Message Number: YG3000 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Connie
Date: 2001-04-27 03:40:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] re: desperate new member

I wanted to give you one more bit of information about
a lady that has helped me the lady at
shelterwoman@y... has helped me more than anyone
in saving my little one.
--- Sukie Crandall <sukiecrandall@t...> wrote:
> >hello every one. ive been sent here by my owners
> >peanut,richie,doddle and sassy looking for help. my
> name is wayne we
> >are from rural kentucky.there are some good vets
> here but not much
> >experience with ferrets. thank god i found you
> all.everyone here has
> >allready been a big help as i have read almost all
> two thousand and
> >somthing messages.we need the most up to date
> information because we
> >are in pretty bad shap.peanut (aprox. 6 years old )
> has had
> >insulinoma sence about march of 2000 her first
> surgery (done at
> >university of tenn. super nice people ) was 5-23-00
> and did very
> >well until 12-00 then another ultrasound showed
> another
> >tumor.second surery done jan.3rd 2001 got her off
> all meds regulated
> >her by diet alone untill about 6 weeks ago .now on
> .02 mg (?
> >minimum dosage) prednazone and diat but going down
> hill fast . it
> >figures now i learn about bobs chiken gravy when
> its allmost to late
> >. what should i feed her until i get set up to make
> it? how do i get
> >her to eat other foods (besides force feeding)? she
> >anything else except her (we feed every 3
> hr.) .if she gets
> >worse should we go for 3rd surgey? will bobs gravy
> help like ive
> >heard? she sleeps all the time.should i keep her up
> more? what else
> >can we do.welove her so much.sorry this is so long.
> were desperate.
> >thanks you ALL are a wonderful group of people.
> thanks the gang
> A high protein diet like Bob's may help, so may a
> change in the Pred
> dose if feasible or adding Proglycem. Have you and
> your vet
> discussed those options and their good and bad
> points? It is
> certainly worth leaving a message at the hospital
> for a call-back
> when vet is available tomorrow.
> Try introducing her to some sick-bed foods like baby
> food or a/d by
> mixing them with warm water or heating them to
> increase the scent and
> then offering from your finger while you sing to her
> (no joke). They
> imprint on foods at an early age but with patient
> loving persistence
> they do try new things (even if some are incredibly
> hard to convince).

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