Our diabetic alert dog is a lifesaver already!

Graham's mom
By Graham's mom Latest Reply 2011-03-03 21:49:31 -0600
Started 2011-03-02 11:02:56 -0600

I wanted to update everyone on how things have been in the past 2 months since we got Max, my son's diabetic alert dog. I felt confident that we would love our new dog, but had no idea that Max would be so invaluable after only a short time. Max sleeps right next to my 5 year old son and wakes me like clockwork to check Graham's sugar. Max woke me this morning at 2am by whining and acting unsettled. When I checked my son his sugar was 44mg/dl. After taking the measures to get my sons sugar back up to 150, I rewarded Max as I cried with relief at what had just happened. We all settled in and went back to sleep when Max started whining and acting unsettled again at 4:30am. I tried to get the dog to go back to sleep and not wake the kids but he was so persistant that again I checked my son. I felt confident that the sugar if anything would be a little high since I had corrected the low only 2 hours prior. Meter read blood sugar 48mg/dl, YEAH MAX!! For any parent out there that has a child that can't feel "lows" I urge you to look into a fur friend to help your child. The breeder and trainer we found in Warren Retrievers is second to none. The quality of the puppy they placed with us top notch. I still sleep lightly worring about Graham's sugar but relax some knowing that Max is right there with him.

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Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-03-03 21:49:31 -0600 Report

What an amazing dog. I have met several different helper dogs where we are staying. There was a seizure lab, a Diabetes alert doxie, a post traumatic stress yorkie, and another Diabetes alert dog. There owners were so proud of how their dogs help them. Each had similar stories about them.

cureforjosh 2011-03-02 19:45:49 -0600 Report

What a blessing that dogs can be trained for so many things. I am so glad that Graham was ok and will keep all of you in my prayers. I know the fear…

MewElla 2011-03-02 13:47:11 -0600 Report

Thank heavens you have Max. What a blessing this is for you and your son. Take care and please give us updates. It heartwarming to know dogs are trained so well and this speaks highly of the Warren Retrievers…God Bless you and your family.