Quilla seems to be doing just fine. I'm certainly learning a lot while trying to get his insulin levels right. Yesterday morning I gave him his insulin, when I checked his blood 2 hours later his number was 59, which is really low. Called the vet (she'll probably want to change her phone number before this is over) & she said to call before giving him his evening insulin. His numbers were 113, & when I called she said not to give him anymore insulin until I checked his blood this morning & called her. Between 100-120 is what we are shooting for, so she was quite pleased when this morning's number was 115. But she had me wait until noon to give him a smaller dose of insulin & then wait 3 hours instead of 2 to check his glucose. After giving him insulin at noon I would assume if the numbers are within the 100-120 range, that we will get him off insulin pretty quick, since he probably doesn't need it. I know he will be glad to not get stuck in the cheek anymore.
This morning when we were rounding everyone up, Chester was moseying past Quilla's pen towards his pen, & stopped to see if there was anything in Quilla's pen that needed his attention. Quilla pinned his ears & came all the way across the pen to "tell" Chester to go away. I have never seen Quilla show any aggression before to anyone, which leads me to believe he hasn't felt good for a LONG time.
Yesterday when we came in from town there was a message from Jerry. He has been doing odd jobs for one of the local vets & is an animal lover. He's looking for a place to park a trailer & help out. We've been talking about getting someone to live here & help with chores etc, so this may be good for him & us both. Just wish he was younger, he's John's age...............!!! (G) But he seems very nice, so we'll give it a whirl & see what happens. He has 8 cats living in a travel trailer with him, so you know he loves animals, although he's never worked with large animals. Donkeys are a good place to start for large animal novices, donkeys are congenial & forgiving. Well............most of the time.................!!!