Message Number: YG4879 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Bruce Williams, DVM
Date: 2001-06-25 21:41:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Peptic Ulcers, and giving medicine

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "Margie" <dookdook@h...> wrote:
> Jay, my 5 year old, with adrenal and insulimomia also has a peptic
> ulcer. Since Saturday, I have been trying to give her the
> medicine. To me, it appears she is not getting enough to heal the
> ulcer. Her stool is still black.
> I have tried scruffing her and giving it. I am afraid she will gag
> it when I do it. It seems she still can spit most of the medicine
> out.
> If she has been on the medicine, now for 2 days, should I expect to
> see a change in the color of her stool?

Dear Margie - Without knowing what type of medication is being given,
it is nigh unto impossible to tell - there are a wide variety of
medications that can be prescribed - some that work on the ulcer,
some that work on related syndromes, etc.

Even with the most appropriate therapy, 48 hours is extremely early
in the treatment. But if she is spitting most of it out, you need to
assume that a therapeutic dose is not being administered.

With kindest regards,

Bruce Williams, DVM