Message Number: YG3076 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2001-04-30 15:04:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Allergies? Insulinoma?

>A little background first. I have 5 ferrets total--3 at my
>boyfriends house and 2 at mine. This past weekend I brought my two
>over to my boyfriends house to bathe them and let them play with the
>other three ferrets. Saturday everyone was fine. But at around 2
>o'clock on Sunday Lucy (my baby girl), started wheezing. She was
>flipping/twisting on herself and salivating profusely. She did this
>for about a half hour. Then she began running one side of her head
>along the carpet. All of last night she slept and writhed in pain.
>At approximately midnight, she started walking around and looked
>somewhat normal except for some shaking--I assume from weakness. She
>ate and drank a little bit. I kept her in my bedroom in a petcarrier
>with food and water to keep an eye on her throughout the night. She
>got up a few times to go potty and to eat. This morning she seemed
>to be acting ok, just a little shaky. It looks like symptoms of
>Insulinoma, but we haven't seen anything at all. It was all of a
>sudden that this happened. So I can't figure it out. Could she be
>allergic to the food at my boyfriend's house. Are there any other
>causes for seizures and tilting of the head? Any help is appreciated.

This is one of those situations in which you need to schedule an
immediate appointment and have the necessary tests done; those are
essential. Guesswork and visuals just can't substitute for numbers
in such a situation.