Message Number: YG6231 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Connie
Date: 2001-08-09 11:39:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] insulinoma and vomiting

Try giving it to him in warm Gerber state 2
Chicken/Turkey and gravy baby food. That is how mine
takes it. Its works for him, he thinks he is getting
a treat.

--- Lori Crawford <ferret@g...> wrote:
> Hello all, I'm new to the ferret health list and I
> have a question about
> insulinoma and vomiting. My 6-year-old ferret had a
> large insulinoma
> removed from his pancreas in May-- they got about
> 80% of it, so some of
> the tumor is still there. After that he was put on
> 1.8 ml of prednisone
> twice a day. Since then he's been doing quite
> well-- very high energy
> at first, which has gradually been decreasing, but
> no hypoglycemic
> episodes.
> For the past couple of days, I've noticed that he
> seems to want to throw
> up after I give him the prednisone (which he's
> always hated the taste
> of.) He never actually threw it up, though, until
> tonight. At the same
> time he also threw up his last meal, and then had a
> hypoglycemic
> episode. I brought him out of it with a little Karo
> syrup and then fed
> him some of his regular food to prevent another
> sugar crash, and right
> now he seems OK.
> My question is, what should I do about the
> prednisone? If it starts
> making him throw up which then sets off an episode,
> it seems
> counterproductive to give it to him. On the other
> hand, I don't know if
> it's a good idea to discontinue it, either. Any
> ideas?
> Thank you!
> Lori and Unagi Inu

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