Message Number: YG7525 | New FHL Archives Search
From: meesh meesh
Date: 2001-09-28 11:59:00 UTC
Subject: Eopogen - Question re: reactions

Hi all,
Been a while since I've written. This last month
in my surgery rotation, I"ve been averaging 3-4 hours
a night, loving it, but glad to finally get some sleep
now :)...and with the WTC incident, ..well..I"ve been
focused elsewhere.
But, as an update, Mighty Mouse is doing well.
Monday we will recheck her renal values and see if
there is any residual pulmonary edema. She has
started eating kibble between baby food feedings (she
stopped for a while after starting Amphojel). And,
pretty much, she acts like she doesn't know she's
sick. No further signs of hepatitis either.
Given she has one kidney and has had anemia of
chronic disease for over a year, and recently another
major drop in her hematocrit, we're debating when to
start Epogen. One of the concerns is that cats and
dogs can develop reactions over time, and she is not
yet acting clinical for her anemia. The reactions
being basically, one's body mounting an antibody
response to the "foreign" protein, which in the end,
results in a worsening of the anemia. This doesn't
happen with all animals but it definately can happen
in dogs and cats. I was wondering if this has been
seen to happen in ferrets. As is unfortunately too
common, this is not something that's been written
about (either way), so I was curious as to what other
peoples' experiences have been.
Thanks. And, I'll let you all know how the
Mightster is doing after I get her BW and rads done on

Hugs and ferret kisses to everyone, :)

Michaela Maurice (& Mighty Mouse)
College of Veterinary Medicine
Ohio State University
Class of 2002

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