Message Number: YG4641 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-06-17 13:15:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Insulinoma, Not Eating, and Low Insulin Level?

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., Russell Prater <russellprater@w...>
> secretweasel@m... wrote:
> > My questions are:
> > 1. Is the below normal insulin level consistent with insulinoma?
> > 2. What could have put him off his food so suddenly and so
> > completely?
> > 3. Could the hypoglemic episode have been caused by a day of not
> > eating and not by insulinoma?
> > 4. Would it be better to do surgery immediately, continue medical
> > management indefinitely, or continue medical management until I
> > figure out the answers to 1-3?
> Have you and your vet considered ulcers. They make it hard to eat
> not eating can cause low blood sugar. The treatment for ulcers is
> Amoxi, Biaxin and Carafate. No longer use the Flagyl they used to

Thanks for the feedback. I thought of ulcers, but he doesn't show
any of the symptoms I associate with ulcers. And he sucks down the
baby food and gravy like they are going out of style. I thought
maybe one or more of the foods had gone bad, but Meeko is eating them
all with no problem. I thought he might be having tooth trouble, but
I've found he will eat Bandit treats, which are kinda crunchy.

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