I know they are centered around kidney failure and I'm sure they have their reasoning why, but what did her glucose levels run? I was confused when you said kidney failure. I have no experience with this at all, only I thought if they were peeing alot, their kidneys were working. I'm a type 1 insulin dependent diabetic diagnosed at 11 years old. When I was diagnosed, I went from a healthy 100 pound athletic girl, to a 63 pound bag of bones in 2 short months. My thirst was intense. I would drink whatever I could......non stop. It had to pee all the time. It was to the point that my body was exhausted and I would not wake up during the night. The first time I woke up with a wet bed..my parents took me to the Dr. The Drs said I was within a day of being in a diabetic coma. Found this on google
"Excessive urination and extreme thirst (especially for cold water and sometimes ice or ice water) are typical for DI. Symptoms of diabetes insipidus are quite similar to those of untreated diabetes mellitus, with the distinction that the urine does not contain glucose and there is no hyperglycemia (elevated blood glucose). Blurred vision is a rarity. Signs of dehydration may also appear in some individuals since the body cannot conserve much (if any) of the water it takes in.
The extreme urination continues throughout the day and the night. In children, DI can interfere with appetite, eating, weight gain, and growth as well. They may present with fever, vomiting, or diarrhea. Adults with untreated DI may remain healthy for decades as long as enough water is consumed to offset the urinary losses. However, there is a continuous risk of dehydration and loss of potassium."
Diabetes mellitus and diabetes insipidus are very similar. I'm just looking at the common factors between what you are saying and what has been experienced.
2) a whole lotta pee!
3) Throwing up
4) lack of weight gain or weight loss
It's probably just a coincidence, but I'd be curious to know what her blood reading was. If it was, by chance...diabetes insipidus, you wouldn't have the elevated blood glucose readings.
My thoughts and prayers are with you. This is just heartbreaking. You are a great bully parent and she knows she is loved. She is happy and other than having to pee and being thirsty, she probably doesn't feel ill at all. Bulldogs are very emotional..and aren't afraid to show their feelings (at least in my experience) Follow her lead. Play when she wants to play. Love when she wants to love. Sleep when she wants to sleep. These guys are tough cookies. Real tough.
I've learned a lot from Vegas. I've learned that....he may be sick, but in no way is he SICK. He doesn't slow down and in no way does he want pity.
All my love, thoughts and prayers are heading your way. These next few days are going to be tough and I hope you find comfort in knowing that you have a whole forum of people that are thinking of you and Abby and rooting for positive news.