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From: "Tressie"
Date: 2011-03-02 18:18:51 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: 7.5 year old female suddenly having hind leg weakness

Hi Ella,

If your vet suggested upping the pred then she must suspect the insulinoma is causing the hind leg weakness. This is common with progressive insulinoma.

Increasing her dose may very well stabilize her and then she should be okay during the day when you are at work. Key is to get her stabilized and figure out the dose that will do it (with your vet's guidance). Having the BG checked with the upped dose will tell you if its increased enough.

I went through the same thing with one of my 5 year-olds. However, once he was stabilized with a slight increase in his prednisolone dose he was fine.

While it is possible that there may be other things causing the sudden hind end weakness, I'd trust your vet's judgement that its probably the insulinoma.

An adjustment in the dose of the pred isn't likely to make a huge dent in your finances since it is already an ongoing expense you've managed to maintain even on a reduced income.

Good luck on landing that job!



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