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Discussion in 'Lounge' started by Red Thunder, Jun 23, 2016.

  1. om15

    om15 Active Member

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    He is indeed, was rather under the weather this year, had some teeth removed, now he is eating properly and looks very well.
    Enjoys kipping, day time telly and being waited on.

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  2. MrOrange

    MrOrange The Lunatics have definitely taken over !!!!
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    We have half a 21 year old cat! The old bugger has moved in next door with the retired couple, soon after we got the lab, so can't really blame him. He's a big fat grey matted miserable fecker of a cat!! He occasionally wanders into our garden and howls at us, then wanders back next door.
    He gets salmon, his own space on their bed, and lifted at 4:00 am every morning to be taken outside for his business!!! Nae feckin chance I was ever going to do that. Cats are bastard though.
     
  3. Dozers Dad

    Dozers Dad Bushmills Chief Quality Controller
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    I reckon he thinks your his Dad? :cool:
     
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  4. Ken walburn

    Ken walburn Well-Known Member

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    Tough life isn't it?

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  5. TEZ 217

    TEZ 217 First Class Member

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    BE WARNED LONG WINDED BUT AS SHORT AS I CAN TELL IT

    Well never said anything till now, this has been a long time coming but my girl (Jess) got diabetes in april this year, were still getting her to a point were she is at an acceptable insulin level been giving her injections morning and night loads of checks in between in order to try and get her to a good level, food now at twice a day 12 hrs apart given just before her insulin injection, Nowt else and all other bits or pieces and treats is gone now for life, :mad:
    Anyway you soon find out that diabetes is just the beginning of a diagnosis, its followed up by cataracts caused because of it, my girl went completely blind within a weekend (can occur over night) terrible to go through, well its been 6 weeks now since she went through a double cataract removal operation and she has been fitted with replacement lenses. :D
    Even though it shouldn't matter but in reality it does, I will tell you it cost 3,900 for the op plus approx 500 quid since for check ups and pre-op checks and I reckon we've a good while to go, but were getting there now and we've have been given a full 2 months before our next follow up appointment.
    The good bit is She can now see again and what a massive difference its made to us an her of course,:cool::cool: no more crashing into furniture walls, kerbs etc you name it she tripped over it, they say dogs do well without sight but for them looking on its rough :confounded:
    I'm glad to say for once her insurance company came through but not completely that would as you all know be asking to much of them,
    She was covered for 4 grand for any one illness but cover would not continue for the same condition, we didn't make a claim for the diabetes at all, but we claimed for her eye sight,
    Now because she has just gone past 8 years old she's a senior dog, so that means you pay 20% of the final bill plus the first 99 quid, so we paid approx 900 quid of operation bill plus we paid for the initial consultation fee 230 ish. plus a 100 quid follow up appointment all came to approx 1300 plus pounds.
    Now what the insurance don't say is that the 4 grand she is covered for includes my contribution as well :mad::mad: so they paid the difference of 2700 in full and final payment and all of her follow ups are down to us now.
    something we were not aware of initially but are now for sure.
    So beware to check your policy, as we all know insurance is something else completely !!!
    BUT ITS ALL BEEN WORTH IT, NO GUARANTEE'S OF COURSE BUT SO FAR SO GOOD.
    (This is Jess on her local holidays to Haggerston Castle Caravan site shortly after her initial diabetes condition, note her shaven legs following I V's )
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  6. Dozers Dad

    Dozers Dad Bushmills Chief Quality Controller
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    She's a beauty Tez.
    Worth every penny mate! :)
     
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  7. H.O.

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    We got caught out by the thieves called insurance, now we hold an 'empty' credit card for such emergencies.
    Glad your little fella is seeing better, and enjoyed her holiday!
     
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  8. half ton

    half ton Noble Member

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    Glad your getting to level ground with her Tez,Thats one cute dawg you've got there :)
     
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  9. thebiglad

    thebiglad Old fart, still riding !
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    Hi Tez, poor little Jess, she's 'been through the wars' hasn't she? Hope all continues well for all of you.

    Merry Christmas, give her a hug from me would you ?
     
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  10. Ken walburn

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    Glad to hear she's going through a better patch. Re insurance: The policy for our dogs was going up year on year, to the point that we made a decision to bank 50% of the premium money in case either of them required a trip to the vets. This account has now accrued over £3K to date & making interest (granted, not much)
     
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  11. TEZ 217

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    #471 TEZ 217, Dec 6, 2017
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    Thanks for all your comments and compliments Guys, To be honest having worked out premiums over the last nearly nine years we've actually done ok, its just a shock when you make a claim and discover things/ rules you knew nothing of and I thought I was pretty much on the ball.
    One other surprise was to find out if a claim was not made within 90 days of an illness then you lost the right to claim at all, :mad: that was worrying as although we informed the insurance of her diabetes diagnosis we chose not to claim, then came the cataracts etc we thought because no claim was made on the diabetes and it was this condition that caused the cataracts they would refuse the claim, :confused: Happily for us they didn't do that, :D so we were glad of that and it helped swallow there other rules and regulations.
    SPOON FULL OF SUGAR AND ALL THAT !!!! thanks again chaps :heart::heart::heart:
    PS - Have to add the ins company was - Animal Friends :confounded: (which i've heard slated)
     
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  12. Ken walburn

    Ken walburn Well-Known Member

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    Do you need to measure her blood sugar levels a la humans or is it an educated guess with regards to the insulin dose?
     
  13. TEZ 217

    TEZ 217 First Class Member

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    Yep blood sugars checked at vets very much same as humans but via a different level to humans urine sample too checks for keytones etc
    insulin is changed via her level
     
  14. Ken walburn

    Ken walburn Well-Known Member

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    Wow, full time carers then?
     
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