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From: Steve Austin
Date: 2001-06-14 01:10:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] I'm at a loss here

I am sorry, but I am clear on one thing. Does Bugsy have
insulinoma? What are the blood sugars?
If he has low blood sugar causing the seizures, then starting him
on prednisone right away should help, plus may help a little with the
after effects of the ECE. Not eating may be due to discomfort,
any pawing at the mouth, or rubbing face along floor? Maybe try
adding carafate to his meds? Ulcers are common after ECE.

If he isn't drinking, how about Sub Q fluids at home?

If he doesn't like the A/D did you try the baby food, chicken or lamb?

If none of the above were tried discuss them with your vet.

Keep us updated.


> Ok Bugsy is getting over ECE. I thought I was getting somewhere when
> he finally started to
> eat something. I've been syringe feeding him for two months. The
> vet has tried everything that
> he can think of to get him to eat but the last two weeks Bugsy has
> decided he's not going to eat.
> I have been giving him Science Diet A/D. Saturday he went into this
> thing where it was like he
> was paralyzed and a kind of seizure thing like my skippy did when
> she had insulinoma attacks
> except she didn't act paralyzed. So I gave him some sugar water
> thinking he might come out of
> it but he didn't he just got worse. The vet said just keep pumping
> fluids into him. (he's not
> drinking much on his own either) Well Sunday he was back to normal
> but I was scared there for
> awhile. His stools are still very runny.
> Today he is starting in on this seizure thing again but I have been
> making sure he gets at least
> 20 ml of water every time I feed him (which is every 3-6 hours
> depending on the time of day). I
> stopped getting up at 3 am to feed him when he got better on Monday
> because it's wearing
> me out.
> Cherri
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