Aslan the Diabetic Pug
The vet called and advised that we needed to rush him to the ER as he was headed for a diabetic crisis. The ER vet confirmed that Aslan was in diabetic ketoacidosis, which is what happens when diabetes has gone untreated for too long and there isn't enough insulin in the body. However his PH levels are in a good range to expect a favorable outcome for treatment.
Dogs with diabetes can live a full life once their condition is managed. Treatment is fairly easy once the right insulin dosage is determined; blood sugar can be maintained with the help animal glucose monitors and a regimented feeding schedule. We'll know more by the end of the weekend, but we're very hopeful that he'll stabilize in time for his 8th birthday next week.
Treatment for Aslan has begun by looking for pancreatitis and urinary tract infections as those are the two biggest complications that could throw a wrench into the works. He is currently being hospitalized for at least 48 hours. The $5,000 goal is the grand total estimate for all of his tests, treatments, doctor visits, insulin and food to get him to an healthy and adoptable condition.
With your help we can get Aslan feeling better. Every little bit helps, thank you for your consideration.
Aslan is currently in the care of Pacific Pug Rescue in Portland Oregon; a 501c3 nonprofit organization incorporated in 2006 that exists to rescue, rehabilitate and place unwanted, abandoned, neglected and abused Pugs in permanent adoptive homes that have been carefully screened. Pacific Pug Rescue is an all-volunteer organization; we do not have a shelter facility and all rescued pugs live with volunteer foster families while they wait to be adopted.
Thank you for anything you can give. You make the difference in the care of these special needs pugs.
Here is an update on him from his foster mom:
Aslan had an Eye Dr. Appointment a couple weeks ago. His eyes had completely healed from the perforated ulcers, but unfortunately cataracts had started to form in both eyes. 75% of dogs with diabetes will develop cataracts and they usually come on quite quickly... sometimes overnight in some cases. Within a week Aslan has lost all his sight. :( He is struggling with it and we have seen some changes in his personality as he is trying to adjust to losing his eyesight. His glucose levels are still not stable, but we continue to work to find a balance. He fits in well in his foster home and has lots of friends to help him along.
We want to thank everyone who've donated to Aslan's care and voted for him in the PetMeds Cares contest, we won second place and $1,000 towards his medical bills! We also want to thank everyone who've helped us in purchasing needed items from our Amazon wishlist ( http://a.co/0gH5yTm); Amazon does not tell us who purchased items from 3rd party suppliers, and they do not give any contact info so that we can send a proper Thank you. Your purchases ease the financial burden on the foster homes and the rescue. Our supporters are the best!!!!!!
And if you can, please click the link below to vote for Aslan to win up to $2,000 towards his medical care! We've just creeped into 1st place, but we need everyone to vote every day through the 24th to continue the momentum. Thank you for your continued support, our fans are the best!
Click here to vote! http://bit.ly/2iWeBf6
Aslan is doing well, and really you wouldn't even know he had anything wrong if you didn't know better. Getting his blood glucose stabilized can take awhile and requires a lot of regulation, keeping to a strict schedule and dedication. Aslan still is drinking and urinating too much so we know we are not there yet. His eye seems to be improving and will be checked again next week.
We have added a few things to our Amazon list for Aslan specifically. If anyone can help we would be forever grateful, you can view our wishlist here: http://a.co/iQrs9Cu
We've submitted Aslan's story into PetMeds Cares' Change a Pet's Life contest where we could win up to $2,000 towards Aslan's care! To help him win, we need you to click the link below and vote for Aslan! Everyone can vote once a day for the next week (we'll post reminders on our Facebook page). Please vote and share to help Aslan; click here to vote: http://bit.ly/2iWeBf6
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Asian I miss u so so much. Man u help me so much thru my depression. I remember the bad I just wanted to give up on life and ur mommy brought u over to spend the night with me. We stayed up all night playing and laying on the couch. Our family will never be the same without u but I know u needed to go to the rescue because ur mommy is sick battling lupus and looking for a kidney. I pray where God takes u ur loved just as much as u was loves with us. I love u big boy. Get well soon and know I'll never forget u. I love u my little brother.
I donated to aslans Fund in memory of Walter
Aslan so glad you are doing so much better. Hang in there
So happy to hear you are recovering so quickly; you have so much support. Go Aslan! Find your inner lion!