Message Number: YG2560 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-04-15 01:12:00 UTC
Subject: Re: HUGE lumps: anything but lymphoma?

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., Steve Austin <kazpat1@j...> wrote:
> <snip>
> : she proclaimed it
> was DEFINATELY NOT lymphoma and put him on .75 BID "SMZ TMP" Liquid
> (1/2 oz), which is a light pink liquid that "is not to be
> refridgerated" and appears milky with a thin, more water layer that
> seperates to the top before shaking. what is this stuff?.....
> I hope this little one is going to be o.k., I guess the best move
is a
> biopsy in order to confirm any diagnosis.
> The only question I can answer is what the medicine is. It's brand
> is Bactrim- generic is Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim it is an
> antibotic (sulfa drug and folic acid inhibitor) in humans good for
> urine,ear infections, PCP pneumonia amongst others.
> Patty

ah ha...thx!! i'm familiar with bactrim...a friend used to take it
annually upon the onset of his yearly sinus infection. mystery of
mysteries he would turn yellow a couple of weeks later. hmmm...four,
count 'em FOUR doctors puzzled and puzzled over this yellow, which
they assumed was jaundice. they even took out his gallbladder! his
wife eventually read about bactrim being a sulfur drug and made the
connection. sheesh!! alrighty then...that's an antibiotic. don't
know if it's going to do good here, but at least i know what the heck
it is! thx!!