Date: 2003-08-03 16:13:07 UTC
Subject: Lymphoma in Lung - Egg Yolk?
I have written before about Haggis and his current diagnosis of lymphoma that is in his lungs.
currently, His lymphnodes and bloodwork are all pretty normal--hbut the breathing and xrays show it has spread a bit more at his 3 week check up. We upped his dose of pred to 0.6ml and I saw a bit of improvement.
Over the course of the past month (since diagnosis) he has gone from 0.3 ml pediapred 2x/day to .7ml 2x/day.
He seems to be more uncomfortable and we only upped his pred yesterday to .7. So now I am trying to figure out what else can I do?
He isn't eating on his own. His diet right now consists of Bob C's chicken gravy (cooked with no modifications except no honey) and soaked/mushed kibble.
He is hungry often but I'm worried about feeding him too much or not enough protein.
I know that I can give some form of egg to him within his duck soup, but I don't know exactly how. I read this will help him and I have read here that they need high protein/low carb diet, especially with lymphoma.
I thought that raw egg yolk was good but also thought that there was no protein in the egg yolk.
Which is better? Cooked Egg white or raw egg white? or an entire cooked egg?
Any advice from fellow egg-feeders?
Or even how many kibble he should be getting per serving?
Next, my question is what is the best thing I can do for him now? I've never had a sick ferret like this and it is scary. I don't want to be missing out on anything I can be doing.
He seems to want to play and not understand why he can't/hurts. He still has a bit of sparkle in his eyes so I know he doesn't want to move on just yet...although I am fearing the day he does.
How high can his pred go before we are maxed out?
I know to look for GI upset w/ the pred and I am keeping an eye out for signs--but on top of that, it is distressing to see him take such short shallow breaths.
Can anyone help?
Thank you in advance..