Date: 2001-09-12 20:22:00 UTC
Subject: Re: polyps and insulinoma
> Booger has low blood sugar, but doesn't act like he has insulinoma.
> vet offered a test that cost right around $80 to be sure. It was a
> combination of glucose, insulin and the ratio of the two. He
> has it from the readings. See, if the blood sugar and insulin
> both low, something else is interfering with his blood sugar, but if
> glucose is low and insulin is high, it indicates that he is making
> much insulin.
That sounds exactly like what Dr. S was talking about. He's actually
beginning to respond to the pred and seems to have a *teensy* bit
more energy. He's 6.5 years old and since I had him always had a
good deal of energy. Within the past 2 weeks he's gone downhill fast
as far as extreme lethargy and approximately 8 - 10 oz weight loss.
He's beginning to perk up with the pred, so I think we've got our
solution. I will check his glucose level in a week or two at the
ferret shelter and we will adjust his dosage as needed.
Thanks everyone for your help. It sounds like I'm doing the right
things with him.