Message Number: YG3543 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-05-14 13:23:00 UTC
Subject: RE: [Ferret-Health-list] Insulinoma -I need ANSWERS!

First take a deep breath...<g> Then I would start by searching the archives
of this list using insulinoma as the key word. And some of us have had great
luck treating insulinomas. Frankly the prognosis will depend on what they
find at surgery, but I had one little girl who lived for 4 years after
surgery, and died from a heart attack. You have a lot of options to chose
from, and there is no consensus on this list about what is best <g>, but I
think everyone agrees that surgery is your first step. And that this is
definitly a time you want a vet that does this surgery alot! If you do not
have a very ferret knowledgable vet let us know where you live and I'm sure
someone on the list can help.
Good luck, and we're with you.

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> Sent: Monday, May 14, 2001 1:12 PM
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> Subject: [Ferret-Health-list] Insulinoma -I need ANSWERS!
> I just joined this list today while searching for information on
> insulinoma. My vet told me this morning that my ferret, mael's
> bloodwork showed what possibly could be insulinoma. I cant find any
> information on this!!! Does anyone know where I can get information
> on treatments and options? I'm being told that mael only has 6-12
> months, possibly, to live WITH both surgery and medication! With a
> glucose level of 29 I am terrified! I've had ferrets since the
> summer of 1996 and this is the first time (thankfully!) that they
> have gotten sick. In case it helps, mael is five years old this
> summer.
> Aisha
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