Message Number: YG663 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Jaclyn
Date: 2001-03-04 06:54:00 UTC
Subject: Please Look At Lab Work

Hello everyone!
I don't mean to sound at all pushy, but I was wondering if anyone, vet
or otherwise, had any knowledge as to the results of Kif's blood work
in message #446. I'm very worried about him, though, as he's fairly lethargic and is breathing much more rapidly than the other ferrets.
If you have any thoughts on this, I would greatly appreciate hearing
Again, I don't mean to be pushy at all! I'm just very worried about
my boy.
Thanks to all of you.
(lab results pasted below)
He did some blood tests. I don't understand the results, but here
they are:

NE 9.8 82.7 H
LY 1.8 15.4 L
MO High High
EO 0.2 1.9 L

WBC 11.9 P1 K/uL
RBC 11.41 H M/uL
Hb 20.8 * g/dL
HCT 45.9 H %
MCV 40.2 fL
MCH 18.2 H pg
MCHC 45.3 H g/dL
RDW 19.1 %
PLT 274. L K/uL

Handwritten below these values says:

spn pcv 60
T.P. 8

The other test said this:
10 MG/DL
.7 MG/DL
L11-results invalid

The vet said his white cell count wasn't really high, but that the
ratio was, so he needed to go on antibiotics.
He also said his spleen was slightly enlarged. (I know that can be
common.) And...that there was no sign of urinary blockages. (He's
also peed several times, no problems. I think it's a behavioral
The receipt says they did a Total Protein, PCV1, Creatinine, BUN, ALT,
and a Complete Blood Count. Do the results above include all those


--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "Jaclyn" <jaclynv@e...> wrote:
> He did some blood tests. I don't understand the results, but here
> they are: