My name is Rose and I am now 12 years old and very sweet. I was raised in a house with a bunch of other dogs and get along with just about anyone. I am not up for adoption because I have diabetes insipidus (DI). When I first came into the rescue, my foster mom recognized that I was drinking A LOT of water and needing to go to the potty A LOT. I was also peeing in my sleep. I really hated when I woke up after having my accidents.

In my case of diabetes insipidus, it looks like I am missing a hormone by the name of vasopressin. As I understand it, that hormone works with the kidneys allowing me not to pee as much, so I donít need to drink as much. I just started treatment that replaces the hormone and it seems to be working. I am not drinking as much, or peeing as much. The only downfall is that I currently need to get a shot two times a day. My vet tells my foster mom that my urine values are much better. I think my foster mom was told by my vet to try and cut one of my drugs that was being used to stop me from peeing when I slept. We will all have to wait and see how that works out!

My current medicine costs about $2 to $3 a day, but I also need to be seen regularly by my vet for tests so he can adjust my medication; that gets a little expensive! The good news is I can now wait for a month before I have to try to pee in a cup again. Have you ever tried to pee into a cup you canít see or hold? I tell you, the stress is enough to make me freeze up so I canít perform!

If you can help offset my medical cost, I would really love to have your support. My long term care costs may keep my rescue from saving other Dalmatians in need. If you could contribute toward my medical care, CCDAL would be really grateful to you! Just click the link below to return to the home page, then click on the "Shop and/or Donate" link at the top of the page. All donations are tax deductible.


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