xfiles premier dates and we have Xfiles t shirts from cafe press. The recipe for our treats our on our blog

urban hounds

Donna Coe-Velleman said...

I hope they get your sugar straightened out soon, Sweetie. Take care

Unknown said...

I hope Sallie gets better soon :(
Love Milo :)

haopee said...

My mom used to have cataracts. The doctor prescribed her with painful medicine... but then we found out that a very cheap medicine made by the Chinese worked pretty well too, we switched to it.

It only cost 10-15 php in our country and that's like $0.25 (definitely less than a dollar) on your end. It's called Piyenchin... I am not sure whether you guys have those being sold near you.

Anyway, I am glad Sallie is getting better. I forgot what kind of diet my mom used to have that dramatically reduced her diabetic tendencies but there were alot of herbs and leafy vegetables involved. Good luck, Sallie! You get better okay?

Huggies and Cheese,


Anonymous said...

Big HUGS to Sallie from my Mom and lots of sloppy kisses to her from Me :)

Thanks for the update Alien pal! Paws crossed Sallies sugar levels get to where they need to be pronto! And yap, Sallie's vet sure does have a very warm smile - this is good :)

Waggin at ya,

georgia little pea said...

Dear Alien, you explained everything pretty good for a Hicbarian! Glad Sallie is feeling better X

Kari in Alaska said...

We hope you now have it under control!

Stop on by for a visit

Jans Funny Farm said...

Hope you and Sallie are doing better. Looks like your auction did well.

Sweet William The Scot said...

Hicbarian Moonshine ~ I know what that is ~ it is Roo's special blend. Since you are from Hicbar it is what you drink. My International Store has a lot of things but only things from this galaxy. I hope adjusting your insulin helps with the vision.
Thanks for being a friend
Sweet William The Scot

Avalon Cat Cartoons said...

Have a lovely Thursday xoxo

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