Anyway.. to pick the story up where I left it, I decided the post belongs in here.
I urine tested Wubby on Day 1 and much to my astonishment, I saw this:
That means, the highest reading of glucose (brown), and a pretty high reading of ketones (rose red).
She was easy to test because she immediately drank water when I put her in her house, and then I scooped her up and tested her. She peed right away :/ Also, she would just kind of sleep under her water bottle.
So, I knew that I would have to test her daily. So, yesterday, Day 2, I tested her again, and got this (I tested her about 4 separate times yesterday and it was consistently like this):
That is low glucose (but still present) and trace amounts if not zero ketones. Uhhhhh... and she wasn't sleeping under the bottle anymore.
So day 1 I got high glucose medium ketones, and day 2 I got low glucose and no ketones.
Today is day 3.. and Wubble drinks water... but when I catch her and put her in a container to pee test, she just.. doesn't pee! For half an hour I leave her in there, even after a large water drink, and she does not pee! And I checked her underside for wetness, thinking her chub might have absorbed the pee. But nope, bone dry.
As the days go by, of course I will continually test her, if possible. But I can't get a reading so far today because she just won't urinate! :/
Is this a good thing? That she won't pee?
Is it at all possible that with her being young, the diet change alone stopped the glucose and ketone output in the urine?
I'm just trying to figure out why such a change in test from day 1 to day 2.. and the change in behavior (from her peeing all over the place to her not peeing for half an hour after a drink)
More questions. Let's say her glucose tests high again and her ketones test high again.
What dietary needs will she have? Do I do 50/50 water and pedalyte?
What medicines (if any) should I put her on? I was confused after reading a couple articles and websites about the difference between High glucose no ketones, and High glucose High ketones. One website said, if both ketones and glucose are high, go on hypoglycemics and add more protein, but then the same website said if high glucose and no ketones, put them on glipizide. Isn't glipizide a hypoglycemic? uhh so confused.
Any clarification would be very helpful because I want to be able to hit the ground running if I test her and the ketones and high glucose show up again. Let's hope not.. let's hope that the new food alone reversed that stuff.. but honestly it seems highly unlikely to me!
Thanks in advance for any help for my little Wubble!
Edited by tinypixiexoxo, 20 April 2012 - 12:21 PM.