Date: 2001-07-13 21:30:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Re: even just giving dosages can
In a message dated 7/13/2001 5:10:31 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
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
human doctors need to consult others. As an RN, I have seen patients
more knowledgable than the doctors with their health problem. (I
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.
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
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
have to pay a five dollar copay. They do have health insurance. I
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,
ask than to try to fix a mistake. I also have seen people and vets
more info and clarification before replying with medical info.
Amy and the boys