I sent a message asking if they needed a foster home. I have many years
experience of administering, and adjusting insulin and felt that I could
help her on her way to being healthy and help her find a new home. When
Mia had 2 seizures in my arms, I decided right then and there (with or
without my husband's okay) that we were keeping this special girl.
Nobody would know or could care for her like another diabetic.
We connected instantly and she became my buddy. She sat by my side
during every insulin injection, as she could smell the distinct smell of
the insulin and knew I was going through the same thing that she was
going through. She eventually gained weight, and was finally able to
gain muscle strength. She finally knew what it was like to run outside
and play with her toys. I take comfort in knowing that we learned from
each other. Mia learned in her last months what it was like to have a
family who loved her, cared for her, and kept her safe and warm. We
learned that it is okay to take in a senior dog with medical issues, and
to love them just as any other dog. There is no difference in my eyes.
I hope that in the future, I can blog about special medical
needs/senior animals. I hope to someday start an educational foundation
which would provide me to go forward and educate others on signs,
symptoms, and care referrals for diabetic animals. She is leaving a
legacy, and a heavy paw print on all of our hearts. Thank you so much to
Ledyard CHAIN Inc
All Friends Animal Hospital, Ledyard Animal Control and personal thank
yous to Cindy Eilenburger and Kimlyn Marshall. We love each and every
one of you for bringing Mia into our lives, and supporting her.