May 18, 2004

Bouncin’ with Basette

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Basette

Basette could drive someone (like her caretaker or vet) to being giddy and depressed on alternating days. For a while after the antibiotic treatment with Clavamox, she responded well to the insulin. Little by little, however, her glucose levels crept back up and over 500. It has seemed like every option has only provided a temporary solution which lasts, at most, two weeks.

My vet just came up with a suggestion: what if Basette was responding because we cleared up an infection? Maybe that infection wasn’t caused from a urinary tract infection but from a bacteria that lived some place else — like her teeth? Definitely worth a shot!

Basette will have her teeth cleaned and then we’ll start her on another round of two weeks on Clavamox with a slightly lower insulin dose.

Here’s hoping!

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