She's better this morning, had her color back, warm and scampered out to the kitchen to watch me prepare breakfast. I know the early signs of low blood sugar, I just need to keep an eye on her more so I'll check up on her 4x a day to make sure. Don't want to give her any more pred than I am right now as she has already gained weight for being on it.
Ferrets with insulinoma need more fat in their diet. Fat gives them long lasting energy; while sugar gives them short bursts of energy that are followed by a crash. Fat helps the ferret stay in the safe zone and prevent a crash. Feed more fatty cuts of meat and supplements with fat. You can put pancreatic enzymes on the food an hour before your ferret eats it if you want him to absorb more nutrients from the food. Hope this helps! Fat is good
Tomorrow, I'll be taking Alice to be put to sleep. She has stopped being responsive to the pred and is now too weak to clean herself and will mess herself too, I'm having to clean her up multiple times a day. I decided when I found out she had insulinoma that the moment this happens her quality of life would demand she be given peace. Her vet is closed today, but I will take her first thing tomorrow morning.
I already have her little coffin prepared and ready, I'll bury her with her favorite toy and the cremated remains of her sister under the growing mango tree.
For seven and a half years we been through some very tough spots together. We've been through a flood, inadequate living conditions, a tornado, we survived depending on one another. I had many ferrets in my lifetime, and I have regrets in my early ferretry of all the mistakes I've made, but the time I shared with Alice has made it all worthwhile. With what I've learned and experienced with her I hope to make Aron and Sean's life even better.
I'm going to mow the yard today and dig the site to get it ready for tomorrow. I might post a video later that day too.
Try searching up what Insulinoma depletes in the body. I'm not sure if it's excess insulin, but if it is, there's glucagon in humans that do the opposite of insulin. You can supplement that to help the body stay in control, or try decreasing the enzyme that causes the problem. Did you recently (in the past 1-2 years) treat for adrenal?