From: "Muldoon, Dan"
Date: 2004-10-29 18:21:19 UTC
Subject: Natasha had another glucose "crash"
To: "Ferret Health List" <email@example.com>
This is a chronology of what happened to Natasha this morning (10/29):
6:00 a.m. Wanted out of the cage, bright and alert, started off to be
a normal day.
6:20 a.m. Turned away from spoonful of baby food with morning dose
PediaPred in it and I had to scruff her to get her to lap it up. Lost
most responsiveness and her body curled to the left. Gave her some
Nutri-Cal and then some honey.
6:30 a.m. Began to take baby food without being scruffed. However,
her left side and legs seemed stiff and she had no use of them; she
walked using her right legs and hugged walls to keep going straight.
7:40 a.m. Finished whole jarful of baby food. Recovered muscle tone
and control, but was less active than she normally would be, a bit
"clumsy" and wanted to rest.
8:30 a.m. Apparent full recovery by arrival at vet's office; left her
there so they could monitor her condition.
I will pick her up later today. Probably we'll increase her PediaPred
dosage. Currently she's on 0.2 mL twice daily of the 6.7 mg/5 mL
Has anyone else seen this type of unilateral seizure due to a glucose
crash (stiffness on one side)? Likewise for the sudden onset? Since she
was perfectly OK last night and this morning right up to the event, I'm
especially concerned that something will happen while I'm away at
work--or that something in addition or instead of her insulinoma could
be at work here. I haven't heard yet from Dr., if her glucose level is
normal I'll have nothing but her response to the Nutri-Cal as evidence
that it had been low.
Thank you in advance