Message Number: YG224 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Mike Janke
Date: 2001-02-26 01:21:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Weight Loss

Farrah may be returning to a hypoglycemic state. Two years is a
pretty good length of time with no symptoms even after a partial
pancreatectomy. Symptoms often return in as little as six months to
a year since the tumors can be microscopic and present throughout the
entire pancreas.

Of course some simple testing by your vet will tell if that is what's
Farrah is dealing with. I wouldn't discount insulinoma as a
possibility though there may be something else going on.


--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., Alice Barrett <alicenron@n...> wrote:
> Farrah will be 7 in June. She had a partial pancreaectomy 2 years
> and recovered nicely from insulinoma symptoms. Now she eats less
and is
> losing weight, has an MST on her nose, is losing a small amount of
> on the tip of her tail, tires quicker, occasionally has weak legs,
> bumps into things, and had reactions to her last two vaccinations
in the
> fall.
> However, she still has a happy little bounce to her gait, has a
> vulva, and doesn't appear insulinomic. I would like to take her to
> vet with some guidance beforehand if possible. We have a wonderful
> who loves ferrets and appreciates new information.
> Alice Barrett