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From: Amy and Dave Seyler
Date: 2001-03-05 05:16:00 UTC
Subject: Re: question/advice on insulinoma

Dr. Purcell --
Thanks for responding to my post. When you say normal CBC and chemistry, you
don't mean the glucose as well, correct? Obviously that would be low.

Amy, Dave, Sarah & Paul (and their gaggle of giggling ferrets)
RIP Ian, Elektra, Claudia & Sidney

> Message: 22
> Date: Sun, 4 Mar 2001 22:34:22 +0000
> From: "Karen Purcell, DVM" <drkaren@w...>
> Subject: Re: Question/advice on insulinoma
> Amy,
> If he is a good surgery candidate, he will have a normal heart on
> chest xrays, normal blood work (CBC and chemistry) and will have the
> strength to survive. I have done surgery on ferrets Max's age, with
> lovely results. However, given that insulinoma surgery is not a
> cure, but only decreases the mass of the cancer, medical therapy is a
> very valid option here. Hope this isn't too vague to help,
> -Dr. Karen
> This e-mail is provided for general informational purposes only. It is in
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> licensed veterinarian. If you are concerned about your pet's health, you
> should seek the advice of your regular veterinarian as soon as possible.