Message Number: YG3767 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-05-20 06:48:00 UTC
Subject: Attention: Dr. Williams-Bandit's Bloodwork

_____Original Message was posted on 5/16/01- Post 185 Message #4
Hi Dr Williams,

Thanks for responding to my posts regarding Bandit and for that matter
everyone who responded with their advice.

Dr. Williams here is Bandit's blood results, please let me know if anything
looks suspicious to you.

Hematocrit- 55.
(manual PCV)

WBC- 6.2

Aboslute Polys- 4774 - 77%
Absolute Bands- 310 - 5%
Absolute Lymphs- 1116 - 18%
Absolute Monos- 0 - 0%
Absolute Eos -0 -0%
Absolute Basos- 0 -0%

Glucose - 91
Urea Nitrogen- 15
Creatinine - 0.5
Total Protein - 6.3
Albumin - 3.3
Bilirubin, Total - 0.2
Alkaline Phosphatase - 3 (Low)
ALT (SGPT) - 83
AST (SGOT) -70
Cholesterol - 135
Calcium - 8.8
Phosphorous - 4.1 (Low)
Sodium - 146
Potassium - 4.6
Chloride -110
Globulin - 3.0

Just a brief re-cap on Bandit's health history- 51/2 yr. old male who's had
both adrenal glands removed approx. a little over a year ago. The left
adrenal was surgically removed and the right was froze with cryosurgery. A
few months agos we brought home a new kit and shortly after Bandit became ill
with symptoms of ECE. First night he had the upheaves with occasional clear
fluid coming out. That stopped the second night and he started having green
and yellow slimy poops. I treated him with flagyl and antibiotics and
pepto-well as noted in the archives it's simply an impossible treatment to
follow (for me and Bandit). I had much better results with the pred. at the
time Bandit's sugar was slightly low and I was told the pred would boost his
appetite and help with the inflammation of the intestines caused by ECE.
Bandit was only eating babyfood and would not eat his kibble, in addition to
the bland diet we gave him carafate for his questionable ulcer. Till this
day Bandit's poops are seedy and off color and his urine is very dilute and
he goes in large quantities. He has been off the pred now for about a month
so I can't attribute it to that. The latest with Bandit is constant
trembling when he wakes up and heavier breathing, constantly itchy but his
activity and appetite seem good.

So Dr. Williams I thought I would take Bandit for an ultrasound of his chest
and order Ferret Enzymes to help him digest his food better. Oh I should
mention once again that I found blood and mucous in his stools twice-but
bright red specks but since then I have not seen blood. But I occassionally
see mucous and I don't think it's the same as the undigested seeds of food in
his stool.

Please let me know what you think about the bloodwork.