Thank you for your condolences, I appreciate it! The boy I lost today had been diagnosed insulinomic prior to the pancreatitis and his blood sugar was being
Thank you! This did help a lot! Do you know if they had any low BG readings? (I am SO sorry about losing your baby. My empathies are truly with you <3) Theremarietheresa13
Hi- two of mine were diagnosed with pancreatitis anecdotally but the following treatment was successful for them initially and for and subsequent flare ups.
Take a look at the photo of Beasley, to the right. Notice the puffiness around his neck? The immediate concern with this appearance is swollen lymph nodes.
Beasley was fortunate; the large deposits in his neck were only fat. That is something ferrets do at times which surprises some vets who are not used to ferrets. Some other ferrets will have hard ball-like structures --kind of like marbles -- in that same position. That alternative type of swelling happens when the lymph nodes are enlarged. Infection can create swollen lymph nodes, but so can lymphoma.
When that type of swelling happens it pays to either have a node removed for biopsy or to have an aspirate taken from the node. Removal is harder but much more accurate. Either approach can prove very useful.
- Mar 28, 2006
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