Message Number: YG7290 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Regina Harrison
Date: 2001-09-17 15:39:00 UTC
Subject: the amazing strength of ferrets

I'm happy to say that Amelia, with the insulinoma and ulcer, is coming home
from the hospital today. She was weaned off the glucose-containing IV
yesterday morning, and in the last 24+ hours her BG has remained stable in
the 60s, which for her is pretty reasonable. She's on maximum meds (pred
and proglycem) for her body weight right now, so I'm just taking each day as
it comes and being grateful for that. I had posted a while ago asking about
the benefits of proglycem, and believe me, I am now embracing proglycem
whole-heartedly! My birthday is on Thursday, and her rebound is the best
early birthday present I've ever had :)

The vet who saw Amelia through all this mentioned to me that ferrets, unlike
dogs and cats, are fairly resistant to developing ulcers in reaction to
pred, and she felt that Amelia's ulcer was not directly related to the pred.
Do you other vets out there agree about pred not causing ulcers in ferrets
in general? I thought it was "common knowledge" that pred stimulated

a very thankful Regina

Regina Harrison regina_z@h... or regina@c...

Gossamer into Spiderweb:

So keep your candles burning
And make her journey bright and pure
That she will keep returning
Always and evermore
into my arms

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