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From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2001-08-10 10:39:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Proglycem????

>I need some urgent advise. I have a little girl (6 yrs. 8 mos.) who had
>surgery for adrenal/insulinoma in July. Altho no tumors were seen/felt in
>the pancreas it was thought the tumors were deep within. At this point she's
>at the top of the pred level and it's doing no good. It was suggested I try
>proglycem. Anyone with favorable results with proglycem, and is it used
>alone or with pred?
>She only eats a few licks of gravy if I hold and finger feed her, haven't
>seen her eating/drinking on her own at all, has had sub-q fluids 2x, has no
>energy or interest in life, looks like a starved bag of bones, some hind end
>weakness at times, and some "spaced out" spells. Is there hope for her with
>proglycem, or considering her age and the cost, would it be better to let her
>go. I don't want to put a price on her life, yet if she's unhappy, feeling
>bad, no longer interested in anything, is it worth continuing to force meds
>on her.
>Thanks in advance.

We personally had very good luck with Proglycem, some having Pred
also and some not. Have read of some ferrets which did not respond
to it enough, though.

Sometimes the only way to know is to try.