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From: Andrea
Date: 2010-12-04 22:38:20 UTC
Subject: Re: [ferrethealth] Ferret with hind leg weakness and insulinoma- hind leg weakness permanent?

Hind leg weakness can be due from lymphoma.=A0 I had a female who had it (l=
ymphoma), and it had spread into her spine.=A0

If he's losing weight - its a sign of something not right.=A0 It could be t=
hat the lymphoma, if he does have it, which is currently being controlled b=
y the Pred - is starting to catch up with him.=A0 Switching and raising the=
pred is a good idea.=A0 But it also depends on what you want to do...=A0 i=
f you feel his insulinoma is getting worse, you could always opt for surger=
y with partial pancreatectomy, and at the same time have biopsies taken to =
either confirm or rule out lymphoma.=A0 No type of blood tests will confirm=
an exact diagnosis of lymphoma.


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