Message Number: YG5480 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-07-13 21:30:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Re: even just giving dosages can
be risky

In a message dated 7/13/2001 5:10:31 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

Your story about dog owners not bringing their pets to the vet in
time to save them is tragic, but common I'm afraid. Heck, it even

happens with people! I don't think what the person asking about
dosages was inappropriate at all. After all, she HAD made an
that could have hurt the ferret, but that was avoided by asking a
question on this list.

I'm not a regular contributer to this list but I've learned so
from this Group in the short time I've been here that I'd hate for

people to not post because of the chance that someone won't take
their ferret to a vet. It seems the sheer number of ferret people

here is a built-in system of checks and balances to guard against

I agree with him. The more people, the more knowledge. Also, even
vets and
human doctors need to consult others. As an RN, I have seen patients
that are
more knowledgable than the doctors with their health problem. (I
think 34
years of fighting cancer is worth something in the way of knowing
I have lost count of patients that come in too late or put it off.
Some of
these people actually needed to come in to the emergency room. They
come in because the boss won't let them work because they can't do
the work.
I have (don't take this badly, but think of what these seniors went
with the depression and the wars) seen seniors that won't come
because they
have to pay a five dollar copay. They do have health insurance. I
just keep
my thoughts to myself and go from there. 'What's done is done.

I think it was good that she wanted to double check her dosaging,
better to
ask than to try to fix a mistake. I also have seen people and vets
ask for
more info and clarification before replying with medical info.
Amy and the boys