Next month will mark one year since we said good bye to our baby girl; some things I figured out about insulinoma - chances of beating it are very slim. She was diagnosed and we were told she had maybe a month without drugs and surgery; we went the natural way and tried to get her healthy thru food and supplements; we miraculously extended her life by a year! But was she happy? She was for a while but hated the food she had to eat! I made this mush made up of yogurt, fresh ground flax, marine life powders, flax oil every 3 hours and tested her blood glucose 3x a day.
Cody on the other hand loved his food and I tested his blood glucose at time - So it wasn't that bad!!
Anyways, I think she was happy until the seizures got worse - just about a year ago and she lost use of her hind legs - not being able to move on her own was very depressing to her and the most loving thing we could do was to let her go.
This was a rare disease but more and more cases are popping up - it's very sad. Will I do things differently next time? I hope I never have to go through that again but if I do, I wouldn't force feed to keep them alive. I would let my dog enjoy life to the fullest - whatever happens, let it happen - the final meal before we said good bye to Kaci, she absolutely enjoyed her turkey breast - that was when I realized I had kept her alive for us and not for her - it was somewhat selfish in hindsight