From: Karen Purcell, DVM
Date: 2001-09-12 07:38:00 UTC
Subject: Re: polyps and insulinoma
> I was so scattered yesterday with the crisis in our
> country, I actually forgot to ask the vet about the
No surprise there, I've been catching up on my desk work with CNN
on behind me. I'll be surprised if my check book balances.
> A CBC was done on him 2 months ago. Yesterday just
> the glocuse level was taken. Dr. S. said that there
> is a test she can do which would determine for sure
> that it is insulinoma, but that it is $80 and that she
> didn't feel it's necessary. Would you recommend that
> I have that test done? What are the normal procedures
> for diagnosing insulinoma?
Actually, I was thinking of a CBC/chem profile to check his kidney
function, among other things. I like to make sure the insulinoma is
the only problem. And a BG of 36 is diagnostic, you don't need any
> As far as protein, she did not tell me anything. I
> have been feeding him chicken baby food before the
> This is a new vet for us, as I just moved to
> Lancaster, PA. I've been told that this animal
> hospital is the most ferret knowledgable, however I'm
> really doubting at least this vet's knowledge of
Not sure where that is, so can't recommend anyone. Maybe Dr Heller
can, she's in the Pittsburgh area.
Hope this helps,
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