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From: Stephanie
Date: 2001-07-31 01:19:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] insulinoma

Thanks for the clarification. I will try the other pad
tomorrow. I only lanced once and then got scared that I might
be hurting him too much even though it didn't seem to phase
him. I asked the pharmacist to help me pick a machine out and
it seems pretty good (I tried it on myself to see how much it
hurt and how much blood it would need). It takes a bit more
blood than a pinhead size, but not nearly as much as a full
drop. When I lanced his toe pad only a tiny spec came out, not
even enough to wipe off, so I guess maybe I needed to hold it
closer/tighter to his pad.

His stressing is the car ride as it is an hour away since I
live in the boondocks. By the by, I'm not a redneck but quite
a few of my neighbors are. Whenever my friends come to visit
there is always the Deliverance reference. ;P

Thanks again!!
with Maggie, Bullwinkle, Shasta, Emeline and Icabod
-----Original Message-----
From: Russell Prater []
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2001 5:40 PM

> Stephanie wrote:
> When you say, "pad of foot" are you talking about their
toe pads or
> the weird tri-pad part? I just went out and bought a
machine to test
> both Emeline and Icabod. I lanced Icabod's toe pad with
the included
> lancing thing and too little blood came out but the toe
pad turned
> really red. Now I'm afraid to try again. For us it's
important to be
> able to do this as he also has cardiomyopathy and stresses
too much on
> vet trips. Am I being a baby about this? He doesn't seem
to care as he
> was busy licking ferretone off his tummy when I did it and
he isn't
> limping or anything. I once accidentally clipped a nail to
short and
> he cried, so the thought of doing that just sounds
horrible. Maybe I
> did the wrong pad part?

I mean the sort of oblong pad in the center of the foot. As
I mentioned,
my BG meter only requires a drop of blood the size of a pin
head and
sometimes it takes more than one stick to get even that
much. What kind
of meter did you get and how much blood does it take? Most
take a full
drop which you wont get by sticking a pad. If you have to
clip a nail,
watch closely and get just the very tip of the pink and have
Quick Stop
or other stypic powder handy. I'm lucky, I guess, because my
crew love
their vet and it doesn't stress them much to see him.

Russ, Booger, Bonnie & Clyde

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