Date: 2011-04-07 23:13:52 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: Rash or odd marks
I have written recently about my 8yr old ferret Guille (Gee-Jay) who is
a tumor in his chest (lymphoma). As everyone knows he is being treated
with prednisilone and essiac. The prednisilone caused his sugar to
rise to between 400-500 despite the fact that the dose was lowered.
Since that time we are using Insulin to lower the sugar, but it has
been a struggle. Guille is also taking lassix, carafate, pepsid (for
grinding), chromium, and ursodisol (for elevated liver values).
Overall, he seems to be doing ok... with some bad days. His xrays have
improved (shown more clarity) and his lung sounds have improved.
Recently, he was not breathing as good as he had been andhe felt
feverish to me. I took him to the vet and he was started on baytril to
see if he had an infection and if breathing would improve, which it has
and fever has gone back to normal.
The reason I write is this..... while at the vet I notice that all
over the trunk of his back he had what appeared to look like mast cell
tumors. Not just one, but about 10 or more. The vet that they were
mast cell tumors, but my concern is that they may be a reaction to one
of the medications.
Guille, who normally snuggles in his bedding, seems not to want any
bedding on his back. In order for him to get comfy in his sleepy sack,
I have to clip it with my hair clip and tie it up to the something to
keep the bedding off of him. With this he sleeps like a baby. I
wonder if he just dosent want to be covered or if these marks are
causing pain. He does not seem itchy or anything.... The are
roundish, flat, sone raised and flakey...just like a mast cell. The
1st one I saw I thought was a mast cell ,but when I saw several I got
concerned. Has anyone ever experienced this????
Other than this, he seems content and we keep working to keep him
Judy and Guille
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