Message Number: FHL2300 | New FHL Archives Search
From: "Bruce Williams, DVM"
Date: Sat, 25 Aug 2007 20:15:25 -0000
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: update and need help for friends ferret PLEASE, could really use vet input too
While this won't explain the knot on the face, it seems that you aleady
have an apparent diagnosis for the neurologic problems - the leg
weakness, wobbliness, and limping - the insulinoma. If the glucose was
60 after the first round of pred, then some action shold be taken, and
upupping the pred is not a very aggressive way to do it. When you have
a very hypoglycemic ferret with neurologic disease - surgery is the
best way to know. We already know pred is not going to work.
Drawing blood and only getting a blood glucose with this number of
problems, I think, is somewhat odd as well.
But ignoring obvious neurologic defects in a hypoglycemic animal in
order to look for something more exotic is extremely questionable.
With kindest regards,
Bruce Williams, dVM
--- In email@example.com, "julie johnson"
>They put him on prednisolne and the leg started doing
> better, then he had a set back and started limping on it. Then with
in a day
> he started showing weakness in his hind legs, he would walk wobbly
> fall over.
> Back to the vet, the did a BS work up and it was 60, so the increased
> Pred. and left it at that. No other blood work was done, the vet felt
> was the issue and the pred would fix the problem.
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