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From: "merylfaulkner"
Date: 2010-04-11 23:35:12 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: Foster update - not diabetes, still perhaps a problem- frustrating

Good point about sc fluids. Reread Hilbert's experience - and he's an older ferret - so we should be able to get him hydrated and help his kidneys. Still wondered about this seeming discomfort with eating with Foster. Maybe I'm expecting too much too quickly. I checked his glucose this afternoon and its 145, so that's good.

Wondered about stomach problem just because usually surgery on most of my ferrets usually resulted in such a quick recovery and eagerness to eat.

However the post surgical rise in glucose, then the crash with the insulin may have messed up his system. I really thought he was going to die on my first evening drive to the emergency clinic- I'll never forget that panting - when he presumably was going into a seizure ten minutes before I got to the EC. Ferrets are tough little creatures.

It's frustrating that I can't get a butterfly in to give sc fluids - if he would drink something so I could have him still to put the needle in - but scruffing with one hand while trying to insert a needle results in a twirling ticked off mad ferret.

Hopefully the vet will have a plan after more blood work and iv's or do the sc's there during the day and send him home with me for the night for the next few days.


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