Ivy, I want you to tell Hubs, for me, how much I admire and respect him and you for the way y'all deal with your pup's medical issues. With my knowledge and experience with diabetes, I'd be shaking in my boots if I had to do what y'all are doing with my Maggie girl. I'm not kiddin here.
After doing a little surfing on the subject yesterday, you aren't alone. There are many others who have the same problem with their dogs and cats. There's a special place in heaven for you all. When anyone does these kinds of things for their little furry friends, in their care and custody, it shows the utmost respect for life.
"And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me."
That Bible verse comes to mind for me. Hey, I'm no Bible scholar but I did spend lots of time in Church, when I was growing up, and a few things stuck. That verse always had particular significance for me. It has significance for me in my current job. All my peeps at work are in my care and custody and I try hard to treat them like I would want my family treated even if I think they are evil. It's not for me to judge.... but can't say I haven't.
Ya know, the way people treat animals, both theirs and others, tells me all I need to know about them.